Dil Bole Hadippa - External Reviews

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Is there a quota system at Yash Raj Films? Under which they assign a certain voluminous budget to no-script scripts? What is it that makes these one-liners with lofty, sappy aims into full-fledged, feature-length, films of no less than 2.5 hours!?

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36 reviewers have given Dil Bole Hadippa an average rating of 1.5/5.0 (?)

7 yays
21 nays
8 so-so

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Thumbs up by Amodini, Amodini's Movie Reviews ...While the biggest downer was the predictability, the whole pseudo-patriotic theme got pretty annoying too.... full review

Thumbs down by N K Deoshi, Apun Ka Choice ...Debutant director Anurag Singh has tried to play it safe and crammed in every ingredient he could... full review

Thumbs up by Khalid Mohamed, aslibaat.com ...The use of way-high top shots and the swooping jimmy jib is particularly irritating.... full review

So-So by Roshni Mulchandani, Bolly Spice ...Performance wise, Rani Mukherjee is back and how. Not only does she look incredible but manages to hold the entire film together. ... full review

So-So by Daliya Ghose, Bollywood Mantra ...Shahid Kapur was undoubtedly good. He played his part well. No one can find any flaw in his performance.... full review

So-So by Anand Vaishnav, Buzz18 ...Home » Movies » REVIEW: Dil Bole Hadippa REVIEW: Dil Bole Hadippa Watch it for Rani's charm and Shahid's Bollywood style 'Herogiri' By Anand Vaishnav . Buzz18 Sep 18, 2009 Comments [0] E-mail REVIEW: Dil Bole Hadippa RELATED NEWS * When Rani woke up Shahid * Rani campaigns for Hadippa! * Hadippa is not women-centric: Shahid * Pritam: I am the David Dhawan of music * Rani Mukerji: I liked showing off my body Dil Bole Hadippa is interestingly releasing at a time when the sporting world is debating controversial athlete Caster Semenya's gender. This is in no way to suggest that Dil Bole Hadippa is a social commentary on gender bias in cricket. In fact the movie is not even a sports flick. It's a lighthearted Punjabi comedy with bits of romance, cricket, music and some good, Indian values thrown in. Dil Bole Hadippa opens on a familiar note. In the first 15 minutes we are given a journey down Veer Zara's sarson ke khet, a Rab Ne Bana Di Jodi style gururdwara, a sporty DDLJ style entry for Shahid Kapoor, Chak De India's coaching camp and a Dhoom 2 poster stuck permanently in the background. Apart from this the film is sprinkled with several references to classic Bollywood blockbusters. But most of these are done with heart and genuine love for Hindi cinema – which is why you don't mind them. The story of Veera Kaur (Rani Mukerji) who disguises herself as Veer for a chance at playing cricket is something of a female version Rab Ne Bana Di Jodi. Her coach is the England returned Rohan (Shahid Kapoor) whose dream is to resurrect his father's flagging T-20 team. The cricket angle in the film is in the backdrop of an Indo-Pak friendship series called Aman Cup. There is also a love story between Shahid and the real Rani, that acts as a filler between all the sporting action. Most of Dil Bole Hadippa relies on the confidence of the lead pair. Their charming enthusiasm and ability to infuse energy into the erratic screenplay is the movie's biggest trump card.... full review

So-So desi hits ...The screenplay is captivating only in the second half. ... full review

Thumbs down by Aniruddha Guha, DNA ...Director Anurag Singh hardly gives an indication of his ability to direct in a film that's anything but original.... full review

Thumbs down by Samrat Sharma, fullhyd.com ...none of the team members have any characters. That's not to say that they are one-dimensional - it's just that they are extras cast to stand around, and that's it.... full review

Thumbs down by Martin D'Souza, Glamsham.com ... It's a remix of Rab Ne Bana Di Jodi and Chak De, both Yash Raj films. ... full review

Thumbs down by Rajeev Masand, IBN Live ...The actress lets herself go with an unhinged, uninhibited turn that showcases her fearlessness as a performer.... full review

Thumbs down by Kaveree Bamzai, india today ...There's lot of sugarcane sucking, buffalo bashing, Shahid speaking in a mysterious American accent though he's from England, and navel gazing... full review

Thumbs down india.com ...There are no sparks, not the slightest sign of chemistry, between Shahid and Rani. ... full review

Thumbs down by Taran Adarsh, IndiaFM ...DIL BOLE HADIPPA has a patchy script. It's interesting initially, but takes the beaten path later. ... full review

Thumbs down by Shubhra Gupta, indian express ...Even that much-hyped bikini shot has no charge. ... full review

Thumbs down by Gaurav Malani, indiatimes ...Chak De India is revisited as Rohan coaches the village team for victory. Amidst guided tours in sarso ke khet and Punjab da dhaba ... full review

So-So Indicine ...The climax including the match, is well direction and manages to make an impact.... full review

Thumbs down by Suhel Banerjee, Mind At Work ...The only difference between us is you will now move to another tab perhaps with some pity for me, and I will spend the next hour or so watching the movie as I don't have the review to keep me busy any more.... full review

Thumbs up Movie Talkies ...the film's story does call for suspending one's sense of judgment.... full review

Thumbs down by Mr. Inketi, Mr. Inketis Weblog ...It also takes dilboleHadippa_Poster2infinite imagination for a director, Aashish Singh, to make a film with no story and make it last for close to 2 and 1/2 hours.... full review

So-So by Anupama Chopra, NDTV ...She becomes Veer, the most delicate Sardar you’ve ever seen, and joins the team... full review

Thumbs down by Ashok Nayak, Now Running.com ...The first half of the movie is slow paced, but does have a moment or two worth of chuckles and a sizzling item number by Rakhi Sawant. ... full review

Thumbs down by Subhash K Jha, Now Running.com ...lacks bite and humou... full review

Thumbs down by The Vigil Idiot, Off the Record...On the Net ..."Man it's hard being a girl pretending to be a boy. . Even though I haven't so much as changes voices between my characters... full review

Thumbs down by ~UH~, Passion for Cinema ...The black bhainslo – The most important character of the film, the anchor, the connection. It had a dialogue or two, which am sure the cattle class would decipher easily.... full review

Thumbs up by Irene Nexica, Planet Bollywood ...With all the emphasis lately on finding actresses under 20 for 40-something leading men, it’s important that she’s still around to add the mature depth she brings to the silliness.... full review

So-So by Hanumant Bhansali, Radio Sargam ...The climax of the movie is outstanding and ends with what was expected- a Cricket Match between India v/s Pakistan.... full review

Thumbs up real bollywoood ...The only two spoilsports in the sporty film are Sherlyn Chopra and Rakhi Sawant.... full review

Thumbs down by Sukanya Verma, Rediff ...Shahid with his trademark restraint and almost-a-superstar screen presence does well as the leader of a mostly inconspicuous brat pack.... full review

Thumbs down SearchIndia.com ...Shahid Kapoor slips into the role of son, cricket coach, and lover effortlessly. He was the only saving grace of this boring shit. But the same can’t be said of Rani Mukerji.... full review

Thumbs up by Sonia Chopra, Sify Movies ...Dil Bole... relays its messages effectively but tries to fold in too many—there’s the supporting of gender equality, then of Indo-Pak relations, chest-thumping patriotism and so on.... full review

Thumbs down by Manish Gaekwad, StarBoxOffice ...Rani Mukerji does pull it off as only a Yashraj character can. Why did we buy Shah Rukh Khan’s duplicity in Rab Ne Bana Di Jodi... full review

Thumbs down by Avijit Ghosh, Times of India ...Masquerades have been a time-honoured method in Hindi films where heroines lived out their more rebellious selves.... full review

So-So by The Thirdman, Upper Stall ...The weakest and most unbelievable part of the film is the climactic match, which stretches logic and credibility beyond breaking point... full review

Thumbs up by SpiceZee Bureau, ZEENEWS.COM ...Good this one had no one else but Rani Mukerji, who could actually save the film from being a total flop show. ... full review