Teen The Bhai - External Reviews

wogma rating: Switch channels if it's on cable (?)
quick review:

It's not bad just because Akshay Kumar does it. Slapstick is slapstick is slapstick - especially if it is distasteful. A fart won't be funny just because it’s a fart even if it is Om Puri's. Even our Pune roads are flatter than the lines, situations and the film in general. (That's not saying much, but even so!)



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39 reviewers have given Teen The Bhai an average rating of 1.2/5.0 (?)

4 yays
25 nays
10 so-so

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So-So by Nishtha Bhatnagar, Alpha ...Like most of the new age comedies, what works most for Teen Thay Bhai is the typical Punjabi lingo and accents of its characters. ... full review

Thumbs down by Nikhil Kumar, Apun Ka Choice ...Three brothers, many yawns!... full review

Thumbs down bigoye.com ...You can definitely give it a miss; unless you are a big fan of Om Puri and wish to watch another stupendous performance by him.... full review

Thumbs down by Bobby Sing, Bobby Talks Cinema.com ...The most absurd movie of 2011 served in the name of Comedy.... full review

Thumbs down by Subhash K Jha, Bolly Spice ...Hugely disappointing.... full review

Thumbs down by Taran Adarsh, Bollywood Hungama ...The first question is for Mr. Rakeysh Omprakash Mehra. Pray, what prompted you to green-light the screenplay of TEEN THAY BHAI? ... full review

So-So by Smita, Desi Martini ...Teen thay bores... full review

So-So by Vikramjit Singh, Desi Martini ...It is at best an honest effort to tell an unconventional story peppered with humor. If you watch it, let it be for that effort.... full review

Thumbs up by Manu Agarwal, Desi Martini ...The last time we saw 3 bickering men struggling for money was in Priyan's Hera Pheri. I agree it is not that good a film, but it surely has its heart in the right place.... full review

Thumbs down by Ameetbhuvan, Desi Martini ...The film suffers from inconsistency. There is no coherent story line. Things happen out of the blue. ... full review

Thumbs down by Payal Khanna, Desi Martini ...Boring All the Way!... full review

Thumbs down by Deepa Gahlot, Film Impressions ...So you have good actors, great DOP (Ashok Mehta), lovely location (Kashmir) equaling a film that remains snowed under with poor gags, lousy lines, and a romantic track (with the spirited Ragini Khanna as a village belle) of no consequence.... full review

Thumbs down by Deepa Deosthalee, Film Impressions ...Om Puri at his rambunctious best...Deepak Dobriyal, absolutely delightful...Shreyas Talpade OTT in a nice way... full review

Thumbs up by Rachit Gupta, Filmfare ...Puri is a legend and legends don’t err. Dobriyal is a proven gem of an actor and his performance here is no different. Can’t say the same for the talented Mr. Talpade who in a bid to look less Marathi and more Punjabi, over does it.... full review

Thumbs down by Deepa Garimella, fullhyd.com ...Shreyas is given bad lines and painful broken English (and a bad hairdo)... full review

Thumbs down by Pankaj Sabnani, Glamsham.com ...It's baffling to see the otherwise good actors like Om Puri, Shreyas Talpade and Deepak Dobriyal perform so badly... full review

Thumbs down by Divya Solgama, Gomolo.in ...Om Puri is good in some scenes, but most of the times he is loud and irritating.... full review

Thumbs down by Mayank Shekhar, Hindustan Times ...Don’t. Even. Ask. It’s been over an hour of sheer nothingness since the film started, and none, including me, could care less to figure what’s going on.... full review

Thumbs down by Rajeev Masand, IBN Live ...shockingly dull... full review

So-So by Kaveree Bamzai, india today ...For those who love marijuana paranthas, a police officer who inflicts torture with household objects and slapstick action soaked in desi whisky, this is pungent, often puerile fun. ... full review

Thumbs down by Shubhra Gupta, indian express ...The other high point, if you can call it that, is the presence of Deepak Dobriyal, who tries to, and sometimes succeeds, in rising above the obviousness of his lines... full review

Thumbs down by Komal Nahta, koimoi ...will bomb at the box-office.... full review

Thumbs down by Sanjukta Sharma, Live Mint ...Puri is wasted and it appears that the only brief he got from his director is to be convincingly dirty and foul-mouthed. ... full review

Thumbs down by Tushar Joshi, MiD DAY ...Songs are unnecessary and Daler Mehndi's title track is amusing but not melodious.... full review

Thumbs down by Anupama Chopra, NDTV ...given the talent involved, is an absolute shame. The film is produced by Rakeysh Omprakash Mehra and the brothers Chixie, Happy and Fancy are played by Om Puri, Deepak Dobriyal and Shreyas Talpade. ... full review

Thumbs down by S Rohatgi, Now Running.com ...The otherwise talented cast Om Puri, Shreyas Talpade and Deepak Dobriyal ham throughout the film courtesy bad screenplay and script. ... full review

So-So by Namrata Joshi, Outlook India ...The film is watchable for Dobriyal, who manages a nuanced performance even in a broad slapstick. The other star is the awesome landscape and those beautiful snowflakes in Gulmarg. Besides, you can also discover here the father of Yuvraj Singh, who had been a superstar of Punjabi films. Beyond that there’s not much to recommend.... full review

Thumbs up by Magik, Passion for Cinema ...3 loaded stars for this riot of a film from me.... full review

Thumbs down by Raja Sen, Rediff ...Debutant Mrigdeep Singh Lamba sets up several gags but never quite sees them through, leaving us bored and waiting for the pay-off. ... full review

Thumbs down by Shilpa Jamkhandikar, Reuters ...There really isn’t much more to say about this excuse of a film — except that Deepak Dobriyal is the only one who seems to be trying to make something out of his role as a meek dentist.... full review

Thumbs down by Sonia Chopra, Sify Movies ...The cinematography by Ashok Mehta is immersing and Gulzar's lyrics shine through in the breezy songs. ... full review

So-So by K N Gupta, SmasHits.com ...Ashok Mehta's excellent cinematography of Kashmir lends support to the movie.... full review

So-So by K K Rai, STARDUST ...Mohit Chauhan and Daler Mehndi do full justice to the lyrics of veteran Gulzar.... full review

Thumbs up by Roy D'Silva, The Friday Freak ...A witty and realistic movie set in the cold no mans land in Himachal Pradesh, is sure to change the very concept of familial relationships.... full review

Thumbs down by Sudhish Kamath, The Hindu ...So how long can you laugh at three supremely talented actors who are perpetually high and very good at that? Well, depends on how much of a swig you've had from that bottle or how many marijuana-paranthas you've had to eat.... full review

So-So by Nikhat Kazmi, Times of India ...The good news is that Bollywood is brimming over with fresh talent as more and more young film makers don the director's hat and try their skills at story telling. ... full review

So-So by Reel Reptile, Upper Stall ...Finally, this film is a story of not what is or what should be - but what could have been but hopefully still a step in the right direction nonetheless! A direction that does not include future gems like Golmaal 6 and Welcome 2! ... full review

Thumbs down by Kunal Guha, yahoo! India ...The songs have a zing and could get your shoulders jumping in quintessential Punjabi style but the outlandish lyrics seem like a pothead's last penning. ... full review

So-So by SpiceZee Bureau, ZEENEWS.COM ...‘Teen Thay Bhai’ is quite hilarious when the three brothers frantically try to rub each other the wrong way. However, lack of consistency takes away the much need humour from the film.... full review