All Is Well
All Is well is about a road trip undertaken by Rishi Kapoor and Abhishek Bachchan, who are later joined by Abhishek's mother. Abhishek Bachchan plays the character of a struggling musician while Asin plays his romantic love interest who is in love with him and his music and thus helping him to live his dream. Wikipedia
All Is Well Reviews
Whoever named this film must have a great sense of black humour, because the only thing ‘well’ about the film is its title...
All Is Well spends two hours desperately tickling the audience but the overall impact is one of torture...
Actors compete with each other in bad acting. All Is Well is a rudderless film, to say the least. It’s excruciatingly painful to watch this film. I still can’t believe that Oh My God was helmed by the same director.
The illogical plot and buffoonish over-the-top characters might still have been forgiven if there were even a handful of laughs to be had. Instead, the journey is tiresome and utterly un-engaging, filled with tedious potty jibes, loud noises and hammy gesticulation.
For audiences that are disposed towards accepting the kind of climactic twists that All Is Well fabricates - the most ridiculous of which is saved for the very last - the film might pass muster as a one-time watch.
All Is Well lacks the cutting-edge sharpness or glittering depth of Umesh Shukla's OMG. With its old-world feel, it's not a cool cocktail but a teashop bun, dunked in sentimental tea. It could've been way better - but there's some sweetness too in this simple treat.
...should never have been made and no one should have to sit through the travesty that it is. Avoid at all costs.
All Is Well is nothing short of a ride to hell. If you want to stay well, stay away from it.
All Is Well uses the tagline 'All Is NOT Well' while breaking for the intermission. That's what is the matter with the entire film. Watch it only if you have nothing better to do.
All Is Well was supposed to be an entertainer with a social message, unfortunately it fails at both. Generation gaps causing problems in relationships also need logic to it and that is where All Is Well completely misses the point.
The script assumes that the intelligence of the audience is as low and as silly as proceedings in the film. It is hard to believe that it is the same Umesh Shukla who made the likable Oh My God earlier. Wish we could file an RTI and find out how and why this film got made.
...if you were a fan of OMG, be prepared to be majorly disappointed. A sappy melodrama, which even Indian TV reticently produces these days, has emerged as a full-fledged film to scare the living daylights out of you. Also did I mention that the film ends with a voice over that seems more apt for a Class 2 textbook on the subject: how to respect elders and its unlikely benefits?
Not that All Is Well is boring or offensive. It’s just so plain vanilla that for two hours you’re sitting in a chair waiting for something to shake you up. But that edge of the seat moment, just doesn’t arrive. You’re plonked firmly in the center and even Sonakshi Sinha’s gyrations in an item number do nothing to up your spirits. Miss this and you wouldn’t have missed an iota of entertainment.
his movie starts going consistently downhill from the first scene itself that you start wondering if the makers and the actors themselves gave up on making any sense, even while they were in the process of making it.
The '90s humour is as tired and hackneyed as this entire enterprise. Take our advice and the money spent on this weekend's movie outing is perhaps best spent on charity instead. Believe us, you will be doing yourself a favour.
Growing up with parents who are constantly at each other’s throats isn’t easy. A child could deal with this situation by becoming an escapist who distances himself from the parents. But is that a solution? This is the premise — and a thoroughly interesting one — of Shukla’s All is Well. That’s the good part. And it ends there.
Audience Reviews for All Is Well
I am going to describe the four main characters of the film; it will be enough for you to decide if you should watch this utter fail at filmmaking.
Junior Bachchan plays an arrogant son of a Punjabi sweet-maker who is now living in Bangkok after having run away from his house as a teenager on account of his father's abusive nature. Comparing his expressions to that of a wood would be an insult to the latter as he goes about ignoring the umpteen requests made by his presumed spiritual girlfriend who is desperate to marry and get laid. Playing his on-screen father is the talented Rishi Kapoor who unanimously wins the competition among the cast for overacting. Supriya Pathak makes being a mental patient look like the seven tests of hell. Last but not the least, Asin's Air India flight from Mumbai (and Bollywood) leaves this week.
Within the first ten minutes one learns how laziness played a significant role in the making of the film. Who else would play an emotional song in between sequences where the characters are delivering dialogs important to the plot? There's only one thing that you would do after watching the film and that is feeling bad for the actors.
BOTTOM LINE: All Is Well is a brilliant lesson in how to not make a film.
VERDICT: Skip for life.
Can be watched with a typical Indian family? YES1August 23, 15