Published On: Fri, Aug 7th, 2015

Review : Bangistan (Riteish Deshmukh, Pulkit Samrat)


Release date : Aug 07th, 2015 Rating : 2/5

Director : Karan Anshuman

Producer : Ritesh Sidhwani, Farhan Akhtar

Music Director : Ram Sampath

Starring : Riteish Deshmukh, Pulkit Samrat

Released today, Bangistan stars Riteish Deshmukh, Pulkit Samrat and Jacqueline Fernandez in pivotal roles. Let’s see how it is.


The story of Bangistan is set in Bangladesh, which is divided into North and South. The North Bangistan is inhabited by Muslims and the South by Hindus. Both the territory chiefs wants to openly show their solidarity at the World Religious Conference. So, the Muslims hire Hafeez Bin Ali (Riteish Deshmukh), a former BPO employee who leaves his job because Americans call him a terrorist and the Hindus rope in Praveen Chaturvedi (Pulkit Samrat), a Ram Leela enthusiast and follower of ‘Maa ki Dal‘ outfit.

The two end up in Poland on a suicidal mission and also stays in the same house. Twist in the tale arises while Hafeez and Praveen enjoying with a hot club-dancer Rosie (Jacqueline Fernandez) on the streets of Krakow.

Why does Riteish became a terrorist even when he is against the concept of Muslims being called terrorist? Why the story is set in the fictional land of Bangistan? How these guys make a huge impact on world peace with their ideologies and talent will form the story of the movie.

Plus Points:

The film is about two terrorists, who are on a mission to change the world. The concept being this unique, the movie was in news since its trailer was out. Riteish Deshmukh has given a mature performance than his previous films. Some dialogues are quite witty and play on cliches well.

The scene featuring Riteish and Pulkit while explaining the meaning of each other’s religion has been executed well. Jacqueline Fernandez’s performance as a club dancer is quite good and offers some relaxation to the viewers.

Minus Points:

The director has chosen a wonderful story for the film, but he has failed to execute his ideas on screen. Post interval, the entire second half is dead slow as the story goes haywire.

There are many logical errors in the film and the climax lacks clarity. Even though the climax has a few engaging moments, it has been dragged way too much. Unnecessary comedy and illogical scenes make the film out of place. The don’s character and all the comedy surrounding him gets irritating at the end.

Technical Aspects:

Even after choosing a concept so different, Karan Anshuman fails to narrate the story properly. The screenplay is confusing, induced of bad metaphors and extremely boring.

The 135 minute run time is too much to handle and you may see some people walking out in between. The film is over-dramatized to huge extents. The dialogues are absurd and even the funniest ones are not even remotely funny.

Verdict :

On the whole, Bangistan comes as a huge disappointment for the audience even though it has some experienced cast and crew. The plot is a different one, but the shoddy execution and the dragged out scenes make it dull and ordinary. Watch the movie at your own risk. Rating : 2/5