Shuddh Desi Romance - External Reviews

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

Why does the heart often want to do things that aren't "right"?

~ You wonder philosophically while watching Shudh Desi Romance. Unfortunately, not entirely because of the film.



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36 reviewers have given Shuddh Desi Romance an average rating of 3.8/5.0 (?)

21 yays
3 nays
12 so-so

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So-So by Anna MM Vetticad, annavetticadgoes2themovies ... Shuddh Desi Romance is brave all the way and bouncy up to a point, beyond which it just gives up.... full review

Thumbs up by Nikhil Kumar, Apun Ka Choice ...It’s a light, frothy, quirky, sweet and tangy tale of romance and rejection, of live-in relationships and fear of commitment. ... full review

So-So by Baradwaj Rangan, Blogical Conclusion, The New Sunday Express ... The characters of Maneesh Sharma’s Shuddh Desi Romance are something like that. They express disdain for arranged marriages. Gayatri (Parineeti Chopra) goes as far as saying that the nation’s lies and double standards are exposed in these unions. And yet, they haven’t fully learnt to handle live-in relationships... full review

So-So by Bobby Sing, Bobby Talks ...To sum it up, SHUDDH DESI ROMANCE is a young film at heart particularly aiming at the youngsters with many light, entertaining moments to win over them smartly... full review

Thumbs down by Shalu Dhyani, Bolly Spice ...Shuddh Desi Romance joins the long list of films that had a lot of potential but could not live up to it. ... full review

Thumbs up by Taran Adarsh, Bollywood Hungama is sure to strike a chord with not just the youngsters, but also with those who love shudh storylines. Refreshingly different,... full review

Thumbs up by Prathamesh Jadhav , Bollywood Life ...Shuddh Desi Romance is a cinematic delight that’s very difficult to explain and should better be consumed with patience and an open mind... full review

Thumbs up by Shadab Hasnain , BookmyShow ...But at the core of Shuddh Desi Romance lies the disenchantment of today’s youth with marriage... full review

Thumbs up by Deepa Gahlot, cinemaah ...Strictly speaking Maneesh Sharma’s Shuddh Desi Romance, is not really shuddh desi by Bollywood standards... full review

So-So by Nikhil Arora, Desi Martini ...Parineeti Chopra is one of the best things existing in the Hindi film industry today. ... full review

So-So by Tushar Joshi, DNA ...Refreshing, light, breezy and engaging, SDR will appeal to those who want a realistic take on love and is miles away from the usual patented formula.... full review

Thumbs up by Deepa Deosthalee, Film Impressions ...Shuddh Desi Romance catches the pulse of modern Indian very well thanks to perceptive (and witty) writing by Jaideep Sahni––his dialogues are easily the best I've heard at the movies this year.... full review

Thumbs up by Rachit Gupta, Filmfare ...It plays out part fantasy and part reality. And it does so with the right amount of repartee.... full review

Thumbs up by Mihir Fadnavis, FirstPost ...Director Maneesh Sharma and writer Sahni have crafted an entertainer that defies every beat of a traditional desi rom-com, and they’ve done it with such expertise and sincerity... full review

Thumbs up by Johnson Thomas, Free Press Journal ...A sparkling romantic comedy ... full review

Thumbs up by Neha Mathur , ...Despite the loopholes in the script Shuddh Desi Romance is worth a watch. It is witty, it is mild. More than anything else, it is fresh. ... full review

So-So by Martin D'Souza, ...A good attempt at looking at romance from a 'confused perspective'.... full review

Thumbs up by Rajeev Masand, IBN Live ...It's a non-formulaic, charming little film... full review

Thumbs up by Shadab Hasnain , ...reinvents the wheel as far as Bollywood rom-coms go.... full review

Thumbs up by Vinayak Chakravorty, india today mush gets rid of its designer bursts and comes alive with shuddh honesty this time. Read more at: full review

So-So by Shubhra Gupta, indian express ...The nicest part of this romcom, which triangulates girl-boy-girl in a manner Bollywood is just waking up to, is that it lets its characters talk. ... full review

Thumbs up by Mohar Basu, koimoi ...Shuddh Desi Romance is not a marvelous film but its earnestness ensures that it has its heart in the right place. There is novelty in the film’s unique take on relationships,... full review

Thumbs up by Shubha Shetty-Saha, MiD DAY ...But overall, a fun-ride. Watch it for Parineeti and Jaideep Sahni.... full review

So-So by Jaidev Hemmady, Movie Talkies ...Though Shuddh Desi Romance is entertaining per se, it drags a bit and takes a roundabout way to make its point - See more at: full review

So-So by Divya Solgama, MoviezADDA ...ushant Singh is cute and adorable. You can feel the innocent lust in his character. His chemistry with Parineeti Chopra is great. Parineeti as the bindaas girl, is superb and does her part with total grace. Vaani Kapoor looks beautiful and charming with overdose of smile. Rishi Kapoor is fantastic as ever in this supporting role. His mannerisms, expressions add as a special spicy flavours to the film. Rajesh Sharma is wasted.... full review

So-So by Karan Anshuman, Mumbai Mirror ...Should you watch Shuddh Desi Romance? Yes. It's light, it's unconventional, it's still Bollywood, and it breaks the fourth wall in more ways than one. Ignore the hiccups, and there's no reason you won't enjoy it.... full review

Thumbs down by Subhash K Jha, NDTV ...In terms of pointless posturing, this one ranks even lower than Yash Raj's Neal 'N' Nikki.... full review

Thumbs down by Mansha Rastogi, Now ...Shuddh Desi Romance packs a brilliant concept of modern day relationships in a garbled and repetitive packaging. Quite disappointing. ... full review

Thumbs up by Ankit Ojha , Planet Bollywood ... Chopra, Sharma and Sahni together bring the viewers a breath of fresh air with this smart relationship dramedy focussing well on the issues of the current generation, whilst boldly questioning the staunch principles of commitment society forces people to abide by. And if that’s not enough enough, watch out for the winning climax. Recommended. ... full review

Thumbs up by Sukanya Verma, Rediff ...Shuddh Desi Romance conveys a simple but underrated philosophy in the most fun way possible... full review

Thumbs up by Sonia Chopra, Sify Movies ...Yup, this is a ‘sau pratishat’ shuddh desi romance alright! And that’s owing to its plucky reflection of young Indians and their confusion over marriage and love.... full review

Thumbs up by Sudhish Kamath, The Hindu ...A farcical romantic comedy about modern romance and the growing irrelevance of arranged marriages ... full review

Thumbs up by Madhureeta Mukherjee, Times of India ...The concept is engaging, but the plot is little shudd, little desi and quite confused.... full review

Thumbs up by Rahul Desai, Upper Stall ... What better way than use weddings as a backdrop to get this across... full review

So-So by Rummana Ahmed, yahoo! India ...Big fat Indian weddings make for a colourful backdrop and Bollywood loves using it to render its many love stories. Maneesh Sharma uses the same flashy canvas to mock the vibrant façade it manages to create... full review

So-So by Resham Sengar, ZEENEWS.COM ...Maneesh Sharma’s film flirts with the theme of marriages as well as the mindset of today’s youth.... full review