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PHAMOUS - That is how you waste an exceptional cast ensemble missing a gifted opportunity. [TTP (To The Point) Review By Bobby Sing]
01 Jun, 2018 | Movie Reviews / 2018 Releases

Interestingly the film titled PHAMOUS got released like an unknown, stuck film somehow reaching the theaters after a long struggle. And further adding to the irony it turned out to be a project that completely wastes each and every name included in its cast, who otherwise are all well-known established performers famous for their individual acting skills or screen presence.

Giving you a clear idea, imagine a film taking you back to the region of Chambal revolving around rifles, rivalries, ego clashes, exploitation, abductions and politics, featuring actors such as Kay Kay Menon, Jimmy Shergill, Pankaj Tripathi, Jameel Khan, Mahie Gill (in a cameo), Shriya Saran and Jackie Shroff in lead, but still not offering even a single worth enjoying sequence in its less than two hours of duration. 

Revealing more amusing details, what you get to see in PHAMOUS is a story narrated by a tired voice over (of Shroff), progressing over a time span of more than a decade, wherein a kid grows into an adult (marrying a beautiful girl) but the rest remain the same defying both the logic of age as well as time. Besides the casually written sequences keep coming in one after the other without any sensible flow or reasoning resulting in a tough watch.
With nothing worth mentioning in either its technical or music department, one clearly notices the entire cast performing as if doing a filler project in between their major films, and only Shriya Saran giving you at least something to watch on screen (in terms of beauty), despite being completely miscast in her assigned role. 
In short, though the film written and directed by Karan Lalit Butani is ambitiously titled PHAMOUS, it must have been already forgotten by everyone involved in its outdated making. In fact this is a perfect example of how an exceptional cast gets wasted missing a gifted opportunity.
Rating : 0.5 / 5

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