Sare Jahaan Se Mehnga - External Reviews

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

Saare Jahaan Se Mehenga has a common man figuring his way out of his frustrations, all while trying to be a part of the system. The initially subtle satire gets tiring and then preachy. Yet can be watched when on TV.



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17 reviewers have given Sare Jahaan Se Mehnga an average rating of 2.5/5.0 (?)

4 yays
4 nays
9 so-so

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So-So by Aparajita Ghosh, Apun Ka Choice ...a pertinent satire... full review

So-So by Taran Adarsh, Bollywood Hungama ...Vishwa Mohan Badola tends to go over the top at times, but is wonderful otherwise.... full review

Thumbs down by Shadab Hasnain, BookmyShow ...Mehengai is genuine, however the movie only tries to be.... full review

Thumbs up by Suparna Sharma, Deccan Chronicle ...A storm is brewing in the lanes of forgotten residential colonies in India and 'Saare Jahaan…' offers a gentle, genial whiff of it... full review

So-So by Smita, Desi Martini ...An interesting story line that is not fully exploited. Not a bad watch though... full review

Thumbs up by Rachit Gupta, Filmfare ...That most of SJSM’s dialogue is conversational and still quite amusing is worth a mention.... full review

Thumbs up Free Press Journal ...There is no flab in the narrative. Even the token romantic moves are well woven into the narrative... full review

So-So by Rajeev Masand, IBN Live ...Not a bad film at all; just not as good as it could've been... full review

Thumbs down by Fatema H Kagalwala, India Entertainment ...The film is a simple story, not really message-oriented, more inclined towards exploring the tragi-comical aspects of a middle class family’s struggles. But it is failed by simplistic writing and amateurish direction that neither endears its world to us nor engages our sympathies.... full review

Thumbs down by Vinayak Chakravorty, india today ...Worse, tech-specs including editing and camera leave a lot to be desired. ... full review

So-So by Nandini Ramnath, Live Mint ... a mix of good-natured satire and superb casting keeps this low-budget, low-octane comedy on course.... full review

So-So by Shakti Shetty, MiD DAY ...The dialogues lack punch even though the intentions are educative... full review

So-So Movie Talkies ...A satirical take on inflation and the helplessness of the middle class, this movie is a pretty decent fare.... full review

Thumbs up by Aakash Barvalia, MoviezADDA ...Written by Rupesh Thapliyal and Vijay Manral, the basic plot is very much interesting and was very well designed.... full review

So-So by Mansha Rastogi, Now ...Saare Jahaan Se Mehnga falters terribly in its basic premise. Watch it only for honest performances and commendable setting. ... full review

So-So by Narendra Gupta, Star Blockbuster ...The lack of saleable actors and the dragging pace make it a no show.... full review

Thumbs down by Ananya Bhattacharya, ZEENEWS.COM ...Those are two hours of my life I’m never getting back.... full review