Shuddh Desi Romance

wogma rating: Watch when on TV/online (?)

quick review:

Why does the heart often want to do things that aren't "right"?

~ You wonder philosophically while watching Shudh Desi Romance. Unfortunately, not entirely because of the film.

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Director: Maneesh Sharma
Running time: 140 minutes
Genres: Comedy, Romance
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I look forward to films written by Jaideep Sahni. How many writers can we really say that about? He takes the ups and downs of a story in such perfect rhythm, that even though it is as predictable as it gets, you are hooked. If not the plot, the situations, if not that the smart dialogue, if none of those work, you at least have wonderfully smooth lyrics, sample this.

To top it off, you have great performers in Sushant Singh and Parineeti Chopra. These days, just Rishi Kapoor makes the film worth watching. I hope he has a sizable role. The trailer is absolutely engaging as a light romcom.

However, there is one downer. The title song which looks like pure promotional material is rather lame. I hope it stays out of the film.

Music Reviews:
Bollyspice - "4/5"
glamsham - "3.5/5"
Milliblog - A 300-worder no less, that ends with "Sachin-Jigar have set their own bar really high now!"
Music Aloud - "8.5/10"

- meeta, a part of the audience

Is marriage dying? No, not yours or a marriage around you. Marriage - as a concept, is it dying? That's the question Shudh Desi Romance is trying to get a hold of. You'd think it is as interesting as the trailers and songs of the film promised. Alas, that doesn't work out. 15-20 minutes into the film and you know the plot is falling flat.

I've warmed up to the idea of confused / listless / loser lead characters since I started seeing poetry in their tragedy. So, I try to find that in Raghuram Sitaram (Sushant Singh Rajput). That made me want to love him. Also, Rajput plays the youngster with earnestness. His confusion though boyish, comes across as a very "man"-like thing to do. Yes, yes, stereotyping and all. But, I can imagine many women going "these men!" if they look at him from the "he can't express himself" angle.

He does have his charm, yet it is very difficult to see why these vibrant, confidently aggressive women - two not one - have fallen for him. What's that they say about love, again? Let's say blind, it is. So, two blind women and a loser. Even if I were told that before watching the film, so strong is my faith in Jaideep Sahni that I'd still look forward to it.

And he doesn't disappoint - well, at least not in the dialogue. The lines are earthy, snappy, and delivered well. In fact, they are the only things that keep the film going. And Rishi Kapoor, of course - thank goodness for him! After all, there's only so much that can keep you interested if events get repetitive. And that is where I had a hard time accepting that it is Jaideep Sahni's work.

True, there is a pattern to every person's behavior, especially when it comes to their love life. But, the repetition here isn't interesting enough to sail you through 2+ hours. It's almost as if the makers realised it was getting boring when they have the characters break the fourth wall to explain their motives to us. For one, their characters weren't that deeply sketched for us to have too many questions about their motivation. And then, there are some things that are better left unsaid. Also, with the realistic treatment that the film gets from its art director, it is a rude intrusion.

Not that B-town neighbours accepting a young couple in a live-in relationship is very real. But, then that you accept as a realism that the makers wish for or even foresee. It helps that Parineeti Chopra and Vaani Kapoor make Gayatri and Tara seem very comfortable with who they are. Except when it comes to being intimate with the guy they are in love with.

I must admit here, that the awkard first kiss is charming in its own way. But, it is difficult to believe that the couple who is so comfortable when they sing are so out of sorts when they aren't singing about their love life.

After comments on varying topics from US' involvement in wars world-wide to safety of women in India, all it boils down to is the lyrics of one of the songs - 'chanchal mann, ati random...' (Flitting mind/heart, very random) - Shudh Desi Romance - with all its zeal to be pertinent, comes across as rather random.

- meeta, a part of the audience

35 reviewers(?) - 20 yays 12 so-so 3 nays

Warning: clicking on "full review" will take you to an external website that could contain spoilers.

Thumbs up, by Nikhil Kumar, Apun Ka Choice : ...It’s a light, frothy, quirky, sweet and tangy tale of romance and rejection, of live-in relationships and fear of commitment. ... full review

Thumbs up, by Taran Adarsh, Bollywood Hungama : ...it is sure to strike a chord with not just the youngsters, but also with those who love shudh storylines. Refreshingly different,... full review

Thumbs up, by Prathamesh Jadhav , Bollywood Life : ...Shuddh Desi Romance is a cinematic delight that’s very difficult to explain and should better be consumed with patience and an open mind... full review

Thumbs up, by Deepa Gahlot, cinemaah : ...Strictly speaking Maneesh Sharma’s Shuddh Desi Romance, is not really shuddh desi by Bollywood standards... full review

Thumbs up, by Deepa Deosthalee, Film Impressions : ...Shuddh Desi Romance catches the pulse of modern Indian very well thanks to perceptive (and witty) writing by Jaideep Sahni––his dialogues are easily the best I've heard at the movies this year.... full review

Thumbs up, by Rachit Gupta, Filmfare : ...It plays out part fantasy and part reality. And it does so with the right amount of repartee.... full review

Thumbs up, by Mihir Fadnavis, FirstPost : ...Director Maneesh Sharma and writer Sahni have crafted an entertainer that defies every beat of a traditional desi rom-com, and they’ve done it with such expertise and sincerity... full review

Thumbs up, by Johnson Thomas, Free Press Journal : ...A sparkling romantic comedy ... full review

Thumbs up, by Neha Mathur , fullhyd.com : ...Despite the loopholes in the script Shuddh Desi Romance is worth a watch. It is witty, it is mild. More than anything else, it is fresh. ... full review

Thumbs up, by Rajeev Masand, IBN Live : ...It's a non-formulaic, charming little film... full review

Thumbs up, by Shadab Hasnain , In.com : ...reinvents the wheel as far as Bollywood rom-coms go.... full review

Thumbs up, by Vinayak Chakravorty, india today : ...desi mush gets rid of its designer bursts and comes alive with shuddh honesty this time. Read more at: http://indiatoday.intoday.in/story/shuddh-desi-romance-review/1/305858.html... full review

Thumbs up, by Mohar Basu, koimoi : ...Shuddh Desi Romance is not a marvelous film but its earnestness ensures that it has its heart in the right place. There is novelty in the film’s unique take on relationships,... full review

Thumbs up, by Shubha Shetty-Saha, MiD DAY : ...But overall, a fun-ride. Watch it for Parineeti and Jaideep Sahni.... full review

Thumbs up, by Ankit Ojha , Planet Bollywood : ... Chopra, Sharma and Sahni together bring the viewers a breath of fresh air with this smart relationship dramedy focussing well on the issues of the current generation, whilst boldly questioning the staunch principles of commitment society forces people to abide by. And if that’s not enough enough, watch out for the winning climax. Recommended. ... full review

Thumbs up, by Sukanya Verma, Rediff : ...Shuddh Desi Romance conveys a simple but underrated philosophy in the most fun way possible... full review

Thumbs up, by Sonia Chopra, Sify Movies : ...Yup, this is a ‘sau pratishat’ shuddh desi romance alright! And that’s owing to its plucky reflection of young Indians and their confusion over marriage and love.... full review

Thumbs up, by Sudhish Kamath, The Hindu : ...A farcical romantic comedy about modern romance and the growing irrelevance of arranged marriages ... full review

Thumbs up, by Madhureeta Mukherjee, Times of India : ...The concept is engaging, but the plot is little shudd, little desi and quite confused.... full review

Thumbs up, by Rahul Desai, Upper Stall : ... What better way than use weddings as a backdrop to get this across... full review

So-So, by Anna MM Vetticad, annavetticadgoes2themovies : ... Shuddh Desi Romance is brave all the way and bouncy up to a point, beyond which it just gives up.... full review

So-So, by Baradwaj Rangan, Blogical Conclusion, The New Sunday Express : ... The characters of Maneesh Sharma’s Shuddh Desi Romance are something like that. They express disdain for arranged marriages. Gayatri (Parineeti Chopra) goes as far as saying that the nation’s lies and double standards are exposed in these unions. And yet, they haven’t fully learnt to handle live-in relationships... full review

So-So, by Bobby Sing, Bobby Talks Cinema.com : ...To sum it up, SHUDDH DESI ROMANCE is a young film at heart particularly aiming at the youngsters with many light, entertaining moments to win over them smartly... full review

So-So, by Nikhil Arora, Desi Martini : ...Parineeti Chopra is one of the best things existing in the Hindi film industry today. ... full review

So-So, by Tushar Joshi, DNA : ...Refreshing, light, breezy and engaging, SDR will appeal to those who want a realistic take on love and is miles away from the usual patented formula.... full review

So-So, by Martin D'Souza, Glamsham.com : ...A good attempt at looking at romance from a 'confused perspective'.... full review

So-So, by Shubhra Gupta, indian express : ...The nicest part of this romcom, which triangulates girl-boy-girl in a manner Bollywood is just waking up to, is that it lets its characters talk. ... full review

So-So, by Jaidev Hemmady, Movie Talkies : ...Though Shuddh Desi Romance is entertaining per se, it drags a bit and takes a roundabout way to make its point - See more at: http://www.movietalkies.com/movies/reviews/21131/shuddh-desi-romance#sthash.IBMDuac2.dpuf... full review

So-So, by Divya Solgama, MoviezADDA : ...ushant Singh is cute and adorable. You can feel the innocent lust in his character. His chemistry with Parineeti Chopra is great. Parineeti as the bindaas girl, is superb and does her part with total grace. Vaani Kapoor looks beautiful and charming with overdose of smile. Rishi Kapoor is fantastic as ever in this supporting role. His mannerisms, expressions add as a special spicy flavours to the film. Rajesh Sharma is wasted.... full review

So-So, by Karan Anshuman, Mumbai Mirror : ...Should you watch Shuddh Desi Romance? Yes. It's light, it's unconventional, it's still Bollywood, and it breaks the fourth wall in more ways than one. Ignore the hiccups, and there's no reason you won't enjoy it.... full review

So-So, by Rummana Ahmed, yahoo! India : ...Big fat Indian weddings make for a colourful backdrop and Bollywood loves using it to render its many love stories. Maneesh Sharma uses the same flashy canvas to mock the vibrant façade it manages to create... full review

So-So, by Resham Sengar, ZEENEWS.COM : ...Maneesh Sharma’s film flirts with the theme of marriages as well as the mindset of today’s youth.... full review

Thumbs down, by Shalu Dhyani, Bolly Spice : ...Shuddh Desi Romance joins the long list of films that had a lot of potential but could not live up to it. ... full review

Thumbs down, by Subhash K Jha, NDTV : ...In terms of pointless posturing, this one ranks even lower than Yash Raj's Neal 'N' Nikki.... full review

Thumbs down, by Mansha Rastogi, Now Running.com : ...Shuddh Desi Romance packs a brilliant concept of modern day relationships in a garbled and repetitive packaging. Quite disappointing. ... full review

121 tweeters(?) - 58 yays 7 so-so 56 nays

yesdeekay: Ok, I liked Shuddh Desi Romance. If you thought the story was just a concoction of random dramatic fictitious events, no. It really happens.

vish2vishal: Shuddh Desi Romance: Pure entertaining portrayal of 2ds not so Desi youths confusion on marriage.No melodrama, unconventional, n quite funny

Vineet_norules: I just watched shuddh desi romance, and i followed @ParineetiChopra., Superb movie

vellajourno: Shuddh desi romance :D :D

upendrasidhaye: Couldn't agree more!.... Top 10 reasons why i absolutely loved Shuddh Desi Romance http://moifightclub.wordpress.com/2013/09/06/top-10-reasons-why-i-absolutely-loved-shuddh-desi-romance/ via @CilemaSnob

umennet: Shuddh desi romance is shuddh desi entertainment!

theonlysmartass: Shuddh Desi Romance - a fun ride!!! - saw Shuddh Desi Romance. Its a fun ride. Maneesh Sharma gets 3 in a... http://www.tumblr.com/ZCh7hquOUiHK

thekayastha: Just watched Sudha Desi Romance, nice movie....................... with good co-incidences..........................

Tanweeer: Shuddh Desi Romance dekh liya gaya hai, acha laga, bahaut.

SwasTka: Love at the speed of light! ... Sudha desi romance...

Subhash_ati9: Shuddh Desi Romance could easily have been titled Shuddh Refreshing Romance. A flick for the young and the young at heart.

srkfan92: Watched Shuddh Desi Romance. Loved it. A movie meant for youth. Go for it.

sidmanu: Watched Shuddh Desi Romance. Nice movie with odd turns.Could relate to the confused & freaky Raghu :P Rly liked Tara's prudent & strong role

sidhanth_s: Most inappropriate movie title ever.. Shuddh Desi Romance.. Na Shuddh, Na Desi n na hi Romantic.. #irony ab isse jayeda kya bolun

shubhammahadar4: Shuddh Desi Romance the so good Love Story and bast film.

shalopai69: "Mujhe baathroom jaana hai"..shuddh desi romance breaks all rules..enjoyed every frame of it..

shahrozekhan: Shuddh desi romance. Amazingly simple yet beautiful. Kudos to @yrfmovies & Maneesh Sharma. @OfficialRajput brilliant performance

sdahal1: Shuddh Desi Romance. Wow! Only issue: Vani Kapoor's character becomes a little pointless by the end. Otherwise, well done!

rayaraosreeram: Shuddh desi romance is one of the most innovative and young films in recent times. Highly recommended ! -idlebrain

RaviKapoor: Shuddh Desi Romance: A light-hearted rom-com. @ParineetiChopra was superb, Sushant coy, new girl Vaani impressive, Rishi adorable. Watch!

Quiz_Master: Shuddh Desi Romance was fun to watch. Go watch it, if you like complicated stories and innocent characters. Don't if you dig realism. 7.5/10

PurpleChashMs: Shuddh Desi Romance was cuuuttteeee

pherozevincent: Shuddh Desi Romance is one of the best Hindi films I've seen, Low Budget miracle. Ad campaign is very woefully deceptive...

Parineeti0nline: WATCH IT!! EVERYONE!! RT @ParineetiChopra Go watch Shuddh Desi Romance! :) :)

OfficialRajput: Go watch Shuddh Desi Romance...:)

npshekhawat: Shuddh desi romance is full of entertainment & kisses ;-)

NivedanTrehan: Shuddh Desi Romance - With twists and exceptional dialogues, Also Comic Rishi Kapoor - Fab Movie. @yrfmovies

neem_hakeem: Shuddh Desi Romance,name has it all,its shuddh,its fultoo desi,its amazingly romantic..go for it..make urself gulaabi :)

NachiketDesai1: Shuddh Desi Romance - naa shuddh hai, naa desi :P Har taraf se 'Gulabi Romance' hai .. ! New age #yrf movie. Kai pn kho - #hit_che_boss

MoviePlanning: Shuddh Desi Romance is fresh, breezy and uninhabited, it doesn't play to the gallery. It does get monotonous at times but never gets boring

meetnishant: Shuddh desi romance - what a fresh movie... Loved it #ShuddhDesiRomance #sdr #movies #bollywood

m3jstile: Saw Shuddh Desi Romance in theater today. Was a great movie, I loved @ParineetiChopra. Reminds me of @haydenpanettier in appearance though.

liuben85: Shuddh desi romance - one of the most innovative and young films I have seen in recent times. Highly recommend it!

KushanNandy: Shuddh Desi Romance is one of the bravest films from Bollyland. And a new hero is born. The writer.

Kiran_km295: Shuddh Desi Romance is easily among the best movies of the year! Brilliant!

kamla: Shuddh Desi Romance or Pure Indian Romance was a crowdsourced recco. Interesting new Bollywood film on the good ole theme of marriage/love.

Kaajal_Viratki: Shuddh Desi Romance <3

jun6lee: Saw the Shuddh Desi Romance, sweet film, enjoyed it, despite not being as well polished as #BBB or #LvRB

i_amkrishna: Do Watch Shuddh Desi Romance..a different kind of romance @ParineetiChopra and SSR are at their usual best.. Vaani is simply breathtaking

iturhsatpug: Only for the last 5 minutes of Shuddh Desi Romance... everything else is forgiven!

islahul: Had so much fun after a long time, loved Shuddh Desi Romance.. I might go a second time too..

idlebrainjeevi: Shuddh desi romance - one of the most innovative and young films I have seen in recent times. Highly recommend it!

ib_innocent: Shuddh Desi Romance ....ek baar dekhna toh banta hai...:D Nice Movie."

HonourRollAcad: Shuddh desi romance...hilarious!!

HirendraReal: Shuddh desi romance ...just too good ......

gurusarang: shuddh desi romance, kya bat, jabardast movie... liked it so much.. must watch..

fluffynbluffy: I feel Shuddh Desi Romance should be watched.

Engr_Rexwan: Shuddh desi romance. :)

dreamworkers: Shuddh Desi Romance. Super fun. Thumbs up to Maneesh Sharma and Jaideep Sahni. And well done, both of the girls!

DivyaRajan: Watched Shuddh desi romance.Lovin this side of Bollywood.So real,rooted,confused,deglam,quirky n Fab women characters to boot.Well acted too

Breaktweet_: Watched Shuddh Desi Romance today afternoon. Totally loved it. The new girl Vaani Kapoor is so gorgeous. Parineeti fantastic as well.

BeerReady: Good Movie. Shuddh Desi Romance.

Aryan323Patil: Shuddh Desi Romance... ;*;* :).....enjoyed alllot yaar...

archie_mumbai: Shuddh desi romance <3

amitbhagatp350: Shuddh desi romance is awesome

aditya_n: Shuddh Desi Romance - GO GO GO GO GO WATCH

2vodok: Shuddh Desi Romance is refreshingly awesome #MustSee

15296aditya: Thumbs up for Shuddh Desi Romance… an unconventional take on perhaps the most conventional Bollywood subject.. go, watch it

SritikaDhar: Watched Shuddh Desi Romance. Highly ôkay. First half was still good second once was painfully stretched. One time watch.

sid1094: Shuddh desi romance - entertaining yet a confusing flick :s

ShajinMS: Liked lots of things in Shuddh Desi Romance,but don't think I would remember it or go back to watch it again #ShuddhDesiRomance

mamaNmiyan: SHUDDH DESI ROMANCE is a desi khichdi of sorts....confused, but avoids being a complete mess. Entertaining yet leaves one cold!

DJ_SIDDHARTH: Shuddh desi romance 1time watch movie

Dimple25Dec: "shuddh desi romance" bahut achhi to nhi,thik thak movie hai.aj k yuwaoon k relationship ki confusion ko dikhati aur romance se bhari film h

astroshiva: Watched Shuddh Desi Romance today @ #BigCinemas #Mangalore It's an average film. My rating 3/5

ZeAccountant: Shuddh Desi Romance was a disappointment.

WakeUpVikku: Shuddh Desi Romance was actually Shuddh Desi Bokwaas!

vikwhitetiger: “@OfficialRajput: Go watch Shuddh Desi Romance...:)”what a shame.after the brilliant kai po che.such a disappointment @yashrajfilms

tintinage24_7: Shuddh desi romance... Total crap.. For vaani kapoor, crap movie chalta hai.. But feel bad for parineeti and sushant.... Total waste :((

SurabhiUdas: Yes, it had its moments & a refreshing take, but Shuddh Desi Romance lost its steam post interval. A bit of a disconnect.

SnehaGanguly9: Shuddh Desi Romance.Total Paisa Waste.What was I thinking?

sheth77: Shuddh desi romance....!!! Was yukss...!!! #Boriiiiiiiinnnggggggg...!!!

SethYogita: Shuddh Desi Romance - An Overhyped Average Movie.. Not Up To The Expectations

richa_vaidya: There's nothing shudh, desi or romantic about Shuddh Desi Romance #Disappointed #RunawayBridesAndGroom

riaantony: #Shuddh_desi_romance.... keep ur brains aside and watch it....

Rao_Krishna: Shuddh Desi Romance. Disappointment. From next time i would be cautious when i read the (next-gen) film critics. Overrated.

purohitanurag: Shuddh desi romance, funny in patches, but mostly slow and bit boring! #notmustwatch #ShuddhDesiRomance #weekend_movies disappointed!

PureNautanki: Btw. I just walked out of Shuddh Desi Romance.

prerna92k: Shuddh Desi Romance! Just random stupidity! Epic monologues though..Haha!

pranalyy: Shuddh desi romance only teaches u how to run away from ur wedding by fooling people sayin dat ur goin to da bathroom!waste of time n money!

prabhakarvks: Shuddh Desi Romance is #BhaagShadiBhaag Movie... Youthness overflows... Shall say longest lip lock U/A movie. At a point looks unrealistic.

poojalapasia: So Shuddh Desi Romance was total crap fest. Don't waste your money.

oxypital_bone: Shuddh Desi Romance made no sense at all. Waste of time and money. Sigh

NotSoPun: Shuddh Desi Romance is just another typical Maneesh Sharma flick. Flabbergasting to see majority of critics drooling over it.

noshi16: Watched Shuddh Desi Romance!!! my first Hindi movie, loved it to the end! Xx

niyasharma: Shuddh Desi Romance banane waalo, aapne mujhe disappoint kar diya. #AisiKiTaisi

Murtzdhulz: Shuddh Desi Romance is Shuddh Non-sense ;)

MrsTyler_: Shuddh Desi Romance.- HEADACHE !!!!

MorrisonKiMeera: The only reason I endured Shuddh Desi Romance was Rishi Kapoor. There is nothing about the movie that pleased me, not even Jaipur.

MohMaaya: None of the characters in Shuddh Desi Romance has parents. Or career for that matter. Or class. None.

MIssfilmy_: Shuddh desi romance is slow! I am soo disappointed. No story and typical bollywood movie!

mesmerizingly2: at your own risk @OfficialRajput Go watch Shuddh Desi Romance...:)

MeMirchii: Didn't like Shuddh Desi Romance... Few good scenes.. Starcast good.. Concept is wht I didn't like..

mehta_sneha: Hate someone? Buy them tickets for Shuddh Desi Romance!

manish_kmr: In spite of good performance of all the actors & some nice little punch thrown in here & there Shuddh Desi Romance is Vishuddh Bakwas !

kuchhal_pici: Shuddh desi romance.....wht a disaster moviee....it ws pathetic

Kripa_Bhatt: #Shuddh Desi Romance.. An absolute piece of bullshit! No ethics, morals shown in the movie. Not a good msg for the society..highly dislike!

jainabhisekh: Shuddh Desi Romance is neither shuddh nor desi..

imTsKhan: Shuddh Desi Romance or kisspornromance... No idea how it got 3.5 stars.

iamsimpreet: Shudh Desi Gobar "@pooja_pixielove: Shuddh Desi Ghee > Shuddh Desi Romance"

harshadssathe: Chalo koi movie banate..tu direct kar...mein hero...tum dono heroine...majak majak mein movie banai hein...named...Shuddh desi romance!Lol!

Fihaso: Shuddh desi romance = Shit desi romance! What kind of bakwaas movie was that?

FarziGlam_Girl: So.. Zanjeer is a flop.. Shuddh Desi Romance is abrupt.. Where is bollywood heading?

e_shaikh: Shuddh Desi Romance...Don't watch!...When you don't have EPL and have intl. breaks... makes you do silly things...

ealize: Shuddh Desi Romance. A confused plot with lost characters. Acting was fine though. 2/5

DipakVasisht: Bakwas Shuddh Desi Romance #movie time waste

dashhtweets: As useless as 'Shuddh' in 'Shuddh Desi Romance'.

boredbrahmin: I hated Shuddh Desi Romance #AmITheOnlyOne

blahssome: And if by chance Shuddh Desi Romance fails commercially the makers will simply say "it was too bold for India" which is a load of shit.

bharats82: Shuddh Desi Romance- In terms of pointless posturing, this one ranks even lower than Yash Raj's Neal 'N' Nikki.

Ash_ATP: Shuddh desi romance - lame!

ArunaShenoy: Shuddh Desi Romance. The only good thing about the movie was running into @sankamall in the theatre. :)

arnavkapoor: Shuddh Desi Romance #MustDontWatch

anupamsaxena: Didn’t really like Shuddh Desi Romance..The director needs to get out of his Band Baaja hangover..Couldn't get what he's trying to say 1/2

ankitt_01: Somebody, Please Kill Me !!!! I wasted 250 Rs. on Shuddh Desi Romance.

amrnkhn: Shuddh Desi Romance buckwaas!!! I didn't like it!! Sorry ^_^

Alk0h0lic: Shuddh desi romance is a perfect movie. Just go and sleep. *Snores*

AleeshaGupta: Wtf is this movie? .. Shuddh desi romance total fail

Aditi2102: Shuddh Desi Romance,movie which one should NOT watch.Illogical story with repetitive dialogs.Sushant deserves better movies than this crap.

aalshiman: I tried a lot to enjoy Shuddh Desi Romance, but it was way too random for my liking.. What a colossal disappointment !

1rfanAli: Shuddh desi romance - should be renamed as aashuddh puppy romance :P

4 readers - 0 yays 1 so-so 3 nays

Not Interested in Watching, by TimELiebe : Doesn't Sound Promising - Kind of Like YRF's Attempt To Be "Deep"...and Failing

So-So, by guddu : Not a Desi Romance

Nay! Thumbs Down, by Seema Kapoor : So-So

Nay! Thumbs Down, by Shuddh desi Bhartiya

Nay! Thumbs Down, by Tashy : Such a rubbish movie.The guy and girl stay as bro-sis when they are in live in relationship.

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  • Violence: None
  • Language: A couple of swear words
  • Nudity & Sexual content: Loads of making out and 27 kisses, I am told.
  • Concept: What happens after falling in love and before commitment.
  • General Look and Feel: Earthy.

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Shuddh desi Bhartiya

The title of the film is grossly misleading. And for a film of such unIndian culture, such a misleading name could put several family audiences through a massively cringing fest during 2+ hours.

Shame on YRF for misleading people on such a matter.

As usual, a garbage product from the top production house. Not at all for families. And not at all for youngsters neither.

Ramen

Shuddh desi Bhartiya:
Moral Police LOL... :P

PS: I havn't seen it yet and not really fond of YRF but lets not stereotype Indian culture into something asexual and boring... please, kids are much smarter than you think...

Whoa, @Shdduh desi Bhartiya! That's a whole lot of hostility for a first comment - and as a Western fan of Indian entertainment movies, I kind of enjoy Yash Raj's commitment to light romantic comedies and adventures....

@Ramen - it's what happens with every culture, it seems. Often the movies that are considered the "junkiest" domestically are the ones that most often are successful overseas, because they "travel well".... YRF's films travel very well, usually, because they're light romantic comedy/adventures with big musical numbers.

All that said, @Meetu - I get the feeling this isn't a film we're going to be watching in my piece of the USofA.... :/

Shuddh desi Bhartiya

YRF is just in the business of making fast buck, no matter how low they have to stoop.

This is not a question of moral policing.

YRFs constant stereotyping of modern Indian women just increases the misconception that modern Indian girls are of low morals, readily available, are sexually active towards anybody, etc. Modern Indian women can do lots of good things other than kissing and making out with any Tom Dick Harry.

The film tries too hard to be realistic, depending extensively upon smart one liners and dialouges. It does intrigues the audience but i felt the story could ave been more poignant , had the swashbuckling characters of the two leads been quite seriously portrayed. One time watch and this isn't a desi romance.

@Shudh Desi Bhartiya Well, it is not all cringe-worthy, but yes, I agree my parents would not like it at all :D

I don't think the women here were making out with any random person. They made some bad choices and they were open about it. As they were open about their sexuality.

Not to mention, these are two out of many women. No one is saying all women are this open about their love life.

On the other hand, I agree with @Ramen. The next generation is much more out there than we think.

@TimELiebe Well, Shudh Desi Romance is not 'that' kind of a YRF film. And yes, a lot of what can be enjoyed in the film is in the dialogue and I really doubt it can be translated that well. Sometimes it is about the way the words are used.

@guddu Don't you think the definition of 'desi' is changing, slowly?

Seema Kapoor

So-So movie. We all live in a Society where nobody can tolerate this kind of relationship at all. Just imagine the situation that Girls are getting pregnant & being aborted in bulk after indulging into this kind of relationship. Does the Director of this movie wants to give the culture of Filthy & Dirty USA where these things are quite common & prevelant everywhere where there is infact no value of husband-wife, mother-father-brother-sister's relationship, they give a dame care about it? Infact I was expecting a happy marriage end of this movie where they do understand & could have learn from their mistakes. But unfortunately it was not like that. So I would say songs r good, some scenes too but not ending with a good social message.

Seema Kapoor

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Seema Kapoor

So-So

priyanka sukhija

bout to watch shud i guys?

Tashy

Such a rubbish movie.The guy and girl stay as bro-sis when they are in live in relationship.

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