Bareilly Ki Barfi - External Reviews

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

If even a ridiculous plot feels real, it says a lot about performances and all departments that work on the look and feel of a film including art and costume design.

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29 reviewers have given Bareilly Ki Barfi an average rating of 3.6/5.0 (?)

14 yays
1 nays
14 so-so

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So-So by Bobby Sing, Bobby Talks Cinema.com ...Overall, it has Rajkummar Rao saving the film with his worth praising performance and a talented supporting cast resulting in an average fair. But you are going to enjoy it much more on a TV channel airing in the coming months, in comparison to a costly multiplex visit spending a big amount. ... full review

Thumbs up by Subhash K Jha, Bolly Spice ...That is the spirit in which this film moves. The director allows us to invest our feelings into the characters without demanding an emotional attachment from us. ... full review

So-So by Sreeju Sudhakaran, Bollywood Life ...Bareilly ki Barfi boasts of a delightful first half, but a weak second half. But some really funny writing and terrific performances by Rajkummar Rao, Ayushmann Khurrana, along with a brilliant supporting cast, add sweetness to the narrative. While it may not get high marks in its screenplay, it definitely is one of the better rom-coms of the year.... full review

So-So by Rohit Bhatnagar, Deccan Chronicle ...Bareilly Ki Barfi is purely a one time watch which has a few odd hilarious dialogues and some great performances but no storyline to it. It is certainly a light hearted film which is not as good as it promised to be. ... full review

Thumbs up by Smita Vyas Kumar , Desi Martini ...This is a movie worth watching. The romance is real, the characters are believable and the story is well-paced and totally engrossing. It’s two hours of your time well spent. Can take kids also. Barell ki Barfi leaves a sweet, lingering taste in your mouth. ... full review

Thumbs up by Dev Raj Gulati, Desi Martini ...All in all this small town-small budget flick presented in the mould of Hrishikesh Mukherjee is a clean and decent family view.... full review

Thumbs up by Harshada Rege, DNA ...This is an entertaining, romantic film laced with humour and feel-good moments. Watch it, you won't be disappointed. ... full review

Thumbs up by Devesh Sharma, Filmfare ...All-in-all, Bareilly Ki Barfi is a good second film from Ashwiny Iyer Tiwari and gives her a chance to prove her versatility. Watch the film for some good, clean fun. It will give you ample laughs throughout and you’ll walk away from the theatre with a satisfied smile on your face... ... full review

Thumbs down by Anna MM Vertticad, FirstPost ...The only positive that remains consistent throughout BKB is the humour in its dialogues (barring the decidedly silly, schmaltzy climax). Funny conversations, however, are not enough to redeem the insubstantial story into which they are written. ... full review

So-So by Devesh Sharma, FirstPost ...That masala surprisingly adds to the overall taste. While the film lacks the heartfelt moments of Nil Battey Sannata, it never gets pungent. It's like a typical desi dessert that serves your sweet tooth but may result in adding a few pounds that you would certainly not mind. ... full review

So-So by Johnson Thomas, Free Press Journal ...The music is vibrant and entertaining and the colourful camerawork allows for some much-needed kinesis to creep in. Iyer Tiwari may not have hit the highs she displayed in her debut work Nil Battey Sannata but she certainly shows us that she has the craft to keep us entertained even if the subject matter is pretty much passé.... full review

So-So by T J Reddy, fullhyd.com ...Through all these pitfalls, the film works as the perfect cure for a lazy weekend afternoon. A walk to your nearest multiplex with a few people you enjoy watching films with could give you a few laughs and a feeling of your paisa being vasooled. As a work of art, however, this one struggles to get anywhere lower than its dry crust. ... full review

Thumbs up by Vishal Verma, Glamsham.com ...But in no way, BAREILLY KI BARFI is the one to be missed. Ashwini Iyer Tiwari has fulfilled the desires of a feel good mainstream rom-com in BAREILLY KI BARFI. It is delightfully sweet, delicious, comes with a twist and is powered by top notch performance from Kirti Sanon, Ayushmann Khurrana and Rajkummar Rao. ... full review

Thumbs up by Manjusha Radhakrishnan, Gulf News ...While it takes time for Bareilly Ki Barfi to warm up to you, the crackling second half and the arrival of Rao signals for good things to come. Watch this if you are in the mood to unwind with a romantic comedy filled with an endearing set of flawed, but sweet individuals. ... full review

So-So by Rohit Vats, Hindustan Times ...Despite this, Bareilly Ki Barfi is sweet and delightful. Its hilarious one-liners like, “Ye toh aastin ka anaconda nikla” and “Ye Bitti raat bhar kahan ghumti rehti hai, ladki hai koi chudail thode na hai,” totally work. This light-hearted comedy refrains from being slapstick and slowly weaves its charm. Worth a watch. ... full review

Thumbs up by Samrudhi Ghosh, india today ...After Nil Battey Sannata, director Ashwini Iyer Tiwari brings us another engaging watch. There is no dull moment in the film. Light and fluffy, Bareilly Ki Barfi is no heavy seven-course meal, but it is quite the delicious dessert.... full review

So-So by Sushant Mehta, india today ...not my favourite dessert... full review

So-So khaleejtimes ...Overall, 'Bareilly Ki Barfi' is a light-hearted film that leaves one asking for more. Said that, if you don't have any plans this weekend, grab a ticket and go watch this popcorn entertainer.... full review

Thumbs up by ANISH MOHANTY, Kia Gia ... With 'Bareilly Ki Barfi', the Hindi film industry gets another entertaining small-town love story to its name.... full review

So-So by Satish Sundaresan , koimoi ...Despite the film being extremely simple in its content, the film will pick up only through word of mouth. Rajkummar Rao forms one of the major reasons for the cinegoers to go and see the film. ... full review

So-So by Sonia Lulla, MiD DAY ...Unfortunately, they are all that you remember the film by. ... full review

So-So by Jaidev Hemmady, Movie Talkies ...The climax is somewhat predictable, but by the time you arrive there, you have started liking the movie to an extent, where you don’t find it difficult to forgive the makers for it.... full review

Thumbs up by Kunal Guha, Mumbai Mirror ...Following her impressive directorial debut in Nil Battey Sannata, Ashwiny Iyer Tiwari approaches this romcom with the heart of a Sai Paranjpye and the wit of a David Dhawan. But the money here lies in the writing and Dangal director Nitesh Tiwari conveys even the mundane in a manner to evoke delight. S... full review

So-So by Manisha Lakhe, Now Running.com ...The problem with this film, is that the hero fails to endear us to him. We have no logical reason to want to root for him. And that makes the second half feel longer than it is. In fact, Chirag is so nasty, you wish Pritam Vidrohi would get the girl instead. But it's a Hindi film after all, and the hero must ride away into the sunset with the girl... ... full review

Thumbs up by Sreehari Nair, Rediff ...There were moments in the movie when a loud laugh escaped my throat. But it didn't seem to matter. Because they were all laughing and my laughter was getting drowned in the laughter of those around me. ... full review

Thumbs up Sify Movies ...Overall, Barielly ki Barfi is a tasty sweet treat to rev up your weekend. ... full review

Thumbs up by Meena Iyer, Times of India ...Javed Akhtar’s voice-over introducing the characters and situations is breezy, once again thanks to the funny punches. Quite like the money-spinner Tanu Weds Manu and its sequel, this film too keeps you invested in its rain and shine moments.... full review

So-So by Rummana, yahoo! India ...You can watch this one. This delectable story will leave you with a smile on your face. ... full review

Thumbs up ZEENEWS.COM ...Overall, ‘Barielly ki Barfi’ is a tasty sweet treat to rev up your weekend. ... full review