I still haven't seen the movie so I can't comment on it yet*.
However, I must point out a few sentences in Aditya Sinha's review of the movie in Hindustan Times, Delhi today.
"You'd think Hindi heartland gangland violence will definitely be more interesting that the Venetian-Turkish wars Shakespeare set his play in." also means I have no idea of that war, and I need to look cool and informed nevertheless.
"So if the violence sucks, how's the sex? Given that Othello revolves around Iago poisoning Othello's mind with suspicions of Desdemona's adultery, there ought to be a fair amount of it." also means I went in expecting a skin-flick. The last movie on adultery I remember had Mallika Sherawat and Emraan Hashmi.
"What's worth the price of admission is Bipasha Basu.... Not only is she a pure animal, but she is also an underrated actor. She's so naughty, you want to go back to the HT gym, get a toned body, beat the hell out of John Abraham and then... spank her." Means let me slip in my adolescent fantasy here. Am sure that the editor will remove it before it goes to print. Otherwise I am in trouble with John Abraham and my mother.
"Kareena seems suited for the role - she doesn't look fat and old like Preity Zinta, and looks marginally less demented than Esha Deol - but she cannot emote." means since I can't sound clever about anyone's acting (even someone as bad as Kareena), let me at least take digs at Preity Zinta and Esha Deol. Controversial is better than clever.
Nothing more to say. It's been that kind of a day.
*Actually, that is not reason enough for me.