Movie Review: Admissions Open(2010)

May 14, 2010 (Sampurn Wire):Admissions Open- Headache inducing stuff

Rating: 1.5 out of 5*

Starring: Ankur Khanna, introducing Arshi, Anupam Kher, Rati Agnihotri and Ashish Vidyarthi

Director: K.D. Satyam

This film is all about a revolutionary movement started by the victims of our stereotype education system. A disheartened IT professor, Tariq Siddhiqi (Anupam kher) who is basically disappointed with the orthodox education system and Devang Tripathi (Ashish Vidyarthi) an alcoholic professor who is thrown out from Mumbai University for his abstract methodology for teaching and Arjun Sehghal, (Ankur Khanna) an under achieving student who disenchants the traditional education system as he doesn’t believe in grading system and Priyanka (Arshi) who wants to break through the typical parental pressure of our society to accomplish her passion as a super model. Finally as they all posses same perception towards our stereotype education system, they decide to go against to it and they form an abstract pattern of education system to encourage the failure students of our society. But problem arises for them when Raghavendra Reddy (Pramod Moutho), the dean of a prestigious college in Pune complains to the National Accreditation Council (NAC) against the new college for being run without accreditation.

The subject is very topical and the film appears extremely well intended but the director K.D. Satyam fails in executing it well. Amateurish writing makes the matters worse. The new college looks more like an ashram where classes on seduction and occult sciences are held apart from those in cookery and painting! During a sequence, the college girls and boys are shown to be sleeping with one another in suggestive positions. Is this the kind of new education the makers suggest in place of the existing one? What is the funniest part of the film is the characters talking about education can’t even pronounce English words right.

Ankur Khanna who earlier made an impressive debut Yun Hota To Kya Hota (2006) delivers a sincere performance. Arshi needs to brush up her acting skills. Veterans Anupam Kher, Rati Agnihotri and Ashish Vidyarthi are good as usual. Pramod Moutho is impressive.

The only positive thing to talk about this film is the music by Amit Trivedi of Dev.D fame. But sad such good tunes are wasted on a film like this.

Avoid this one at any cost and stay away from acquiring an instant headache.


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