thoda pyaar thoda magic - External Reviews

wogma rating: The keen should rent; else TV (?) - No kids for company? Skip it!
quick review:

Though I have huge complaints in most departments, I can't deny that it's perfect packaging for kids in the 3-12 age group. With hardly any "sad" moments, the characters are mostly colorful and chirpy. But, given my reservations, should I actually encourage my kids to watch this when not too long ago Taare Zameen Par was around? Oh, why not? There's enough room for everybody.



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20 reviewers have given thoda pyaar thoda magic an average rating of 2.9/5.0 (?)

9 yays
6 nays
5 so-so

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Thumbs up by Naresh Kumar Deoshi, Apun Ka Choice ...the tear-jerking scenes in TPTM donโ€™t pinch you like other run-of-the-mill sob tales... full review

Thumbs down by Baradwaj Rangan, Blogical Conclusion, The New Sunday Express ...And all the real bring-out-the-handkerchief moments are inexplicably tossed off like afterthoughts.... full review

Thumbs up by Gaurav Sharma, Bollywood Mantra ...To extract acting from the four children is a mammoth task but Kunal through his frankly nature brought out the desired work from them.... full review

So-So by Fatema H Kagalwala, Business of Cinema ...employs every cliche in the telling a story that has been done and redone in various forms across the world.... full review

So-So by Martin D'souza, ...this film is based on kids, and it cuts across all age groups.... full review

Thumbs down by Khalid Mohamed, Hindustan Times ...Why did the tempo drag so much that you nearly fell asleep on the shoulder of a stranger in the next seat?... full review

So-So by Rajeev Masand, IBN Live ...Simplistic in its premise and basic in its treatment, Thoda Pyaar Thoda Magic is what you could call a 'by-the-book' children's film.... full review

Thumbs up by Taran Adarsh, IndiaFM is a letdown, barring just one track, 'Pyaar Ke Liye'.... full review

Thumbs up by Renuka Vyavahare, indiatimes ...The climax of the film could have been more effective but that doesnโ€™t take away anything from the movie.... full review

Thumbs up by Janhvi Patel, ...In fact Rani and Saif's role although central to the film would probably fall in the supporting cast role... full review

Thumbs up Movie Talkies ...Ameesha turns in a superb performance in the cameo as Mallika.... full review

Thumbs down by Mayank Shekhar, NDTV ...The humour is so forced at least I didn't find myself laughing at any moment.... full review

Thumbs up by Lidia Ostepeev, Planet Bollywood ...Perhaps the necessity of using expensive LA locations to maximum effect has contributed to an imbalance because the film seems to lose its focus.... full review

So-So by Hanumant Bhansali, Radio Sargam ...Saif Ali Khan is a misfit for this role.... full review

So-So by Raja Sen, Rediff ...a serviceable children's film, with excellent special effects used haphazardly... full review

Thumbs down ...Zyada Garbage, Zero Magic... full review

Thumbs down by Sonia Chopra, Sify Movies ...what redeems the film is its sparkling performances.... full review

Thumbs down by Kavita Ogale, Times Now ...unexciting & rather shamefully uncreative piece of work... full review

Thumbs up by Nikhat Kazmi, Times of India ...Saif's good, Rani's commendable, but the show stealers are the babalog... full review