Anjaana Anjaani - External Reviews

wogma rating: Add to 'must watch' list (?)
quick review:

Every syllable of the one-line plot is as common as it can get. After all, you can say "boy meets girl" only in so many different ways. Despite that when you have fun; and you care for the boy and the girl; you know you are watching a brilliant film. And since the means are good, the time it takes to get to the yawn-inducing approach to the end and the end itself doesn't hurt that bad. A bit, yes.



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39 reviewers have given Anjaana Anjaani an average rating of 2.6/5.0 (?)

16 yays
15 nays
8 so-so

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Thumbs up by Vivek Kar, AOL INDIA ...Those who are not fond of romantic stories may find this 'Anjaana Anjaani' too mushy for their liking. However, the humour that the director has liberally infused in the movie makes it bearable... full review

So-So by Naresh Kumar Deoshi, Apun Ka Choice ...Subtle nuances are simply not to be expected in the script of Anjaana Anjaani. ... full review

Thumbs up by Beth, Beth Loves Bollywood ...remarkably there isn't even a maliciously lechy white dude to frighten Priyanka or token hip-hop dance troupe as the lead pair walks around New York.... full review

Thumbs down by Bobby Sing, Bobby Talks ... But in absence of an adequate, strong and emotional script, their performances unfortunately just remain floating on the surface.... full review

Thumbs down by Pooja Rao, Bolly Spice ...Scenes haven't been deliberately lifted from the names mentioned, but the treatment leaves a sense of Déja-vu and strong predictability easily decodable by anyone who has seen a bunch of romantic comedies.... full review

Thumbs up by Taran Adarsh, Bollywood Hungama ... terrific moments in its second hour... full review

Thumbs up Bollywood Mantra ...Script writer Mamta Anand and screenplay writers Advaita Kala and Siddharth Anand deserve applause mostly for the second half.... full review

Thumbs down by Raashi Malhotra, BookmyShow ...Neither of the characters seem definite and imbibe each other’s characteristics as the movie flows.... full review

So-So by Fatema Kagalwala , Cinemaa Online ...The feeling he puts into his sketchy character is a pleasure to experience making a lot of things digestible by his presence rather than the inherent merit of the instances. ... full review

Thumbs down by Deepa Gahlot, cinemaah is completely incomprehensible how people in films never seem to know when they are in love, when everyone else can... full review

Thumbs up desi hits ...the film takes our stars on a road trip gives us the amazing sites of New York, Las Vegas, and San Francisco.... full review

So-So by Deepa Deosthalee, Film Impressions ...Of course, like all good Hindi film couples, they tread awkwardly around the subject of sex forever, without actually doing it. ... full review

Thumbs down by Rachit Gupta, Filmfare ...Anand commits the cardinal sin of relying on cliches to have our lovers' story move ahead. ... full review

Thumbs down filmi cafe ...Vishal and Shekhar’s music is topping the charts right now and deservedly so. The songs have been very well shot as well.... full review

So-So by Deepa Garimella, ...However, a fallout of the new-age jazz in story-telling is that the uber-coolness is often overdone... full review

Thumbs up by Pankaj Sabnani, ...Priyanka Chopra gives a superlative performance. She's very vivacious and casual. ... full review

Thumbs up by Divya Solgama, ...Though the romantic track continues, but the overdose of songs in second half spoils the fun... full review

Thumbs down by Mayank Shekhar, Hindustan Times ...All for a story that doesn’t exist.... full review

Thumbs down by Kaveree Bamzai, india today ...And where it has the actors drinking beer when it wants to establish that the woman is liberated--not enough to sleep around, mind you, but enough to get drunk.... full review

Thumbs down by Gaurav Malani, indiatimes ...Cinematographer Ravi K Chandran captures the American highlands with flawless finesse.... full review

So-So by Komal Nahta, koimoi ...Even the journeys they undertake and the adventures they get into aren’t so enjoyable or entertaining that the audience would love for them to be a part of them.... full review

Thumbs up by Sarita Tanwar, MiD DAY ...The inconsistency in the pace of the film is a hindrance.... full review

Thumbs down Mixed Bag ...The movie posed an interesting question to the audience: What do you want to do before you die? Voices in unison: Protect the mankind from ‘Anjaana Anjaani’... full review

Thumbs up Movie Talkies ...the director could have avoided a lot of clichés but the film manages to rise above these clichés on the strength of the performances... full review

Thumbs up by Abhishek Gurbani, My Take on Flicks ... this is one of those few movies where you tend to fall in love with the characters... full review

Thumbs down by Anupama Chopra, NDTV ...Through the course of the film, they give suicide a few more tries. You wish they had succeeded the first time itself ... full review

So-So by Subhash K Jha, Now ... Raucous laughter, bitter laughter, silly laughter, goofy laughter... full review

Thumbs down by Sukanya Verma, Rediff ... In one ridiculous scene, Kiara tells Akash how he's a perpetual escapist. Strange, considering escapism is the heartbeat of this gloss floss. ... full review

Thumbs down by Shilpa Jamkhandikar, Reuters ...They spend the two-and-a-half-hour film driving around the desert and swimming in freezing water, pretending they are friends... full review

Thumbs down by Khalid Mohamed, Review and views uncensored ...reminds you of the excessively fussy couches-beds-wall-posters of the Aditya Chopra-Karan Johar bon bons. Aha, after all the décor is handled by Chopra-Jo’s regular production designer Sharmishta Roy.... full review

So-So by Noyon Jyoti Parasara, Seeds and Deeds ...Among the good parts include some super song, great cinematography and visuals, cool dialogues and effective background score.... full review

Thumbs up by Sonia Chopra, Sify Movies ...There’s plenty of fresh comedy, often dipping into dark humour. ... full review

Thumbs up by K N Gupta, ...quite different in its treatment of a love story... full review

Thumbs up by Janhvi Patel, StarBoxOffice ...The crackling chemistry that Ranbir and Priyanka share plays a huge role in making the movie work... full review

Thumbs up by K K Rai, STARDUST ...Ranbir Kapoor, the handsome hunk from famous Raj Kapoor clan of bollywood, gives a superb performance in the character of Aakash. ... full review

So-So by Nikhat Kazmi, Times of India ...By and large, we have no complaints with that critical quotient called chemistry. ... full review

Thumbs down by filmbear, Upper Stall ...Yet the filmmakers have chosen the most obvious and least interesting path for the characters to take. Not to mention, bordering on the absurd.... full review

Thumbs up by Spicezee Bureau , ZEENEWS.COM ...The beauty of Ranbir and Priyanka’s acting lies in their spontaneity and live-wire performance as they let their hair down in Vegas.... full review