Shubh Mangal Saavdhan - External Reviews

wogma rating: Even the keen, wait for DVD (?)
quick review:

Fresh topic? yep!
Middle-class setting that reminds you of films from the 70s? yepp!!
Great performances? yeppp!!!
Engaging film? No :(

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32 reviewers have given Shubh Mangal Saavdhan an average rating of 3.8/5.0 (?)

19 yays
3 nays
10 so-so

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So-So by Anna MM Vertticad, annavetticadgoes2themovies ...Shubh Mangal Saavdhan then is super-fun till it gets superficial. It is, to borrow the tagline of another film now in theatres, sundar, susheel and risky in its first half, flails about in the second, but remains entertaining overall. Handle it with care and alertness. ... full review

Thumbs up by Baradwaj Rangan, Blogical Conclusion, The New Sunday Express ...It’s funny and touching at once, one of the most beautiful depictions of compromise in our cinema. Shubh Mangal Saavdhan is yet another “small” film that shows where so many of our bigger movies go wrong. It’s not rocket science. It’s just the basics. With an alert cast, flavourful writing, good filmmaking, it’s not… hard..... full review

So-So by Bobby Sing, Bobby Talks Cinema.com ...In short, would like you to watch both SHUBH MANGAL SAAVDHAN (Hindi) and KALYANA SAMAYAL SAADHAM (Tamil), in order to study how a film gets remade distinctively for a different kind of audience existing in the same country. ... full review

Thumbs up Bollywood Hungama ...On the whole, SHUBH MANGAL SAAVDHAN is a light hearted flick that can be seen by the whole family despite its taboo subject. At the box office, it has the potential to grow by word of mouth and emerge as the surprise of the season. Definitely recommended. ... full review

So-So by Sreeju Sudhakaran, Bollywood Life ...Shubh Mangal Saavdhan could have been the best romantic comedy Bollywood has seen in years. It tackles a risky premise, the humour was brilliant and the performances were first-rate. Unfortunately, the writing suffers a ‘gent’s problem’ towards the end, leaving us high and dry. Still, I would recommend you to watch SMS purely for the humour and Ayushmann-Bhumi’s amazing chemistry. ... full review

Thumbs up by Rohit Bhatnagar, Deccan Chronicle ...Shubh Mangal Saavdhan is a sureshot watch this weekend and not to be missed at any cost. It is a perfect stress buster for the common man! ... full review

So-So by Rahul Deo Bharadwaj, Desi Martini ...Given the over hyped duds we have suffered in 2017. SMS is not great but it sure is a decent fun movie to watch. ... full review

So-So by Disha Dhingra, Desi Martini ...Overall, the film is a refreshing change from the usual mundane, yet it had the potential to be much better because of the cast, yet the director fails to use them. ... full review

Thumbs up by Akash Shirsat Sky , Desi Martini ...Really Nice movie with a light hearted content. Ayushman & bhumi done justice to their role. A good movie with a Social message in a comic way. Very good... full review

Thumbs up by Shasnk Shekhar, Desi Martini ...It is a must watch film for people of all age groups.At last,the couple stood for love and not for sex,a great morale concluded from the film.Kudos to the team of Shubh Mangal Saavdhan.... full review

Thumbs up by Zinia Bandyopadhyay, Desi Martini ...Had there not been the over dramatic scene, this film could have been one of the most perfect film of the year. But then, there is no doubt that this is one of the best and most entertaining films of the year! This is definitely a must watch and you might just want to see it again after watching it once! ... full review

Thumbs up by Harshada Rege, DNA ...It's an entertaining movie with some cheeky humour and great performances. Do watch it. ... full review

Thumbs up by Rachit Gupta, Filmfare ...The music of Shubh Mangal Saavdhan, created by Tanishk Bagchi with contributions from Vayu is the masterstroke. Not only are the lyrics sensible and relevant, they actually play a part in the storytelling process. Minus the melodies and the zany lyrics, this film would've been a flaccid affair. Director RS Prasanna has handled the same subject in Kalyana Samayal Sadham, the 2013 Tamil hit, that's inspired Shubh Mangal. ... full review

Thumbs down by Johnson Thomas, Free Press Journal ...The writers come up with unconvincing twists to keep the aggravated twosome together. A surprise cameo doesn’t do much to extend believability either. Ayushmann Khurrana’s effortlessly performance is worth appreciating but Bhumi Pednekar’s hardworking one borders on irritating. This is a well-meaning film no doubt but who is going to sit through its floppy incipient shenanigans? ... full review

So-So by Vishal Verma, Glamsham.com ...All said and done, SHUBH MANGAL SAAVDHAN in spite of its flaws manages its promise date of a rom com that offers something different, thanks to its quirky, bold, snappy and saucy fun powered by an all the way endearing Ayushmann & Bhumi. ... full review

Thumbs down by Sweta Kaushal, Hindustan Times ...Prasanna presents Shubh Mangal Saavdhan in a rather flat manner and refuses to give space to characters other than the hero and heroine, leaving behind one mess of what could have been a fun-filled entertainer. ... full review

Thumbs up by Suhani Singh, india today ...With Dum Laga Ke Haisha behind them there is a genuine comfort in their scenes of intimacy and repartee. But the biggest success of Prasanna's film is that it takes a topic off limits for many and makes it engaging for all.... full review

Thumbs up by Ananya Bhattacharyal, india today ...This is easily one of the best films that Bollywood has given us in 2017, a year that has been notoriously dry as far as good cinema is concerned. Shubh Mangal Saavdhan does not fall flat. It flies.... full review

Thumbs up Indicine ...Conclusion: Shubh Mangal Saavdhan could have been a cult film, it settles with being a very good film. An opportunity lost? Perhaps. But it does so much right. It starts a conversation about such a prickly topic, it fights for equality and women empowerment, and it does all this through a lighthearted treatment of the whole story. It may still be too early for normal middle class Indians to watch this movie with their family members but it does need to be seen by a lot of people to break their conventions about manhood and masculinity. Go watch it! ... full review

Thumbs up by Umesh Punwani, koimoi ...Do not at all confuse this film as a sex comedy, IT IS NOT! This film is binded along with making you LOL, will make you think. It tackles a subject which everyone has heard of but very few talk about. Go and see how Bollywood is progressing, go and watch how this is 2017 and we’re ready to watch anything we want. ... full review

So-So by Uday Bhatia, Live Mint ...But this doesn’t erase what’s come before: a funny, hopeful film, with enough dry wit and generosity of spirit to allow it to circumvent the farcical pitfalls of its subject matter.... full review

Thumbs up by Mayank Shekhar, MiD DAY ...This film subtly, beautifully delves on this very idea of machismo, employing first-rate humour to discuss male sexual issues that otherwise remain so hidden under the carpet that the only way to address them is through babas and quacks, who put up secret bills and graffiti with their phone numbers across every Indian town. ... full review

So-So by Subhash K Jha, MiD DAY ...This is a brave and bright film with its heart in the right place and its gaze refreshingly free of a gender bias fixed firmly at the crotch level. ... full review

Thumbs up by Pankhurie Mulasi, Movie Talkies ...The songs are melodious and the background score helps build the narrative. This is the most entertaining film of 2017 and is a must watch this weekend.... full review

Thumbs up by Kunal Guha, Mumbai Mirror ...The film perseveres to ensure it doesn't make light of the dysfunction in question, and chooses instead to parody the mayhem triggered by it. This is because aside from all the gags about performance pressure, ED happens to be a serious, rarely spoken of, debilitating condition that has altered marriages. But then, as they say, no hard feelings. ... full review

Thumbs up by Saibal Chatterjee, NDTV ...Shubh Mangal Saavdhan, breezy enough at its core not to be bogged down by the weight of its daring and untested pivotal plot point, is never less than entertaining. ... full review

Thumbs down by Manisha Lakhe, Now Running.com ...The best ensemble cast too ends up just watching a really bizarre physical stunt, a pointless cameo from a sweet Jimmy Shergill, and a daft ending that makes no sense at all. It just seems that the filmmakers had no clue about where and what to do with the good stuff they had. Alas, a limp ending to the film. ... full review

Thumbs up by Sukanya Verma, Rediff ...With its fine zingers and feisty acknowledgement, Shubh Mangal Saavdhan does more for sex, both noun and verb, than any Hindi film can claim to in a long, long time. ... full review

So-So Sify Movies ...This is a brave and bright film with its heart in the right place and its gaze refreshingly free of a gender bias fixed firmly at the crotch level. ... full review

Thumbs up by Namrata Joshi, The Hindu ... Hope their welcome presence now doesn’t get sealed as a formula for the future. Shubh Mangal Savdhaan’s charm is in the little things than the bigger picture.... full review

Thumbs up by Neil Soans, Times of India ...It's quite the disappointment, and while that doesn't negate the undeniable effort put in by the cast, it makes you wonder why the narrative suddenly went limp. That aside, 'Shubh Mangal Saavdhan' keeps you entertained long enough to make it worth a watch. ... full review

So-So by Raghav Jaitly, ZEENEWS.COM ...In the end, I would just like to say that 'Shubh Mangal Saavdhan' is an intelligent amalgamation of a good script and decent acting. It will make you laugh, it will make you think and it will also show a mirror to the 'modern' society. You will definitely go home wearing a smile. ... full review