Mujhse Fraaandship Karoge

wogma rating: Add to 'must watch' list (?) - for campus romance lovers and those who like young rom-coms

quick review:

Mujhse Fraaandship Karoge is a kewl rom-com, if you like young, child-like fun. It's easy-going, well-edited and breezy-paced. The dialogue is witty and snappy, much like the characters. Campus romances have always occupied a soft corner in my heart. Like many of us, a huge portion of school and college revolved around "who likes who?" and what they are going to do about it. It took me back to those days, so, I 'like'.

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Director: Nupur Asthana
Running time: 105 minutes
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Mujhse Fraaanship Karoge - with a wannabe title like that, there isn't really much I expect from the film. That combined with falsifying identities to impress the opposite gender, sounds like we have a reasonably lame film at our hands.

The actors are unknown and goes with Yash Raj Films inclination to encourage the talent in young India. But, at least the trailer doesn't give away if we are in for some good performances or not. Similarly, nothing much can be told about the writing except for the overall plot which seems like intentionally convoluted.

Not too much dialogue is exposed in the promotional material either. The one major dialogue which shows up at minute 2:06 in the following trailer -

Is so similar to a scene from one of my favorite films, Chupke Chupke. Note in particular, the part of the dialogue that begins at minute 1:19 in the scene.

I don't really know how to react to such a blatant lift-off. All I can hope for is that it at least comes off as an apt tribute. And pray that there aren't too many of these tributes, rendering the film redundant.

Anyway, heart goes out to an all-new crew. All I can say is good luck and hope you manage to entertain us!

Music Reviews:
Milliblog - " Listenable soundtrack that doesn’t fully do justice to Raghu’s superb southern repertoire! "
Music Aloud - "7.75/10"
Bollyspice - "4/5"
Bollywood Hungama - "3/5"
Happy Sing - "full of freshness"
dunkdaft - "For a fun young film, an apt soundtrack."

- meeta, a part of the audience

Have you ever noticed, that being around people younger than you, brings a spring in your step, makes you take life a little less seriously and deservedly so. Mujhse Fraaandship Karoge makes you spend two hours with regular yet vibrant twenty-one year-olds. And I don't know about that spring in the step, but it surely leaves a warm, mushy feeling. And despite all the predictability, the sharp dialogue and interesting characterization are good enough to make it worth the trip to the theaters.

There is only so much new that you can have in a girl-meets-boy story - somebody has to fall in love with somebody or someone has to live without someone . There is only that much more new you can expect from comic situations - there will be mistaken identities, there will be puns, there will be an attempt to infuse everyday, colloquial humor in the said situations and puns. Even if you come up with more such situations, hardly anything is going to be novel.

The devil then lies in the details. And Mujhse Fraaandship Karoge does a wonderful job of getting the mini-situations in the situations, right. The lines are clever, they are delivered smartly and with control. Some of the back and forth between characters is so quick, that you miss what is told. Not the annoying hurried, quick. The kind of pacy dialogue that makes you sure, that you missed something good, given the tone of the film.

Full credit to the almost brand new cast. From the main foursome, to the character roles - they are all played out well. I completely enjoyed Saqib Saleem and Saba Azad's performances. They annoy and entertain appropriately.

Mujhse Fraaandship Karoge sticks to the genre it picks. It is not setting out to say anything profusely profound, but in its little way, it leaves around little quotable quotes and witticisms. Though the film never says it out loud, the overall impact is that - love is beyond a "hot" body and online personas. The next logical step is a story about how outdoor sports scores over the online "dhishoom-dhoosh!"

Of course, there is the underlying assumption that most urban romances are online rather than offline. We can argue about whether this is true or not, but the point is having made that assumption, the writers have a story to tell. They tell it well, and the director ably guides the youthful spirit of the story.

In this particular case, the well-paced narration and the slick editing has a lot to add to the fresh feel of the film. The songs needed to have a little more zing. Except for the "dhyaun dhyaun" song, they are all pretty lame. But, they are again, elevated by the way they are edited. So brisk is the movement that you don't feel like you are listening to something average.

Yes, I gladly take back all the nasty things I had to say after seeing the promo of the film. A decent film is so worth having to eat my words. Do I have a choice, considering a predictable boy-meets-girl story, with an unexplained transformation in character, created a string of moments that brought a tear to me eye?

- meeta, a part of the audience

25 reviewers(?) - 15 yays 10 so-so 0 nays

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Thumbs up, by Aparajita Ghosh, Apun Ka Choice : ...'Mujhse Fraaandship Karoge' is a rollicking rom-com... full review

Thumbs up, by Bobby Sing, Bobby Talks Cinema.com : ...I press the LIKE button.... full review

Thumbs up, by Steven Baker, Bolly Spice : ...It is not just another love story. ‘It’s complicated’ and we ‘Like’.... full review

Thumbs up, by Smita, Desi Martini : ...I click "Like" !... full review

Thumbs up, by Rony Dcosta, Desi Martini : ... Add this Fraand.... full review

Thumbs up, by Payal Khanna, Desi Martini : ...So are you Facebooking Today?... full review

Thumbs up, by Deepa Gahlot, Film Impressions : ...The young people it is about will probably relate to it.... full review

Thumbs up, by Martin D'Souza, Glamsham.com : ...The youth will simply love it. Log on to MUJSE FRAANDSHIP KAROGE... full review

Thumbs up, by Komal Nahta, koimoi : ...Nupur Asthana’s direction is commendable for a first-timer... full review

Thumbs up, by Shubha Shetty-Saha , MiD DAY : ...Fun and frolicking... full review

Thumbs up, Movie Talkies : ...Big strength is the music, delivered by Raghu Dixit.... full review

Thumbs up, by Swati Rohatgi, Now Running.com : ...must watch for all the young hearts out there. ... full review

Thumbs up, Reuters : ...Not original, but surprisingly good... full review

Thumbs up, Roochster : ...A must watch for people in college... full review

Thumbs up, by Nikhat Kazmi, Times of India : ...A babalog film, brimming over with youth iconography.... ... full review

So-So, by Anna M.M.Vetticad , annavetticadgoes2themovies : ...It truly is complicated! ... full review

So-So, by Taran Adarsh, Bollywood Hungama : ...It's for the youth and the young at heart... full review

So-So, Daily Bhaskar : ...An entertaining presentation of the youth... full review

So-So, by Karishma Loynmoon, Filmfare : ...You won’t be disappointed!... full review

So-So, fullhyd.com : ...if you're about 18, but those who're older will have to skip it. Which, in our opinion, is not that bad an option.... full review

So-So, by Rajeev Masand, IBN Live : ...An enjoyable one-time watch. ... full review

So-So, by Shubhra Gupta, indian express : ...Now where is that Like button? ... full review

So-So, by Visitant Tally, Mixed Bag : ...The performances by the lead actors are not burdening... full review

So-So, by Sonia Chopra, Sify Movies : ...A campus film that’s not spectacular, but not bad either. ... full review

So-So, by Mr Care, Upper Stall : ...low investment, guaranteed returns... full review

74 tweeters(?) - 68 yays 4 so-so 2 nays

_parjun: Good fun #mfk.

WorstHandle: Confession: Mujhse Fraandship Karoge is not as bad a film as its title is.

vishaln_n_n: #MFK was a fun fun watch! :) not a bit boring!

virafpatel: 1st time editor,cinematographer, lead cast, director yet a 1st class film - Mujhse fraandship karoge #mfk

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vicramb: Heh, Mujhse Fraandship Karoge turned out to be surprisingly fun! Worth a watch.

vibhyk: Watched MUJHSE FRAANDSHIP KAROGE today. It was good but all that doesn't work in the real world.

TrulyAditi: Mujhse Fraandship Karoge is a fun film!I liked it more than Love Breakups Zindagi..

tikshika: Alright so i saw MFK last night...& tge film is so a super-duper HIT!!!...congratulations to the next big thing @Saqibsaleem

thakur_smita: Watched Mujhse fraandship karoge yest.. One of d best youth flick.. Trust me it ws awesome!! Do watch it! Highly recommended..

Smarty019: ppl who r addicted 2 facebook must watch "Mujhse Fraaandship Karoge"

shadaab311: Mujhse Fraaandship Karoge is a super duper bumper hit...@Saqibsaleem the superstar n @needforNISHANT the rockstar...epic film...

SCbra: Mujhse Fraandship Karoge... Super fun movie... Way to go @taraconcepta #MFK

sajeeshnair: listening to music of Mujhse Fraaandship Karoge movie. Highly recommended - new, refreshing....especially - Chhoo Le Aasman! 5/5

SaimahRaza: 'Mujhse Fraaandship Karoge' be one fun movie. No faaltu drama n ham, thankfully.

RjManan: This movie is actually pretty good. mfk.

RiaSheikh: Mujhse Fraaandship karoge. Loved the movie! :D

reportergaurav: mujhse fraaandship karoge awsum man......... ::)

reluctantnomad: Oh Mujhse Fraandship Karoge wasn't a bad watch after all.

RehanTR: Just watched mujhse Fraandship karoge. Nice movie. Well made. Nothing very original or out of the box but entertaining. Ths the bottom line

ravish_vashisht: i m thinking to see MFK again n again the movie was owsome truely owsome ! muahh :D

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rajivvijayakar: Watched Mujhse Fraaandship Karoge with family today, a revisit after the press show. Enjoyed again. Only good movie of the week.

praveshgurung: Mujhse Fraaandship Karoge is a refreshingly honest film... saba azad n saqib saleem r good actors to watch, nishant is dishy...n good music!

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pavanchaudhary: #MFK awesome flick total PaisaVasool

paraschakrvarti: Mujhse Fraaandship Karoge was a total surprise. Barring the last 15 mins, the movie was so much fun.

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nowme_datta: So Mujhse Fraandship Karoge was pleasant fun viewing! Nice to have a campus romance where the college kids look like college kids!

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niravj: Liked Mujhse Fraandship Karoge..fresh faces, light comedy, satisfactory performances :)

NaimahR: Mujhse fraaandship karoge is sucha cute movie! Loved loved loved it! :D

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melittlepixie: Finally saw 'Mujhse Frandship Karoge'. Fun movie. I like.

manjeetkbansal3: Mujhse fraaandship karoge - a soothing n light film after long :)

Mahi_RAJ_: Watched MUJHSE FRAANDSHIP KAROGE..#superb film.totaly in love with that booty girl. MUST WATCH

MaddoMomo: Mujhse fraandship karoge is nice sweet fun movie. :D Saquib and saba make a cute couple. :D

LohitChandran: 'Mujhse Fraaandship Karoge' connects with the youth, loved the movie. First half is refreshing, although the second half paces down.

krishdk: #MujhseFraaandshipKaroge is pretty good. Made completely by first-timers in all depts, it hardly feels like one! Earnest and sensible. #MFK

kool_garv: Mujhse Fraaandship Karoge is such a nice time pass...nd that lead actor was fab....

Khyatty: Mujhse fraaandship karoge was a cool movie... one time watch...

jaya_888: Ok so MFK is a young, light, fun and romance movie. I don't regret my money. Go watch it with friends :)

jainpratik7: Saw mujhse fraaandship karoge yesterday....complete fun n enjoyed it 2 d core....nice movie after a long time ☺

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ipavanc: Mujhse fraandship karoge,luvly movie ,must watch totally youth movie

imMalav: just loved #MFK!!1 of my fav.film of this year so far.go for it guys.i m planing to watch it again!@patilashish, @taraconcepta @Saqibsaleem

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hisaming: Mujhse Fraaandship karoge was way above average. Nice rom-com after a loooong time. And the lead guy @Saqibsaleem is just awesome!

himanshuchanda: mujhse fraandship karoge is a breath of fresh air. Go watch it if u r yung @ heart ... #fb

herosince1987: Mujhse Fraandship karoge is as good as facebook! They made it widout faking it **** superlyk

getyourhami: A very fresh movie...simple with no complication...fultoo youthful...n yes Saba Azad...u r d One... #mfk

geebajaj: Mujhse Fraaandship Karoge..... Wasn't Bad.... Nice cute entertaining film..... Finally a gud product by Yfilms

Forever_Geek: Guys, #MFK is pretty cool. Liked it. Go and watch. It's for each and every indian, who is addicted to FB @Y_films

Dreamer_Anu: Watched "Mujhse Fraandship karoge" today n that too alone:P ..Anywz, One time watch..No familiar faces..But Nice.

dpk_ag: Mujhse fraandship karoge seems to be a nice movie

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DilliBelle: Mujhse Fraandship Karoge was good, good fun. Totally worth a shot. Go watch.

DexterGK: 'Mujhse Fraandship Karoge' is fun...really enjoyed it!

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Bored_Alot: Mujhse Fraaandship Karoge.... An awesome awesome awesome movie! A must watch!

blahssome: Mujhse fraandship karoge was much better than expected. Cute rom-com. Movie really let down by bad title I think.

anisabombay: Pleasantly surprised by mujhse fraandship karoge, the two leads did a really nice job!

anirudhbb: Mujhse Fraandship Karoge was small, sweet and peppy! You should enjoy it! 8/10. #fb

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Sahib101: So, final verdict : Mujhse Fraandship Karoge, 3.5 stars! Fresh twist to an age old story! Boy meets girl, they fight and then kiss on stage!

GhantaGuy: Surprisingly 'Mujhse Fraandship Karoge' isn't the disaster it was supposed to be. Pretty decent.

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PaglaShaitan: Mujhse fraandship karoge top grade ki wahiyat movie cant believe I bunked classes to watch this crap :|

kejal88: Mujhse Fraandship karoge .... nt a good movie . ...bt Jus good jokes ...rofl

7 readers - 5 yays 2 so-so 0 nays

Yay! Thumbs Up, by http://www.yelp.com/biz/acupun

Yay! Thumbs Up, by rohit : Its all addictive fresh rom-com with stunning performances.u'll well relate 2 the characters.

Yay! Thumbs Up, by Shweta : Fantastic performances, great dialogues and editing. If I had to make a film, it would be like this.

Yay! Thumbs Up, by Suman

Yay! Thumbs Up, by sushant : 95

So-So, by A Dhingra : 45

So-So, by Ajith Prasad Edassery

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  • Violence: None
  • Language: References to booty calls, and guys getting desperate about winning over girls. A beeped out swear word here and there.
  • Nudity & Sexual content: Women in short dresses, but nothing vulgar about it. A couple of liplocks.
  • Concept: Love and its nuances.
  • General Look and Feel: Young and energetic.

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So it's more or less avoidable type of movie I think?

ultimate muvie guys.......... enjoyed a lot...... will see it again definately..... thumbs up......

@ajith no! it's very watchable!

@Sushant :D

@suman pretty cool, no? did you expect it to be this likeable?

It is so goooooood!! Okay, only except the last yashraj-ished/Bollywoodized lame lame lame part.

Watched it only because you said it was a must watch. Also because it was available on Netflix :P

Performances are fantastic! For once, I was really happy with the casting.

Also, you do a great job with the review!! Because I could never have thought of writing anything like that.

I am going to promote your review and the film now.

@intelshwets Thank you! I fixed the typos (the only things I saw in the entire review :)), so yes please do spread the word :D

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