Mere Dad Ki Maruti - External Reviews

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

Mere Dad Ki Maruti plays out like a situational comedy, the kind that starts with a lie and the lies just build up till they explode. It is laced with some hilarious one-liners and tries to be hep with youngistan lingo, but is ultimately predictable and generally silly.

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32 reviewers have given Mere Dad Ki Maruti an average rating of 3.9/5.0 (?)

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10 so-so

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Thumbs up by Bobby Sing, Bobby Talks Cinema.com ...Ashima Chibber has surely delivered a decent winner here, particularly for the north belt of the country undoubtedly.... full review

Thumbs up by Prateeksha Khot, Bolly Spice ...Shreyansh Agrawal’s storyline is wafer thin but Neeraj, Pooja and Ashima fill the screenplay with fun and rib tickling scenes... full review

Thumbs up by Taran Adarsh, Bollywood Hungama ...Mazedaar, masaledaar, full-on entertainer... full review

Thumbs up by Prathmesh Jadhav, Bollywood Life ...Mere Dad Ki Maruti is a sweet, no-nonsense film that makes you smile and giggle in equal proportion with its amazing simplicity.... full review

Thumbs up by Divya Solgama, Bollywood Life ...Sasti, Sunder aur Tikaau.... full review

Thumbs up by Saumya Sharma, BookmyShow ...A complete Battery-charge. ... full review

So-So by Deepa Gahlot, cinemaah ...Chibber does manage to catch the aspirational vibe of Chandigarh, where young people speak heavily accented English; the boys lust after mini-skirted girls, who wish to be seen as hot... full review

So-So by Mayank Shekhar, Daily Bhaskar ...For the most part I am just not sure if they’re faking a broken English – “Am love you” – or parodying those who probably speak like this. Either way, the dialogues are quite peppy... full review

Thumbs up by Nikhil Arora, Desi Martini ...unpretentious fun and thoroughly watchable... full review

Thumbs up by Smita, Desi Martini ...Prabal Panjabi as Gattu is outstanding and Ram Kapoor as the dad is excellent. He has really let himself go in this role. ... full review

So-So by Subhash K Jha (IANS), DNA ...f Ram is in his element, his performance works entirely because of his screen son, who screams right back with a vigour and velocity that parents all over the world know and recognise to be sign of a generation plunging blissfully into that gap, which divides kids from their parents.... full review

Thumbs up by Rachit Gupta, Filmfare ...The strong Punjabi music in MDKM adds to the flavour and character of the film.... full review

So-So by Ravina Rawal, FirstPost ...The cast’s performances just about make the mark, with Kapoor and Panjabi coming up on top. ... full review

Thumbs up Free Press Journal ...It’s all good clean unadulterated fun and not even a hardened cynic can remain unaffected by it’s sheer joi-de-vivre. ... full review

So-So by Nupur Barua, fullhyd.com ...There's plenty that's funny about this movie. It's just that the plenty does not include the two leading boys, who, unfortunately, occupy most of the screen space.... full review

Thumbs up by Martin D'Souza, Glamsham.com ...A well-choreographed song which shows a conservative Chandigarh girl, letting her hair down just for this one day. ... full review

Thumbs down by Sarit Ray, Hindustan Times ...The predictable storyline could have done with more absurdity. The laughs are provided mostly by one-liners, extensions of the Honey Singh brand of humour... full review

So-So by Rajeev Masand, IBN Live ...Saqib Saleem is confident and uninhibited, and is blessed with superb comic timing, emerging an unlikely but charming hero.... full review

Thumbs up by Fatema H Kagalwala, India Entertainment ...Mere Dad ki Maruti is a joy-ride that gets its milieu right and is prettily non-ambitious to its own credit.... full review

So-So by Shubhra Gupta, indian express ...In a delicious sequence from Mere Dad Ki Maruti, we are presented with a bride doing a fully-clothed shimmy which is just risqué enough to cause the following... full review

Thumbs up by Nayandeep, koimoi ...Playing the temperamental and always screaming Punjabi dad with aplomb and panache, Ram Kapoor definitely deserves a lot more, given his excellent ability to emote... full review

Thumbs up by Nandini Ramnath, Live Mint ...An unpretentious and enjoyable comedy about absent-minded teenagers... full review

Thumbs up by Janhavi Samant, MiD DAY ...Although the film doesn't say anything novel, it is definitely a fun ride... full review

Thumbs up Movie Talkies ...Chalegi Nahin, Daudegi!... full review

Thumbs up by Saibal Chatterjee, NDTV ...Kapoor pulls off a splendid balancing act between the demands of playing a loud-mouthed, demonstrative father at odds with a rebellious son and the innate skills of an actor acutely conscious of the need for restraint.... full review

So-So by Mansha Rastogi, Now Running.com ...Chibber's ace comes in her writing. Having combined with a team of talented writers like Pooja Desai, Neeraj Udhwani and Ishita Moitra, Ashima puts across some witty, humorous and heartwarming one liners that keep you interested in the plot. ... full review

Thumbs up by Raja Sen, Rediff ...Heck, even the extras are cast well, right from a snoring policeman apologising to his wife in his sleep to the squirt who works for a bhai selling stolen cars. ... full review

Thumbs up by Sonia Chopra, Sify Movies ...Making a film for the young doesn't just mean young characters and humour, it also means a contemporary perspective... full review

So-So by Swati Rohatgi, STARDUST ...Another ace to her credit is the casting. ... full review

Thumbs up by Sudhish Kamath, The Hindu ...Not just to the young. But also the young at heart. Go for it.... full review

So-So by Renuka Vyavahare, Times of India ...Rhea Chakraborty as Jazzleen is easy on the eyes, Prabal Panjabi as Gattu is adorable. He evokes maximum laughter. Saqib Saleem is pleasant but lacks the charisma of a lead actor.... full review

Thumbs down by Reel Reptile, Upper Stall ...Rhea Chakraborty as the nth Poo-bani-Parvati is attractive, but jarring with her on-again-off-again broken English effort. ... full review