Movie Review: Mod (2011)

Users Rating: [ratings] ★★★☆☆
Box Office: Disaster

The highly acclaimed team of Nagesh Kukunoor and Ayesha Takia that last gave Hindi cinema one of the most laudable films Dor makes a come back on celluloid. Not only does the film happen to be Nagesh’s next after the damp squib Aashayein but also is Ayesha’s comeback film after her marriage to restauranteur Farhan Azmi. Whether this jodi brings back the accolades that Nagesh deserves and also brings back Ayesha in the filmy marquee or not remains to be seen.

Set in the picturesque hill station Ganga, Mod revolves around Aranya (Ayesha Takia), whose life is surrounded by whacky people, her father – Ashok Mahadeo (Raghuveer Yadav) who is the head of the local fan club of Kishore Kumar, the fiery Gayatri Garg, “GG” (Tanvi Azmi), her aunt, chubby Gangaram (Nikhil Ratnaparkhi), the local shopkeeper who harbors feelings for Aranya.

One day a total stranger, Andy (Rannvijay Singh), lands up at her doorstep to have his watch fixed. He is painfully shy, but keeps returning day after day to have his water logged watch repaired. As payment he leaves a 100 rupee note in the form of an origami swan. Aranya slowly warms up to this quirky stranger and through a series of meetings and against all odds they fall in love.

But who is Andy? Where is he from? And what is his past follows through a few “mods” in the story.


Good Reviews  |  Average Reviews  |  Bad Reviews
Positive Reviews
3.5 “It’s a film you want to adopt embrace and hold close to your heart.”
NDTV Movies
3.0 “Mod is not just another love story!”
DNA India
Average Reviews
2.5 “Ignoring the weak second half, Mod still can make for a pleasing watch only because of the scenic beauty and brilliant performances.”
2.5 “Got a lot of time? Go for it.”
Times Of India
Negative Reviews
2.0 “MOD appeals in bits and spurts.That’s about it!”
2.0 “A must-see for Ayesha fans; the rest can give it a miss.”
2.0 “Mod shows only glimpses of Kukunoor’s mastery”
DNA India
2.0 “Not Quite The Turning Point For Nagesh Kukunoor”
2.0 “Mod is a love story with a jab of inspiration.But the film is very slow and sluggish.”
2.0 “‘Mod’ is one hard slog”
IBN Live
1.5 “Mod has an audacious, interesting core idea, but one that doesn’t articulate itself accurately. Nope, can’t recommend this one.”
1.5 “This one’s a strange romance, admittedly based on a Taiwanese film Keeping Watch.”
Hindustan Times
1.5 “Mod, inspired by Taiwanese film ‘Keeping Watch’, is better than his previous disastrous Tasveer, but not by much.”
1.0 “Watch it for the acting. And, of course, if you are a fan of Kukunoor films.”

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