Chaalis Chauraasi - External Reviews
A crime-cum-situational comedy that starts out with witty one-liners and some awesome comic timing by the finest of performers fizzles out after the first half hour. A decent basic plot riddled by need for item numbers and long-drawn scenes that make the writers look clueless.
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30 reviewers have given Chaalis Chauraasi an average rating of 1.6/5.0 (?)
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Thumbs down by Deepa Deosthalee, Film Impressions ...Yet, you smile benignly now and then because Naseeruddin Shah is charming in a campy sort of way, Atul Kulkarni has moments of pure insanity that belie his image as a serious performer, Kay Kay Menon displays a canny sense of comic timing and Ravi Kishen proves that whatever film you put him in (Raavan included), he's sure to create an impression... full review
So-So by Preeti Arora, Rediff ...The director takes a huge risk in casting these amazing actors as buddies. If any one of them had tried to outdo the other, the result would have been complete disaster. But these four veterans, with impeccable comic timing, don't just manage to keep us involved they manage to make us laugh. ... full review