Matru Ki Bijli Ka Mandola - External Reviews

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

Matru Ki Bijli Ka Mandola is th typical political satire drill. The only difference is an ace act by Pankaj Kapur, 2-3 wonderfully insightful dialogues, and some feisty, witty lines.



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45 reviewers have given Matru Ki Bijli Ka Mandola an average rating of 2.4/5.0 (?)

11 yays
12 nays
22 so-so

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So-So by Stefan S , A Nutshell Review ...It's episodic in fashion, with facing of the film kept erratic, which served its purpose in providing time to contemplate and absorb the multiple turns, and riding on adrenaline in its quirkier moments mostly involving a pink buffalo, but sometimes having too much of a good thing repeated may backfire and make it creep into the boring, one-note territory.... full review

Thumbs down by amodini, Amodini's Movie Reviews ...This film is best when not watched. If you must, save yourself the trip to the theatre and wait for the DVD.... full review

So-So by Anna MM Vetticad , annavetticadgoes2themovies ...too often it feels like MKBKM is trying way too hard.... full review

So-So by Troy Ribeiro, Apun Ka Choice ..."Matru Ki Bijlee Ka Mandola" may not have a universal appeal, but it is thoroughly entertaining.... full review

So-So by Bobby Sing, Bobby Talks ...The film works in its initial moments till one is not aware of what is actually there in its storyline or content. But as the things gets revealed and you get to know that its nothing path-breaking as far as the plot is concerned and has got the same old predictable traces of love and revolt (reminding of MACBETH too), then one starts losing his interest and expects the least.... full review

So-So by Shalu Dhyani, Bolly Spice ...The film is quirky in both a good and bad way. At times absurd, at times too clever for its own good. ... full review

Thumbs down by Taran Adarsh, Bollywood Hungama ...MATRU KI BIJLEE KA MANDOLA holds your attention in parts, but that's not enough. The first half is lackluster, while the post-interval part catches some steam.... full review

So-So by Latika Payak, Bollywood Life ...While the pace or twists are nothing to boast of, we appreciate the way Bhardwaj has kept the rustic flavour intact all through the movie.... full review

Thumbs down by Malvika Rao, BookmyShow ...The characters had so much potential, if only they would have been developed. Performances were superlative, but what’s the point when the story is haphazard.... full review

Thumbs down by Deepa Gahlot, cinemaah ...Vishal Bharadwaj tries absurd comedy with Matru Ki Bijlee Ka Mandola and does not quite pull it off.... full review

So-So by Mayank Shekhar, Daily Bhaskar ...The film’s main quarrel is actually very genuine and real. It strongly reflects our times.... full review

So-So by Rony Dcosta, Desi Martini ...Entertain, educate or inspire? Nobody’s knows. It is neither a quirky comedy nor a satire on the state of our nation. ... full review

Thumbs up by Smita, Desi Martini ...An over the top crazy movie with a message which gets slightly lost in the mayhem... full review

Thumbs up by Ameetbhuvan, Desi Martini ...Absurd, witty and strongly political, this one is a dcent watch... full review

So-So by Kshitij, Desi Martini ...This one is miles away from the masterpieces that VB has crafted & though he puts in a decent attempt, he tries too hard to be quirky, to a point where it just looks senseless at times.... full review

So-So by Deepa Deosthalee, Film Impressions ...The ingredients are right, but there’s a slip somewhere between the idea, the writing and the enactment, so that what should have been a moment of utter lunacy is just a self-conscious set-up.... full review

Thumbs up by Rachit Gupta, Filmfare ...Matru Ki Bijlee Ka Mandola is oddball entertainment at its best. ... full review

Thumbs up by Vivek Kaul, FirstPost ...To be able to deal with so many ‘serious’ issues plaguing India today and do it in a funny way, takes some doing.... full review

Thumbs up by Kritika Deval , ...The screenplay and the cinematography are nearly faultless. Everything you see looks lovely, with all shots executed with precision. ... full review

Thumbs down by Martin D'Souza, ...This is the simple plot, but Bhardwaj confuses you. He serves you a delectable dish and wants you to eat it with your hand going behind your head and the fingers trying to push the food in. It can be quite taxing! ... full review

So-So by Divya Solgama, ...Dum hain in terms of Pankaj Kapoor’s brilliant performance, crazy first half, good songs, etc. But all the Dum fizzles out as the movie progresses with never ending second half full of boredom and predictable scenes.... full review

So-So by Anupama Chopra, Hindustan Times ...Matru ki Bijlee ka Mandola feels like a puzzle in which all the pieces don’t fit. Its idiosyncrasies are both its strength and its undoing.... full review

Thumbs up by Rajeev Masand, IBN Live ...Vishal Bhardwaj gives us a film that's enjoyable and relevant in equal measure... full review

Thumbs down by Swati Deogire, ...An array of remarkable characters seem to go unnoticed because of a shoddy screenplay.... full review

So-So by Vinayak Chakravorty, india today ...The build-up is superb, and the narrative leaves ample room for each character to grow on you. But the film crumbles in the climax, giving you an end that is too filmy for satisfaction... full review

So-So by Shubhra Gupta, indian express ...The film passed me by in the first hour. It enticed me back again in the second half. But not enough to make me forget the inert prologue... full review

So-So by Roshni Devi, koimoi ...If you’re a Vishal Bhardwaj fan, be prepared for a fare that’s different from his dark, moody style. The fun and songs should keep you going though.... full review

Thumbs down by Swati Rohatgi, mag4you ...Matru Ki Bijlee Ka Mandola works purely for Pankaj Kapur. On the story front it is predictable and disappointing.... full review

Thumbs down Movie Talkies ...Though the movie has certain good parts, the overall effect is not promising enough... full review

Thumbs up by Aakash Barvalia, MoviezADDA ...The basic plot is related to social issue, but it is blended with good sense of humour. The characterization in the movie is perfect, but the screenplay has its own high and low.... full review

Thumbs down by Karan Anshuman, Mumbai Mirror ...the intersection of Bhardwaj’s extravagance, a business end catering to a perceived public palate, and the ineffective delivery of a social message is off centre and misses the bulls eye. ... full review

So-So by Saibal Chatterjee, NDTV ...Despite the uneven quality of the ambitious narrative, Bhardwaj packs in just about enough quirky energy to make Matru Ki Bijlee Ka Mandola generally watchable... full review

So-So by Mansha Rastogi, Now ...Matru Ki Bijlee Ka Mandola fails to leave an impact and ends up disappointing you. Pankaj Kapur's hilarious histrionics can be the only reason to watch the film.... full review

Thumbs up by Raja Sen, Rediff ...Laced with both acid and arsenic, Matru Ki Bijlee Ka Mandola isn't everyone's cup of tea. It takes a while to get into its groove, but changes gears with spectacular finesse after that.... full review

So-So by Aseem Chabra, Rediff ...Unfortunately, MKBKM does not deliver all that it promises.... full review

Thumbs down by Shilpa Jamkhandikar, Reuters ..."Matru Ki Bijlee Ka Mandola" is a disappointing film, one that could have been so much more.... full review

Thumbs up by Sonia C, Sify Movies ...Nuanced, teasing, funny, sad - this is an act that will tempt you to watch the film a second time!... full review

So-So by K N Gupta, ...The movie is an excellent entertainer though stretched a bit longer than the script's demand.... full review

So-So by Roshmila Bhattacharya, Star Blockbuster ...Matru Ki Bijli Ka Mandola is definitely not Vishal’s best, it is still better than some of our mainstream best.... full review

So-So by Baradwaj Rangan, The Hindu ...The film is an endless series of distractions while we anticipate the main event – these distractions, in other words, are the main event... full review

Thumbs down by Gaurav Malani, Times of India ...Matru Ki Bijlee Ka Mandola comes across as a wannabe attempt by Vishal Bharadwaj. His most disappointing and uninspiring work!... full review

So-So by Srijana Mitra Das, Times of India ...Like champagne gone flat, the film's left lying about for too late, its plot meandering everywhere, the director so determined to have fun that often, the viewer doesn't... full review

Thumbs up Upper Stall ...In equal measures delightful and digressing, Matru Ki Bijlee Ka Mandola (MKBKM) is the result of truant genius at work. ... full review

Thumbs up by Rummana Ahmed, yahoo! India ...If I was a little disappointed by the plot execution, the performances more than made up for it.... full review

Thumbs down by Resham Sengar, ZEENEWS.COM ...There is nothing out-of-the-box in ‘Matru Ki Bijee Ka Mandola’ except the Gulabi Bhains and honestly you won’t miss out on anything even if you give this film a miss!... full review