Phillauri - External Reviews

wogma rating: Watch if you have nothing better to do (?)
quick review:

Some films mesmerize because they linger lyrically, beautifully. Others l-l-l-i-i-i-i-n-n-g-e-r in a way you wish it stops before you can say asap. Unfortunately, Phillauri is the latter.



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36 reviewers have given Phillauri an average rating of 2.4/5.0 (?)

12 yays
13 nays
11 so-so

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Thumbs down by Bobby Sing, Bobby Talks ...just when you are ready to reject the film as a big disappointment, it comes up with a well-conceived twist and successfully manages to bring you back... full review

Thumbs up by Rima Bhatia, Bolly Spice ...Diljit Dosanjh steals show in this film with his earnest performance as Roop Lal... full review

Thumbs down Bollywood Hungama ...Full marks to the film’s cinematographer (Vishal Sinha) for turning the film into a visual delight. - See more at: full review

Thumbs down by Sreeju Sudhakaran, Bollywood Life ...Kanan and Anu’s track gets a slipshod conclusion... full review

Thumbs up by Shikha Singh, BookmyShow ...Anushka is the most sensible ghost wife ever.... full review

Thumbs up by ROHIT BHATNAGAR, Deccan Chronicle ... Phillauri is a perfect watch this weekend which makes you laugh and cry... full review

Thumbs up by smitavkumar , Desi Martini ...The music of the movie is worth a mention and I think it will grow on me as I listen to the album more. ... full review

Thumbs up by Rahul Bharadwaj , Desi Martini ...Characters and the scenes between them are actually what keep Philauri watchable... full review

So-So by Samedha Arora , Desi Martini ...The setting of bronze countryside becomes eye pleasing where Shashi and her lover add a pinch of flair in their lapsed epoch. ... full review

Thumbs down by Tushar Joshi , DNA ... full review

Thumbs up by Rachit Gupta, Filmfare ...As romances and comedies go, Phillauri requires a considerable amount of suspension of disbelief.... full review

So-So by Anna MM Vetticad, FirstPost ...All this takes a while to sink in though because Lal takes too long to get to the point. ... full review

Thumbs down by Johnson Thomas , Free Press Journal ...The pace is dippy and the narrative is pretty much uneventful even with the humour lacing it. ... full review

So-So by Vaishnavi Kulkarni , ...The movie starts out with a dream sequence that gives you second-hand embarrassment - and it is a testament to how truly awful Suraj Sharma's acting as Kanan is ... full review

Thumbs down by Vishal Verma, ...The VFX is fine and the Song 'Sahiba' by Romi and Pawni Pandey is hummable.... full review

So-So by Manjusha Radhakrishnan, Gulf News ...It’s cute at first, but you need to be patient with this pair.... full review

So-So by Sweta Kaushal, Hindustan Times ...The incidents of Kanan’s marriage and the flip-flop between the two love stories make the film rather disjointed.... full review

Thumbs up by Fatema Kagalwala, India Entertainment ...The film is shot with a fablesque eye and evokes an almost mythical aura in its period as well as present production design suited to the fantasy world of the film. ... full review

Thumbs down by Devarsi Ghosh , india today need solid plot developments to fill the rest of the ninety minutes. This, Phillauri lacks... full review

Thumbs up Indicine ...Even if you are not in love with Anushka, Phillauri will still entertain you provided you’re open and receptive to all genres of movies.... full review

Thumbs up by Surabhi Redkar, koimoi ...The poetries of Phillauri are beautiful and blend well in the romance of the bygone era.... full review

Thumbs up by Uday Bhatia, Live Mint ...the metaphor will likely strike some as laboured, while others will find it apt and moving (I certainly did)... full review

So-So by Mohar Basu, MiD DAY ...Post-interval, the film picks pace as we are sucked into the romance of the old-world couple... full review

Thumbs down by Jaidev Hemmady , Movie Talkies ...If you are in the mood for a funny ghost story, we suggest you stick to Dabid Koepp's Ghost Town... full review

So-So by Kunal Guha, Mumbai Mirror ...Debutant director Anshai Lal sticks to the tropes by weaving in the lighter scenes with chest-beating drama to ensure the proceedings don't turn too overwhelming... full review

Thumbs down by Raja Sen, NDTV ...Watching the film I wondered what it was trying to preach, since - like a bad street-play - it is too self-serious and portentous to not have a moral. ... full review

So-So by Rajeev Masand, ...Despite some nice moments between Diljit and Anushka and the distinctly earthy songs, this track unfortunately ends up feeling like a slog ... full review

Thumbs down by Manisha Lakhe, Now ...When the end finally comes upon the audience, the feeling of ... full review

Thumbs down by Sukanya Verma, Rediff ...Lal tosses in a fair bit of quirk. ... full review

So-So by Nandini Ramnath, ...Anshai Lal’s directorial debut plonks the idea of an inadvertent wedding between a human and a ghost (borrowed from the 2005 animated movie Corpse Bride) ... full review

So-So by Sonia Chopra, Sify Movies ...Anushka Sharma’s Shashi is a ghost you fall in love with. Hers is a story that has the heft to make you feel and root for the lovers. ... full review

Thumbs up by IANS, Sify Movies ...While the screenplay oscillates between the present and Punjab during pre-independence period, the scenes bring out the contrast in the culture.... full review

Thumbs down by Namrata Joshi, The Hindu ...Boring past, inane present ... full review

So-So by Nihit Bhave, Times of India ...The actors sweep in and carry the film, though. ... full review

Thumbs down by Karan Bali, Upper Stall ...The technicalities are fine. The music gels well with the film... full review

Thumbs up by Ritika Handoo, ZEENEWS.COM ...You will love the parts in the first half where Anushka Sharma as Shashi spooks the hell out of Kanan.... full review