De Taali - External Reviews

wogma rating: Watch when on TV (?)
quick review:

A 2.5 hour long movie. With about an hour's worth of smiles, laughs and hard-core laughter filled in. All because of fresh dialogue and awesome comic timing. You have to be willing to tolerate the many out of place songs and the "sheeeeesh" climax though.

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20 reviewers have given De Taali an average rating of 1.5/5.0 (?)

3 yays
11 nays
6 so-so

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Thumbs down by Nikhil Kumar, Apun Ka Choice ...‘De Taali’ has fine performances from the leading cast, who, at moments, even rise above the mediocre script to hold a viewer’s interest.... full review

Thumbs down by Baradwaj Rangan, Blogical Conclusion, The New Sunday Express ...De Taali is a sprawling, shambling, and rather strange mess that gets going, most unexpectedly, with a few sharply shaped observations on how friendships evolve over time.... full review

Thumbs down by Daliya Daspurkayastha, Bollywood Mantra ...Riteish Deshmukh has again showed his prowess in handling comedy genre.... full review

So-So by Fatema H Kagalwala, Business of Cinema ...The film shifts gears too fast... full review

Thumbs down by Martin D'souza, Glamsham.com ...Riteish Deshmukh is adorable.... full review

So-So by Khalid Mohamed, Hindustan Times ...And when Ayesha Takia mimics Mr Deshmukh, she’s a delight; her laughter and smile are infectious.... full review

So-So by Rajeev Masand, IBN Live ...However the film meanders mindlessly in its second half, digressing from the basic premise... full review

Thumbs down by Taran Adarsh, IndiaFM ...E. Niwas doesn't get in right this time.... full review

Thumbs down by Gaurav Malani, indiatimes ...The film seems to be shot and edited in patches and the continuity lapses clearly show... full review

Thumbs up by Harshita Kohli, indya.com ...Especially his scenes when he falls hopelessly in love with his girlfriends is hilarious... full review

So-So by Siuranjana Nandi, M TV ...it's probably the same boring dal chawal you've grown up eating – but you know that it never goes out of style.... full review

Thumbs up Movie Talkies ...The performances are great and for a change all the lead actors seem to be in their element.... full review

Thumbs down by Mayank Shekhar, NDTV ...Everything merely goes berserk only in the latter half, really.... full review

Thumbs down by Subhash K Jha, Now Running.com ...The jokes on Alcoholics Anonymous are hopelessly inadequate and better left alone.... full review

Thumbs down by Hanumant Bhansali, Radio Sargam ...De Taali lacks the punch, the fun, the pace, the dialogues and most importantly the script... full review

Thumbs up by Swati R Chaudhary, Rediff ...Riteish is lovable as the impish Paglu. Watch out for the scene when he takes potshots at Ram Gopal Varma Ki Aag.... full review

So-So by Sonia Chopra, Sify Movies ...The humour in the film is omnipresent and not loud and crass like other comedies of late.... full review

So-So by Lasapriya Sundaram, Times Now ...De Taali is let down first & foremost by a weak script. However, it is saved by the performances... full review

Thumbs down by Nikhat Kazmi, Times of India ...The film gets too long and repetitive, even though it has its funny moments... full review