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September 27, 2013

Watery graves

Filed under: Our FIlms — Rajeev @ 11:42 pm

September 27, 2013

Cast: Manjari Fadnis, Varun Sharma, Santosh Barmola, Suzana Rodrigues, Jitin Gulati, Sumit Suri, Madhurima Tuli

Director: Gurmmeet Singh

It’s hard to summon much sympathy for the characters in Warning, who’re basically a bunch of stupid people in peril. Seven friends holidaying on a yacht off the coast of Fiji forget to lower the ladder when they decide to take a dip. Now trapped in the ocean with no means of getting back on board, one by one their numbers begin to dwindle.

I know what you’re thinking: could they really not come up with any way to climb back into that boat? Well, they try. But they’re not very smart. So foolish, in fact, that on spotting a shark circling the waters, one of the boys tells the others that they must splash around furiously and start yelling so the shark might turn back.

This kind of film could’ve still been fun if the manner in which each of these friends met with their deaths was at least interesting. But director Gurmmeet Singh bumps them off so unimaginatively and uneventfully that you’re denied that guilty pleasure too. Far from recreating the kind of tension you felt while watching Jaws or Open Water, this one leaves you so tired from by all the squabbling in the group that you become impatient for them to drown or be eaten alive.

I’m going with one out of five for Warning. The only thing truly baffling is that this film is supposedly based on true events. Which means morons like these actually existed!

(This review first aired on CNN-IBN)


  1. I understand your rating and I agree 100% with you when you say the movie was mind-numbingly stupid and boring, but you didn’t have to judge the people who actually died (if it is true that the movie was based on actual events)

    Comment by Gleeberman — September 28, 2013 @ 12:21 am

  2. My rating for your review is ***** just because of the last line “Which means morons like these actually existed!”… Ha ha ha ha LOL

    Comment by Nabarun — September 28, 2013 @ 10:47 am

  3. if this was a true event, those people deserved to die. Stupid and careless enough to leave baby alone in boat only shows how irresponsible these adults are; spoilt brats of rich kids, who grew in body only. Mistakes of evolution, nature finally claimed them, nothing personal.

    Comment by arindam sarkar — October 1, 2013 @ 6:15 am

  4. The movie may be based on real life events, but may not have been shown properly in the movie (which might be the case). It’s sad that you are judging people (dead people) based on a movie.

    Comment by Mervin Govada — October 2, 2013 @ 2:23 am

  5. Alright, perhaps the movie was stupid and the characters were exasperatingly careless. However, that last line was quite offensive Mr Masand. One cant make such remarks about people who died without ever even knowing them in reality and the only form of perception is through a movie. I found it very inappropriate to be so judgmental.

    Comment by Jess — October 3, 2013 @ 7:09 pm

  6. The movie is a take on the Aussie made movie ‘ the reef’ which is a true story about Ray Boundy which happened in 1983.a lotta differences like their yacht crashed into reefs and not as how this movie depicted… So yea the morons existed only in d movie ..

    Comment by Raul — October 5, 2013 @ 6:54 pm

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