Badmaash Company - External Reviews

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

It's everything that's fun about a conjob - the core idea, the wool-over-the-eyes, the joke at the victim's expense. Everyone gets their just desserts and surprisingly all ends well.



Click on the tabs below for wogma review, external reviews, user reviews, and twitter verdict

40 reviewers have given Badmaash Company an average rating of 2.3/5.0 (?)

13 yays
17 nays
10 so-so

Warning: clicking on "full review" will take you to an external website that could contain spoilers.

Thumbs up by Stefan S, A Nutshell Review ...the film examines how the excesses of money can influence and change relationships, and corrupt the inner soul of a man into thinking he's a god, ... full review

Thumbs up by Amrita Tanna, Bolly Spice ...Anushka Sharma plays a role in stark contrast to that of her debut. Sharma plays this role effortlessly and shows how versatile an actress she really is.... full review

Thumbs up by Taran Adarsh, Bollywood Hungama ...Anushka is a revelation. She looks stunning, her performance is livewire and the chemistry with Shahid is electrifying.... full review

Thumbs up desi hits ...The ending was dragged out! ... full review

Thumbs up by Komal Nahta, DNA ...the tricks adopted by Karan and his company to fool the authorities are intelligent... full review

Thumbs up by Gaurav Malani, indiatimes ...Parmeet Sethi makes an impressive debut as a writer and directs the film with as much finesse and panache.... full review

Thumbs up Movie Talkies ...The first half of the movie has a lot of freshness and vitality about it... full review

Thumbs up by Ajit Duara, Open Magazine ...The charm of Badmaash Company is in the telling... full review

Thumbs up by Ankit Ojha, Planet Bollywood ...a strong script with a very strong execution by the writer... full review

Thumbs up by K N Gupta, ...Anupam Kher, Kiran Juneja, Pavan Malhotra and Jameel Khan have proved their skill in their characters... full review

Thumbs up by Harshita Kohli, StarBoxOffice on many levels... full review

Thumbs up by Fakir Hassen, TONIGHT ...The storyline is innovative, although it could have been told a little better by debutante director Parmeet Sethi, and the songs are all very forgettable. ... full review

Thumbs up by SpiceZee Bureau, ZEENEWS.COM ...What’s great about the film is that the ideas shown are really wonderful... full review

So-So by Rohit Bhatnagar, AOL INDIA ...He is not just looking stunning in the movie but has also put forth a praiseworthy performance... full review

So-So by Aparajita Ghosh, Apun Ka Choice ...the cons are repeated almost similarly throughout the film. ... full review

So-So by Baradwaj Rangan, Blogical Conclusion, The New Sunday Express ...The only company he’s loyal to is his own, the one inside his head, the one he dreams of being listed on the stock exchange.... full review

So-So by Mayank Shekhar, Hindustan Times ...You can tell when a script's half-written. But up till that point, written phenomenally well.... full review

So-So Indicine ...Shahid Kapoor gets it right at times, but isn’t very consistent with his performance.... full review

So-So by Udita Jhunjhunwala, Live Mint ...Sethi manages to get the best out of Sharma and Kapoor... full review

So-So by Ashok Nayak, Now ...Just when you think, things couldn't really get worse from here on, comes the climax... full review

So-So by Subhash K Jha, Now ... too smart for its own good... full review

So-So by Namrata Joshi, Outlook India ...Badmaash Company goes a step ahead to pay homage to YRF’s star writer Jaideep Sahni. All the significant elements can be traced back to a Sahni film... full review

So-So by Nikhat Kazmi, Times of India ...a bunch of riveting scenes, although the story does follow a very predictable line ... full review

Thumbs down by Bobby Sing, Bobby Talks ...As per the demand of the subject, this section should have been avoided or dealt in some other interesting way, not hampering the pace of the movie... full review

Thumbs down by Bollyfan, Cinemaa Online ...For those expecting a breezy and youthful entertainer, this can be like a ride across Karnataka’s state highways in a merc without shocks.... full review

Thumbs down by Deepa Garimella, ...Anushka is around just for the pretty clothing and a lot of forced swankiness - she's about the most pleasant thing in the movie, though. ... full review

Thumbs down by Martin D' Souza, ... has no meat... full review

Thumbs down by Amitava, ...The second half saved the movie a little bit.... full review

Thumbs down by Kaveree Bamzai, india today ...But even more toe-curling than all this are the actual scams, which sound as if they were written on an excel sheet... full review

Thumbs down by Mihir Fadnavis, ...Call me a victim of cultural brainwashing, but even the audience snickered at the idea of Anushka Sharma conning Manhattan police... full review

Thumbs down by Tushar Joshi, MiD DAY ...the guy plays by the Yashraj rulebook ” scenic locales, scorching kiss between the leads, a beach song for the heroine and a virtuous mummy-daddy jodi.... full review

Thumbs down by Anupama Chopra, NDTV ...The first half of Badmaash Company is dull but somewhat coherent... full review

Thumbs down by Sethumadhavan, Passion for Cinema ...a movie which falls under a completely new category- movies which are plain boring... full review

Thumbs down by Sampurn, real bollywoood ...Meiyang Chang oozes cool and Vir Das is hilarious... full review

Thumbs down by Raja Sen, Rediff ...Meiyang Chang of Indian Idol seems to have gotten this gig simply because of his Chinese roots, leading to some weak gags. ... full review

Thumbs down by Sonia Chopra, Sify Movies ...Anushka Sharma lacks the chutzpah of her character. ... full review

Thumbs down by K K Rai, STARDUST ... The same amateurish idea to earn big money is repeated every now and then, and Shahid could not make it look fresh in the film. ... full review

Thumbs down The Friday Freak ...debutante director shows sparks of knowing his trade, especially at ... two scenes ... full review

Thumbs down by Pratim D Gupta, The Telegraph ...con film for dummies... full review

Thumbs down by filmbear, Upper Stall ...Shahid Kapoor is actually not bad. The boy has screen presence and does manage to look a little like Brad Pitt if his mouth is closed. ... full review