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Phas Gaye Re Obama Review

Movie Name: Phas Gaye Re Obama
Actors: Rajat Kapoor, Amol Gupte, Neha Dhupia, Sanjay Mishra, Amit Sial, Manu Rishi, Sumeet Nijhawan, Brijendra Kala, Surendra Rajan, Devender Chaudhary, Pragati Pandey, Avantica, Vivake
Director(s): Subhash Kapoor
Producer(s): Ashok Pandey

Editor Review: Phas Gaye Re Obama Movie Review
Two big films are out this week, but Phas Gaye Re Obama will still do good business. The film is good with the cast putting in great performances. The biggest draws of the film is the story, and the universal topic of Recession. The subject is handled in a very unique way, and has great universal appeal. Phas Gaye Re Obama will do good business, and not to mention the fact it is being distributed by Warner Brothers.
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The Indian Film Industry is the epitome of vast contrasts. At one side we have these huge magnum opuses made by larger than life filmmakers, where money is not a concern and sky is the limit. Big stars shake their booties for exorbitant sums of money, and the sets look so beautiful that they would put any emperor of the past to shame. Foot-tapping music, song and dance routines, breath taking stunts, the film is replete with all these spicy elements and make up the typical ' Bollywood masala thriller' . But there is something missing: ' story' , film after film, director after director, take the same old drivel and rehash it to serve helpless audience. Now on the other side we have small budget films, with good actors, not big stars, and no money for extravagant promotions, but what they do have is a good original story. Phas Gaye Re Obama is one such film. Let' s have look at this unique and original plot.

Om Shastri (Rajat Kapoor) is a successful NRI businessman based in the US. His business is hit badly by the recession, and he is forced to come to India to sell a piece of ancestral land, or else the banks would repossess his property. Back home in India, people are still under the impression that Om is still very rich. He is then kidnapped by a gang who themselves are victims of the recession. The gang is a motley crew of weird characters, who only bring in more fun to table. What happens next is the whole movie.

The issue tackled here is recession. A decade ago I doubt anyone would have known what the word means, but today every child on the road knows what recession is. Though, I am sure this is not the last film on this subject, but this certainly is one of the better made ones. Phas Gaye Re Obama has its heart in the right place, with a proper story in place. Humor is the best point of view to look at something as serious as recession, and the director offers a good perspective on the issue.

Subhash Kapoor may only be two films old, but he has proved that he is better than most out there in the industry. All the factors in the film combine to make one good product. Like mentioned before, acting is an important factor for these kinds of films to work. All the actors in the movie have done a good job. Rajat Kapoor gives a convincing performance as an NRI businessman, as does Sanjay Mishra as the local gangster ' Bhaisaab' . Amol Gupte will be seen after his memorable act as ' Bhopya Bhau' in Kaminey, and does not disappoint. The biggest surprise of the film is Neha Dhupia; she had displayed her funny bone in Kya Kool Hai Hum, but had gone back to displaying her skin in her latter films. However, she is back with funny stuff and has given a great performance.

The Screenplay is good and fast. With a story like this, it had to be or else the film gets into a rut. The editing could have been slightly better is fine on the whole. Cinematography is good too and adds to the films value. The film is made on a very tight budget and considering the fact that it is up against two big films like Rakht Charitra II and Khele Hum Jee Jaan Se, Pas Gaye will recover its cost and more as the good films do get their share of audience. Thanks to the multiplex culture, a whole genre of multiplex films has evolved. These films are made on tight budgets with interesting storylines and are quite popular with the college-bunking crowd.

Rating: **1/2

Verdict: has nothing to do much with Obama, but his visit being a hot topic, the title will raise some curiosity.

Reviewed by: Harshal Anand

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Phas Gaye Re Obama Reviews by Twitter Users:

Apoorv Kumar reviewed on 2010-12-09 at 20:27:06Z

Entertained aftr watching ' Phas Gaye Re Obama' a light comedy wid innovative storyline wch still managed a full house evn on d last show !

Prathmesh reviewed on 2010-12-09 at 16:58:06Z

' Phas gaye re obama' is the movie of the season! Go watch it if u want worthy 2 hour entertainment!

Riju Jhunjhunwala reviewed on 2010-12-09 at 13:04:57Z

Awesome movie Phas Gaye Re Obama. KHJJS is tooo long and doesn' t ignite any passion whatsoever

kpayal reviewed on 2010-12-09 at 12:37:29Z

if u r going out, then def watch ' Phas gaye re Obama' ...its really nice

Sameer Jafri reviewed on 2010-12-09 at 12:18:33Z

Phas Gaye Re Obama- Wattay movie Sirjee...:P A must watch :)

akhil agarwal reviewed on 2010-12-09 at 11:06:26Z

Phas Gaye Re Obama. Mast movie. Really loved it.

Kartik with no ' H' reviewed on 2010-12-09 at 10:15:18Z

nt sure abt these...bt do watch Phas Gaye Re Obama...superb movie wid good plot and screenplay and excellent performances!

cv.sarathi reviewed on 2010-12-09 at 09:16:28Z

Don' t miss Phas Gaye Re Obama..u will like it...

Anal Patankar reviewed on 2010-12-09 at 09:02:46Z

Phas gaye re Obama... A must watch.

Pradeep Kumar Pant reviewed on 2010-12-09 at 09:02:26Z

Phas Gaye Re Obama what a movie

MouthShut.com reviewed on 2010-12-09 at 08:37:26Z

3/5 Review on Phas Gaye Re Obama

Kartik with no ' H' reviewed on 2010-12-09 at 08:14:45Z

nice movie...watch out for Sanjay Mishra and Manu Rishi...superb performance :)

karan sawhney reviewed on 2010-12-09 at 07:38:20Z

pls go for Phas Gaye Re Obama... U guys have to watch it.. It teaches how to do business during recession.

ANURAG SHARMA reviewed on 2010-12-09 at 05:22:03Z

hey jus saw ur movie Phas Gaye Re Obama...truely appreciate ur acting skill as lady gabbar :)

dimple kharbanda reviewed on 2010-12-09 at 03:30:16Z

Phas Gaye re Obama enters second week in big way biggies not withstanding

cv.sarathi reviewed on 2010-12-08 at 19:02:45Z

PHAS GAYE RE OBAMA is india' s answr to all the great hollywud comdies..vry funny,original,realistic n cynical look at india' s politcl circus

Anant Narrayan reviewed on 2010-12-08 at 17:50:41Z

Haven' t had any time to catch up with the latest releases Phas Gaye Re Obama and KHJJS. Have heard rave reviews of the former.

Deep Patel reviewed on 2010-12-08 at 17:34:13Z

Phas gaye re obama! Sarcastic! Dry! Witty! Awesome!! Go watch it :)

Amit Nagpal reviewed on 2010-12-08 at 17:10:31Z

Phas Gaye Re Obama.. Satire at its best. A must watch.

Upperstall Updates reviewed on 2010-12-08 at 15:17:43Z

The best Hindi film of the week!

atinchawra reviewed on 2010-12-08 at 14:58:01Z

Phas Gaye Re Obama is a laugh riot film. Excellent acting and direction. Must watch film.

Anna M.M. Vetticad reviewed on 2010-12-08 at 13:45:59Z

Finally managed 2 catch Phas Gaye Re Obama. Am curious 2 know wot u think bout it. :) I found it 1derfully funny and real...

nadeem reviewed on 2010-12-08 at 12:53:19Z

4/5 Review on Phas Gaye Re Obama Movie

abhilash roy reviewed on 2010-12-08 at 11:43:29Z

Watched Phas Gaye Re Obama today. it was' nt rib tickling comedy but certainly worth a watch.

zoOm reviewed on 2010-12-08 at 11:36:15Z

Do you feel that, like ' Phas Gaye Re Obama' , ' Mirch' could have snatched the attention away from " big" films like BBB and No Problem?

Arpit Upadhyay reviewed on 2010-12-08 at 10:19:29Z

Phas Gaye Re Obama - brilliant. As good as Khosla Ka Ghosla. May be better.

VamS,Vamsi Tellakula reviewed on 2010-12-08 at 09:59:50Z

Watched Phas Gaye Re Obama last night.Cant say awesome but very good enough to watch. Smart film.

Deliriously Me! reviewed on 2010-12-08 at 09:45:57Z

Watched Phas Gaye Re Obama, yesterday. A good watch although a lil slow. Rajat Kapoor, Sanjay Mishra and Neha Dhupia have done a good job

ramesh chhangani reviewed on 2010-12-08 at 09:28:10Z

Phas Gaye Re Obama' is hilarious man, its brilliant, again proved .. need damn script only

Phalin Shah reviewed on 2010-12-08 at 09:08:44Z

So hv u seen Phas Gaye re Obama?It' s a movie tht is smart and funny!

Suraj Tomer reviewed on 2010-12-08 at 08:53:08Z

Finally watched ' Phas Gaye Re Obama' . Haven' t laughed that hard in a while. The English coaching is pure genius, as is Manu Rishi. Watch it!

Vivek Bansal reviewed on 2010-12-08 at 07:46:48Z

Phas Gaye Re Obama is an excellent watch, far better than the rubbish being presented in the Indian Cinema lately.

Hrushikesh More reviewed on 2010-12-08 at 07:23:30Z

Phas gaye Re Obama is surely Bheja Fry of 2010.Oh & if 09 had Chatur Speech then 10 has English speaking scene from PhasGaye. Rotfl assured

Hrushikesh More reviewed on 2010-12-08 at 06:58:49Z

Watched ' Phas Gaye Re Obama' . Haven' t laughed dat hard in a while.Eng coaching is pure genius, as is Manu Rishi. Watch it

Ranvir Shorey reviewed on 2010-12-08 at 06:38:33Z

Finally watched ' Phas Gaye Re Obama' . Haven' t laughed that hard in a while. The English coaching is pure genius, as is Manu Rishi. Watch it!

Nilay Bhandare reviewed on 2010-12-08 at 06:21:40Z

Wanted to see ' Phas gaye re Obama' but no theatre is showing that. They r showing No Problem which must b a flop

ybrij reviewed on 2010-12-08 at 04:12:22Z

In other news, don' t miss ' Phas Gaye Re Obama' .Its not a gem but better that most in d present lot.Dark satire. Oye lucky types.

Keshav Kulkarni reviewed on 2010-12-08 at 01:57:58Z

Phas Gaye Re Obama – PLEASE watch it!

Ravikiran Kodali reviewed on 2010-12-08 at 01:26:02Z

watched Break ke Bad,Phas Gaye Re Obama,Proof of Life over the weekend. Liked all of them.

Atul Mehta reviewed on 2010-12-07 at 22:01:02Z

Jst saw Phas Gaye Re Obama..U r the best story teller dude.. simple story made thoroughly entertaining. Thnx Rajat YES WE CAN

Ashish Augustine reviewed on 2010-12-07 at 20:22:59Z

Saw " Phas Gaye Re Obama" . Movie is about the recession in the underworld. Its a good eg of what a good (cont)

Rajkumar Sen reviewed on 2010-12-07 at 19:42:10Z

Just back from Phas Gaye Re Obama. Super stuff. Subhash Kapoor rocks. Whom would he cast in Jolly LLB?

Laya Maheshwari reviewed on 2010-12-07 at 18:14:13Z

Btw, I saw PHAS GAYE RE OBAMA today. It' s a sublime comedy, with excellent performances from everyone. Highly recommended!

Shruti Seth reviewed on 2010-12-07 at 18:06:40Z

Watching Phas gaye re Obama, SUPER FUNNY!!! Must watch.

gupsip reviewed on 2010-12-07 at 15:20:01Z

Phas Gaye Re Obama is a Laugh Riot

Saloni Thakker reviewed on 2010-12-07 at 12:56:17Z

Phas Gaye Re Obama is a great movie! Different concept, amazing storyline and wonderful actors.Watched a good Bolly movie after a long time!

Dj Hiren reviewed on 2010-12-07 at 11:15:45Z

have hrd great reviews on ' Phas Gaye Re Obama' ... simply have to see it tonight anyhow!

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