Round-up Review: ‘Mr Joe B Carvalho’

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‘Mr Joe B Carvalho’ stars Soha Ali Khan and Arshad Warsi in main roles as well as a whole host of others. It is directed by Samir Tiwari and hit cinemas today after some very low-profile promotional activities centred around the Indian audiences. Reviews of the movie have been less than satisfactory.

Shubra Gupta of Indian Express said, “…I’m not sure of anything post watching `Mr Joe B. Carvalho’ other than wonder just how I sat through all of it. Mr Warsi, `hum se yeh kyon karvaya’?”

Saibal Chatterjee, NDTV, commented, “Nobody has clearly told the makers of��Mr Joe B Carvalho��that it is in extremely bad taste to poke fun at disability. This film should have been denied a censor certificate on that ground alone.”

“…It does offer you some by-and-large clean, humour which spoofs about everything it can,” reviewed Faheem Ruhani for India Today.

Reuters India‘s Shilpa Jamkhandikar started her review, “A contract killer with a schizophrenic personality; a woman who is blind but doesn�۪t know it; a police officer who spends more time in bikinis than catching criminals; and a detective who never shows any signs of intelligence ��� these are characters in Samir Tewari�۪s disaster of a movie…”

Perhaps Khan and Warsi should try their hand at something of a different genre because this one doesn’t seem to have made an impact.

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