Mere Brother Ki Dulhan - External Reviews

wogma rating: Watch when on TV (?)
quick review:

Mere Brother Ki Dulhan is a fun but an unengaging romantic comedy. A lto of the dialogues are enjoyable but the overall story has nothing endearing about it, neither is it a story that keeps me glued to know what happens next. But Katrina Kaif shines and how!

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48 reviewers have given Mere Brother Ki Dulhan an average rating of 2.1/5.0 (?)

14 yays
21 nays
13 so-so

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Thumbs up by Stefan S, A Nutshell Review ...Director Ali Abbas Zafar utilizes the two halves structure well,... full review

So-So by Anna Vetticad, annavetticadgoes2themovies ...On the downside then, too much in this film is underlined and then re-stressed in the effort to be funny.... full review

Thumbs up by Naresh Deoshi, Apun Ka Choice ...a fun watch... full review

So-So Best Of Bollywood ...Watch it for Katrina Kaif!... full review

Thumbs down by Baradwaj Rangan, Blogical Conclusion, The New Sunday Express ...Rarely has a romcom felt so unrommy and so uncommy, and I say this as someone who thinks 27 Dresses is a blasphemously underrated instance of the genre. ... full review

Thumbs up by Bobby Sing, Bobby Talks Cinema.com ...Though you already know the plot, still do watch it for the chemistry between the cast, their fun and for Katrina in a brand new avtaar.... full review

Thumbs down by Geetha Vanan, Bolly Spice ...Due credit must be given as the dialogue is written so that the supporting cast gets the best lines, not just the leads, and there are no obvious bad traits to scrutinize and discriminate against the lead characters, ... full review

Thumbs up by Taran Adarsh, Bollywood Hungama ...delectably wholesome, heartening, feel-good entertainer... full review

So-So by Avneet Ghai, BookmyShow ...A regular rom-com fare, free of any major calamity or action with plenty of happy and good looking faces & comic gigs. But whose complaining? This is exactly what you ordered … just the way you like it …slurrp it up!... full review

Thumbs down by Charu A Mahesh, Buzz in Town ...first half gives away the entire movie leaving second half with nothing much to say. Hence, the tempo hits a low and even the twist-in-the-tale (if at all it is a twist) fails to bounce it back.... full review

Thumbs down by Nandita Dutta, DearCinema ...a recycled product born out of stale imagination, and derived from all that we have known as mainstream Hindi cinema. ... full review

So-So by Manu Agarwal, Desi Martini ...Katrina-all-the-way ... full review

So-So by Rony D'costa, Desi Martini ...Devoid of any drama that a subject like this can bring which Onir tried in the forgettable Sorry Bhai , this film focuses purely on being light and frothy... full review

Thumbs down by Ankur, Desi Martini ...Brides' a Rockstar, Rest All Prejudiced ... full review

Thumbs down by Mehul Suri, Desi Martini ...Another one bites the dust ... full review

Thumbs up by Payal, Desi Martini ...Entertainment ka complete dose... full review

So-So by Ameetbhuvan, Desi Martini ...light and fluffy entertainer... full review

Thumbs up by Smita, Desi Martini ...Worth gate crashing this wedding! ... full review

Thumbs down by Aniruddha Guha, DNA ...another daft Yash Raj film... full review

So-So by Deepa Deosthalee, Film Impressions ...'MBKD' offers only a cosmetic break from tradition. But for those of us squeezed dry week after week by thinly veiled sado-misogyny, it still feels like an oasis in the desert.... full review

So-So by Deepa Gahlot, Film Impressions ...Katrina Kaif is spirited and uninhibited and fun to watch, can’t say the same about the guys.... full review

Thumbs down by Rahul Gangwani, Filmfare ...All seen and suffered, this is a film which does have some candy floss fun moments. ... full review

Thumbs down Free Press Journal ...The Taj Mahal is a consistent motif abused unabashedly to underline the romantic overtures between the lead pair, especially when there is simply no zing in the air around them.... full review

Thumbs down by Nupur Barua, fullhyd.com ...This is more Katrina's movie than Imran's, and she mucks it up. You cannot expect her to carry a movie on her shoulders (she looks pretty, but that is about it) - she screeches her dialogues, in an effort to be funny, and falls flat on her face. ... full review

Thumbs down by Martin D'Souza, Glamsham.com ...And even though Katrina is having the time of a life in a care-free role, it is Ali Zafar, who plays Imran Khan's older brother, who steals the lightning and thunder... full review

Thumbs up by Divya Solgama, Gomolo.in ...On the flip side the over acting of Ali Zafar is highly irritating... full review

Thumbs down by Mayank Shekhar, Hindustan Times ...Mere brother ki dull one... full review

Thumbs down by Rajeev Masand, IBN Live ...Aside from a few enjoyable moments, this film recycles so much that you've already seen before. ... full review

Thumbs down by Kaveree Bamzai, india today ...She tries hard, but if the movie stays even marginally afloat it is because of Imran Khan.... full review

Thumbs up by Komal Nahta, koimoi ...reasonable entertainment value, very good music, exciting song picturisations which will all result in a good run at the box-office.... full review

Thumbs down by Sanjukta Sharma, Live Mint ...Kaif’s lack of acting skills is sorely obvious again... full review

Thumbs down by Shubha Shetty-Saha, MiD DAY ...Even when spouting inane dialogues in even more unbelievable scenes, Zafar stands out with his perfect body language and great acting ability.... full review

So-So Mixed Bag ...Ali Zafar is very natural in front of the camera; his comic timing is perfect and his dialogue delivery flawless.... full review

Thumbs up Movie Talkies ...While Katrina is already spoken for, it is the chemistry between her and Imran that really makes the film shine. Content to play the foil, the straight man to Katrina's looniness, Imran seems quite comfortable in the passenger's seat here. ... full review

So-So by Anjuri Nayar, Mumbai Mirror ...Katrina is incredible in the movie; she is apt actor for the role. Her character develops from being a carefree rebel to someone who wants an arranged marriage for the sake of her family.... full review

So-So by Subhash K Jha, Now Running.com ...Zafar who delighted in the satirical mode of "Tere Bin Laden", returns with yet another performance that knows how over-the-top to go without toppling over.... full review

Thumbs down by Mansha Rastogi, Now Running.com ...MBKD is a shoddy rom-com that tests not only your patience but intelligence too. It is extremely long and is marred by bad acting, bad setting and bad script. ... full review

Thumbs up by Bhavikk Sangghvi, Planet Bollywood ...Tara D’souza is good in a brief role. Parikshit Sahani & Kanwaljeet lend able support. ... full review

Thumbs down by Sukanya Verma, Rediff ...The dainty star's free spirited delivery is akin to the gullibility and mischief of six-year-old mouthing inanities without knowing what they really mean. That's one of the most rewarding aspects of being a success in Bollywood. It lets one's greatest disadvantage become their most defining characteristic. ... full review

So-So by Shilpa Jamkhandikar, Reuters ...There are way too many songs in the film and Zafar loses control sporadically. This could have been a shorter, tighter film.... full review

Thumbs down by Ruchi Mehta, Roochster ...Bakwas movie hai, time waste mat karo kyunki sabki acting kharaab hai, jokes aren’t funny and I can’t think of anything positive about it!... full review

So-So by Sonia Chopra, Sify Movies ...Kush’s characterization is very simplistic, but at least it’s consistent. Luv’s character sketch is again a bundle of puzzles. He’s flirtatious but wants to marry, misses his ex-girlfriend but is happy to move on. You’re never quite sure what’s happening.... full review

Thumbs up by K N Gupta, SmasHits.com ...The director and also screenplay writer is intelligent enough to convert the adverse scenario into a happy one by giving a twist to the tale. ... full review

Thumbs up by K K Rai, STARDUST ...A good entertaining flick from Yashraj.... full review

Thumbs down by Sudhish Kamath, The Hindu ...Katrina puts the Dull in Dulhan... full review

Thumbs up by Nikhat Kazmi, Times of India ...It's an interesting debut by director Ali Abbas Zafar, yet ironically something seems to hold him back from creating a full blown comedy. ... full review

Thumbs down by Reel Reptile, Upper Stall ...I've seen this film of theirs, and I will see more, and I can safely claim that we can't be blamed for being so cynical about the content they churn out. In fact, their trailers are probably the best part of their productions. Smart PR move, that, though, I must say. ... full review

Thumbs up by SpiceZee Bureau, ZEENEWS.COM ...touches the right chord and doesn’t overkill the fun... full review