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Hisss Review

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Cast:Mallika Sherawat, Irrfan Khan, Divya Dutta
Direction:Jennifer Lynch
Production:Govind Menon, Vikram Singh
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Hisss Movie Review - Hisss [Lousy and terrible]

Joginder Tuteja  [Friday, October 22, 2010]

Honestly, I have seldom hated a film or felt disgusted by its content. After all no film maker in his right intention wants to attempt something that is a complete waste of time, effort and money. However, in case of 'Hisss', it seems that there is only time which has been spent for its (As evident by the fact that the film took quite some time to reach the finish mark). Otherwise the effort spent is conspicuous by its absence while the lack of funds only end up making 'Hisss' turn into a Z grade affair.

The story, if at all one can actually call it that way, goes like this. An American wants to get hold of a 'naagmani' and for that he catches hold of a 'naag' so that its 'naagin' would come searching by. In exchange of the 'naag', he would bargain for the 'naagmani' and in turn become immortal.

To depict this simple storyline, the film meanders into territories which includes an unnecessary episode set 5000 years back, a cop's [Irrfan Khan] wife [Divya Dutta] who is unable to conceive a child, her annoying mother and half a dozen goons who are destined to get killed one after another.

In between all of this, there is of course the film's central protagonist, Mallika Sherawat, thrown in as well who is the 'ichchadhaari naagin'. Now this is one naagin who doesn't understand the ways of the world and is also clueless about the human language. No wonder, there is not a single word spoken by Mallika in the entire film here.

Even otherwise, there is not much to talk about as Irrfan has some strangely disjointed scenes in the first half of the film. Later he seems to be totally clueless about the killings happening in the locality (courtesy Madame Sherawat) and it requires a bizarre plot description by his mother-in-law for him to reach the root of the issue.

If this wasn't enough to make one tear hair in frustration, there is this foreigner who plays the part of the American. Each of his scenes make you just look away from screen and the dubbing out here is also so poor that it makes one believe that there are better dubbed films which come on TV.

As for the so-called nudity, there is some of it in the first half of the film but neither is it titillating nor does it add any value to the plot. This means that whatever little segment of audience that 'Hisss' could have aimed for is lost as well. Also, the so called USP of the film - the special effects - are done in such a tacky manner that horror TV serials appear to be far more convincing. From the acting perspective, while Mallika doesn't get much scope to perform despite her being the central protagonist, Irrfan appears to be totally clueless about all which is happening around him.

Well, one can't blame him for that. After all we as audience are totally clueless as well!

In one sentence - 'There have been bad movies and there are bad movies. But there won't ever be anything as bad as 'Hisss'.

Rating: 0 stars

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