Nautanki Saala! - External Reviews
Nautanki Saala! Makes you want to believe that lovely performances by two lead characters, witty dialogue and a philosophical concept delivered with humor would be enough to make a film rise above the ordinary. Unfortunately it is matched by plastic/caricaturish performances by the rest of the cast, some slapsticky humor and a run down south towards a typical climax.
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37 reviewers have given Nautanki Saala! an average rating of 2.6/5.0 (?)
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So-So by Bobby Sing, Bobby Talks Cinema.com ...after watching its original I was really confused that why Rohan decided to make a remake of just an above average film only which had nothing new in the name of a plot. However now after seeing it, I must say that the director had a confident vision to use all those potential comic instances of the original in a more entertaining manner, resulting in a much better film ahead than its own basic source... full review
Thumbs down by Deepa Gahlot, cinemaah ...Mildly amusing at best, with too many longueurs for its own good, what works in Nautanki Saala is the music, the well shot South Mumbai locations (making Ballard Pier look like Paris, but what’s with the fake painted view?) and Ayushmann Khurrana carrying his share of the burden... full review