Band Baaja Baaraat - External Reviews

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

Band Baaja Baaraathas umpteen points where a viewer could suggest changes to make it a better film BUT that doesn't make it a bad one. The super-basic plot looks naïve but has nice facets of a man-woman relationship built into it.



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54 reviewers have given Band Baaja Baaraat an average rating of 4.0/5.0 (?)

38 yays
5 nays
11 so-so

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Thumbs up by Nishtha Bhatnagar, Alpha ...The film drags only in a few parts in between, but manages to keep us entertained. ... full review

Thumbs up by Amodini, Amodini's Movie Reviews ...The realistic sounding dialogues have subtle humor and feature a lot of the vernacular Hindi and Punjabi prevalent in Delhi-speak... full review

Thumbs up by Aparajita Ghosh, Apun Ka Choice ...emotions portrayed in Band Baaja Baarat aren’t mawkish... full review

Thumbs up ...Maneesh Sharma's story/writing and Habib Faisal's screenplay-dialogues are power-packed.... full review

Thumbs up by Bobby Sing, Bobby Talks ...The other important merit of the film is the way it defines the word INSPIRATION in the best possible manner... full review

Thumbs up by Roshni Mulchandani, Bolly Spice ...Straight off the bat, BBB gives you the Aaja Nachle feeling. And lo and behold, director Maneesh Sharma happens to be one of the writers to the dancing film. But that doesn’t mean you shouldn’t watch BBB. In fact, you really should. ... full review

Thumbs up Bollywood Chaska ...The youth faces give freshness to the movie, which is a romantic comedy.... full review

Thumbs up by Taran Adarsh, Bollywood Hungama ...The first thing that catches your eye is the novel concept of this film. ... full review

Thumbs up Bollywood Mantra ...Debutant director Maneesh Sharma, who worked on Fanaa, Aaja Nachle and ‘Rab Ne Bana Di Jodi’ has made a very catchy debut with ‘Band Baaja Baraat’. ... full review

So-So by Dhrithi Gulvadi, BookmyShow ...Although the film had an average content, it took off really well with debutant Ranveer Singh whose fine acting skills made every silly gags sound and appear side-splitting.... full review

Thumbs up desi hits ...a very well done movie that packs in color, fun music, and a great cast.... full review

Thumbs up by Manu Agrawal, Desi Martini ...The story is kinda small - it only manages to provide entertainment for 60 minutes, and to make one full length feature film, the Director and storywriter fall back on the love-hate-love again routine. ... full review

Thumbs up by Yusuf Poonawala, Desi Martini ...not only the Director, but Maneesh Sharma the writer of this film who scores!... full review

Thumbs up by Gaurav Gadre, Desi Martini ...Love Rom Coms? Do not miss it !!... full review

Thumbs up by Danish Bagdadi, Desi Martini ...The acting combined with the authentic Delhi lingo keeps the movie alive.... full review

Thumbs up by Souvik Gupta, Desi Martini ...After the adorable middle class family in Do Dooni Chaar, Habib Faisal captures Delhi mood yet again with a taut screenplay and authentic dialogues.... full review

Thumbs up by Vikramjit Singh, Desi Martini ...In a world inhabited by A.Raja and Ravindra Jadeja, it's heartening to see a powerhouse use its power well.... full review

So-So by Ameetbhuvan, Desi Martini ...showed sparks of Bunty aur Bubbly.... full review

Thumbs up by Rhea Srivastava, Desi Martini ...Characters are made all the more believable by a superb cast. ... full review

Thumbs up by Payal Khanna, Desi Martini ...Do watch out for Ranveer Singh's funny punjabi ascent, Anushka Sharma's 'Rule' book and the second verison of 'Ainvayi Ainvayi' in the end.... full review

Thumbs up by Blessy Chettiar, DNA ...Debutant director Sharma’s writing is crisp and the story is vibrant and colourful.... full review

Thumbs down by Dippanita Ghosh Biswas, DNA ...Unfortunately, the execution seems to have gone haywire like most chaotic weddings.... full review

Thumbs up by Aniruddha Guha, DNA ...A Yash Raj film that centres on weddings can be a scary proposition. Surprisingly, Band Baaja Baaraat (BBB) — while retaining all basic Yash Raj ingredients — springs a surprise.... full review

Thumbs up by Mansi, Everything Movies ...150 minutes well spent... full review

Thumbs up by Deepa Gahlot, Film Impressions ...Band Baaja Baaraat is worth a look for its homespun charm... full review

Thumbs up by Deepa Deosthalee, Film Impressions ...What started off as a trickle of 'middle-class' Delhi films with Dibaker Banerjee's Khosla Ka Ghosla in 2006, is now turning into a movement of sorts with a clutch of intelligent small-budget films coming out of the capital.... full review

Thumbs up by Sukanya Venkatraghavan, Filmfare ...The first half is stupendous, with some fast racy writing and even though the story is fairly pat down and predictable you enjoy the telling of it.... full review

So-So by Kakoli Mukherjee, ... Though supported by an able cast and good writing, Band Baaja Baraat is unlikely to set the cash registers ringing because it just presents old wine in a new bottle.... full review

Thumbs up by Pankaj Sabnani, ...The chemistry between Anushka and Ranveer totally rocks!... full review

Thumbs up by Aakash Barvalia, ...Performances in the film by each and every cast were great and especially by the two main leads... full review

Thumbs down by Mayank Shekhar, Hindustan Times ...Whether the act itself is complete parody, you will neither fully figure, nor frown much over. ... full review

Thumbs up by Rajeev Masand, IBN Live ...Yet for the most part, 'Band Baaja Baaraat' works because it's invested with an earnestness that's become increasingly rare to find at the movies... full review

So-So by Shubhra Gupta, indian express ...A big part of the delight of ‘Band Baaja Baraat’ is the writing which imparts nice little touches to its characters, making them real as opposed to outlined caricatures.... full review

So-So by Komal Nahta, koimoi ...Ranveer Singh makes a confident debut. He acts with flourish and has an endearing quality about him although he doesn’t have the traditional handsome looks of a hero. ... full review

Thumbs up by Bryan Durham, MiD DAY ...Despite the loud, garish overtones (that's why we call them big fat Indian weddings, no?), the film's feel never grates... full review

So-So Mixed Bag ...Anushka Sharma is anywise not the face i could identify a Bollywood heroine with. She is trapped in a body younger than her face.... full review

So-So Movie Talkies ...The actress who makes an appearance in her third film for the banner, is actually quite spontaneous in this movie and makes a very good impression as the ambitious Shruti Kakkar.... full review

Thumbs up by Raj Narayan, MSN Entertainment ...newcomer Ranveer Singh is uninhibited as the adorable Bitto Sharma... full review

So-So by Anupama Chopra, NDTV ... Even Anushka, who has been tediously bland in the films she's done so far comes into her own as the ambitious Delhi girl... full review

Thumbs up by Noyon Jyoti Parasara, Now ...shot and edited very well... full review

Thumbs up by Subhash K Jha, Now ...The supporting players are largely unexposed artistes. They add to that sense of feisty freshness that runs across the film.... full review

Thumbs down by Magik, Passion for Cinema ...There are many WTFs or WT(YR)Fs in this film.... full review

Thumbs up by Ankit Ojha, Planet Bollywood ...Production design of the film gives it an unsophisticated charm. Styling of the cast makes them down to earth.... full review

Thumbs up by Sonia Dedhia, Rediff ...The songs are perfectly timed and in keeping with the mood of the film.... full review

Thumbs up by Shilpa Jamkhandikar, Reuters ...The chaos, the confusion and excitement that forms a part of every wedding in India is all part of this film, and if you revel in that atmosphere, then the film will suck you in from the beginning.... full review

So-So by Ruchi Mehta, Roochster ...Amar Singh’s son Ranveer Singh is not bad for his first film but I’d rather watch him as a side actor.... full review

Thumbs up by K N Gupta, ...Aseem Mishra's cinematography captures the North Indian marriages very well, and some of the sequences shot in the movie look real. ... full review

Thumbs down by Janhvi Patel, StarBoxOffice ...The second half is utterly messy, meandering, and predictable. The songs go on endlessly. ... full review

So-So by Nikhat Kazmi, Times of India ...Band Baaja Baaraat works smartly as a sociological study of saddi Dilli, with moods, moments and characters that crisply capture the life on the other side of the neon lights.... full review

Thumbs up by filmbear, Upper Stall ...Everything from shot taking, sound design, to production design, is all in sync with the theme... full review

So-So by Rummana Ahmed, yahoo! India ...The second half kind of drags a bit but the film manages to steer clear of melodrama. ... full review

Thumbs down by Kunal Guha, yahoo! India ...The second half of the film drags like a handicapped earthworm ... full review

Thumbs up by SpiceZee Bureau, ZEENEWS.COM ...great entertaining movie... full review