Karthik Calling Karthik Movie Review
Karthik Calling Karthik (Hindi)
Meet Karthik: an introvert by nature and shy by choice. Karthik suffers with huge confidence issues and is miserable at his just average job that yields less than average results. His boss treats him like dirt. Shonali, his colleague who he secretly loves doesn't even know he exists. Karthik is a loser, knows it, and accepts it.
Karthik believes his life can't get any worse and then suddenly one night, it happens; The phone rings. And Karthik speaks to someone he never thought he would - He speaks to a man who also claims to be Karthik. The man on the phone says that he is here to change Karthik's life. Karthik accepts the phone in his life and soon it becomes his guide, his mentor, friend and guardian. And most importantly it becomes the ticket to the love of his life, Shonali and Karthik's life changes in ways that he hadnÃt imagined.
Spooky 5 a.m. calls perk up a wallflower-loser in an eerie urban-nightmare thatâ€™s terrific for the most partRead more
The characters donâ€™t engage you emotionally and the mystery isnâ€™t thrilling enough. The pacing is uneven but the fatal flaw is the limp resolutionRead more
The director has effectively been able to make a thriller out of a story about the games our mind plays. The treatment is edge of the seat and smooth. But Karthik Calling Karthik never gives you that high you expect from a thrillerRead more
In the end, Karthik Calling Karthik appears confused and half-baked, and it commits that deadly unforgivable cinematic sin â€“ it bores you!Read more
While Lalwani deserves a pat for working around an unusual, intriguing plot, he fails to sustain the same with substantial meat or layersRead more
This oneâ€™s clearly not a formula film. It isnâ€™t merely suspense for most parts either. Itâ€™s the kind of thriller that practically every Bollywood B, or big budget, genre flick aspires forRead more
But thereâ€™s really no steady progression, just staccato sequences where Karthik ( Akhtar) and Shonali ( Padukone) go from happy to fractious within nanosecondsRead more
It takes too long to get to that dissatisfying payoff. Itâ€™s only because of Farhanâ€™s arresting performance that you sit and soak in the proceedings. Divided into three distinct acts, the man covers the entire arc and how!Read more
Overall, an exciting debut for Vijay Lalwani. Never mind the weak signals that disrupt the flow of conversation, this is one call you can take if you have the time.Read more
The screenplay does tend to get a bit clunky and the drama somewhat heavy as the director looks for text book resolutions of the teasing problem. But, by and large, there is a thrill factor that keeps the momentum onRead more