Chaar Din ki Chandni - External Reviews

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quick review:

Calling itself Chaar Din Ki Chandni (roughly translating to the English phrase 9 days' wonder) is pretty presumptuous because it implies that it did have something that lasted 4 days or 9 depending on which phrase you prefer. Chaar Din Ki Chandni is a lot of ado about nothing at all. And it doesn't intend to be anything more than nothing either.



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25 reviewers have given Chaar Din ki Chandni an average rating of 1.2/5.0 (?)

4 yays
17 nays
4 so-so

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Thumbs up by Taran Adarsh, Bollywood Hungama ...uninhibited and naughty, CHAAR DIN KI CHANDNI is an enjoyable madcap comic caper with adequate frenzied moments to keep you in your seats... full review

Thumbs up by Smita, Desi Martini ...Char din ki chandni is that sort of movie, with the feel of a well enacted school play that had funds for sets and costumes. The story is simple and told at a clipping pace.... full review

Thumbs up by K N Gupta, ...‘CDKC’ has a good script that as a senior critic was overhead saying rivals P G Wodehouse.... full review

Thumbs up by Srijana Mitra Das, Times of India ...Its script crosses swords with British writer P G Wodehouse's zany plots (castle full of imposters, suspicious uncles, a mosquito-bitten Johnny Lever) while paying hurried homage to masala-mixed Bollywood, leaving little time to worry about subtlety or depth... full review

So-So by Nikhil Kumar, Apun Ka Choice ...Samir Karnik pulls no punches in making stabs at the slapstick. ... full review

So-So by Martin D'Souza, ...Mukul Dev, Chandrachur Singh and Sushant Singh as Tusshar's brothers offer good support, while Om Puri is getting louder by the day, a bit like Saaed Jaffery. ... full review

So-So by Gaurav Malani, indiatimes ...he laughs induced are more due to the energy of actors than the film's sense of humour. Also the Tom and Jerry kinda action finale was pretty-much avoidable.... full review

So-So by Komal Nahta, koimoi ...Business rating: 2.5/5... full review

Thumbs down by Bobby Sing, Bobby Talks ...Now for the hero’s role since it would have been suicidal to cast (Sameer’s favourite) Bobby Deol once again for the same script, therefore Tushar Kapoor is called in to show his comedy skills, which he does quite well.... full review

Thumbs down by Pooja Rao, Bolly Spice ...Exasperating to the point of making one nauseous, Chaar din ki Chandni swings between being mediocre for most parts while forcing cheap innuendos in most others in the pretext of comedy.... full review

Thumbs down Daily Bhaskar ...It runs short on originality, both in terms of substance and style.... full review

Thumbs down by Kshitij, Desi Martini ...There are definitely mindless films that work, but for that you either need the star power like a Salman Khan or the comic cast chemistry of a Golmaal series. When you dont have either, you fall flat as riding on the back of Tusshar becomes an ominous task.... full review

Thumbs down by Blessy Chettiar, DNA ...Karnik shamelessly employs clichés, shakes them all up and serves Char Din Ki Chandni as an insipid drama, a rubber band story idea, so stretched it’s wretched.... full review

Thumbs down Free Press Journal ...miserably because the writing in the film is not as sharp, the actors not as charismatic and the stock elements not as entertaining.... full review

Thumbs down by Nupur Barua, ...Regression is not dead, yet, as Chaar Din Ki Chandni proves, with unfailing silliness and an unfunny plot.... full review

Thumbs down by Divya Solgama, ...It was good to see Anita Raj back on screen... full review

Thumbs down by Rajeev Masand, IBN Live ...Dumb, offensive, and unfunny in equal measure, 'Chaar Din Ki Chandni' has no merits whatsoever, including its singularly unappealing cast, some of whom (Anita Raaj, Chandrachur Singh, Mukul Dev) seem to have been pulled out of cold-storage to make fools of themselves here... full review

Thumbs down by Fatema H Kagalwala, India Entertainment ...nsipid writing, flat and over-stretched jokes, hyper-energetic performances that miss timing repeatedly and a plot that drones along on the strength of its feeble jokes... full review

Thumbs down by Shubhra Gupta, indian express ...The worst sin of this enterprise is to give us its remixed version of Chandni... full review

Thumbs down by Subhash K Jha, indiatimes ...Characters, all 27-28 of them, are either screaming, guffawing, burping or performing one or the other bodily functions that we are squeamish about when not watching a boorish comedy.... full review

Thumbs down Movie Talkies ...It's impossible to pin down where Samir Karnik's film goes wrong, simply because it doesn't go right at a single spot ... full review

Thumbs down by Mansha Rastogi, Now ...The most vital thing missing in this comedy is comedy. There's hardly any laughable moment or gags that have you in splits. Moreover... full review

Thumbs down by Preeti Arora, Rediff ...This is a film which was intended to be a farce aiming for moments which have the audience in splits or at the least breaking into a smile. The sound engineer has given us very convenient pauses for the same. ... full review

Thumbs down by Sonia Chopra, Sify Movies ...The original Chandni soundtrack (filmed on Sridevi) is repeated for instant reference. In a sort of tribute, several scenes from the film have also been replicated. Purists will tend to dislike the reworked Chandni song. ... full review

Thumbs down by Sudhish Kamath, The Hindu ...The radiance of the leading woman Kulraj Randhawa and the commitment of actors of the calibre of Anupam Kher, Om Puri, Farida Jalal and Johnny Lever to give this mess of a film their best shot.... full review