Phas Gaye Re Obama - External Reviews

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

Phas Gaye Re Obama is witty, crass slapstick, satirical and repetitive in turns. Every goon in town and the politician too is chasing an American dream -that of kidnapping an American based desi for some quick ransom money. Let your imagination go berserk around this situation, Phans Gaye Re Obama offers that and more - in terms of laughs, "eeeews", and plain and simple "blehs".



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36 reviewers have given Phas Gaye Re Obama an average rating of 4.3/5.0 (?)

27 yays
1 nays
8 so-so

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So-So by Nishtha Bhatnagar, Alpha ...Phas Gaye Re Obama proves some very old perceptions wrong. Firstly, that star power is imperative to keep a movie going and secondly, that gags have to be hard hitting to make us laugh.... full review

Thumbs up by Nikhil Kumar, Apun Ka Choice ...boasts of goofball characters that leave you chuckling throughout.... full review

Thumbs up ...small film with high dose of entertainment ... full review

Thumbs up by Bobby Sing, Bobby Talks’s a film which smartly touches many important issues prevalent in our country dealing with crime and politicians... full review

Thumbs up by Taran Adarsh, Bollywood Hungama ...Handled deftly by Subhash Kapoor, an extremely talented director, the film has several sequences that stay in your memory much after the film has concluded.... full review

So-So by Avneet Ghai, BookmyShow ...a change from the A-list powered love story doses we are so often force-fed.... full review

Thumbs up by Gautam Chintamani, Buzz in Town ...With some great jokes involving President Obama he beautifully establishes the suffering Bhaisahab and his gang.... full review

Thumbs up by Vikramjit, Desi Martini ...The Funny,Great American Dream ... full review

Thumbs up by Rhea, Desi Martini ...No recession when it comes to laughs... ... full review

Thumbs down by Manu, Desi Martini ...Dekhne gaye to pakka phas jaoge ... full review

Thumbs up by Payal, Desi Martini ...even Barrack Obama mustn't have thought that Indians can be so innovative in their approach... full review

Thumbs up by Deepa Gahlot, Film Impressions makes no greed-is-bad dire predictions, but turns it into a comedy. ... full review

So-So by Deepa Deosthalee, Film Impressions ...The characters are sketched with precision although the production suffers from ABCS (acute budgetary constraints syndrome). ... full review

Thumbs up by Pankaj Sabnani, ...It's hard not to laugh your guts out when a local teacher of an English speaking coaching class converses with his students in appalling English... full review

Thumbs up by Divya Solgama, ...Neha Dhupia was bad and unwanted in the film; her track should have been totally chopped off. ... full review

Thumbs up by Mayank Shekhar, Hindustan Times ...The parallel is supremely placed, the black comedy, superbly written (Subhash Kapoor)... full review

Thumbs up by Rajeev Masand, IBN Live of the film is Manu Rishi, who brings just the perfect degree of naïvete to his role of a gangster’s moderately-educated sidekick yearning for a better life. ... full review

Thumbs up by Kaveree Bamzai, india today ...The characters are outrageous. ... full review

Thumbs up by Shubhra Gupta, indian express ...Subhash Kapoor’s film is a deft compilation of the sort of characters we wish there were more of in Hindi cinema: good guys and bad guys with the kind of smarts that keep us engaged.... full review

Thumbs up by Komal Nahta, koimoi for a select audience only; its poor marketing will tell on its business.... full review

So-So by Tushar Joshi, MiD DAY ...Amole Gupte's mantri act could have had more shades than him just having to chant some mantras to cure his bowel issues. ... full review

Thumbs up Movie Talkies ...Original writing, a unique plot, deft direction and excellent acting, ... full review

Thumbs up by Anupama Chopra, NDTV ...But despite these hiccups, Phas Gaye Re Obama has genuine laughs and surprising insight. ... full review

Thumbs up by Noyon Jyoti Parasara, Now entertainer... full review

Thumbs up by Namrata Joshi, Outlook India ...The filmmakers have obviously worked under budgetary constraints, visible in the tawdry frames... full review

Thumbs up by Padmaja Thakore, Passion for Cinema ...As it often happens in films one admires, you get picky on minor glitches... full review

Thumbs up by magik, Passion for Cinema ...This was Dibakar Banerjee kinda funny. ... full review

Thumbs up by Sukanya Verma, Rediff ...And so while the cunning lines and satirical wit is a constant, the presence of potty-themed humour is impossible to overlook... full review

So-So by Ruchi Mehta, Roochster ...The story is good and interesting but the dialogues and direction lack big time!... full review

So-So by Sonia Chopra, Sify Movies ...The representation of small-towners here is far from flattering – they are either highly corrupt or bumbling buffoons. ... full review

Thumbs up by K N Gupta, ...The dialogues are repetitive and not catchy! ... full review

Thumbs up by Janhvi Patel, StarBoxOffice ...The characters are endearing.... full review

Thumbs up by Nikhat Kazmi, Times of India ...From the Big Apple to the backwaters of small town India, this comedy of errors lives and breathes fire through its colourful characters and its witty screenplay. ... full review

So-So by Mr Care, Upper Stall ...In spite of the comparisons and it's premise, this is not an out and out farce like Tere Bin Laden, and is in fact a more mature treatment of the material at hand. ... full review

Thumbs up by Spicezee Bureau, ZEENEWS.COM ...Unlike the common B-town films that are low on script, ‘Phas Gaye...’ makes you laugh because of its madcap situations.... full review