Ladies VS Ricky Bahl - External Reviews

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

Wow! Is the film fraternity celebrating woman's month or something? While Ladies Vs Ricky Bahl is no where close to bringing all things feminine to screen as The Dirty Picture was, Ladies Vs Ricky Bahl does attempt at portraying various shades of women without stereotyping or caricaturing them. Yet, though the film is interesting it is not entertaining enough.



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39 reviewers have given Ladies VS Ricky Bahl an average rating of 2.4/5.0 (?)

9 yays
11 nays
19 so-so

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So-So by Mayank Shekhar, ...At worst, the film remains then a yawn inducing, half explained romance; at best, it’s an effortless watch all the way.... full review

So-So by Stefan S, A Nutshell Review ...Ladies vs Ricky Bahl was quite the roller coaster ride narratively, and it's really thanks to the leading actors' chemistry that saved the film from becoming a downer... full review

Thumbs up by Anna Vetticad, annavetticadgoes2themovies ...And each of the ladies fits their role to a T.... full review

So-So by Naresh Deoshi, Apun Ka Choice ...the film has an interesting plot and director Maneesh Sharma doesn’t let your interest wane for the first half... full review

Thumbs down by Bobby Sing, Bobby Talks ...They should have made it minus the songs and romance. Below expectations.... full review

Thumbs up by Steven Baker, Bolly Spice ...As you would expect from YRF, the film scores points in getting the finer details right. The presentation of the urban spaces of Delhi, Mumbai and Lucknow, and the characters that inhabit them, is spot on. ... full review

So-So by Taran Adarsh, Bollywood Hungama ...the screenplay [Devika Bhagat] isn't able to tap the potential that the plot provides... full review

So-So by Saumya Sharma, BookmyShow ...The ladies however were all a surprise package, from newcomer Parineeti Chopra who plays a loud college going girl to Dipannita Sharma Atwal who plays a no-nonsense corporate executive to the very gullible Aditi Sharma who proved her mettle as Rajjo in Pankaj Kapur’s Mausam.... full review

So-So by Charu A Mahesh, Buzz in Town is in the second half that Devika Bhagat and Habib Faisal screenplay loses pace, looks stretched and becomes predictable... full review

So-So by Yusuf Poonawala, Desi Martini ...It is his script which lets him down in the post interval portions. ... full review

Thumbs up by Smita, Desi Martini ...The music is strictly ok though I thought the Goa nightclub number was wonderfully done... full review

So-So by Ameetbhuvan, Desi Martini ...Unlike Band Baja, the script has innumerable loopholes taking the film into a mediocre spiral post interval... full review

Thumbs up by Soumyadipta Banerjee, DNA ...The real star of the film is of course the trio of conned girls out there seeking revenge —Parineeti Chopra, Dipannita Sharma and Aditi Sharma.... full review

Thumbs down by Deepa Gahlot, Film Impressions ...never gets wickedly humorous, or achieves a sense of challenge and risk; neither does it get sympathy for the girls... full review

So-So by Rachit Gupta, Filmfare ...The story seems like a hybrid between Jeffrey Archer's Not A Penny More Not A Penny Less and Quentin Tarantino's Death Proof.... full review

So-So by Deepa Garimella, ...There's little left for Ranveer to do, and he uses this time off to play eye candy, flaunting his abs and all.... full review

Thumbs down by Martin D' Souza, ...Ranvir is a confident lad. After BAND BAAJA BAARAAT, he continues to impress. Style, acting, screen presence, he has it all. ... full review

Thumbs down by Somak Basu, ...Band Baaja Baaraat was one of the best movies of last year while LVRB is a decent fare... full review

So-So by Rajeev Masand, IBN Live ...It’s an easily watchable film with much to smile about. Pity it could’ve been so much more fun. ... full review

Thumbs up by Fatema H Kagalwala, India Entertainment ...entertaining within its own confines.... full review

Thumbs down by Kaveree Bamzai, india today ...I do wish Ranveer and Anushka would stop smiling at each other so much. ... full review

Thumbs down by Shubhra Gupta, indian express ...a film which is more blah than Bahl... full review

Thumbs down by Sanjukta Sharma, Live Mint ...Ladies vs Ricky Bahl is an unintentional genre-bender— the romantic drowning the con man in boring reform mode. What an unnecessary hijack.... full review

So-So by Shubha Shetty-Saha, MiD DAY ...However, the movie manages to keep you engaged, more so when the ladies are busy plotting and working furiously to carry out their sinister ideas against their common enemy.... full review

So-So Mixed Bag ...The smart lines by Habib Faisal have really added spark to the characters of Chaddha, Bahl and Desai - strictly in that order. ... full review

So-So Movie Talkies ...While the film's premise is a fine one, the problem with Ladies vs Ricky Bahl is that its two stars, Anushka and Ranveer, don't quite seem to have shaken off the airs of their earlier role.... full review

Thumbs down by Karan Anshuman, Mumbai Mirror ...Maneesh Sharma's second film mirrors the chemistry between Ranveer and Anushka: faux, unconvincing, slapdash, and much too hurried. His ... full review

Thumbs down by Anjuri Nayar, Mumbai Mirror ...strictly for Ranveer-Anushka fans. ... full review

Thumbs up by Mansha Rastogi, Now ...may not be another Band Baaja Baaraat but undeniably calls for a good one time watch!... full review

Thumbs down by Raja Sen, Rediff ...But while Faisal delivers a few good lines, he isn't to blame for Devika Bhagat's sluggish script. A very predictable con-versus-con film can be made enjoyable, but it needs to be breezy and engaging... full review

So-So by Shilpa Jamkhandikar, Reuters ...I wish Sharma had been a bit more adventurous with this film, given he was riding on the success of his last film “Band Baaja Baaraat”.... full review

Thumbs up by Ruchi Mehta, Roochster ...might not appeal to a lot of guys but most girls will love it even though it is predictable.... full review

So-So by Sonia Chopra, Sify Movies ...a film that makes for decent viewing, but could have avoided the embarrassing cop-out in the end.... full review

Thumbs up by K N Gupta, ...Yash Raj Films adds another feather to its hat in the tradition of producing such rom-coms.... full review

So-So StarBoxOffice ...The movie relies largely on the chemistry between Anushka and Ranveer and they sprinkle their magic once again.... full review

So-So by Swati Rohatgi, STARDUST ...The film kickstarts on an impressive note with Parineeti holding the reigns and leading the film to an entertaining high.... full review

So-So by Nikhat Kazmi, Times of India ...What does work in favour of the film are its performances and its non-hysterical tenor.... full review

Thumbs down by Reel Reptile, Upper Stall ...Anushka Sharma must now work hard to exit her own shadow - one that she has so expertly created over the last few years, for danger of being stereotyped, and maybe return to her roots…a Rab Ne Bana Di Jodi, maybe? ... full review

Thumbs up ZEENEWS.COM ...A good option to get entertained this weekend and reconnect with the BBB jodi for some laughter and foot stomping again!... full review