Chala Mussaddi - Office Office - External Reviews

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quick review:

If I tell you that a social message saga about how to handle corrupt bureaucrats was awfully tiresome, your first guess would be that it must've been preachy. Well, Chala Mussaddi - Office Office does not sermonize and yet is a mind-numbing bore.



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27 reviewers have given Chala Mussaddi - Office Office an average rating of 1.2/5.0 (?)

5 yays
19 nays
3 so-so

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So-So by Anna Vetticad, annavetticadgoes2themovies ...The strength of Chala Mussaddi, as in the case of the serial, is that its point is conveyed through humour with scenes and dialogues that are deliberately exaggerated yet not of the slapstick variety.... full review

Thumbs down by Nikhil Kumar, Apun Ka Choice ...repetitive... full review

So-So by Bobby Sing, Bobby Talks ...As a film its just an extension of the serial but as a moral lesson it should be shown in every Government Office, School, College and Hospital with a compulsory attendance... full review

Thumbs down by Taran Adarsh, Bollywood Hungama ...CHALA MUSSADDI OFFICE OFFICE releases at a time when corruption and bribery are piping hot topics, but the impact it ought to make is missing... full review

Thumbs down by Charu Mahesh, Buzz in Town ...The situations look familiar, specially the hospital scene and the main plot of ‘proving Mussaddi alive’ is a repetition of the TV serial. ... full review

Thumbs down Daily Bhaskar ...Rajiv Mehra should realise that TV and films are two different mediums. Even if he was thinking of transforming a tele-series into a film, he should have taken extra care of the smaller nuisances.... full review

Thumbs down by Ankur Pathak, Desi Martini ...More a Stage-show than Film... full review

Thumbs up by Smita, Desi Martini ...The Common Man's fight ... full review

Thumbs down by Payal Khanna, Desi Martini ...Good ideas dont work without innovations! ... full review

Thumbs down by Aniruddha Guha, DNA ...not a patch on the TV show... full review

Thumbs up Free Press Journal ...Despite the weak and repetitive links, the film is kept going by the cast's sterling efforts in rising beyond the script. ... full review

Thumbs up by Nupur Barua, ...Pankaj Kapoor plays his role with ease, and showcases his talent as a retired school teacher. ... full review

Thumbs up by Pankaj Sabnani, ...Gaurav Kapoor acts really well.... full review

Thumbs down by Divya Solgama, ...Pankaj Kapur is an ace actor and when he did this serial he took black comedy to another level. Out here too he does his part with total conviction. But the half baked role does not support him.... full review

Thumbs down by Shubhra Gupta, indian express ...Satire needs sharpness, or it can just end up as a stretched out sit-com : Mussaddi Lal is saying things we all need to hear, but the film manages to make the cut only some of the time. ... full review

Thumbs down by Komal Nahta, koimoi ...Deven Bhojani acts very well. Manoj Pahwa shines. Sanjay Mishra is first-rate. Hemant Pandey is efficient. Asawari Joshi leaves a mark. Gaurav Kapur does a fair job.... full review

Thumbs down by Shubha Shetty-Saha, MiD DAY ...Gaurav Kapoor as the son is very good. The rest of the cast -- the corrupt gang of Asawari Joshi, Sanjay Mishra, Deven Bhojani, Manoj Pahwa etc. -- perform well.... full review

Thumbs down Mixed Bag ...Gaurav Kapoor is quite good, easily identifiable and the only prominent actor except for Pankaj Kapur in CMOO who doesn’t seem like an exaggerated narration... full review

Thumbs down Movie Talkies ...Kapur puts on a master class in acting every time he's on screen in any film and it's the same here, with his helpless and hopefulness in the worst of circumstances coming across in every scene.... full review

Thumbs down by Saibal Chatterjee, NDTV ...Pankaj Kapur, as competent as ever but for a lost cause... full review

Thumbs down by Mansha Rastogi, Now ...There are a few jokes here and there that too a few giggles but they don't have a lasting effect and the weight of sitting through the entire film comes down heavy on the audience.... full review

Thumbs down by Preeti Arora, Rediff ...Apart from Mussaddi Lal and his son Bunty, the entire cast behaves in an idiotic fashion bordering on lunacy. Mussaddi Lal's interactions with the bureaucracy give an impression of a clown entering a circus ring. ... full review

So-So by Sonia Chopra, Sify Movies ...Some dialogues have the cutting edge of the TV series.... full review

Thumbs down by K N Gupta, ...editing by Manish Jaitly needed to be tighter and Ashwini Dhir a little more specific in his script.... full review

Thumbs up by Nikhat Kazmi, Times of India ...The good news is Mussaddi isn't alone anymore. The Anna brigade is firmly behind him. ... full review

Thumbs down by Reel Reptile, Upper Stall ...Pankaj Kapoor is, well, Pankaj Kapoor and he makes it hard to not feel for him inspite of the juvenile characters that surround him.... full review

Thumbs down by SpiceZee Bureau, ZEENEWS.COM ...But the problem lies when the saga becomes unending with numerous twists and turns. ... full review