Movie Review: Karthik Calling Karthik

On Friday morning, I was surfing the movie ticket booking website and found that the hall was almost empty for the evening show and thought will buy at the counter itself. But to my surprise three hours prior the show the hall was completely booked, due to which I had to wait till the late night show. After a wait of nearly four to five hours, was the movie really worth the wait?

Karthik calling Karthik is a thriller movie with an element of romance. It mainly revolves around a character called Karthik who has topped the IIM and broke each and every record in CA exams but still fails to find anyone in his life, lack of confidence and unable to say no to things makes the life of Karthik miserable. But one day he receives a call which changes his life forever. Rest is how the call dominates his life from good to bad and how he deals with it.

Movie star cast includes Deepika Padukone, Farhan Akhtar, Shefali Shetty, Vipin Sharma, Ram Kapoor, Vivan Bhatena and Yatin Karyekar.

Farhan Akthar (Karthik): Playing such a character which has different shades, one need’s guts and Farhan Akthan is raising the bar for himself day by day.

Deepika Padukone (Shonali Mukherjee): Crew of this movie has really worked harder to change her looks. In this movie she was looking more mature and at the same time there was a great improvement in her acting as well. Her diction in Hindi has improved considerably.

Ram Kapoor (Mr. Kamath): After taking break from Shaadi’s and Swayamvar’s. He plays a role of demanding boss and MD of a construction company which seems similar to that of our famous Hari Sadu. It was nice to see him in such a role.

Vijay Lalwani who is responsible to screen play and direction of this movie did a splendid job. He was able to show both romance and thriller in one movie effectively. Many new directors have shown their talent in the past and Vijay joins their bandwagon.

Music is an added asset to this film and Cinematography is another division which requires special mention.

Overall the first half of the movie makes path for a spectacular second half. Once the movie enters you can expect a roller coaster ride of performances and script.

After watching a good movie it comes with a good feeling and makes one to watch it again.

[rate 3.5]

I know many of you would not agree with what I have written above, but would appreciate if you share your thoughts.


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  • kanikaprelations


    A very well written review, both Farhan and Deepika were great in their previous movie roles. I would like to watch the movie at least once for the two great actors.

    Also, I don’t know if you are aware that ‘Bausch and Lomb’ following the movie is running a ‘Bausch and Lomb Karthik Calling Karthik Contest’, where B&L is giving you the chance to get a mini-makeover and still photo shoot by Sushmendra Dubey,a leading photographer.

    All you have to do is join the official Bausch and Lomb KCK contest fan page on Facebook, submit your profile picture and stand a chance to win a free photo shoot with a leading photographer and be featured as our Bausch & Lomb ‘Model of the Week’.

    Contest dates:
    February 19th to March 24th, 2010


  • sanawwarhussain

    this is a very nice move love, story very fantastic