Bachna Ae Haseeno - External Reviews

wogma rating: The keen should rent; else TV (?)
quick review:

It's a reasonably mature look at relationships and gives women actual, believable roles to play. But alas, the finer points lack polish and the wimpy, predictable end completely disappoints.

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41 reviewers have given Bachna Ae Haseeno an average rating of 2.6/5.0 (?)

14 yays
12 nays
15 so-so

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Thumbs up by Nita, A Wide Angle View of India ...Another good performance was that of Kunal Kapoor.... full review

Thumbs up by Sanskriti Media, AOL INDIA ...The beautiful locales are used to the optimum... full review

Thumbs up by N K Deoshi, Apun Ka Choice ... For starters, he rids ‘Bachna’ of any mawkish sentimentality that often peeves even the most flippant viewer no end.... full review

Thumbs up by Baradwaj Rangan, Blogical Conclusion, The New Sunday Express ...there’s so much good writing here, and so many nicely drawn characters, that the overall film is a pleasant surprise – one that shows that a big glitzy commercial entertainer needn’t be entirely devoid of heart and soul.... full review

Thumbs up by Aly Kassam, Bolly Spice ...There are times when the film is extremely illogical, but it makes enough sense to win you over.... full review

Thumbs up by Daliya Daspurkayastha, Bollywood Mantra ...When any youth watch the movie, they can relate the incident with them or with any of their Casanova friend.... full review

Thumbs down by Preeti Arora, Buzz18 ...none of the women is a real or a believable character either.... full review

Thumbs down by Yasser Usmaan, DearCinema ...The story is uni-dimensional and so are the characters. They do not have any logic behind their thinking... full review

Thumbs up by Manasi Paresh Kumar, Deccan Herald ...This breezy romance just about gets it right with Siddharth Anand’s urbane mindset and Yash Raj Films’ Punjabi tadka.... full review

So-So by Deep, Deep's Home ...Minnisha again, she went overboard like Ranbir in first story but later it was all good... full review

Thumbs up Filmiholic ...Yash Raj folks have managed to produce something that is modern enough to talk of flavored condoms and whipped cream...and yet everything is fresh and clean and without even a hint of sleaze... full review

So-So by Samrat Sharma, fullhyd.com ...if there is a fault, it lies with the incongruent and loud direction... full review

So-So by Martin D'Souza, Glamsham.com ...the movie ends with a whimper, when a bang was what was needed.... full review

Thumbs down by Khalid Mohamed, Hindustan Times ...Jism-like vibes from hottie Basu, who incidentally is terrific. She’s all steam and smoulder, even when the script is cold porridge... full review

Thumbs down by Rajeev Masand, IBN Live ...it's a failure on the part of the writers that we never once feel like Raj has truly understood what a cad he's been.... full review

So-So by Taran Adarsh, IndiaFM ...BACHNA AE HASEENO has a great cast, great chemistry amongst actors [so sizzling, it could melt butter], great locations [jaw dropping actually] and some great moments... full review

Thumbs down by Gaurav Malani, indiatimes ...The screenplay adopts a simplistic unconnected episodic pattern without opting for any experimentation.... full review

So-So Indicine ...The second half is emotional (which is okay), a bit too long and very predictable... full review

So-So by Harshita Kohli, indya.com ...The cinematography is excellent and it shows that Siddharth Anand as director has spent considerable time selecting and scouting for locations.... full review

So-So by Badal, Intermission, The Bookeazy Blog ...The first half would have 85% of the guys in the hall guilty in their minds because it looks real.... full review

So-So by Amit R Agarwal, merinews ... The second half should have been cut by at least 10 minutes... full review

Thumbs up Movie Talkies ...Ranbir Kapoor is the perfect choice for the character because even while breaking hearts, he exudes a certain innocent vulnerability making this character all the more loveable.... full review

Thumbs up by Vijay, MovieWalah ...The first half is so interesting that I had decided on giving it 4 stars if only it continued like that in the second half too.... full review

Thumbs down by Mr. Inkenti, Mr. Inketis Weblog ...The entire film is a big drag with interesting sitcom type funny scenes here and there... full review

So-So by Mayank Shekhar, Mumbai Mirror ...I can imagine pretty women drooling over this young thing. I can imagine pretty women drooling over this young thing. I can imagine pretty women drooling over this young thing.... full review

So-So by Anupama Chopra, NDTV ...The humor takes a back seat and the pacing is hobbled with back-to-back songs... full review

Thumbs up by Subhash K Jha, Now Running.com ...The director has the guts to show his hero as a man thoroughly exposed in his self-seeking egocentricity... full review

So-So by Jahan Bakshi, Now Running.com ...Siddharth Anand and Aditya Chopra evidently atleast care to use their brains to draw fairly credible outlines (if not detailed sketches) of characters... full review

So-So by Abhishek Asthana, Passion for Cinema ...The story has brains (In the age of ‘Singh is Kinng’ this factor sure comes as a relief!)... full review

Thumbs down by Lidia Ostepeev, Planet Bollywood ...When one’s whole presence in a film is either an act of homage to a more successful film or a repository for the patronising gestures of the leading male character, what chance does a female actor have to prove her worth?... full review

Thumbs down by Goher Iqbal Punn, Radio Sargam ...The basic idea, the writers have brought, is appealing but they could not handle the saga... full review

So-So by Raja Sen, Rediff ...The film's dialogue, actually, is its strongest asset, the lines working realistically on a rom-com level but, more impressively, staying in just the right key -- complete with slang and relatability... full review

Thumbs up by Aditya Kuber, Scribbler ...What I truly enjoyed was Bipasha Basu, Ranbir Kapoor and Hiten Paintal in that order... full review

Thumbs down SearchIndia.com ...course in all you wanted to know about wooing and dumping Indian girls but didn’t know where to ask... full review

So-So by Sonia Chopra, Sify Movies ...Bachna Ae Haseeno would be a rather ordinary piece of pretence had it not been for the utterly appealing cast.... full review

Thumbs down SmasHits.com ...Love doesn't come the classic way.... full review

Thumbs up The World As I See It ...So, if you are a fan of typical yash raj movies, with the mushy romance and dreamy characters, this is the movie to go to... full review

So-So Times Now ...What works for the film is the spot-on dialogues and cast.... full review

Thumbs up by Nikhat Kazmi, Times of India ...Deepika who's delightful too as the uber feminine feminist. Only, you wish there was more of her.... full review

Thumbs down Upper Stall ...indi cinema should rejoice it has found a brilliant young new star who proves a worthy addition to artists from the Kapoor Khandaan... full review