Calendar Girls is a film that focuses on five girls who hail from different regions of India, and who have been selected to pose for the country's most prestigious annual calendar which is a joint effort between business tycoon Rishabh Kukreja and his photographer friend Timmy Sen. Five new actressess are making their debut in Hindi film industry with Calendar Girls.Wikipedia
Calendar Girls Reviews
A hurried after-thought, which talks of how these girls are really, truly ‘proud achievers’, comes right in the end. And it’s just that, an after-thought. The rest of it exploits—smugly, tackily, uncomfortably explicitly—young women being exploited.
It's hard to believe Calendar Girls has been made by someone who makes films...
Bhandarkar had a revealing, emotional and realistic story at hand; something that could have made for a compelling watch. The narration, bland and plain dialogues and bad acting (save for one or two actors), however, kills the experience. Yes, you won’t lose much even if you give a miss to this film.
Calendar Girls does not offer anything new content wise but is worth a watch, considering there's not much to look forward to this week.
Calendar Girls is only about sex and sleaze presented on the pretext of unravelling the decaying innards of Bollywood and the cricketing world. It talks incessantly and very loudly about spot-fixers, sex racketeers, cheating husbands, corporate loudmouths and builders seeking a toehold in showbiz but never makes any sense at all.
Bhandarkar’s stories might have had their showtime, but they’re passé now and “Calendar Girls” is an example of a film-maker who has run out of ideas.
Calendar Girls is Madhur Bhandarkar's weakest attempt at trying to revisit his old formula and create something interesting. Stay away.
Calendar Girls is a complete let down on all fronts, acting, writing and direction. Nothing real or reel in this film is appealing...
CALENDAR GIRLS can be watched for its wholesome entertainment value, hard hitting drama and engaging narrative. Or like Madhur Bhandarkar himself would describe it in one word.... 'Jalwa'!
The film ends up becoming mash up of previous Bhandarkar films. If the idea is to follow the same style of story-telling then there still has to be enough novelty to keep the audience engaged. It touches upon subjects like the IPL betting (not so new anymore) and various other real life people and incidents but the formula is all too familiar.
Calendar Girls is more than a decent watch. It's takes a frivolous subject and weaves an engaging story around it.
Oh My God would be an apt description of this film. OMG is the most-used phrase in this film, if you would want to call it that. And OMG is what you keep mouthing as scene after silly scene unfolds on screen.
The biggest irony, of course, is that the movie is one long meta statement. As the story follows the predictable arc of the girls finding success only to face sexism, misogyny and betrayal at every corner, you realise with growing horror that Calendar Girls is also exactly that: an attempt at chixploitation in the garb of social-message filmmaking.
What worked for Bhandarkar in 2005 in 'Page 3' can obviously not work in 2015 because he is unimaginatively and rather cockily serving us the same dish in a different plate.
Calender Girls is too ordinary and routine to stand out, that too, with an all-new lead cast. It may attract the audience in the initial weekend but sustaining at the cinemas is a far cry. Flop.
At the end of "Calendar Girls", the film simply states: "Life is all about the individual choices we make."One wonders, if this is actually a warning message for those who intend to watch this film.