Ajab Prem Ki Ghazab Kahani - External Reviews

wogma rating: Watch when on TV (?)
quick review:

A rom-com that is half-baked comedy and a quarter-baked romance. Does that make it a well-baked film? Unfortunately that's not how the math works. It stays an under-cooked pot that makes you laugh here and there and doesn't get you engaged in its emotion



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37 reviewers have given Ajab Prem Ki Ghazab Kahani an average rating of 3.2/5.0 (?)

19 yays
8 nays
10 so-so

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So-So by Amodini, Amodini's Movie Reviews ...Luminous Katrina, and the youngish Ranbir, ooze beauty and charm in every frame. Even though they have no help from the script, they manage to salvage the film to make it an average entertainer... full review

Thumbs up by Noyon Jyoti Parasara, AOL INDIA ...Its strong point, apart from Ranbir, happens to be its clichéd settings... full review

So-So by N K Deoshi, Apun Ka Choice ...adds in a lot of Chaplin flavour to the lead character, but his attempt to evoke sympathy for the self-sacrificing hero isn’t as subtle.... full review

So-So by Sarita Tanwar, aslibaat.com ...There clichés in the film are a major dampener ... full review

Thumbs up by Baradwaj Rangan, Blogical Conclusion, The New Sunday Express ...here’s so much puckishness in the air, even Katrina seems to have inhaled some of the fairy-dust – the marble-model actually springs to life, coming across as some sort of spry comedienne (or at least a game-enough imitation).... full review

Thumbs down by Bobby Singh, Bobby Talks Cinema.com ...the film has got nothing before intermission except the sincere, skillful performance of Ranbir and glamorous looks of Katrina... full review

Thumbs up by Katherine Matthews, Bolly Spice ...APKGK is a bit like a trip to the fair, where, instead of a ride on the roller-coaster, you settle for one on the merry-go-round.... full review

Thumbs up by Taran Adarsh, Bollywood Hungama ...there're times when you feel that the humour looks forced [climax fight especially], but you don't grudge it... full review

Thumbs up by Daliya Ghose, Bollywood Mantra ... Music by Pritan keeps the feel and the thrill of the film going. It’s very youthful.... full review

So-So by Anand Vaishnav, Buzz18 ...Pritam's soundtrack is a huge asset complemented by some lavish choreography. ... full review

So-So by Udita Jhunjhunwala, DNA ...This is just another boy-girl love triangle with miscellaneous characters. ... full review

Thumbs down by Deepa Garimella, fullhyd.com ...has plenty of slapstick, and mostly of the kind that can be easily witnessed at your neighbourhood pre-school.... full review

Thumbs down by Martin D'Souza, Glamsham.com ...The film swings like a pendulum; at one moment, it takes off and at another, it just drops... full review

Thumbs down by Mayank Shekhar, Hindustan Times ...You look through this hollowness, and sense there is not a comic bone at all.... full review

Thumbs down by Rajeev Masand, IBN Live ...Nowhere nearly as smart as the director's cult comedy Andaz Apna Apna which relied on a sharp script to deliver its consistently madcap tone, Ajab Prem Ki Ghazab Kahani is erratic in its humour, going from genuinely comic to frustratingly foolish in a matter of minutes. ... full review

Thumbs up by Subhash K Jha, IBOS ...Even while mouthing corny maudlin sappy dialogues about serving moong-dal ke pakaude to his beloved or plucking stars from the sky for her, Ranbir makes the trite seem just right. ... full review

Thumbs up by Kaveree Bamzai, india today ...I have to say that it will be Ranbir Kapoor for the next few years. ... full review

Thumbs down by Gaurav Malani, indiatimes ...Santoshi makes it ‘loud’ and clear that the flavour of his comedy is slapstick with a comic-strip feel to the storytelling... full review

So-So Indicine ...What starts off as a light-hearted romantic movie, turns ugly in the second half with slapstick - Priyadashan style comedy.... full review

Thumbs down by Neha Vishwanathan, Indiequill ...The result is predictable and about as exciting as watching a toddler add up single digits. ... full review

So-So by Saurabh Datar, J.A.M ... Katrina looks absolutely gorgeous. Acting you ask? Don’t bother. ... full review

Thumbs up Movie Talkies ...towards the latter half of the second half, the film seems to have been stretched too long and just about starts to get tiresome.... full review

So-So by Anupama Chopra, NDTV ...The trouble is that the film cannot maintain this tone and energy. So, the humour dips and the gags become forced.... full review

So-So by Ashok Nayak, Now Running.com ...APKGK is a let-down in terms of its inconsistent script and moves from being a good romantic tale to a senseless slapstick comedy.... full review

Thumbs down by Khalid Mohammed, Passion for Cinema ...Throughout the gags could have been infinitely more inventive... full review

Thumbs up by Hanumant Bhansali, Radio Sargam ...The film has a handful of great scenes that many will enjoy... full review

Thumbs up real bollywoood ...Advertisements have been strategically hidden in the screenplay with even Ranbir mouthing his youngistaan dialougue- ‘Chaaho Toh Kuch Bhi Hai Asaan’.... full review

Thumbs up real bollywoood ...One of the biggest contributors of the film is its music by Pritam.... full review

Thumbs up by Raja Sen, Rediff ...There's insanity afoot in this film, and this boy makes most of it an absolute treat, glossing over script inconsistency and weaker comedic moments via sheer screen charm alone. Wow.... full review

Thumbs up by Sonia Chopra, Sify Movies ...This is Ranbir's show all the way and he carries the film with effortless grace.... full review

Thumbs up by Pankaj Shukla, SmasHits.com ...Santoshi can be proud of cracking the best on screen chemistry between Katrina and Ranbeer; the pair looks cool... full review

Thumbs up by Janhvi Patel, StarBoxOffice ...Ranbir Kapoor is the star of the film. The guy is effortless; he can do anything, be it romance, comedy or action and make it look convincing.... full review

Thumbs up by K K Rai, STARDUST ...Katrina proves with this film that she has moved from her earlier days of being a glam doll and is ready to take on more challenging roles, if given... full review

Thumbs up by Nova, The World As I See It ...After a long time, we have a movie that can boast of fresh and clean comedy!!... full review

Thumbs up by Nikhat Kazmi, Times of India ...not only Ranbir and Katrina, the rest of the cast is in crackling form too.... full review

So-So by The Thirdman, Upper Stall ...The lead pair looks extremely good together and there's no denying they share quite a likeable chemistry and this certainly helps lift the film a notch or two.... full review

Thumbs up by SpiceZee Bureau, ZEENEWS.COM ...Ranbir has once again delivers a stellar performance... full review