Riteish Deshmukh and Pulkit Samrat starrer "Bangistan" has finally hit the screens after much delay, but the first reviews aren't in the favour of the film.
"Bangistan" features Ritiesh and Pulkit as two suicide bombers Hafeez Bin Ali Ishwarchand Sharma and Allah Rakha Khan Praveen Chaturvedi, respectively. The story of the comedy film revolves around these two suicide bombers who have been brainwashed into an explosion mission.
The film is said to be a satire drama directed by Karan Anshuman and produced by Farhan Akhtar and Ritesh Sidhwani. The makers and leading actors have said that the film is a comedy drama, but unfortunately the film is not a laugh riot as promised by the makers, according to critics.
Firstpost critics Tanul Thakur said that the film has a snoozefest terrorist plot.
"Anshuman is at his most clueless, pausing the story to allow preachy banalities to take centre stage. It's this bit that is really irksome but fittingly encapsulates Bangistan: the film refuses to take chances, to buck the rules, to soar beyond the cushy confines of unending mediocrity."
BollywoodLife.com critic Sreeju Sudhakaran said Ritiesh and Pulkit starrer is a dull film and a big disappointment.
"As for the director, we recommend you to watch the 2010 British film Four Lions, to understand how to make a farce film on terrorism that entertains as well!"
Bollywood Hungama critic gave one and a half star to "Bangistan" and said that it's pointless film which doesn't entertain.
Koimoi.com critic Archita Kashyap also suggested viewers to watch British Indie comedy 'Four Lions' on DVD instead of Bollywood film "Bangistan".
"Pulkit Samrat; the sad plight of a talented actor like Ritesh Deshmukh; the futile utilization of a wondrous city like Krakow as a location; & just about everything in this film."