Bodyguard - External Reviews

wogma rating: Switch channels if it's on cable (?)
quick review:

For once, a film made me wish it didn't have a story and was the usual Salman Khan "cool". That, at least I'm prepared for. The attempt at putting in sorry, convoluted twists just kill whatever other fun you could have had.



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36 reviewers have given Bodyguard an average rating of 2.4/5.0 (?)

14 yays
15 nays
7 so-so

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So-So by Naresh Deoshi, Apun Ka Choice ...a treat for Salman fans... full review

Thumbs down by Bobby Sing, Bobby Talks ...It may earn many more crores than before, but for me its like playing with the innocent loyalty of your millions of fans. ... full review

Thumbs down by Amrita Tanna, Bolly Spice ...although fitting to the season and celebration of Eid, may find it hard to create and leave a mark with the audiences.... full review

Thumbs up by Taran Adarsh, Bollywood Hungama ...a simple, but captivating story with a dramatic twist in the tale... full review

Thumbs up by Charu Mahesh, Buzz in Town ...est assured you’ll get to witness undiluted Salman mania right from his dhamakedar dialogues, soft romance to a shirtless moment too! ... full review

Thumbs up Daily Bhaskar ...Salman, Kareena and Siddique serve a good Eid biryani for the audience by blending romance, action and comedy.... full review

Thumbs down by Rony D'Costa, Desi Martini ...Bawdy Guard ... full review

So-So by Smita, Desi Martini ...Salman all the way and only he saves the day! ... full review

Thumbs down by Aniruddha Guha, DNA ...Even Salman Khan can't save this Bodyguard... full review

Thumbs down by Deepa Deosthalee, Film Impressions ...The most important creative decision the writer/director of a Salman Khan film has to take is how to tear his character's shirt off in the most dramatic fashion possible. ... full review

So-So by Rachit Gupta, Filmfare ...The only other good thing about this film is Rajat Rawail’s printed Tees with messages like ‘I’m in shape. Round is a shape’ (made hilarious by the fact that Rajat’s as big as a Sumo wrestler).... full review

Thumbs up by Nupur Barua, ...Kareena Kapoor looks good in her Manish Malhotra clothes. She does the best she can in a male-oriented film, but, surprisingly, the story revolves more around her than the hero. ... full review

Thumbs up by Martin D'Souza, ...It's Salman all the way with Kareena Kapoor bringing in the brilliance of Geet from JAB WE MET.... full review

Thumbs up by Somak Basu, ...The always 'no-bakwaas', silent, sweet & tough in times Lovely Singh showed some guts and attitudes which are like the very first time in Bollywood.... full review

Thumbs down by Mayank Shekhar, Hindustan Times ...Here's what this film's super-star should do next. Pick up, remake every regional blockbuster of Rajnikanth's from the recent past. That's what super-hero, cartoon character Salman is to the Hindi audiences by now... full review

Thumbs down india today ...It helps that Kareena Kapoor doesn't break into giggles when he plays the tentative lover.... full review

Thumbs up by Komal Nahta, koimoi ...Salman Khan lives the character of Lovely Singh. He looks like a million bucks and acts very efficiently.... full review

Thumbs down by Sanjukta Sharma, Live Mint ...Salman Khan is at his worst; Chulbul Pandey, the enduring police inspector of Dabangg, is a faint memory after this film.... full review

So-So by Shubha Shetty-Saha, MiD DAY ...Sadly, Aditya Panscholi and Mahesh Manjrekar are relegated to being a little more than petty extras.... full review

Thumbs down Mixed Bag ...A better editing by Sanjay Sankla could have certainly multiplied the waves of the final twist in the movie. ... full review

So-So Movie Talkies ...Raj Babbar is uniformly hammy in all scenes, while Hazel Keech is content to hang around in the background in most of her scenes with Kareena.... full review

Thumbs down Mumbai Mirror ...(At the time of writing, Bodyguard is on its way to shatter all box office records. Does it really matter what I think?)... full review

Thumbs down by Saibal Chatterjee, NDTV ...Bodyguard is an out-and-out Salman Khan film meant to be taken in the festive spirit of the season. ... full review

Thumbs up by Satyen K Bordoloi, Now ...Debutante Rajat Rawail provides comic relief to the film not just with his antics but also the funny messages on his t-shirts like '6 Pack Coming Soon' pasted over his fat belly.... full review

Thumbs down by Mansha Rastogi, Now ...There is absolutely no chemistry between Salman and Kareena. Kareena though looks good and gives her best to this film but sadly her efforts go in vain courtesy a week character and an equally weak plot.... full review

Thumbs up by Ankit Ojha, Planet Bollywood ...Realistic, beautifully portrayed and well-etched, this movie ends up being a sensitive love story, with all other ingredients acting like subplots that only make this movie more marketable to a more universal audience. ... full review

Thumbs up by Bhavikk Sangghvi, Planet Bollywood ...Raj Babbar is effective while Mahesh Manjrekar and Aditya Pancholi play their part sincerely. Chetan Hansraj and Mohan Kapoor merely fill the gap. Asrani is wasted. ... full review

Thumbs down by Sukanya Verma, Rediff ...Under miscellaneous, there's an obese guy who later runs half-naked in the movie along with a snarling Raj Babbar, growling Aditya Panscholi and grimacing Mahesh Manjrekar... full review

Thumbs down by Shilpa Jamkhandikar, Reuters ...this twist is executed so badly, it makes you laugh... full review

Thumbs up by Ruchi Mehta, Roochster ...Now the music of the film I think is decent. I really like the song ‘I love you’ and even ‘TerI meri’ is melodious.... full review

So-So by Sonia Chopra, Sify Movies ...Isn't it objectionable that a mother tells her twisted love-story to her son through a diary. ... full review

Thumbs up by K N Gupta, ...The script does justice to the two lead players - Salman and Kareena.... full review

Thumbs down by Janhvi Patel, StarBoxOffice ...The film begins with a crisis but to introduce our hero, there is a song in the middle of the crisis! ... full review

Thumbs up by K K Rai, STARDUST ...a good entertaining flick for the masses.... full review

So-So by Gaurav Malani, Times of India ...What still works in the film's favour is that, unlike most overblown Salman Khan capers, Bodyguard doesn't go slapstick in humour, loud in attitude or crass in conduct.... full review

Thumbs up ZEENEWS.COM ...he first half of the film flows smoothly while the second half grips you with its unexpected twists. ... full review