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Critic Rating

3.8

34 Reviews
26 Ratings
27%
in favor

Audience Rating

4.5
1 Review
2 Ratings

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Language

Hindi

Synopsis

Entertainment is a slapstick comedy film. Failures are stepping stones to success but in case of our lead protagonist, Mr. Akhil Lokhande, every step towards success aims stones of failures towards him. An under-dog in each and every step of life who struggles to make ends meet by doing petty jobs .Wikipedia

Entertainment Reviews

1

This could be hazardous to your health; doesn't matter if you're a movie critic or a movie buff, so go in prepared.

Shubhra Gupta
Indian Express

2

Akshay Kumar's 'Entertainment' misses the point entirely : it is dull and loud, with a brow so lowered that it reaches the floor.

Sweta Kaushal
Hindustan Times

2

Even if a film is not a great piece of art, it should be entertaining. This one fails in both aspects.

Kusumita Das
Deccan Chronicle

2

There’s no story, no script and the worst CG ever, but there may be a chuckle or two. Perhaps that’s you laughing at yourself for having to lead such a dog’s life for 140 minutes to be precise.

Sajid-Farhad’s first film is mostly a garrulous, occasionally comical farce that intermittently serves as reminder that in the search of “entertainment, entertainment, entertainment” one can always rely on the delightfully loony Johnny Lever. Entertainment is best when it isn’t trying to force laughs out of us with its desperate attempts at wit...

If this is entertainment, what, pray, is torture? Run for cover.The dog scores over the rest of the cast because the animal does not have any dialogue to deliver nor any song to swing to.

Meena Iyer
Times Of India

6

Akshay Kumar is in top form. Having done a multitude of masala movies, he's become a khiladi. His bonding with the dog (especially in comic scenes) has those 'oh-so-cute' moments. The golden retriever is not a wonderful actor; but his eyes can melt your heart.

There are some people who are not ‘God-gifted’ but ‘Dog-gifted’. This film is definitely for such people! If you are a dog lover, you must watch it for our little star, Junior. Else, you can just let it pass.

Rohit Khilnani
India Today

2

Don't go by the title, it's sure called Entertainment but only if that was enough!

2

Entertainment is a painful exercise to sit through and when a cute retriever with all the fuzziness cannot retrieve you from boredom, blame it on the film. Akshay Kumar was almost as bad as his Once Upon Aye Time In Mumbaai Dobaara performance, and that says it all I am sure. I am going with a very kind 1/5 for the film and it’s a gift from a dog lover to all the dogs who appeared in the film.As for the rest of the Entertainment team, filmmaking isn’t as trivial as they think it is. Slog for it in their next film and probably then there will be some stars for them. As an afterthought, my fraternity will agree, we live a dog’s life tormented by films like this.

Suhani Singh
India Today

3

Entertainment is a bagful of boring tricks...The world as they say has really gone to the dogs.

Taran Adarsh
Bollywood Hungama

7

ENTERTAINMENT is a joy ride that lives up to its title. Go, laugh out loud and get entertained!

Sachin Chatte
The Navhind Times

4

If you can get entertained by anything that comes your way, then you are likely to get entertained by Entertainment.

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Good parodies are the ones that make most of their tongue-in-cheek flavour. Add too much slapstick and it only gets more annoying. That’s entertainment. It treads a thin line. And in our industry it's a habit to fall off the line, too often, too easy.

4

Entertainment, Entertainment, Entertainment may have worked for Vidya Balan in THE DIRTY PICTURE. But it's not necessary that just the word is enough to entertain.

All in all, a fun experience. So don't paw-nder for too long, just watch this one.

Audience Reviews for Entertainment

  • Bindu Cherungath
    Bindu Cherungath
    126 reviews
    Top Reviewer
    5

    Entertainment

    Entertainment, a slapstick comedy by Sajid – Farhad, turns out to be a light entertainer. I could hear people bursting out into laughter inside the theatre and kept on wondering why the movie didn’t excite me enough. In spite of my personal dislike for this genre, let me put across my review without any bias. Can’t deny the fact that the movie’s tone is very light. The titular character of the movie is Entertainment – a dog which was named so since he was the only source of entertainment for his rich-but-lonely master. The title is even justified by one-liners having mention of the Bollywood Personalities, Bollywood Movies’ names and Television Serials / Personalities. Digs at various TV shows viz. Teleshopping, Weight Reduction Capsules, Serials with Family Melodrama are also taken. Emotional connect between human beings and pets, the need to take care of the pets, possessing the virtues of the pets viz. loyalty and courage are also projected. Logic, no room for the same in this movie since this is how, it is meant to be – Mindless Entertainment. This is definitely very much unlike the whole slew of comedy films which we have seen in the recent past. You may enjoy watching this movie, if you like comedy movies.
    The movie begins with Riteish Deshmukh as a host of TV show which is into teleshopping of Jagtap Capsules for miraculous weight reduction and showcases one of the beneficiary as Akhil Lokhande (Akshay Kumar). Akhil is working extra hours / odd jobs viz. dancing, modelling, umpire for local cricket competition etc. and leaves no stones unturned for earning more so as to take care of his ailing father (Darshan Jariwala) who is hospitalized since one year. Jugnoo (Krushna Abhishek), Akhil’s friend, runs DVD parlour “Mere Paas CineMAA Hai” and he speaks dialogues with inane cross-references to Bollywood movie names, personalities. Jugnoo is completely filmy. Akhil’s romantic interest is soap-opera actress Sakshi (Tamannaah Bhatia). Sakshi’s stingy and greedy father (Mithun Chakraborty) challenges Akhil and tells him to earn atleast a crore to get Sakshi in his life.
    Akhil learns that his biological father is Bangkok Diamond King Pannalal Johri (Dalip Tahil), multi-billionaire. The happiness factor hasn’t even sinked in that a TV news flashes in regard to Pannalal’s death. Akhil flies to Bangkok for funeral and to claim the property. But his dreams get shattered, when he gets further shock from Pannalal’s Urdu-spouting Manager Habibullah (Johny Lever) that the whole property has been inherited by Entertainment (Junior - a pet dog). An envious and agonized Akhil decides to stay back and compete with the dog to inherit 3000 crores. Akhil along with Jugnoo employs all sorts of wiles to keep Entertainment, the dog, at bay. They try various methods to annihilate Entertainment viz. electric shock, seduction, chloroform, poison etc.
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