Chashme Baddoor - External Reviews

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Chashme Baddoor is loud (like that's a surprise!), shamelessly mind-numbing, and exceeds your expectations at being miles away from logical. Bad performances, awful one-liners, ridiculously thoughtless situations make it even worse.

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45 reviewers have given Chashme Baddoor an average rating of 2/5.0 (?)

11 yays
20 nays
14 so-so

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So-So by Anna Vetticad, annavetticadgoes2themovies ...Why do so many Bollywood comedy writers these days fill their pages with rhyming dialogues, puns and self-referential jokes? And by that I’m not referring to Omi’s shayari (which is enjoyably kitschy and tacky for the most part), but the manner in which Jai and Omi constantly rhyme their sentences even when Omi is not spouting poetry. ... full review

Thumbs up by Baradwaj Rangan, Blogical Conclusion, The New Sunday Express ...The icing on the cake is Dhichkyaaon doom doom, Sajid-Wajid’s spot-on invocation of the RD Burman sound, circa Khel Khel Mein. For a few minutes I was in nostalgia heaven.... full review

So-So by Bobby Sing, Bobby Talks Cinema.com ...On the other hand both Anupam Kher and Bharti Achrekar couldn’t rise above the routine with Ayaz Khan having nothing to do in the script till the end.... full review

So-So by Bodrul Chaudhury, Bolly Spice ...Ali Zafar offers an entertaining, though at times shaky, performance as the male protagonist.... full review

Thumbs down by Taran Adarsh, Bollywood Hungama ...ncompasses the spirit of the original, but has been customised to entice the present-day spectators... full review

Thumbs up by Saumya Sharma, BookmyShow ...Chashme Baddoor is not Chashme Buddoor yet is very enjoyable for the new-age junta.... full review

Thumbs down by Deepa Gahlot, cinemaah ... But is there one memorable moment in it? No. In fact it takes the Chamko detergent selling-scene from the original and ruins it. ... full review

Thumbs down by Mayank Shekhar, Daily Bhaskar ...It’s the sort of stunted, mind-numbing comedy that compels you to judge the person laughing in the seat next to yours.... full review

Thumbs down Deccan Chronicle ...The remake from hell... full review

So-So by Nikhil Arora, Desi Martini ...Ali Zafar and Taapsee are adequate in their roles, even if their chemistry doesn’t “chamko”... full review

So-So by Smita, Desi Martini ...The dialogues are corny and cheesy most times but there are a few laughs to keep you from trashing it completely... full review

So-So by Ameetbhuvan, Desi Martini ...Watch Chashme Baddoor forgetting it is a remake, and even then, the max that you would get is a slightly cleaner comedy that is not just about gay jokes and animals biting you in the crotch, By that standard, yes, this one is a decent watch... full review

So-So by Tushar Joshi, DNA ...Dhawan’s ode to his own songs from the 90’s reminds us of those days when his films were effortless and unapologetic about their style... full review

Thumbs down by Deepa Deosthalee, Film Impressions ...So that you can barely tell Siddharth apart from his friends and Neha (rechristened Seema) isn’t at all a likeable young woman you’re rooting for to pick the right guy.... full review

Thumbs up by Rachit Gupta, Filmfare ...This borderline adult comedy and slapstick fiesta is surprisingly fun.... full review

Thumbs up by Subhash K Jha (IANS), FirstPost ...Dhawan’s film doesn’t take the characters’ contemporary courtship games into areas that would offend the moralists. He knows where to stop.... full review

Thumbs up by Trisha Gupta, FirstPost ...has infectious energy... full review

Thumbs down Free Press Journal ...He may have engineered the crude laughs here but he certainly ain’t gonna get much more than the front-benchers twittering in glee.... full review

So-So by Nupur Barua, fullhyd.com ...Trying to recreate the same aura with Ali Zafar and others is near impossible. ... full review

So-So by Martin D'Souza, Glamsham.com ...Rishi Kapoor as Joseph and Lillete Dubey as Josephine too have a role that begins with a bang, but ends with a whimper. ... full review

Thumbs down by Anupama Chopra, Hindustan Times ...Chashme Buddoor delivers the occasional laugh but the level of the joke is someone slapping someone else or a tired Bollywood reference... full review

So-So by Rajeev Masand, IBN Live ...Still, the new 'Chashme Baddoor' doesn't entirely work because Dhawan appears conflicted between taking the characters on a journey of his making, and sticking to the blueprint of the original film. ... full review

Thumbs up by Swati Deogire, In.com ...‘Chashme Baddoor’ is a fun watch with some rib-tickling chemistry between its male leads!... full review

Thumbs down by Fatema H Kagalwala, India Entertainment ...The film leaves nothing much to write home about or warrant a warm watch either except maybe the endearing characters of Joseph and Josephine played by two actors who can make the most outlandish seem plausible.... full review

So-So by Vinayak Chakravorty, india today ...Tapsee Pannu tries cutting a picture of zest as Seema, but her role - like all the others in this film - is too flippant to let her impress.... full review

Thumbs down by Shubhra Gupta, indian express ...The vibe was youthful, and the trio plus the girl of their dreams were trying hard, and the laughs were flowing.... full review

Thumbs down by Gaurav Malani, indiatimes ...Of the cast, Siddharth tries too hard to be funny but lacks a flair for comedy. He hams hysterically and at times seems sissy in his expressions. ... full review

Thumbs up by Joginder Tuteja, Indicine ...Right from the framing of every shot to the overall editing in the film to the madcap feel that the narrative carries, Chashme Baddoor carries the stamp of a filmmaker who has delivered maximum number of entertainers over last quarter of the century.... full review

Thumbs up by Mohar Basu, koimoi ...The story brilliantly focuses eloquently on the trio’s friendship and bromance keeping the film cheerful and perky.... full review

Thumbs down by Sanjukta Sharma, Live Mint ...The lead characters, Sid (Ali Zafar), Jai (Siddharth) and Omi (Divyendu Sharma) are windbags who wail and yowl every dialogue out, like they are on the throes of extreme physical pain. Their limbs flail.... full review

Thumbs down by Janhavi Samant, MiD DAY ...There is also a romance between single pub-owner Joseph (Rishi Kapoor totally wasted in this role), who the three owe money to, and their single bleeding heart landlady Josephine (Lilette Dubey). ... full review

Thumbs down by Jaidev Hemmady, Movie Talkies ...Known for making masala comedies, David Dhawan takes a classic laugh riot and transforms it into a corny fare... full review

So-So by Divya Solgama, MoviezADDA ...on its own individual basis with good amount of time pass fun... full review

Thumbs down by Karan Anshuman, Mumbai Mirror ...Genelia knock-off newcomer Taapsee Pannu is confident in her debut but has some way to go.... full review

Thumbs down by Saibal Chaterjee, NDTV ...The antics of the motor-mouth male trio at the centre of the rigmarole – Sid (Ali Zafar), Jai (Siddharth) and Omi (Divyendu Sharma) – border on the imbecile, and the one-liners that they direct at each other and at the world at large are delivered at decibel levels so high that that it could rattle even those that are hard of hearing.... full review

Thumbs down by Mansha Rastogi, Now Running.com ...The season stars Rishi Kapoor and Lilette Dubey act brilliantly.... full review

Thumbs down by Sukanya Verma, Rediff ...If the outcome of a remake is to affront everything the original represents then WHY ON EARTH call it Chashme Baddoor? ... full review

So-So by Sonia Chopra, Sify Movies ...The breezy touches include the spunky songs, Niharika Khan's astute styling and occasional dialogue gems that stand out from the clutter.... full review

So-So by Roshmila Bhattacharya, Star Blockbuster ...But enough of courting the ’80s, let’s return to make mischief in today’s times. ... full review

Thumbs down by Swati Rohatgi, STARDUST ...The filmmaker strips all the sweetness out of the story and brings about a brazen new age approach towards falling in love and wooing women.... full review

Thumbs down by Sudhish Kamath, The Hindu ...Not a patch on the classic. Strictly for David Dhawan fans.... full review

Thumbs up by Srijana Mitra Das, Times of India ...But the star remains the story, spicily modernized, yet its salt still that passion for filmi fun, rainy moments, shared chattris, judwaa bhais, overpowering Ma's, red coats-yellow pants (Dhawan clearly enjoying a Govinda flashback), cheap shers, cheaper lusts and triumphant love.... full review

Thumbs down by Mr Care, Upper Stall ...Since you have the choice, watch Sai Paranjpye's Chashme Buddoor if you can. Bar bar, lagaatar.... full review

Thumbs up by Rummana Ahmed, yahoo! India ...David Dhawan’s humour is slapstick but never cringe-worthy... full review

Thumbs up by Ananya Bhattacharya, ZEENEWS.COM ...As an actor, Siddharth has grown over the course of his films, and with every passing one is transforming into a star.... full review