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Good performances. Despite desperate attempts to be different, Bewakoofiyaan is only as interesting as the ups and downs of any relationship in trouble.Read more
Director, Nupur Ashtana's previous film, Mujhse Fraaandship Karoge was a surprise, pleasant enough to make you look forward to her next film. It had a nice, young zeal about it that was contagious spreading to its viewers.
To top the cake with a cherry you have Ayushman Khurana who seems so effortlessly natural in whatever role he plays. So much so that he makes you look forward to his next film even if you don't like the previous one as much. Sonam Kapoor has the potential to tip the balance either way.
The spoilsport then, is played by the rundown theme. Father doesn't want his daughter to marry the boy she likes, really? Aren't we done with that, already? But, then again, Nupur Asthana has proven once what she can do with done-to-death themes. She just might be able to pull this one through.
- meeta, a part of the audience
Almost everyone who is reading this review is in or has had a romantic relationship like you see in Bewakoofiyaan. And it would be a rare couple, if at all, who hasn't had a fight. Would our story make for a good film though? Most likely, not. Not because we make for boring people but because it's everyday life. So, does everyday life not make for good films? It does, but it needs very special skills and an out-of-the-box way to go about the story to make for an engaging story. Bewakoofiyaan is not that story.
Bewakoofiyaan has an energetic, aspirational, young couple in Mohit (Ayushman Khurana) and Mayera (Sonam Kapoor). You relate to them because they are more or less like you. You start rooting for them from the very beginning. Ayushman Khurana's comic timing and chemistry with father-in-law-to-be (Rishi Kapoor) keeps matters light and engaging for a bit.
But, soon enough things start getting repetitive and before you know it, you have started predicting the next sequence pretty accurately. Ayushman Khurana does go through the whole "down" time pretty convincingly. Sonam Kapoor too goes does the middle class lady who takes her success in stride while being a supporting girlfriend and a caring daughter with ease.
But decent performances by the three main characters cannot life the film from the general bore that it is. Sure, Bewakoofiyaan does try to be different in how the adamant father's reluctance to warm up to the daughter's boyfriend. The lead pair's characters are also pretty close to earth in an urban way.
Mohit adequately goes through the phases of over-confidence, confidence, insecure and then bruised ego as any young man who has lost his job would. Mayera is always there for Mohit, aspirational yet in control of those aspirations. It can be argued that she sacrifices her career goals and isn't the woman of today's day and age she is made out to be. But, I'd give the writers that. I'd say Mayera knows what are priorities are and doesn't care how we judge her for them.
It is a shame then, that despite characters written with more thought than you would see in your average Hindi rom-com, Bewakoofiyan ultimately falls below par. A huge part of the blame can be taken by the film's pace. The love between the couple, the father's sweet reluctance takes its time to build up. The fallout between the couple while the father-son-in-law relationship takes its own turn is cumbersome yet not intolerable.
The problem is with the climax which is both rushed and over-simplistic in its writing and execution. Especially, when compared to the rest of the film. The same old clichés kick in with double force which makes you feel, you sat through all of that for this?
With very little going for it in the music and other technical departments then, Bewakoofiyaan feels like listening to a friend's woes about their relationship - with empathy and love; but you want them to kiss and patch up, already. So, that you can move on too.
- meeta, a part of the audience
Thumbs up, by Taran Adarsh, Bollywood Hungama : ... BEWAKOOFIYAAN springs a pleasant surprise. Watch this wonderful slice of life film for the super performances of Rishi, Ayushmann and Sonam, watertight writing, skilled direction and dollops of humor.... full review
So-So, by Nikhil Kumar, Apun Ka Choice : ...Bewakoofiyaan' has writer Habib Faisal’s characteristic wit that’s not of the LOL potency, but leaves you in chuckles at best. With lilting music, easy-on-the-eye cinematography, the film makes for a watchable date flick.... full review
So-So, by Bhagyashri Pawar, Bollywood Life : ... While the new generation is likely to enjoy this movie more, Sonam Kapoor and Ayushmann Khurrana’s Bewakoofiyaan can be watched by anyone with anyone.... full review
So-So, by Kusumita Das, Deccan Chronicle : ...Nupur’s direction is balanced but she lacks the support of a strong lead pair and razor sharp witty lines, which are rom-com staples. The film has no major flaws but it doesn’t have many great moments either. And the end result is as empty as Mohit’s bank balance.... full review
So-So, by Martin D'Souza, Glamsham.com : ...BEWAKOOFIYAAN is a love story that is handled with maturity, and although there are a few 'unbelievable' scenes (like the one where Mohit keeps going to his work place to 'play act' to fool Mayera's dad), the youth will relate to it.... full review
So-So, by Mohar Basu, koimoi : ...Bewakoofiyaan is a well crafted film that misses the rightful rendering. A meandering screenplay turns it bland and messy but for Rishi Kapoor’s catchy role it is worth giving a shot to... full review
So-So, by Joginder Tuteja, Movie Talkies : ...the second half turns out to be better and though there still aren't any full throated laughter, (director) Nupur Asthana and (writer) Habib Faisal make sure that the pace of the film brings on good momentum. While Ayushmann and Sonam do well, it is fun to see Rishi Kapoor take charge of affairs, both as an actor as well as the character.... full review
So-So, by Divya Solgama, MoviezADDA : ...comparison to Yash Raj banners romantic comedies, this one is a decent family entertainer with a good message attached to it. Though, weak publicity along with dull music and some dragging parts in the film the movie might not match up to the standards of their hit rom-com films... full review
So-So, by Sonia Chopra, Sify Movies : ...Director Nupur Asthana (Mujhse Fraaandship Karoge) gives us a film that could have been so much more. Funnier, more romantic, and more heartfelt. ... full review
So-So, by Madhureeta Mukherjee, Times of India : ...Bewakoofiyaan' has its khoobiyaan but mostly it has majbooriyaan where the story is concerned. It tells you not to overspend. Yet the script is not as 'penny wise', gettit? ... full review
Thumbs down, by Bobby Sing, Bobby Talks Cinema.com : ...Hence next time you tend to think that Why such directionless films get made OR Who approves such poor songs to be added into the movie’s soundtrack? ... full review
Thumbs down, by Deepa Gahlot, cinemaah : ...The two lead actors are vapid, and as usual it is left to Rishi Kapoor to bring some life into his scenes. No great music to lift the mood either, this one makes a dull date movie... full review
Thumbs down, Daily Bhaskar : ...Bewakoofiyaan is a break up, patch up saga which entertains and bores in parts. If you are under 30 and have nothing better to do this weekend, Bewakoofiyaan is the film for you.... full review
Thumbs down, by Deepa Deosthalee, Film Impressions : ...Again it’s not implausible—perhaps young people do live in a bubble and are ill equipped to cope with real problems. This may well be the film’s central argument. But by failing to develop an engaging narrative or agreeable characters it just seems like a waste of time and money. Theirs and ours.... full review
Thumbs down, by Devesh Sharma, Filmfare : ...The film doesn’t offer us an escape from reality nor does it warn us against the evils of consumerism. It isn’t even an out-and-out comedy. Its this neither here nor there quality that goes against it and stops you from enjoying it to its true extent.... full review
Thumbs down, by Johnson Thomas, Free Press Journal : ...A poor copy of the rib-tickling Hollywood rom-coms ‘Father of the Bride’ and ‘Meet the Parents,’ this Nupur Asthana directed medium budget quickie is just not entertaining in the least.... full review
Thumbs down, by Anupama Chopra, Hindustan Times : ...Director Nupur Asthana and writer Habib Faisal are aiming here to show us how hollow consumerism is. How finally what matters isn’t the four-bedroom apartment, credit cards and designer shoes but relationships, and above all, love.... full review
Thumbs down, by Rajeev Masand, IBN Live : ...Despite three likeable actors in principal roles, 'Bewakoofiyaan' feels lightweight instead of lighthearted. Asthana directs with an easy hand, but she's saddled with a dead duck of a script that simply can't be saved. I'm going with two out of five. ... full review
Thumbs down, by Rahul Desai, Mumbai Mirror : ...Bewakoofiyaan isn't Nupur Asthana's best effort (out of two), but I'm still going to look forward to her next. All she needs is an ambitious screenplay and a voice—perhaps her own? ... full review
Thumbs down, by Sukanya Verma., Rediff : ...It never quite establishes its chief motive. Instead Asthana's tentative approach struggles to interrelate the pertinent issues, lend it dimensions and wisdom, resorting to simplistic conclusions when it cannot find the balance.... full review
Thumbs down, Star Blockbuster : ...It’s Yash Raj Films, Nupur Asthana and Habib Faisal’s Bewakoofiyaan and they have taken the name of the film very seriously. So, watch it only if you don’t have anything else to fool around with ... full review
Thumbs down, by SUDHISH KAMATH, The Hindu : ...But given that Hollywood has already done funnier versions of the plot, the only reason for you to head to the cinema is that you have a date. And, if you want a film that’s telling you what you are already familiar with — your first world problems. ... full review
Thumbs down, by Rummana Ahmed, yahoo! India : ...Recession and employment are real issues for people who have lived through that stage of uncertainty and insecurity. It’s the flippant execution of a real problem that just doesn’t work in ‘Bewakoofiyaan’.... full review
Zaadyasin: Watched #Bewakoofiyaan today first show , it's totally worth a trip to the theaters @ayushmannk " fan hogaya Tera dost" and @sonamakapoor
VarshanSookhun: 'Bewakoofiyaan' is an enjoyable rom-com made along the lines of 'Father of the Bride' and 'Meet The Parents'... https://www.facebook.com/varshansookhun/posts/10151938123531851
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Tehmur1: #Bewakoofiyaan short & sweet :) loved the film <3 @sonamakapoor @ayushmannk u guys were great! @nupurasthana awesome work! @Shanoozeing @yrf
TasteCharades: #Bewakoofiyaan was an absolutely delight to watch. A love story set in real times @ayushmannk @sonamakapoor did sizzle together on screen :)
tanaykumar05: Watchd #Bewakoofiyaan! Was a nice movie...and meant a lot for me!
SweetSimpleRitu: The Chemistry shared by Amazing #RishiKapoor n Superb @ayushmannk is something to look out for in @Bewakoofiyaan #RealFun2Watch
SwatiD02: #Bewakoofiyaan is a sweet watch
ssapkale1222: Bewakoofiyaan <3
SonamKapoorFC: “@alishacdave: 'Bewakoofiyaan' Super fun film with amazing performances!! Please get your tickets NOW! @sonamakapoor @ayushmannk" yay
SlowPo1son: Surprisingly #bewakoofiyaan is really a good film, great chemistry between @sonamakapoor and @ayushmannk !!! Definitely worth a watch !!!
simran_sainani: Just watched @Bewakoofiyaan amazinggg work @ayushmannk and @sonamakapoor !! Loved the movie! super hit!!!!! :D
sidontheway: #Bewakoofiyaan is a sweet, feel gud film wid natural performances from @ayushmannk @sonamakapoor n Rishi Kapoor. Brings a smile 2 ur face
ShreyaParanjape: Kudos to the #Bewakoofiyaan team! Such a young, fresh film! Love it
sallu4eva: Just watched #Bewakoofiyaan. Nice movie loved @sonamakapoor in it http://twitter.com/sallu4eva/status/444686839002464256/photo/1
RShahtweets: #Bewakoofiyaan is superb! I enjoyed it. @ayushmannk @sonamakapoor
RRArvindNawin: #Bewakoofiyaan is too gud guys!Luvd watchin it! @ayushmannk n @sonamakapoor r indeed a cute pair! @Raghu_Dixit rocked wid #Bewakoooofiyaan!
rekhaputhran: #Bewakoofiyaan, short, crisp, sweet, more realistic movie.The youth might relate more with the movie .
ReemikaG: #bewakoofiyaan #cute #reality full on paisa wasool... \m/
rajivvijayakar: #Bewakoofiyaan clearly proves that #NupurAsthana is the ONLY female director apart from @TheFarahKhan who gives importance to her audience!
rahulsoni0184: finally dekhli #BEWAKOOFIYAAN . Enjoyed it. It was a fun. Loved it. Hey sexy khajun tereko :p @ayushmannk @sonamakapoor u rock (y)
rahulngupta: #Bewakoofiyaan is a refreshing light hearted love story - good decision to watch it
Prernaa_S: Though a tad bit disappointing first half, #Bewakoofiyaan picks up drastically in the second half. Cute film.
PremRatanDhan: We wish @sonamakapoor and @ayushmannk all the luck for their movie #Bewakoofiyaan, which released today. It's a super sweet Romedy!!
pradipkgohil: Watched @Bewakoofiyaan !! @sonamakapoor and @ayushmannk ’s love story is entertaining!! loved it!! guys go & watch #Bewakoofiyaan !!:-)
Porschemakerr: #Bewakoofiyaan - Involving! Storyline doesn't even deviate for a single moment. Good Direction. Getting super crazy for @sonamakapoor again!
poo_kiddo: #Bewakoofiyaan "Cool" movie :p Cute Ending :)
pandey_pihu: bewakoofiyaan awsme movie
oyetanyaaaa: Bewakoofiyaan was a cute movie
OQSpot: #Bewakoofiyaan cute film. @sonamakapoor looks great. @ayushmannk cool. Rishi rocks. Movie stays in plateau with no spikes. Funtime watch tho
odshek: saw bewakoofiyaan last nite..breezy/fun/timepass
OB_noxious: Watch #Bewakoofiyaan for @ayushmannk and Rishi Kapoor's banter and stellar performances! An apt film for all couples!
nyk1193: #Bewakoofiyaan #amazing #reality @sonamakapoor u redefine wht lukin gorgeous is in evry movie @ayushmannk amazing performance by both of you
nikrathore: #Bewakoofiyaan a nice film after a long time.. @sonamakapoor looking really hot.. @ayushmannk cool as ever... Rishi Kapoor best as ever...
nikita1joshi: #Bewakoofiyaan is a light hearted comedy. Watch it for Rishi Kapoor and @ayushmannk ;)
MOHDS4RIM: #Bewakoofiyaan such a wonderful movie
MihirBhanushali: Bewakoofiyaan 2nd Time on my B'Day...7 Days to go.. #22nd :)
Max1052: "Bewakoofiyaan" - it's a too cute love story ...!!! one time watch ...!!!
maheepkapoor: Just saw bewakoofiyaan! such a feel good sweet film!Sonam is fab, rishi sir is a class apart! Aayushman is too cute! You'll come out smiling
MaharaHimanshu: Even a mistake can turn into a happy ending #Bewakoofiyaan
lyricscomposer: What a movie yar #Bewakoofiyaan It shows that class exist in bwood
Kunal_N_Sheth: #Bewakoofiyaan is a an awesome movie, dare you to miss mind blowing @ayushmannk and sizzling @sonamakapoor U wud regret missing this movie!
JoonAnil: Fresh Screenplay & Stunning/Realistic Chemistry of @sonamakapoor & @ayushmannk makes movie @Bewakoofiyaan worth watch
JigsThanki1987: #Bewakoofiyaan is a light hearted comedy Film & very slow in the second part. watch it for Rishi Kapoor
jas_canuck92: Overall #Bewakoofiyaan is a good film that should appeal to people who enjoy romcoms. Great job by Dir @nupurasthana after #MFK 3.25/5*
ItxFarhan: Hmmm Watched #Bewakoofiyaan, It Is Not A Good Movie :/ ? Yes It Isn't Good, It Is Osum :))) @ayushmannk Was Wonderful So Was @sonamakapoor
imranaz238: Bhot khoobsurat si bewakoofian...with some very good performances.. @sonamakapoor @ayushmannk #rishikapoor @Bewakoofiyaan
havocaman: Jst saw #bewakoofiyaan ☆☆☆ gud to watch.. #fun #smile #love @somankapoor ur smile kills me.. @aayushman u rockz :)
GautiDiHatti: Went in sick of traffic ...Came out happy and smiling ... #Bewakoofiyaan .. @ayushmannk
GaurangDwivedi: Super fun and firing chemistry @Bewakoofiyaan.. love @sonamakapoor #Bewakoofiyaan
DollyTruscott: Please go watch @Bewakoofiyaan guys! Such a cute film, kudos to the whole team :) Loved it!
dikshyaoli: Loved #Bewakoofiyaan . A reality ,Not even a single boring moment No one could have pulled this movie beside Sonam aayushman & rishi kapoor
Dev_Sayss: Loved that father - daughter bond in bewakoofiyaan ! #Mayera #VKsehgal
DeepakTrueKKR: Best way to enjoy the weekend, go n watch #bewakoofiyaan starring the sensational beauty @sonamakapoor
curentbollynews: #Bewakoofiyaan starts slow.Film is light hearted,have good moments,comedy as well.Must watch this weekend
BeingAlBalushi: #Bewakoofiyaan a feel good movie bt nothing new in movie. Rishi Kapoor n Sonam performances r superb n ayushman is good 2 :)
AuthorDhiraj: Bewakoofiyaan is such a wonderful, hillarious and lovely film. Laughed all through. @ayushmannk @sonamakapoor Rishi Kapoor acted with aplomb
arika_akram: Bewakoofiyaan is a sweet, feel good film with natural performances from Ayushman, Sonam and Rishi Kapoor.. Brings a smile to your face :)"
ArchanaDalmia: #Bewakoofiyaan sweet film. @sonamakapoor looks cute. @ayushmannk cool. Movie runs with no boredom... Funtime onetime watch!
anjali_anjali95: Its bewakoofiyaan day!! Go everyone watch it.. #BeLoveMeinThhodaStupid..
anishannie29: #Bewakoofiyaan is a lovely rom-com...With Superb pairing...Beautiful Music & A very Fresh Movie if compared to others.Amazing @ayushmannk !!
am_hassi: Im very proud to be a sonaholic , She is the best #Bewakoofiyaan was The best !
ambitnpldn: Bewakoofiyaan was so fun!!! Love it!! @Bewakoofiyaan @sonamakapoor @ayushmannk
aisha_alshaikh: I just watched Bewakoofiyaan. It was the first Indian movie i ever watched in the cinema, and i loved it!
AcademyOfLOST: #Bewakoofiyaan = real, relatable & an all round "feel-good" film. ✌️
211Srk: #Bewakoofiyaan There are many reasons to watch this wonderful film..
123gunjanbhalla: Watched #Bewakoofiyaan .. Awesome performance delivered by @ayushmannk & @sonamakapoor .. And their Chemistry is just "WOW!"
Uzzalcharingia: Watched #Bewakoofiyaan .. Not bad I will rate 3 out of 5.... @ayushmannk @sonamakapoor
ShivammSays: I just don't understand why films like #Bewakoofiyaan are made??? Saltless....
RJADITI: #Bewakoofiyaan : One time watch for @ayushmannk & Rishi Kapoor .. Music saaru chhe !! #Postmortem #review
ratemovieshere: #Bewakoofiyaan is moderately watchable due to #RishiKapoor and #AyushmannKhurrana but the script acts the spoilt... https://www.facebook.com/photo.php?fbid=683266558397080
JapinderKBaweja: #justwatched #Bewakoofiyaan .. #tp watch .. I wish the music was better tho .. Sonam looked good as usual :)
imtushar3: #Bewakoofiyaan is moderately watchable. The first half is entertaining, the bewakoofi in the second half isn't amusing.
asliga: #Bewakoofiyaan Rishi nailed it while Sonam & Ayushmann are good looking couple on screen. Decent romcom that will draw smile in the end! 3/5
AshokInder: watched #Bewakoofiyaan and to my surprise the real hero was Rishi Ji, @ayushmannk was outstanding support cast :D, overall watchable :)
UrviBhandari: Spent 500 bucks on #Bewakoofiyaan. I want my money back!!
UniqueBandha: #Bewakoofiyaan aisi ghatiya movie dekhni bewakoofi mat kijiyega
theindianfalcon: This "Bewakoofiyaan" is truly a bewakoof movie.
Rj_anant: Rishi Kapoor is d only saving grace in #Bewakoofiyaan.It misses out on a story. Quite predictable.Gets 1.5* out of 5*.Sonam still can't act.
RedFMIndia: #Bewakoofiyaan is a flat line. Talent of all the actors wasted! #LiveReview
reach4raj: When you make a movie called #Bewakoofiyaan , you know what to expect as an outcome.
rajsinghshekhar: "Don't watch Bewakoofiyaan if u ain't a Bewakoof. A tale trying to portray hollowness in consumerism horribly gone wrong."
Parthu2512: 'Bewakufiyaan' is a Bewakuf movie #donotwatchit
mithilng: #spoileralert I would have loved #Bewakoofiyaan if sonam had been a real bitch and dumped @ayushmannk. That would have been a great movie
ManojG7: #Bewakoofiyaan is a pure jobless movie and a huge let down
JitiChaudhari: #Bewakoofiyaan Expected more.... Not satisfied...
geetiga: "@dhunji: My advice for the weekend - Kripyaa Bewakoofiyaan film dekhne ki bewakoofi mat karnaa :-)"
geetabakshi: #Bewakoofiyaan Boring :P
desijourno: I don't get it, why would someone make a dumb film with dumb actors and call it Bewakoofiyaan? #yesindeed
copy_pen: Bewakoofiyaan jaisa naam waisi filaam :/
Babavalentine: Bewakoofiyaan movie dekhne ki Zurratt/bewakoofi bhi mat karna
AymonAnsari: I typed #Bewakoofiyaan and my mobile hanged, now you can guess how pathetic the movie is
Abu125: #bewakoofiyaan routine romcom that suffers from lame script n poor music but rishi kapoor's presence adds some weight to film
Abhijit_19: Only Bewakoofs will watch #Bewakoofiyaan :P
abhay_vk: Bewakoofiyaan dekhne ki bewakoofi mat karna
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