Chalo Dilli - External Reviews

wogma rating: The keen should rent; else TV (?)
quick review:

It is one adorable road trip! Another awesome performance by Vinay Pathak & a good one by Lara Dutta too! If only there was some control on the urge to do something dramatically drastic in the second half.



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33 reviewers have given Chalo Dilli an average rating of 2.3/5.0 (?)

11 yays
14 nays
8 so-so

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Thumbs up by Nishtha Bhatnagar, Alpha ...It captures the local flavours of small towns with immense elan and does a reality check for overworked, high headed city dwellers like us.... full review

So-So by Aparajita Ghosh, Apun Ka Choice ...A bumpy trip with a few good turns... full review

So-So by Bobby Sing, Bobby Talks doesn’t excite me to write about CHALO DILLI anymore due to its Copied status, at the same time I am also willing to praise its highly impressive climax which will be both shocking as well as enlightening for all the viewers with a rightly pumping heart in their bodies. ... full review

Thumbs down by Amrita Tanna, Bolly Spice ...Had the creativeness of the roles and plot been given that much more concentration, this movie had the potential to give the audiences comic genius and a story which was heart-warming for reasons that hadn't been thought of before.... full review

Thumbs up by Taran Adarsh, Bollywood Hungama ...speckled with sharp and witty lines... full review

Thumbs down Bollywood Mantra ...has less engaging moments; hence it turns to be a tedious journey... full review

Thumbs up by Reafshaism, BookmyShow ...illed with surprises, witty dialogue and a few tinges of melodrama, Challo Dilli is one of the most refreshing scripts to have come out of Bollywood in a long time. ... full review

Thumbs down by Payal, Desi Martini ...An odd pair but a convincible one, the two do make a good time pass movie by fault.... full review

Thumbs down by Gaurav, Desi Martini ...unique element that this movie brings to the table is that there is no love angle... full review

Thumbs down by Rony D'costa, Desi Martini ...if the journey is filled with memorable characters, interesting incidents & some fun filled moments the usual premise can work. Sadly this is not that film. ... full review

Thumbs up by Smita, Desi Martini ...The chemistry between Lara and Vinay Pathak is great.... full review

Thumbs down by Mihir Fadnavis, DNA ...Unfortunately, the deliberately mismatched pair’s screwball template gets mangled, simply because both of them come off as infantile nitwits, undercutting any comic rapport.... full review

Thumbs up by Deepa Gahlot, Film Impressions ...Of course, clichés fly all through, but since the pace is zippy and Vinay Pathak is in overdrive, his Manu doubly aggravating than the character in Bheja Fry ... full review

So-So by Sukanya Venkatraghvan, Filmfare okey dokey attempt... full review

Thumbs down by Nupur Barua, ...the script, drags and meanders post-interval, and the characters find themselves in situations that seem to be added in just for kicks. ... full review

Thumbs down by Pankaj Sabnani, ...The first half in particular, is very tiresome. ... full review

So-So by Divya Solgama, ...Still not a bad watch, as this journey has its different moments and halts, leading to safe and one time watch destination.... full review

Thumbs down by Mayank Shekhar, Hindustan Times ...banal, belaboured, contrived concoction that’s just not funny; certainly not fun.... full review

Thumbs down by Rajeev Masand, IBN Live ...predictable... full review

So-So by Shubhra Gupta, indian express ...The second half opens up the story, and gets more characters in just when we are about to drowse off . ... full review

Thumbs down by Komal Nahta, koimoi ...for select multiplexes in the cities only.... full review

Thumbs down by Tushar Joshi, MiD DAY ...The serious dramatic overturn towards the end punctures the average run of the film towards the very end. ... full review

Thumbs up Mixed Bag ...The bhaisaab-behenji chemistry between Vinay Pathak and Lara Dutta is the strongest pillar of the movie.... full review

Thumbs down by Anupama Chopra, NDTV ...strains hard to be uplifting and poignant but it doesn’t quite make it. ... full review

Thumbs up by Subhash K Jha, Now ...refreshing film with a lot of heart ... full review

So-So by S Rohatgi, Now ...doesn't quite reach its destiny.... full review

Thumbs down by Preeti Arora, Rediff arduous journey to nowhere... full review

Thumbs up by Sonia Chopra, Sify Movies ...The Lara-Vinay combo rocks... full review

Thumbs up by K N Gupta, ...lovable road movie... full review

Thumbs up by Janhvi Patel, StarBoxOffice ...Vinay Pathak is absolutely flawless and superbly entertaining in his portrayal of a typical Delhi guy. ... full review

So-So by K K Rai, STARDUST ...An average flick.... full review

Thumbs up by Nikhat Kazmi, Times Now ...the film has so much soul, specially in the climax, it makes up for any shortcomings in story and vision. ... full review

So-So by Reel Reptile, Upper Stall ...That nothing else is shocking apart from Lara Dutta displaying actual emotions with considerable facial expressions is another matter altogther. ... full review