Surely, there was a certain amount of curiosity among the public about Hisss, as the very title suggested something different and unfamiliar to Bollywood. The presence of sex siren Mallika Sherawat in the lead added more spice. Curiosity reached its pinnacle when the promotional photos of the film with Mallika in the body of a snake hit the net. But reality hit hard on the judgement day. The critics have spelled venoms on the film, giving it a 'thumb down".
Here is the moment of truth. Film critics have come down heavily on Hisss. They are of the opinion that the film is way below the expectations. Popular film critic Taran Adarsh described it as a 'nightmare." “Hisss is helmed by a Hollywood director - Jennifer Lynch. But, to put it bluntly, Hisss is a nightmare. The film has absolutely nothing to offer - no story, no screenplay, no songs, no performances… Even the making is so tacky," he wrote.
“Hisss is badly scripted, poorly enacted and carelessly directed. Believe me, it's easy to solve the crossword puzzle in newspapers than it is to understand what exactly is going on in this film," he added. Some critics even find the lovemaking scenes of Mallika and the snake grotesque and ridiculous.
Meanwhile, Mallika Sherawat has been promoting the film tirelessly for quite sometime now to make sure that it takes a good opening. One can"t rule out a good opening for the film in spite of all the bad reviews, as the hype around it has been good. After all, the final verdict lies with the audience.
We will come to know the fate of the film in a few days time. We will keep you informed. Watch out this space on Oneindia!