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A cut-and-dry romantic comedy which half-heartedly tries to do more.Read more
Huh? How did this happen? An Imran Khan-Kareena Kapoor starrer produced by Karan Johar with such little buzz around it? Or did Diwali just take up all my attention? Or maybe I have just been living under a rock.
Anyway, Gori Tere Pyaar Mein looks like one of those regular, breezy romantic comedies. It does have that one aspect of the city-bred lead lady's aspirations to work in a village.
While it is great to see some kind of meat to the characters, we all know how little romantic comedies can become about their protagonists' work choices, especially the woman's. The more out-of-box the career is in the trailer, the lesser the importance in the overall impact of the actual film.
To top it off, we have the hero leaving his urban ways, to move to the village to prove his love. My issue is not with the intensity of love, but that the love builds up over a song and a few montages - very unconvincing.
So, expecting this one to be average or the ever hopeful and dil duffer thinks it could be just a little over average too.
- meeta, a part of the audience
One (wo)man can make a difference. And if there happens to be a man who is in love with her and is willing to give it his all, nothing like it. That's how, dear friend, you come upon a romantic comedy that takes up social causes. Putting it this way, might be a little unfair, belittling the larger purpose of the film too. But then the dry and functional manner in which events take place do not get you involved at all.
Starting from the basics, a romantic film has to be able to convey that the couple is in love with each other. Just by pointing out an age difference, the matter isn't taken care of, is it? Doesn't the audience need to be convinced that they love each other? Some chemistry other than a superficial "good deed"?
Superficial - that is the word that comes to mind through the film - be it the romance, the comedy or the social causes that our lady, Dia (Kareena Kapoor) takes up. By the end, almost every thing that happens earlier comes across as a set-up. Any joke made, anything negative or positive said ties up neatly in the end to either be related back to or reversed in a very contrived fashion.
Given that the dialogue and comic lines work very briefly and you have seen most of them in the trailer, you are left with the actual cause taken up by Dia. That and how the situation is handled could have been an engaging affair. But well, it gets repetitive and was anyway predictable from the word go.
With way too many songs in the beginning and an avoidable narrative thread to the film, Gori Tere Pyaar Mein is also too long. Sure, the narrator is also used as an alter ego, but it just makes the transition, well, superficial. :)
It doesn't help that Kareena Kapoor wears designer outfits even when she's staying in a remote village in Gujrat. I guess we should just be thankful that she repeats the outfits.
The only silver lining, however, is that Kareena Kapoor gives a decent performance. Imran Khan is his usual self - doesn't impress but doesn't annoy either. The cast in the Gujrat village though were refreshingly at home. From the little boy to the village head, they all added to the ambiance of the village.
Yet again, a romantic comedy that is underwhelming. At least, in this case we didn't expect any different.
- meeta, a part of the audience
Thumbs up, by Taran Adarsh, Bollywood Hungama : ...GORI TERE PYAAR MEIN! is a charming and refreshing coming of age film plus rom-com rolled into those 2.25 hours. The film maintains the right balance between amusement, hilarity and engaging moments. Recommended! ... full review
Thumbs up, by Shubha Shetty-Saha, MiD DAY : ...While the first half is cheerful and breezy, in direct contrast the second half is grounded and purposeful. The climax disappoints a bit as the screenplay loses its steam and makes it all too simplistic, but even then watch this film because it attempts to talk about things that matter. And for Puneet’s sake. He could have easily chosen the shallow path that he had taken with his debut film... full review
Thumbs up, by Madhureeta Mukherjee, Times of India : ...This isn't the most rousing romance (second-half lacks 'rom'), but has its feel-good moments. Chew it up with some 'Chingam' and a cute date. ... full review
So-So, by FPJ Bureau, Free Press Journal : ...film is entirely dependent on the Kareena-Imran chemistry which is palpable but not one that can catch fire altogether. This film is certainly cute but nowhere close to memorable... full review
So-So, by Swayamsrestha Kar, fullhyd.com : ...While Imran's character has some Rhett Butler-esque moments, it is otherwise a clone of whatever he played in I Hate Luv Storys. Kareena Kapoor, who's got the feisty-passionate-chick act nailed through the wall, proceeds to hammer it in a bit more in her latest venture.... full review
So-So, by Anupama Chopra, Hindustan Times : ...The narrative becomes melodramatic and even more synthetic as Punit tries to inject emotion and a sense of nobility that hasn’t been earned. - See more at: http://www.hindustantimes.com/entertainment/reviews/movie-review-by-anupama-chopra-gori-tere-pyaar-mein/article1-1154675.aspx#sthash.J8Vu2QJj.dpuf... full review
So-So, by Rohit Khilnani, india today : ...This is Punit's second attempt at a rom-com and he gets a few things right and a few wrong, making Gori Tere Pyaar Mein an average entertainer... full review
So-So, by Mohar Basu, koimoi : ...Punit Malhotra’s GTPM isn’t flawless but it is immensely watchable. The film’s positives easily topples its negatives which is why I recommend you to watch this... full review
So-So, by Subhash K. Jha, NDTV : ...This is a film that had the potential for being genuinely funny and warm. It also has the very lovely Shradha Kapoor trying hard to keep her inherent grace intact in a script that manoeuvres through a string of antics based on cultural and economic disparity. It squanders the satirical potential in trying to be cleverer than the audience.... full review
So-So, by Paloma Sharma, Rediff : ...Gori Tere Pyaar Mein’s saving grace is that it is a love story and the second half will manage to melt your heart, if only slightly. It’s the classic opposites attract story and hey, if you’re into that kind of thing, this might be your kind of film... full review
So-So, by Resham Sengar, Zee News : ...Generally speaking, ‘Gori Tere Pyaar Mein’ is a clean, light hearted and fun film, but don’t go to watch it keeping your expectations too high. If you are sucker for Rom-Coms, especially the Karan Johar variety, and if you have not watched a film in a long while, then chances are you might enjoy it.... full review
Thumbs down, by Bobby Sing, Bobby Talks Cinema.com : ...Anyway, searching for the only silver lining in this black cloud, there are 10 odd minutes of beautiful Shraddha Kapoor in the film, which are watchable. And in case you are too serious to watch her on the screen post AASHIQUI 2, then just see the film at a lower cost ticket before the intermission and simply walk away.... full review
Thumbs down, by Githa Vanan, Bolly Spice : ...So take it as it is and you might enjoy Punit Malhotra mash up the first half of Mere Yaar Ki Shaadi Hai with a dash of southern stereotypes and Swades into an ‘original’ film. ... full review
Thumbs down, by Vinod Talreja, Bollywood Life : ...Punit Malhotra cannot direct rom-coms…period. The filmmaker tried to do a Karan Johar in I Hate Luv Storys and almost nailed it, but with Gori Tere Pyaar Mein, he failed miserably.... full review
Thumbs down, by Rajeev Masand, IBN Live : ...We'd have cared more about this mismatched couple had the makers invested in a sharper script. I am going with a generous two out of five for Gori Tere Pyaar Mein. It's as enjoyable as drinking a cup of tea that's been left out in the cold... full review
Thumbs down, by Vinayak Chakravorty, india today : ...It is left to Kareena to salvage the show, which she does to an extent. In the end, the burden of a boring script is too overwhelming for her to leave an impact.... full review
Thumbs down, by Saurabh Dwivedi, india today : ...Watch the movie if you have to, if you like to watch big stars on the big screen. For the rest, skipping this movie would be a wise decision... full review
Thumbs down, by Divya Solgama, MoviezADDA : ...Well the movie has fantastic dum in the first half and equally opposite in the second half. The romantic track along with foot tapping music works very well in favor of the film. But the second half is total contrast and fails to connect with the film and its audience due to boring and artificial screenplay. Still this movie is a decent watch and a good entertainer over the home video.Thus, on over all basis would compare this movie with a 'Chewing Gum'; with refreshing taste initially but later on you are left with bland taste only. ... full review
Thumbs down, by Karan Anshuman, Mumbai Mirror : ... Imran Khan doesn't over think his role as a Bangalore-based Hindi speaking Tam-Bram who finds himself in a Gujarati village for most part (lots of hyphens and adjectives for his character). He's content slipping back into his comfort zone after that last failed experiment, OUATIM Dobara. If that's satisfied you in the past, it will again. And as for Kareena, well there's nothing new for her here unless you'd like to see her lip-sync to Gore gore, nikke nikke, tere mere tooh and let your imagination do the rest... full review
Thumbs down, by Mansha Rastogi, Now Running.com : ...Gori Tere Pyaar Mein is the weakest offering from Dharma Productions in the longest time and is an easy skip lest you are Imran or Kareena fans ... full review
Thumbs down, by Ankit Ojha , Planet Bollywood : ...Gori Tere Pyaar Mein, can unfortunately never replicate the goofball charm of I Hate Luv Storys or even the kind of chemistry the leads shared in Ek Main Aur Ekk Tu. ... full review
Thumbs down, by Sonia Chopra, Sify Movies : ...With severely cliched characters, a glaring lack of humour for a rom-com, and a muddled love story that does not hold your interest, the only upside to the film is Kareena Kapoor’s crackerjack performance.... full review
Thumbs down, by Karan Bali, Upper Stall : ...There's nothing to add on the technicalities, which are adequate, nothing more, nothing less. The songs too are just so-so. All in all, the film follows the typical Dharma Productions template - an on-the-surface, superficial and sugar coated designer film and little else really... full review
_Fidato: Watched Gori Tere Pyaar Mein yesterday with mumsie at NorthPoint. Good and awesome movie
UrvishShah01: I liked Gori tere pyaar mein...!!! O ri chhori chhichori Jo chede humein chingam chabaake #love it
URM1: Turns out, 'Gori Tere Pyaar Mein' is rather watchable.
tanmaysekhar: Gori tere pyaar mein NYC movie
tanejamainhoon: Btw I enjoyed Gori Tere Pyaar Mein. Not a perfect movie by any standard, but total timepass. Prefer it any day to Ram *shoots brains* Leela
susovanmahapatr: Gori tere pyar main a good movie...
SHILPAPANJABI: In love with Tooh..!!! Gori tere pyaar Mein..! @punitdmalhotra @ikareena stunning as always in outfits by @ManishMalhotra1.!!
shehzeenrehman: Gori Tere Pyar Main is a really fun watch. Imran Khan bhai ne bhi apni acting uthayi hai. Good is.
SanhaHussain: SHAKE THAT TOOOH. gori tere pyaar mein is a good movieee! amazing day with the girlllssss❤love themmm.
sagarsahil8: #GTPM gori tere pyaar mein is an awesome movie.Ppl should give it a try. Me and my friends loved it.
SadhuGyan: Gori tere pyaar mein. *thumbs up*
Razasafdarali: Watched Gori Tere Pyaar Mein 2nd Most Entertainment movie of 2013 :) Really Enjoyed
priyaadivarekar: Gori Tere Pyaar Mein: I love how Punit has given a natural touch to his characters. I could relate to some of Dia's (Kareena) traits.
preethiragz: Gori tere Pyar main*****
OfficalM7860: Gori tere pyaar mein is so good Everyone should watch it
Noori_95: Walla gori tere pyaar mein is the best movie E V E R !!!
NitikaKanodia17: Absolutely loved Gori Tere Pyaar Mein!
n4mmy: Gori Tere Pyaar Mein was SUCH a great show!!!!! Imran Khan is now my new found love
maky025: Gori Tere Pyaar Mein amazin...must watch :) dnt go wid reviews :D critics r mad :D Phoenix MarketCity Bangalore
lifeofrishkish: Gori Tere Pyaar Mein was really good-much better than what I expected :)
Ladyy_Gada: #verdict: gori tere pyaar mein #thumbsup!
ksinghrajput92: I recomend everyone to go watch gori tere pyaar mein ! Its an exellent movie! Kareena Kapoor is at her best as always!
KreshanuK: #gori tere pyaar mein... 1st day 1st show..wat a movie..awesome..one....thanx fr the entertainment Karan ,Kareena, imran, shraddha and esha.
kjobvarghese: Intelligent humour.balanced dialogues. A handful of romance in the sky of comedy. "Gori Tere Pyaar Mein". Intense Imraan. Restrained Kareena
KavitaAChhibber: Gori tere pyaar mein..fun time..liked it
KartikDayanand: Gori Tere Pyaar Mein was good fun. 2nd half drags a bit but didn't expect it to be this good. Pleasantly surprised!
Jeet_777: Gori Tere Pyaar Mein was just NICE :)
isalman3: Watched Gori Tere Pyaar Mein with the fam.. Awesome movie! Kareena <3
im_Sharanya: Watched Gori Tere Pyaar Mein!! nice movie!! lots of shooting done in ma Bangalore baby!!
iKhushiQazi: Saw Gori Tere Pyaar Mein And loved loved loved it! Beautiful fun and romantic movie! Super like! MUST WATCH!
iam_MariaDsouza: omg gori tere pyaar mein is so cute
girishmallya: Gori Tere Pyaar Mein was not bad like critics made it out to be. Kareena is fab and Imran finally puts in a convincing performance.
FrstDayFrstShow: #GoriTerePyaarMein : Gori Tere Pyaar Mein #FDFS ★★★ For #TooH Kareena Kapoor Imran Khan Karan Johar Punit Malhotra
fahim_parekh: Gori tere pyaar mein Good decent,movie......
elvina_khusie: Sweetheart in my heart .. Gori tere pyaar mein :D
DJTISTA: Quiz tomorrow. Went KLCC to watch movie tonight. Was well worth it though, Gori Tere Pyaar Mein was a damn good movie.
DEEPERCLIFFORD: GORI TERE PYAAR MEIN IS SUCH A CUTE MOVIE I'M DONE BYE
charan_93: gori tere pyaar mein is a nice movie lah i love it
CaitOConner: Y'all, Gori Tere Pyaar Mein is actually super funny.
BwoodUncensored: Just Watched Gori Tere Pyaar Mein....What a Masterpiece You can say Best of Imran Khan can be seen in this... https://www.facebook.com/joinUs4BU/posts/460191440752743
azrah786: Gori Tere Pyaar Mein was soooo goood :D IMRAAAAAAAN♥
Aryanking0043: superb movie gori tere pyar main
Abinash_M: Gori tere pyar main is a good one
AbhiNdy: Loved Gori tere pyaar mein....heroine modelled on AAP volunteer....fighting against corruption
aarshvora: Yes, Gori Tere Pyaar Mein has everything we've seen before in films, but also everything we don't mind seeing in films again.. And again..
a5kme: Gori Tere Pyaar Mein (GTPM) a cute rom-com for some happy entertaining! No prizes for guessing the story line but lovely performance by ...
VikHasya: Gori Tere Pyaar Mein is a nice timepass movie. But the way they have shown the Gujju village is a #BlowToModi no?
tbkdotcom: Gori Tere Pyaar Mein scores 3 out of 5 in The Bollywood Khans Critics Score Board #KareenaKapoor #ImranKhan #GoriTerePyaarMein @karanjohar
TanviDatar: Gori tere pyaar mein. Guy falls in love, separation, guy works hard to get her. Has it sweet moments, but not too impressive. #GTPM"
santoshg001: Gori Tere Pyaar Mein, so so watch... Not worth of PVR ticket. Comedy is fine but I think , the producer forgot... https://www.facebook.com/santig07/posts/545164222242319
RichieVD24: Gori tere pyaar mein is a nice movie but expected much more !
pawaraditya537: Just saw @Gori tere pyar main...........litttle bit.... Boaring..... Bt emran and kareena act superbly in it
NavinBajaj: The first half of Gori Teré Pyaar Mein #GTPM was interesting, but the director loses the plot in the second half. Ordinary stuff. 2.3 / 5
MrAsam_: Gori tere pyaar mein was okish tbh
Madhura_mohan: Gori tere pyaar mein. One time watch.
kamthro: watched gori tere pyaar mein. characters and premise irked me. put this one in the 'timepass only' category. #bollywood #GoriTerePyaarMein
ImSandeepBele: Gori Tere Pyaar Mein ★★ ..simple, clean, cute love story.... nothing new in it, but the way story portrayed pleasantly surprises you. #GTPM
BesharamBunny: Sooooo. 'Gori Tere Pyaar Mein' was actually quite good! I liked the first half; after that it dragged on a bit but still not bad. :)
AnjunaRulz: iRate : Gori Tere Pyaar Mein 2.5/5
Andhra_Wishesh: Gori Tere Pyaar Mein Movie Review can work to a greater extent for those who love to see light-hearted romantic tale of a boy madly in...
thehistoryboy: Saw Gori Tere Pyaar Mein. Ugh. Terrible. Somebody tell me what's the point of Imran Khan?
srk_msd: Gori tere pyaar mein, is plain Bad.
sapanv: Saw Gori Tere Pyaar Mein and now I regret saying "I watch all Bollywood films, no matter how bad they are" before entering the theatre.
SafeerPeerzada: Ye #Imran #Kareena Story main Kya Dekh K Sign Kerte Hain BC ,, Gori Tere Pyaar Mein FUll Faltu Time FIlm Time Pass #GoriTerePyaarMein
priya185: my stupid cinema has gori tere pyaar mein but not ram leela :(
praKasH_133: Gori Tere pyaar mein Is A total shit Muvi ,Kareena is only saviour she's lukin damn Hot Nd sexY <3
Pandolindotcom: Gori Tere Pyaar Mein is a waste of time! http://pandolin.com/Movie-detail/gori-tere-pyaar-mein-review/ https://www.facebook.com/photo.php?fbid=445925635511343&l=58db3e82dd
Munda_Kamaal: Gori Tere Pyaar Mein is a big time pakao film. Avoid.
ikin21: Imran Khan + Kareena Kapoor in Gori Tere Pyaar Mein! Another flop after their collaboration in "Ek Main Aur Ekk Tu" http://twitter.com/ikin21/status/404430441119096832/photo/1
iamuttu: ********* Gori Tere Pyaar Mein *********** Directed by Punit Malhotra GTPM is baseless film. Imran Khan as... https://www.facebook.com/utkarsh.pathak.96/posts/10152005643477480
HemankshiC: "@Gypsychedelic: Kabhi free bhi na dekhna gori tere pyaar mein movie :)"
Fuljhadii: Gori tere pyaar mein is one shitty movie where my cousin slept xD
CeliaCoppernoll: 'Gori Tere Pyaar Mein' review: The film struggles to hold your attention
cadence99: Wasted 3 hours of my life on Gori Tere Pyaar Mein. Not bad, but extremely bland, boring and insipid.
bhojwans: Advice to people who watch Bollywood movies: DO NOT watch Gori Tere Pyaar Mein.
bebo_desii: Love #KareenaKapoorKhan but didn't like Gori Tere Pyaar Mein so much.
aphrodiite: Gori Tere Pyaar Mein is #fail.
akki_lazyboy: Gori tere pyaar mein. Paise doob gaye mere.
adi_1323: Gori tere pyaar mein has to be one of the worst movies of 2013. Its worse than Krrish 3. #Bollywood
Accidental_Er: Gori tere pyaar mein... Hogaye barbad!
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