STORY: Once partners-in-crime and wannabe prominent political figures, Shukla (Rajesh Shula) and Pandey (Zakir Hussein) turn foes when tragedy befalls. But, who is pitting them against one another, and why?
REVIEW: Harsh (Rahul Bagga) is a small-town Romeo, who is head-over-heels in love with desi belle Naina (Anupriya Goenka) and it is this selfless love for his beloved that pushes him to go to extreme lengths and even transform into a vindictive person. And upon realising that Shukla and Pandey are beastly by nature, he formulates a plan that the duo fall right into without much delay.
Director Annant Jaaitpaal’s political drama-turned-revenge saga is one long and painful movie about passionate love and the repercussions of it; cliche and boring. The actors – ranging from veterans like Pankaj Tripathi to novices like Anupriya Goenka – have rendered good performances as village rustics, but the story is so bland that even their acting chops couldn’t save the film from sinking.
The script is haphazard and the writers have rambled quite a bit, and even after serving a 123 minutes long movie, the film leaves us with more questions than answers: Like how does a stranger assume someone’s identity in that person’s own hometown and get away with it? Why has the protagonist’s profession been presented in a mysterious fashion if it does not contribute towards pushing the story forward.
Sure, everyone involved with this ambitious project has tried to make this action-drama appear like a gang war over passion and politics, but nothing about ‘Kissebaaz‘ adds up.
It was a sad weekend for the makers of the film Kissebaz as it failed at the box office. Despite the interesting story and good acting of the lead stars, the film failed to get a decent review that has somewhere hampered the collection at the box office. The film happens to be a political drama, which had a debutant director. It has an interesting star cast but it failed to garner good reviews since it proved out to be a niche film thus hampering the collection at the box office.
As per reports, the film Kissebaaz scored 0.20 Crores on the first day, while the second day did witness some escalation but to a minimal level scoring 0.30 Crores. Sunday, however, witnessed a decent surge but it did not make much difference with the collection inching to 1.0 crores. So, the 1st-weekend box office collection for Kissebaaz went to around 1.5 Crores, which was nothing but a poor show for the makers. The reasons were obvious, low promotion and no high star value.
Also, the other big reason was the release of Hollywood film – Man In Black International or MIB International also attracted a sea of the audience from the B Town to catch it. Also, the other film Game Over starring Taapsee Pannu too turned hurdle for the makers and rest of the damage was incurred by the Salman Khan starrer film Bharat. So, with all the hurdles coming in its way, the film Kissebaz has no rescue at the box office as it remained pitted down at the box office.