Dilwale - External Reviews

wogma rating: Watch if you have nothing better to do (?)
quick review:

More or less what you expect with a little twist thrown in. Ok fine, a couple of genuine laughs too.

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41 reviewers have given Dilwale an average rating of 2.0/5.0 (?)

9 yays
17 nays
15 so-so

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Thumbs down by Anna MM Vetticad, annavetticadgoes2themovies ...There is not much in the writing of Dilwale that could help these two recreate the sparks that flew between them in their earlier films, but they do radiate warmth for each other, a warmth that wafts off the screen and floats about the air in a sigh-inducing fashion. Each time Shah Rukh and Kajol are together in a frame, you can almost forgive Dilwale for everything else that it ought to have been but is not. ... full review

Thumbs down by Bobby Sing, Bobby Talks Cinema.com ...In all, DILWALE was a big disappointment for me and the only performance I loved watching in it was of Sanjay Mishra, saying his witty one liners in an entertaining style. However if you still wish to know what’s in store here in comparison to the director’s last SRK film, then DILWALE is not even close to Rohit’s CHENNAI EXPRESS that at least had Deepika Padukone as its biggest savior. ... full review

Thumbs up by Taran Adarsh, Bollywood Hungama ...On the whole, DILWALE is akin to a mouthwatering meal that satiates the craving of those who relish masalathons, besides being an absolute treat for SRK-Kajol fans. An unadulterated crowd-pleaser, DILWALE delivers what you expect from a Rohit Shetty film: King-sized entertainment. Go for it! ... full review

So-So by Tushar P. Joshi, Bollywood Life ...Rohit Shetty has tried something different with Dilwale and that’s an effort worth complimenting. Watch Dilwale for Shah Rukh-Kajol’s mesmerising chemistry and that last dialogue in the film that will make you go down the memory lane and realise why they are a jodi made in heaven! ... full review

Thumbs up by Pooja Pande, BookmyShow ...If you’re a Shah Rukh fan, we won’t even bother with a reason. But even if you aren’t, watch it for the magic the hit jodi (pardon the corny cliché) creates. The story is a little filmy, agreed. But the movie pretty much makes up for it in every other vertical. Watch it to remind yourselves that DDLJ,K3G and K2H2 are not just random assemblages of letters. They are a huge part of the history of Bollywood romances. This movie has everything a commercial entertainer must have, and then some more. Having said that, the film manages to give a lot of clichés a miss, which is quite a pleasant surprise. We recommend: do not miss this one! ... full review

So-So by Sushmita Murthy, Deccan Chronicle ...The thing about Dilwale is that it over promises and under delivers. In a bid to chase the Bollywood success formula of a masala flick, which Rohit Shetty undisputedly has cracked over the years, this film tried to pack too many punches in one. As a result, none are strong enough. ... full review

So-So by Aneela Zeb Babar, Desi Martini ...Verdict - Dilwale is silly at the best of times, but it wastes such great talent. ... full review

Thumbs down by Smita Vyas Kumarh, Desi Martini ...Verdict - A weak storyline and silliness galore makes this a very irritating and boring watch. ... full review

Thumbs down by Mohit Patil, Desi Martini ...Verdict - A frustratingly soulless, unfunny dud. Atrocious. ... full review

Thumbs down by Ameet Bhuwan, Desi Martini ...Verdict - Srk Kajol and we deserved better ... full review

Thumbs down by Krish Sripada, Desi Martini ...Verdict - Srk Kajol and we deserved better ... full review

Thumbs down by Sidhant Shori, Desi Martini ...Verdict - Predictable, and borderline unwatchable. ... full review

Thumbs down by Mehak Khurana , Desi Martini ...Verdict - SRK-Kajol's worst outing together, till date. ... full review

Thumbs down by Raja Satish, Desi Martini ...Verdict - Watch it for SRK, Kajol, exotic locales and color-corrected visuals. There's nothing much beyond these! ... full review

So-So by Maulin Parmar, Desi Martini ...Music by Pritam is good. Gerua is a hit. Janam Janam is as well. Emotion song is cool. Tukur Tukur is suitable in the end titles. I don't get the reason why they put that slow song in the last 20 minutes. I mean it's unnecessary. Lyrics by Amitabh Bhattacharya is enjoyable. On the whole, SRK-Kajol lovers have to watch them on the silver screen. I'm sure I don't want to say to Srk's fans to watch this, because they will for sure. Others may find it slow and boring. But, definitely a one time watch in the theater.... full review

Thumbs up by Anish Dilwale Bhagat, Desi Martini ...U can not expect any better comedy and romantic movie than this... Total paisa vasool.... Give it a try... I'm sure u ppl would love the movie ... full review

So-So by Suhail Hasan, Desi Martini ...Overall Review-Well, Dilwale is a good one time watch paisa vasool movie if you are just a random movie lover. But if you are A SRK-Kajol die hard fan, than let me tell you, that this one, will definitely disappoint you. ... full review

Thumbs up by Ashish Diwakar, Desi Martini ...its an entertainer...and you see what do you mean when you say entertainer ! punchlines (loved it ) bit of everything because you gotta impress " sava saw crore" peoples !... full review

Thumbs down by Rishabh Jain, Desi Martini ...Plz rohit shetty spear us _/\_ ur last 3 movie had been such an utter nonsense that I can not even watch ur previous movies now . SRK plz start choosing some sensible and good scripts like fan want to see being versatile ... full review

Thumbs up by Aavishkar Gawande, Desi Martini ...On the whole , Dilwale is a sure shot Winner and a Block Buster . It will set many records but it would be interesting to see if Dilwale manages to dominate Sanjay leela Bhansali’s magnum Opus Bajirao Mastani .Time will tell but now take your family and rush to meet these Dilwale... full review

So-So by Sarita A Tanwar, DNA ...What to do: Dilwale is flawed, but it's right for those who believe that love does conquer it all, actually. ... full review

Thumbs up by Rachit Gupta, Filmfare ...Dilwale is the quintessential popcorn flick. It’s colorful, bright and entertaining. It smartly keeps its play on the SRK-Kajol chemistry (watch out for the brilliant ending). It has fantastic music. Decent laughs too. Definitely worth a dekho. ... full review

Thumbs down by Gayatri Gauri, FirstPost ...Did Mr Shetty tell you that the script was about you and Kajol and how the younger couple would be instrumental in bringing the two of you together? Or did he tell you that you two would sing songs, have one romantic scene and one hate scene, with plenty of cars and bullets thrown in? ... full review

So-So by Johnson Thomas, Free Press Journal ...This is definitely not an original effort, neither does it have any distinctive aspiration. All it does is play-up the familiarity and charm by getting the right mix of actors, events and humorous moments together. A masala entertainer for sure… but certainly not memorable. ... full review

So-So by Zehra Abbas , fullhyd.com ...The title's referencing to DDLJ has created certain expectations, so firstly recalibrate those. Secondly, remember that this is a brownie, not a gateaux. As a matter of fact, when you see Khan and Kajol lip-syncing to "Gerua" on top of an old plane in the middle of nowhere, you'll wonder if it's a hash brownie - watch the film only for the undeniable magic of the leads. ... full review

So-So by Martin D'Souza, Glamsham.com ...There are songs, some dream sequences and some mandatory fight moments. All-in-all, this is good popcorn time-pass for SRK fans. ... full review

Thumbs down by Rohit Vatst, Hindustan Times ...Once you’re over with “dil ka chilka” kind of songs and “King ka aadmi mujhe drugs bechne ko bolta hai” sort of dialogues, you’ll start wondering about the film’s huge canvas and its lack of coherence. Pankaj Tripathi and Mukesh Tiwari’s comic timing is a good thing about Dilwale. In fact, Tiwari and Tripathi are instrumental in making the audience sit through this 135-minute film. ... full review

Thumbs down by RAJEEV MASAND, IBN Live ...Doesn’t help either that the film clocks in at a butt-numbing 155 minutes. I got up to leave at three different points that I imagined were the climax, only to discover that there was still more to come. Never a good sign when you’re looking at your watch instead of the screen. ... full review

So-So by Ananya Bhattacharya, india today ...Dilwale is immensely enjoyable despite an oh-my-god-this-is-so-predictable story. Keep your brains out of the picture, and you have an out-and-out entertainer. Dilwale fits perfectly in the mould of a guilty pleasure. Go indulge! ... full review

Thumbs down by Suhani Singh, india today ...At one point. Varun Sharma rants on the difficulties of wooing a girl, reminding viewers of the ones already heard in Pyaar Ka Punchnama series , and laments about how pricey a movie date in a multiplex is. One can't help but think is Dilwale really worth the ticket and popcorn and fizz. The verdict: It isn't. ... full review

So-So by Surabhi Redkar, koimoi ...Dilwale is not an enjoyable ride all the way. The film has its moments and mainly it is the predictability and cliches that kill it. One of the best scenes between Kajol and Shah Rukh comes right at the end but its too late to save the film then. For its half-entertainment. ... full review

So-So by Shubha Shetty-Saha, MiD DAY ...Even if you are not a Rohit Shetty fan, watch this for the chemistry between SRK and Kajol which refuses to simmer down even after all these years.... full review

So-So by Jaidev Hemmady, Movie Talkies ...Nevertheless, the film is not a bad fare if you buy a ticket with zero expectations or are a die-hard fan of the Khan-Kajol jodi… ... full review

So-So by Saibal Chatterjee, NDTV ...There is more hate and distrust in Dilwale than love. No amount of good-natured clowning and old school romance can save it from sinking into a deep pit a patchiness. ... full review

Thumbs down by Raja Sen, Rediff ...Even the car stunts -- something Shetty is known for -- are unoriginal, coming to us from Goldeneye and The Fast And The Furious movies, and so Dilwale, which, in its convoluted, sloppy fashion, tries to pay homage to Mukul Anand's Hum -- a highly compelling action melodrama -- was always going to be an uphill climb. ... full review

Thumbs up by Sonia Chopra, Sify Movies ...The filmmaker has never been a fan of subtlety and so the dialogue is obvious and background score remains relentless. He retains collaboration with cinematographer Dudley, who gives us some lovely snatches of Bulgaria and Goa. ... full review

Thumbs up by Jyothi Venkatesh, Star Blockbuster ...Last Word: Though it has a predictable and cliché plot, it is watchable as it is entertaining and will score over Bajirao Mastani at the box office.... full review

Thumbs down by Namrata Joshi, The Hindu ...Varun overdoes it. SRK is hemmed in, Kajol tries too hard. Pankaj Tripathi, now what is an actor like that doing there? Only one having a good time is Sanjay Mishra. Also, just as an aside, SRK looks great in the stubbly avatar. He should stay unshaven forever. ... full review

So-So by Meena Iyer, Times of India ...Where Comedy Nights with Kapil and Comedy Nights Bachao are staples, Rohit Shetty is big boss! So just LOL! Or even better just seek solace in SRK's outstretched arms. ... full review

Thumbs down by Karan Bali, Upper Stall ...Technically, for all the money spent, the film’s mounting looks garish and tacky as if the filmmaker wants every color in every frame. The songs are so-so but picturized rather poorly and do little than bring the narrative to a grinding halt each time they come. The frantic camera movements, over-cut action sequences and a loud, loud sound design coupled with a hugely overblown background score try their best to cover up a substance-less narrative but fail miserably. ... full review

Thumbs up by Ritika Handoo, ZEENEWS.COM ...Also, comic fillers by class actor Sanjay Mishra, Boman Irani and Johny Lever is enjoyable. Comedy is cent percent Rohit Shetty style and 'Fukrey' actor Varun Sharma too plays his sidekick part with full conviction. ... full review