Ok, so I saw it today and, as promised, here is my review.
I will do this in a slightly different format, and just list my main thoughts about the film. Here goes:
-SRK's on screen presence is magnificent. He oozes class, and even in the childish scenes he doesn't look as bad as some of the others (we'll talk about that later!). Plus, I think he looks better in this film than he did in CE!
-The basic story is likeable but has been poorly put together on screen with enough cliches and predictability to make it annoying! There are no twists, turns or any edge-of-your-seat moments to make it exciting. Moreover, it feels like the writers ran out of ideas with regard to the comedy scenes because they become really dull after a certain point.Finally, the script doesn't justify the length at all, as the film gets repetitive (as aforementioned) and drags on for a long time.
-SRK does better here than he did in CE. Jackie Shroff is as good as usual. Most of Deepika's dialogue delivery appears to be contrived and it's the same with the others - they all tried too hard. The worst cases are Abhishek and Vivaan Shah
-The characters don't seem to be developed enough. The film mainly focuses on them as a team and so we don't really get to know much about them as individuals DESPITE the 3 hour running time!
-The songs have been beautifully shot and you wouldn't expect anything else from Farah Khan. Nobody shoots songs like her!
-Credit to the DOP because Dubai does really look great and the film has been brilliantly shot on the whole!
-The film does actually have some good comic moments. For example, the exchanges between Sonu Sood and Boman Irani are entertaining, and there are some other nice touches including a speech by Deepika which has been cleverly derived from Chak De India. On the contrary, Abhishek Bachchan is a liability in this department. I mean, he is pretty much useless all the way through. Plus, like I said, the writers did eventually run out of ideas in this department so it gets annoying after a while!
-Abhishek Bachchan does actually have moments in the film that do suit him better. You'll have to see the film to find out, tho
-The heist scenes aren't as good as I expected them to be. I mean, Don 2 was way better in this department. Farah has treated them as more of a joke than anything else - way too light-hearted! This makes them bad to watch and, in all honesty, a bit dull.
-The music itself, as we all know, is nothing special. Manwa Laage and India Waale are the best songs, and the rest are basically ordinary-poor. That said, the BGM is good! I especially liked the way in which the heist theme has been incorporated into the film!
-There are a few irritating fight scenes in the film, such as one where Sonu Sood bashes up some thugs up after letting smoke out of his ears, and the other where SRK has a fight with some Korean guy in the second half.
Overall, it's a film that does have its moments, but not enough of them! There are parts which entertain you (such as the songs, a few moments of good comedy, etc) but there are many more parts which bore you. There are only a handful of reasons with which one could justify seeing this, and the main one is SRK.
I would rate Farah Khan's directorial efforts as follows:
MHN > OSO > HNY > TMK