Do Dooni Chaar - External Reviews

wogma rating: The keen should rent; else TV (?)
quick review:

Stories from the lives of the middle class, a generation gap where the children want to move up to the next level in socio-economic ladder. Sounds boring and is too. But the relationships are warm and the issues are real. Unfortunately there is a patch in between which makes the film a drag. That along with the preaching takes away from the crisp film it could have been.

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34 reviewers have given Do Dooni Chaar an average rating of 4.5/5.0 (?)

27 yays
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7 so-so

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Thumbs up by Aparajita Ghosh, Apun Ka Choice ...Simple, humorous, and totally relatable, Do Dooni Chaar is a small film with a big heart. ... full review

So-So by Bobby Sing, Bobby Talks Cinema.com ...The script is written intelligently incorporating many real life incidents with which a common man can easily relate to.... full review

So-So by Roshni Mulchandani, Bolly Spice ...honest plot and performances. ... full review

Thumbs up by Taran Adarsh, Bollywood Hungama ...tight and interesting script which abounds in real-life situations that have been presented with utmost conviction... full review

Thumbs up Bollywood Mantra ...After so much terror and loud movies, ‘Do Dooni Chaar’ comes as a cool breeze.... full review

Thumbs up by Avneet Ghai, BookmyShow ...After thirty years, the glorious couple has returned to the silver screen with a bang!... full review

Thumbs up by Blessy Chettiar, DNA ...Kapoor's comic timing is spectacular, while his better half looks adorable.... full review

Thumbs up by Deepa Deosthalee, Film Impressions ...Faisal makes sharp observations about not just the education system and how shabbily our society treats teachers, but also just how difficult it is for a man to stick to his values against the odds of modern life. ... full review

So-So by Deepa Gahlot, Film Impressions ...Neetu Kapoor looks sweet and simple but doesn’t have much to chew on -- in keeping with the housewife image, she is seen constantly cooking and cleaning. ... full review

Thumbs up by Devesh Sharma, Filmfare ...film’s message is that one shouldn’t lose one’s common decency and integrity over pursuit of material happiness isn’t shoved down our throat but comes at its own pace... full review

So-So by Deepa Garimella, fullhyd.com ...The film would have been more feel-good if the heart-warming ending was dilated ... full review

Thumbs up by Mayank Shekhar, Hindustan Times ...There is no such thing as the self-sufficient Indian middle class anymore... full review

Thumbs up by Rajeev Masand, IBN Live ...much of the film is accompanied by a voice-over that is jarring, and a background score that leaves your head throbbing... full review

Thumbs up by Kaveree Bamzai, india today ...It's a lovely slice of life, which makes you laugh out loud on more than one occasion. ... full review

Thumbs up by Gaurav Malani, indiatimes ... Director Habib Faisal resorts to minimalism in narrating a decent and delectable family drama. ... full review

So-So by Komal Nahta, koimoi ...Habib Faisal’s direction, like his script, belies the fact that he makes his debut with this film. His narration is interesting and goes well with the script... full review

Thumbs up by Sanjukta Sharma , Live Mint ...hilarious situations unfurl, leading to a climax which is rather clumsy and melodramatic compared with the overall tone of the film. ... full review

Thumbs up Movie Talkies ...Director Faisal impresses with his writing as well as with his directorial skills... full review

Thumbs up by Minty Tejpal, Mumbai Mirror ...Do Dooni Char is cast very well, and the ensemble of actors does a great job, worthy of the delightfully written script.... full review

Thumbs up by Anupama Chopra, NDTV ...Do Dooni Char is cast very well, and the ensemble of actors does a great job, worthy of the delightfully written script.... full review

Thumbs up by Noyon Jyoti Parasara, Now Running.com ...Among messages like honesty and truth the movie also sends out a clear message on importance of teachers and how respectful a profession it is.... full review

So-So by Namrata Joshi, Outlook India ...Instead of playing the film as some kind of a starry comeback of Rishi-Neetu, the director keeps their presence low-key.... full review

Thumbs up by Magik, Passion for Cinema ...It first reminded me of my dad’s first shiny blue Bajaj Sunny, which he later taught me how to drive.... full review

Thumbs up by Preeti Arora, Rediff ...Set in a one-bedroom flat in Delhi [ Images ], Do Dooni Char is successfully recreates the middle-class ethos. T... full review

Thumbs up by Shilpa Jamkhandikar, Reuters ...in spite of the good performances by all four main characters, you feel like the director is trying too hard to make a particular scene touching or funny... full review

Thumbs up by Khalid Mohamed, Review and views uncensored ...Utterly believable and peppered with home truths, the dramaturgy brings you close to the pleasures and the pains of the family.... full review

Thumbs up by Sonia Chopra, Sify Movies ...unhurried and thorough... full review

Thumbs up by K N Gupta, SmasHits.com ...succeeds in providing every possible ingredient from crisis to comic to romance .... full review

Thumbs up by Janhvi Patel, StarBoxOffice ...Aditi Vasudev is excellent as Payal Duggal, expressing the dissatisfaction and maturity of her character.... full review

Thumbs up by K K Rai, STARDUST ...Rishi Kapoor has done excellent work in the film, which is more in the mould of Rishikesh Mukherjee’s work of earlier era than anything we call of Gen X... full review

Thumbs up by Nikhat Kazmi, Times of India ...Do Dooni Chaar should be mandatory viewing for the teaching community. The film shall make them feel good. ... full review

So-So by TheThirdMan, Upper Stall ...the sporadic small touch or the occasional little moment particularly between Rishi Kapoor and Neetu Singh with the odd smart dialogue does work but finally the second half with a preachy finale after a decent enough first half does the film in.... full review

Thumbs up by SpiceZee Bureau, ZEENEWS.COM ...Rishi surprises with his amazing comic timing and Neetu looks every bit gorgeous in her new avatar. ... full review