Mallika Sherawat's upcoming political thriller "Dirty Politics" has managed to grab the headlines but for all wrong reasons. And it looks like the critics' word of mouth is also not in the favour of the film.
Despite featuring some talented actors of Bollywood, including Naseeruddin Shah, Om Puri and Anupam Kher among others, the film failed to live up to critics' expectation.
Directed and written by K.C. Bokadi, "Dirty Politics" tells the story of a dancer Anokhi Devi, who aspires to become a politician. The character of Anokhi Devi is played by the controversy queen Mallika Sherawat.
The film also features other prominent Bollywood celebrities, including Ashutosh Rana and Jackie Shroff.
Read the reviews below:
Manjusha Radhakrishnan of Gulf News said: "Dirty Politics stinks of lazy writing and stock characters. Despite a clutch of talented veteran actors, the political drama isn't elevated to a film that reveals the dark side of human nature or the steaminess in Indian politics. If Dirty Politics were to contest in any award ceremony, it would lose unceremoniously."
Sneha May Francis of Emirates 24/7 said: "The plot is awfully scattered and incoherent. What prompts a dancer to enter politics? Why does a politician dance to her tunes just so that he can get her in bed? Why does she trust a grey-haired man with her money and an explosive CD? Why does she want to contest from a particular constituency? This movie manages to pose more questions than answers."
India TV in its review said: "Mallika excels while presenting the anguish, cleverness and gives her best act till date. Watch Dirty Politics for its stars' performances."
Just Bollywood in its review said: "The subject of politics is a serious affair, which has to be handled with care. Ironically, the director has simply used this subject to make a typical masala movie, which seems to be a waste of time, energy and resources."
Lokesh Dharmani of Masala.com said: "Dirty Politics is very dirty, no, not the kinds you are thinking. That dirt is usually deleted for a UAE release!! Bummer!!"
Watch the trailer below: