Aisha - External Reviews

wogma rating: Watch when on TV (?) - chick-flick warning
quick review:

Aisha has clueless characters breathing fresh air. Sonam Kapoor and Ira Dubey, try to carry this 'by women, for women' film, though it suffers from too plain a story. Director, Rajeshree Ojha has decent intentions but Aisha fumbles and stumbles downhill.

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53 reviewers have given Aisha an average rating of 2.0/5.0 (?)

9 yays
19 nays
25 so-so

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Thumbs down by Stefan S, A Nutshell Review ...he rest of the supporting cast are quite the caricature, offering not much depth as they either pander around or loathe Aisha's presence... full review

Thumbs up by Amodini, Amodini's Movie Reviews ...Amit Trivedi produces an amazing soundtrack for this film.... full review

Thumbs down by Sanskriti Media, AOL INDIA ...All throughout the movie, Sonam plays the cupid in a cute manner. She looks beautiful, but her expressions remain static.... full review

So-So by Naresh Kumar Deoshi, Apun Ka Choice ...The track between Arjun and Aarti (Abhay and Lisa) and Aisha and Dhruv (Sonam and Arunoday) isn’t as perky as could have been and the jealousy pangs that the two lead stars get out of it aren’t really plausible... full review

So-So by Baradwaj Rangan, Blogical Conclusion, The New Sunday Express ...With her girlish giggle and the lightest of lisps, Sonam floats around like a perennially giddy schoolchild – and Rajshree Ojha, the director, makes good use of this quality by quite literally reducing Emma/Aisha to a child.... full review

So-So by Bobby Sing, Bobby Talks Cinema.com ...post intermission it loses the pace and one seriously misses all those witty or comic relief moments... full review

So-So by Pooja Rao, Bolly Spice ...Yet, before you howl Aaaa-Eeeee-sshhhh, pairs switch places at the speed of rising inflation. Is this a new-age take on musical chairs?... full review

Thumbs up by Taran Adarsh, Bollywood Hungama ...The film runs a little longer [although the running time is 2 hours] and gets painfully slow in some portions... full review

So-So by Daliya Ghose, Bollywood Mantra ...The movie is very high on style but low on feeling.... full review

So-So by Dhriti Gulvadi, BookmyShow ...Though several parts of Aisha were filmed almost to perfection, Abhay Deol and Sonam Kapoor could have put in a little more effort in their performances.... full review

Thumbs down by Bollyfan, Cinemaa Online ...They take off on random rafting trips; they both take long leaves to celebrate a new arrival in the family of Arjun’s brother and even when they’re in office, they hardly look like they’re working.... full review

Thumbs up desi hits ...There are scenes that could have been cut out and the movie still would have been coherent and fun... full review

Thumbs down by Deepa Gahlot, Film Impressions ...Because the film tries to be light and all pretty looking, it misses having any emotional connect with the audience, except perhaps teenage girls who are busy admiring the clothes and accessories... full review

Thumbs up by Manisha Lakhe, Film Impressions ...Prerna Querishi and Kunal Rawal make everyone look so fabulous (and it is a treat to see the beautiful Anuradha Patel as Aisha's aunt) and the production design by Shruti Gupte is brilliant.... full review

Thumbs down by Deepa Deosthalee, Film Impressions ...Abhay Deol seems unclear about his exact role in the proceedings and that's entirely the writer's problem... full review

Thumbs up by Sukanya Venkatraghavan, Filmfare ...everything looks so intrinsically chic and perfect, right down to Aisha’s gardening pants... full review

So-So by Guneet Wadera, filmi cafe ...In this picture perfect tale of high-class artificial, superficial and synthetic Delhi where the film oddly enough makes a mark is in the real moments wherein all the hoo-ha is muted... full review

So-So by Deepa Garimella, fullhyd.com ...it is really the interplay among the rest of the characters that gives this film its direction... full review

Thumbs down by Pankaj Sabnani, Glamsham.com ...he Arjun-Shefali track is absurd. As much as it's unclear how and why they fall in love (or do they at all?), their break up is equally ambiguous.... full review

So-So Glamsham.com ...Diego Rodriguez’s cinematography is eye pleasing. Some nice scenery and the scenes where Abhay and Sonam suffer from jealousy are neatly done.... full review

Thumbs down by Aakash Barvalia, Gomolo.in ...this confusion was very predictable to the audiences just after 15mins of the start of the movie, and so finally it was much essential for the audiences to buy a Popcorn basket for them.... full review

Thumbs down by Mayank Shekhar, Hindustan Times ...as the camera constantly closes in to capture detailed shots of pencil stilettos, Ferragamo signage at stores, and L'Oreal’s nail polish of obvious shades, I suppose, female ‘aspiration’ – that confused term from marketing – is adequately fulfilled... full review

Thumbs down by Rajeev Masand, IBN Live ...A mish-mash of Clueless and the risqué American TV show Gossip Girl, this film unfortunately lacks the wit of the former and the edginess of the latter.... full review

So-So by Kaveree Bamzai, india today ...Ira Dubel as Pinky Bose is the pick of the lot, a caustic as she is unfailingly chic.... full review

So-So by Mihir Fadnavis, india.com ...The result is glossy entertainment value, though a long way from art.... full review

So-So by Gaurav Malani, indiatimes ...With her feminine perspective, the lady director adds a youthful zing to the female bonding, packaging the film with the requisite glitz and glamour.... full review

So-So by Amrita Ranjan, Indiequill ...If you haven’t already got Abhay Fever, this is a movie that might just infect you.... full review

Thumbs down by Komal Nahta, koimoi ...Devika’s screenplay is so loose and scattered that you are convinced, she couldn’t have been serious about her work... full review

Thumbs down by Sanjukta Sharma , Live Mint ...The story is foolproof film material, adaptable to any culture and any age. Even so, Ojha and her team manage a plastic, glossy dud of a film that has no memorable scenes or dialogues or visual beauty.... full review

Thumbs down by Tushar Joshi , MiD DAY ...It's not the material, but the way it's treated that takes away all the fun from the film.... full review

So-So Mixed Bag ...Sonam Kapoor was effortless on screen packed with oodles of girly-ness and ‘rich’ innocence.... full review

Thumbs down Movie Talkies ...is dull even in its look due to the extremely weak cinematography and poor lighting by the DOP.... full review

So-So by IANS, NDTV ...Aisha is a two-hour celebration of pre-nuptial rituals... full review

Thumbs down by Kaushik Chatterji, No Quarters ...Aisha is a joy to watch on a select few occasions, a pain on most others and absolutely cringe-worthy at some of the most crucial junctures... full review

So-So by Ashok Nayak, Now Running.com ...The emotions, although later towards the second half, works. Abhay and Sonam have limited screen space; the film is more about Aisha and her friends than Arjun and her... full review

Thumbs down by Sujoy, OneKnightStands.net ...Its always fun to take the piss out of movies which make you realise about the two hours of your life that you’ll never get back... full review

Thumbs down by Ajit Duara , Open Magazine ...Without missing a beat, the leading lady continues on her cycle of endless ditzy dos, leaving a trail of expensive production values behind her... full review

Thumbs down by Padmaja Thakore, Passion for Cinema ...Lest one thinks Aisha doesn’t do anything meaningful, she sketches.... full review

So-So by Khalid Mohamed, Passion for Cinema ...Seriously don’t expect any resonances of Jane Austen’s 1815 novel though. ... full review

So-So by Lidia Ostepeev , Planet Bollywood ...These traits do not receive ample treatment because the film is busy promoting Sonam in the role of Aisha as charm incarnate. There is simply no room for another to share the platform... full review

So-So by Sampurn, real bollywoood ...The problem with Aisha is that it is supposed to be a romantic comedy but it does not draw any emotions from the audience... full review

So-So by Sukanya Verma, Rediff ...It's given that this sort of set-up doesn't fit in today's milieu and that is why Aisha's joblessness doesn't make much sense as opposed to Clueless wherein Heckerling justifies and mocks the inactivity by writing her as teenager in high school... full review

So-So by Shilpa Jamkhandikar, Reuters ...even though there are holes in the script, plot points are very badly explained and Sonam Kapoor’s acting hampers the film significantly, it does tell you the story of India’s luxe set, for whom a Chanel bag is an important accessory even when you are roughing it out on the banks of the Ganges in a tent... full review

Thumbs up by Sonia Chopra, Sify Movies ...It’s an entertaining journey, as the characterisation is delightful and you form a connection with each of the film’s players... full review

Thumbs up by K N Gupta, SmasHits.com ...The adaptation of the novel into a story is perfect.... full review

Thumbs down by Janhvi Patel, StarBoxOffice ...There is not an iota of innovation or freshness in Aisha.... full review

Thumbs up by K K Rai, STARDUST ...Sonam Kapoor, the gorgeous bollywood babe who plays the super rich, snobbish character of Aisha, has given a super performance... full review

So-So by Raghav Ramaiah , Talking Popcorns ...Careless writing and uninteresting screenplay pulls Aisha straight down. But that does not make Aisha completely unwatchable.... full review

So-So by Pratim D. Gupta, The Telegraph ...The credit goes to scriptwriter Devika Bhagat — Bachna Ae Haseeno and Manorama Six Feet Under — for managing to transport the Woodhouses and the Knightleys of 19th century rural England to the Kapoors and the Burmans of today’s Delhi with some degree of conviction... full review

So-So by Naman Saraiya, The Tossed Salad ...The first half makes it worth all the money you spend on the tickets and popcorn – but the second half will help you sleep over the trauma of how you did spend that money... full review

Thumbs up by Nikhat Kazmi, Times of India ...this must be one of the most exquisitely crafted films to sashay down Bollywood's boulevard in the non-action genre... full review

Thumbs down by filmbear, Upper Stall ...Alas, signs of a weak screenplay start emerging as soon as the characters (who've been established by text on screen) start speaking monologues to themselves... full review

So-So V Love Movies ...It’s plain to the viewer that Randhir’s heart is set on our intrepid heroine, but Aisha remains blissfully unaware, seeing instead the potential for Randhir and Shefali to make a cute couple... full review