Chillar Party - External Reviews

wogma rating: Pride of your DVD shelf (?)
quick review:

I loved this "white chaddi" revolution. Does it matter, whether the chaddis (underwear) are pink or white, and whether they are the ladies' variety or kids'? Maybe kids can't start a revolution and what they want or think doesn't really matter. But, what if they took that extra step to make it matter? Would we stop it? I wouldn't which is why I fell for the Chillar Party. And yes, yes, Sallu bhai, you have surprised me, in a very, very pleasant way!



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35 reviewers have given Chillar Party an average rating of 3.7/5.0 (?)

21 yays
4 nays
10 so-so

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Thumbs up by Nikhil Kumar, Apun Ka Choice ...Unadulterated Fun... full review

Thumbs up by Taran Adarsh, Bollywood Hungama ...A story of grit and determination, it works not just as an entertainer, but also advocates a message rather strongly... full review

Thumbs up Daily Bhaskar ...The heartwarming piece of reality is a family entertainer as it gives a deeper insight into the world of kids.... full review

Thumbs up by Ankur, Desi Martini ...this party rocks... full review

Thumbs up by Smita, Desi Martini ...Chillar Party is the rainbow in the sky this weekend. ... full review

Thumbs up by Shakti Salgaokar, DNA ...The characters demonstrate innocence and maturity at the same time and effortlessly carry the film forward through the multiple twists and turns the plot takes... full review

Thumbs up by Deepa Gahlot, Film Impressions ...he kids vs adults war is fun and the inherent sweetness of the film covers up for the excessive melodrama of thesecond half. ... full review

Thumbs up by Deepa Deosthalee, Film Impressions ...For the kids' performances and the mushy exposition, Chillar Party is worth a watch. ... full review

Thumbs up by Nupur Barua, ...The children are not too sweet, and neither are they too obnoxious. They are just kids, and the actors portraying the characters are nothing short of brilliant.... full review

Thumbs up by Pankaj Sabnani, ...You cannot just stop yourself from clapping and laughing your guts out on several occasions.... full review

Thumbs up by Divya Solgama, ...Kids like Akram [Rohan], Encyclopedia [Sanath], Silencer [Vedant], Shaolin [Divij], Aflatoon [Aarav], Toothpaste [Sherya], Second Hand [Visshesh] have done their part superbly. But one will love Jhangiya [Naman], Panauti [Chinmay] & Phatka { Master Irrfan Khan} in the film. ... full review

Thumbs up by Shubha Shetty-Saha, MiD DAY ...The children, especially Irfan who plays Phatka, are so real and endearing that at times I felt like reaching out to them and giving them a 'good job done' hug.... full review

Thumbs up Movie Talkies ...The child actors are undoubtedly the stars of the show and all of them pitch in with charming performances. ... full review

Thumbs up by Saibal Chatterjee, NDTV ...The child actors are outright naturals. Don’t be surprised if many of these names crop up on film credits for years to come. ... full review

Thumbs up by Satyen K Bordoloi, Now ...small film, huge heart and talent ... full review

Thumbs up by Mansha Rastogi, Now ...ou should not miss this Chillar! Do watch it for its sheer brilliance. ... full review

Thumbs up by Preeti Arora, Rediff ...Do watch this, unless of course you hate kids.... full review

Thumbs up by Sonia Chopra, Sify Movies ...They make you deeply connect with the characters (including scene-stealer Bhidu the dog) and their cause -- see if you eyes don't moisten towards the end. ... full review

Thumbs up by Janhvi Patel, StarBoxOffice ...Everything is portrayed with a lot of heart and sincerity. Yet, it never gets preachy. The movie makes you laugh and it also brings tears to your eyes. ... full review

Thumbs up by Mr Care, Upper Stall ...We’re at a time when well-made and honest films that chart an alternate path to mainstream Bollywood are hugely welcome, more so if they are accessible at some level or the other.... full review

Thumbs up by SpiceZee Bureau, ZEENEWS.COM its adroitness, it is much more mature than 99 percent of the films ever made in India. And that, you`ll reckon, is no `small` achievement.... full review

So-So by Anna Vetticad, annavetticadgoes2themovies ...while the film is clearly well intentioned, I must say I’m concerned about the subliminal messages it is sending out about power equations in households.... full review

So-So by Nandita Dutta, DearCinema ...There are lessons of kindness, care, loyalty, co-existence and the like... full review

So-So by Danish Bagdadi, Desi Martini ...Could Have Been Smarter ... full review

So-So by Manu Agrawal, Desi Martini ...Chillar vasool... full review

So-So by Rony D'costa, Desi Martini ...You can rarely go wrong when you make films with dogs & children.... full review

So-So by Mayank Shekhar, Hindustan Times ...You still wish these kids well. So to the others who will go, watch this short film, extended to a full length feature, if they must.... full review

So-So by Rajeev Masand, IBN Live ...drags on endlessly... full review

So-So by Shubhra Gupta, indian express ...Despite the cartoony swipes, and the thundering track underlying every scene, ‘Chillar Party’ proves that it is entirely possible to make a smart children’s film, with good production values, with kids seen to be having a blast.... full review

So-So by Sudhish Kamath, The Hindu ...You mean to say kids watching this film won't understand or be able to handle any conflict bigger than a dog in danger?... full review

So-So by Kunal Guha, yahoo! India ...the screenplay is tight enough to hold your attention, even without the lure of a recognizable star or the attraction of an earth-shattering story.... full review

Thumbs down by Payal, Desi Martini ...enjoyable in parts... full review

Thumbs down by Komal Nahta, koimoi ...Watch it for the kids and the comedy; not to forget Ranbir Kapoor’s dance!... full review

Thumbs down by Sanjukta Sharma, Live Mint ...The only weakness of this film, and it’s a weakness that spells its doom, is the writers’ naive portrayal of childhood for an overwhelming emotional message... full review

Thumbs down by Nikhat Kazmi, Times of India ...Filmmakers need to realize Indian tweens are extremely smart and fed on a regular diet of Cartoon Network and roller-coaster Hollywood kiddie's flicks.... full review