The President Is Coming - External Reviews

wogma rating: The keen should rent; else TV (?)
quick review:

An extremely ridiculous premise used to spoof everything from reality TV shows to jingoism. Subtle humor to on-the-face silliness makes it easy to keep that smile on for the entire 90 minutes.



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21 reviewers have given The President Is Coming an average rating of 4.8/5.0 (?)

19 yays
0 nays
2 so-so

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Thumbs up AOL INDIA ...Made in English, the film is for a niche audience, but is a must watch for all irrespective of whether they love or hate America.... full review

Thumbs up by Aparajita Ghosh, Apun Ka Choice ...Originally a play, the story has been adapted well on the big screen by director Kunaal Roy Kapoor.... full review

Thumbs up by Baradwaj Rangan, Blogical Conclusion, The New Sunday Express ...The President is Coming proves that there’s nothing quite as funny as the truth – if only we’d stop squirming about it.... full review

Thumbs up by Sanjay Ram, Business of Cinema ...The President Is Coming is a fine example of situations that when treated right turn intensely funny.... full review

Thumbs up by Rajeev Masand, Buzz18 ...Uncontrollably funny for the most part, the film works on the strength of its smart dialogue and sturdy performances from the ensemble cast... full review

Thumbs up by Shubhra Gupta, Express India's free-spirited, irreverent, and funny.... full review

Thumbs up by Khalid Mohamed, Hindustan Times ...Shot in the manner of a student’s diploma film, it lacks that indefinable quality which elevates the unconventional into a power statement.... full review

Thumbs up by Debatru De, India Target ...Anand Tiwari is impressive in his flamboyant Gujju character. Ira Dubey looks pretty and carries off her dumb-head character convincingly.... full review

Thumbs up by Taran Adarsh, IndiaFM ...The humor here is very tongue-in-cheek and even though the making is amateurish, you can't help but break into guffaws at several points.... full review

Thumbs up by Gaurav Malani, indiatimes ... Much like any drama, this film too relies strongly on the performances and succeeds significantly on that front.... full review

Thumbs up Intermission, The Bookeazy Blog ...The movie is a treat to the mature (hah!) audiences. A filler to the boredom, an addition to your ‘watched’ list, a good laugh at the end of the day.... full review

Thumbs up Movie Talkies ...This film is definitely a writer's and actor's dream and both departments have been handled terrifically.... full review

Thumbs up by Anupama Chopra, NDTV ...The film is an equal-opportunity offender taking potshots at everyone and everything, from our obsession with all things American to President Bush to Khaadi-clad NGO workers.... full review

Thumbs up by Arpana, Now ...As part of its tongue-in-cheek humour, the "The President Is Coming" begins stating that "the film claims to be a fake documentary" and builds the situation in such a funny manner as if it actually happened.... full review

Thumbs up by Sukanya Verma, Rediff ...At a pace where there's no scope for a single dull moment, debutant filmmaker Kunaal Roy Kapur adapts Pal's satirical play for screen with satisfying results.... full review

Thumbs up by Sonia Chopra, Sify Movies ...They are extraordinary actors all but the funniest, perhaps, is Anand Tiwari’s rendering of the bulls-and-bears spouting, self-made Kapil Dev.... full review

Thumbs up by Harshita Kohli, StarBoxOffice ...It will give you the perfect laughter dose to start the New Year.... full review

Thumbs up by Nikhat Kazmi, Times of India ...The President is Coming is an amateurish, yet funny satire that not only lampoons Bush, but also takes a rib-tickling dekko at the stereotype of the Indian youth.... full review

Thumbs up ZEENEWS.COM ...Filled with tongue-in-cheek remarks, the film is funny, cheeky and an assured laugh riot.... full review

So-So by Martin D'Souza, ...It's for a niche audience, and will, at the most, run for a week.... full review

So-So by Goher Iqbal Punn, Radio Sargam ...‘President Is Coming’ is laced with an intelligent script since it depicts many social issues confidently in a humorous manner.... full review