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Chashme Baddoor Review

Chashme Baddoor Rating: 2.65/5

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Chashme Baddoor  Movie Review


Ratings:2.5/5  Review By:  Rajeev Masand  Site:CNN IBN (IBNLive)
The new 'Chashme Baddoor' does no justice to the 1981 gem, but it's not unwatchable either. Still, the new 'Chashme Baddoor' doesn't entirely work because Dhawan appears conflicted between taking the characters on a journey of his making, and sticking to the blueprint of the original film. If you're willing to leave the memory of the earlier film at the door, there's a chance you might enjoy the rat-a-tat sparring between the leads, and you might even find yourself chuckling at some of the crude humour. I'm going with two-and-a-half out of five for David Dhawan's Chashme Baddoor. Like junk food, it has no nutritional value. But an occasional bite doesn't hurt.
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Ratings:3.5/5  Review By:  Taran Adarsh  Site:Bollywood Hungama
Like I stated at the outset, this one's over the top, loud and very 'David Dhawanish', if one can use this terminology. But to give the credit where it's due, it's thoroughly engaging and entertaining. With CHASHME BADDOOR, David steps into the comfort zone yet again. There's no denying that the humour he injects in this one is not aimed at the purists, but the spectator of today, who may not be as complaining purely because of the laughs and entertainment it has to offer. On the whole, CHASHME BADDOOR encompasses the spirit of the original, but has been customised to entice the present-day spectators. An entertainer with dollops of humour and wild situations thrown in, this one's a laugh-riot that should not be missed!
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Ratings:3.5/5  Review By:  Srijana Mitra Das  Site:Times of India (TOI)
Half an hour into the film, I was in danger of actually liking Chashme Baddoor. And that is how the film pans out soon after the spry beginning, leaving you wincing. Because Dhawan's film is a series of forced contrivances, not a story that grows out of a place and time. His characters don't feel like they are good friends who live together. They feel like they have just come together for the shot. Neither do they mesh well, nor do they work Individually as well as they should. Why remake a classic if you can't improve upon it? Truly bad-door.
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Ratings:2/5  Review By:  Anupama Chopra  Site:Star World (Hindustan Times)
The original film had a certain lightness of being. The remake is purposefully loud and inevitably, leaden. David and his writers, Renuka Kunzru and Farhad-Sajid, update it by making it in-your-face. There isn’t a subtle frame in this film and that includes the costume, the background music and of course the jokes. Chashme Baddoor delivers the occasional laugh but the level of the joke is someone slapping someone else or a tired Bollywood reference. If you can settle for that, check it out. I’m going with two stars.
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Ratings:2/5  Review By:  Saibal Chaterjee  Site:NDTV
David Dhawan’s Chashme Baddoor is a raggedy bag of gags as flimsy as the boxers that the three buddies strut around in – they are full of colour all right but add little value to the canvas. Intended to be a breezy comic romp, the film is woefully short of wind in its sails despite all the bluff and bluster that it whips up. As a matter of fact, Chashme Baddoor doesn’t deserve to be designated as a remake: it demolishes much more than it actually makes. Dhawan and his scriptwriter leave the core of the original storyline intact but tamper cavalierly with its essence. The result is anything but salutary. If the original was a soothing and timeless melody, this is a raucous and forgettable item number. Give it a shot if you must, but don’t expect the world from it.
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Ratings:2/5  Review By:  Shubhra Gupta  Site:Indian Express
I was quite prepared to see it as a film on its own, and when it began and picked up pace after a couple of hiccups, it seemed as if it was going to succeed. The vibe was youthful, and the trio plus the girl of their dreams were trying hard, and the laughs were flowing. And that is how the film pans out soon after the spry beginning, leaving you wincing. Because Dhawan's film is a series of forced contrivances, not a story that grows out of a place and time. Why remake a classic if you can't improve upon it? Truly bad-door.
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Ratings:2.5/5  Review By:  Tushar Joshi  Site:DNA
There is enough color on screen to keep you engaged, but the same can’t be said about the punches and one liners in the script. While the shayari and gags work in the first half they wear out and become cumbersome as the film paces towards its interval. Dhawan uses more slaps than slapstick to show his funny side. The film has its moments when it plays on the chemistry between the three friends, but as soon as the screenplay gets into that attempt to look and sound cool, you feel repulsed. Dhawan’s ode to his own songs from the 90’s reminds us of those days when his films were effortless and unapologetic about their style. Sadly, Chasme Baddoor feels like a forced attempt to please its audience.
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Ratings:--  Review By:  Komal Nahta  Site:BBC
it must be added that the first half has several funny anecdotes which will be enjoyed by youngsters. However, there would be another section among the audience, who will find the comic drama a bit too loud. On the whole, Chashme Baddoor is a fair entertainer with appeal for the youth. It will keep the theatrical distributors smiling as the investment, in most cases, is reasonable.
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Ratings:1.5/5  Review By:  Sukanya Verma  Site:Rediff
- Bollywood is lazy, out of ideas and so darn cocky. So while filmmakers have no qualms about ripping or remaking verified hits, they cannot resist this urge to improvise and show their true calibre in the process. this Chashme Battering is an assault to the original with its line-up of gaudy aesthetics (think Rohit Shetty’s All The Best), actors hamming to the hilt in boxers and ghastly, GHASTLY writing. If the outcome of a remake is to affront everything the original represents then WHY ON EARTH call it Chashme Baddoor. Unnecessary is right. During one of the songs, I saw a board that reads, ‘Please don’t touch artefacts.’ I rest my case.
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Ratings:3/5  Review By:  Mohar Basu  Site:Koimoi
What’s Good: David Dhawan easily surpasses the standards he had set for himself by giving the 1981 classic Chashme Baddoor an unusually quirky and unthinkable comic dimension. What’s Bad: Despite coming of age, it is hard for Dhawan to miss out on his trademark slapstick genre of comedy which as usual gets a little unbearable at places. Watch or Not?: The Chashme Baddoor remake comes as a pleasantly surprising tale from the house of Dhawans, abundant in humor and not slapstick buffoonery. Rendering a modern angle to the classic story, the film interestingly tugs at our nostalgic beads, remaining innovative making this one of the most remarkable romantic comedies of recent times. Hit the theatres armed with coke and popcorn, you wouldn’t want to miss this one!
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Ratings:3/5  Review By:  Ananya Bhattacharya  Site:Zee News
If Farooq Sheikh and Deepti Naval’s love story back in the 1980s could have gained the status of a cult, Ali Zafar and Taapsee Pannu’s is not very far behind on that ladder.David Dhawan’s version of ‘Chashme Baddoor’ sure takes inspiration from the original, but goes light on the serious parts of the first one. Here, tragedy is dealt with in a comical manner, moulding the film into a veritable laugh riot. Yet, Dhawan going easy on the slapstick, exaggerated comedy that he so enjoys portraying on celluloid comes as a huge boon for the senses, making the film utterly watchable.In Hindi cinema, there is a reason David Dhawan enjoys the epithet of the King of Comedy – and from the King’s treasure chest, the film is a gem. Three stars for the re-loaded ‘Chashme Baddoor’ – not to be missed, this one!
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Ratings:--  Review By:  Sneha May Francis  Site:Emirates24by7
David Dhawan does the unexpected. He gives the original a menacingly, fun twist, something many, including me, wouldn’t have thought him capable of. While, it’s incomparable to the original, it still manages to hold its own, and packs in sufficient amount of quirkiness, madness and poetry to leave us sufficiently tickled. It also emerges as one of Dhawan’s more tolerable movies, with the director refusing to indulge in his staple, slapstick comedy drill and over-the-top drama. Dhawan has upped his standard, just enough to warrant a trip to the cinemas. It's definitely worth the extra helping of popcorn and coke.
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Ratings:3.5/5  Review By:  Subhash K Jha (IANS)  Site:Firstpost
This Chashme Baddoor moves wickedly at its own volition creating a crazy pattern of comic chaos that stops short of being anarchic due to the finely-tuned situational satire simulated in the writing out of a material that was created 30 years ago. Just when my faith in remakes had been shaken by Himmatwala last week, David Dhawan had me shaking with laughter this week.Carry on, Mr Dhawan. This is David Dhawan’s wickedest comedy of one-upmanship since Mujhse Shaadi Karogi. You can’t miss it. The attention-grabbing chest-thumping gibberish-spewing rowdy boyz won’t let you.
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  1. unexpectedly good reviews so far

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  2. VERY GOOD REVIEWS

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  3. ndtv only 2, baakiyon par toh bharosa nahi hai...will wait for some more reviews. Masand...y u make us wait for ur review??!!

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  4. With an official remake of 80’s cult classic of same title ‘CHASHME BADDOOR’, David Dhawan- the man behind most of the successful comedies in 90’s, is back! Well, is it a good news to rejoice or a bad one to grieve for, I leave that upto you to decide. But one thing for sure, this remake pays no respect- no regards to its original!

    The bottom line of the story that 2 wicked-impish friends trying to keep their simple-to-death friend away from a girl whom they have had no luck to woo for, remains same but resides at the bottom only. Innocence of the original is lost. Silliness has taken over…and just like the annoyingly ridiculous couplets of Omi, film has no meter to logic the happenings.

    Earlier on the subject matter, Ms Sai Paranjpe [director of the original] also had expressed that her only concern is about David being captain of the ship. Saddening but true, the apprehension falls very much into place. David does bring flavours of his trademark ‘non-sense, foolish, over-the-top, loud, slapstick’ garbage, in the name of cinema.

    So, you have hamming Anupam Kher in double role, bharti archekar as his mother who believes more in slaps than talks, Rishi kapoor & Lilette Dubey as singles desperate to mingle in their 50’s and half a dozen bollywood songs from 90’s in the background to make the situation even worse. The writing rides mostly on word-plays that force you to smile, the songs loudly advertise for loo-breaks but it’s the trio [Ali-Divyendu-Siddharth] who saves your day with their unfailing chemistry & consistency in the characterization.

    At the end of all, it is a David Dhawan film that I wish to be remembered […or rather to be forgotten] for coincidentally/accidently/ sharing title of a classic. Nothing more-nothing less! [2/5]

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    1. Mr. GAURAV RAI do u think that any company would offer u a job for reviewing movies for them.....u r not the best critic k...so plz dnt give ur reviews and waste other people and my time.....a
      **hole

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    2. U know you could save some time by not replying nor reading
      and by the way people who comes here to comment or read they have a lot of time
      so plzz dont gimme tht shit tht you are wasting you time by reading the review
      i personally NEVER read his review JUST the last paragraph

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    4. Come on... free review, read or not is your choice. I read it most of the times...

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    5. Nice review, Gaurav

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    6. hey mansoor....u keep ur mouth shut...i dnt have enough time to read ur comment...get lost..f**ker

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  5. ahahah...gaurav bhai review diya aapne firse?.....yaha to sab log aapko bahut gaali deta hai...fir bhi?......

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    1. aap jaise chahne wale bhi toh hain :)

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    2. dete rehna gaurav apne reviews they are very genuine just don't mind the haters they will always remain.

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    3. Is riju same as the riju1212 earlier

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    4. thanks divya...for the much needed support :)

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    5. @niraj...ya...why?....

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  6. Arz kiya hai...
    Ki kashmir na koi lae sakta hai na koi dae sakta hai...
    Aur agae ka dialouge sunae kae liyae nazeedk kae cinema gharo ki taraf bda ja sakta hai.
    :) Chashme baddoor :) a nice one time watch

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  7. sify gave 2.1/2 stars, ndtv 2 stars

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  8. Gaurav bhai apni rai dena band karo aur critics ka to kaam hi hota hai rai ka pahaad bnana log aaj kal wo movies dekhna pasand krta hai jo wo enjoy kr sakey aur cinema hall se bahar haste hue(in a positive way) aaye aur unhe ye na lagey ki paise waste hue chashme baddoor is a very good movie apne aap ko critics samjhna galat baat ni hai par galat review dekar logon ko misguide mat karo. Log hasne aur enjoy karne ke liye comedy movie dekhne jaate hai aur ye movie usse need ko fulfill krti hai go guyzz just watch d movie and den give yr option

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  9. Can you please take Indian express review off because it is the same as ndtv please admin

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    1. Indian express and ndtv one are different reviews with same rating why do you want to get one off

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    2. no it is not they are both the same as they say the same thing about the movie word to word so can you please take off indian express review admin please it is ruining the rating

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    3. Sorry they are two different ratings it was a mistake earlier now fixed

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    4. admin can you also add filmfare review of chashme baddoor please here is the link
      http://www.filmfare.com/reviews/movie-review-chashme-baddoor-2791.html

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  10. Reviews ko mat dekho ch**iyo ....

    Dehna hai to movie dekho but b4 Rajiv masnd ki rating dekho- #Rule

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    1. why before rajiv masand ki rating yeh bhi bata do

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  11. Read best review at http://bollywood-updates.net/chashme-baddoor-review-enjoy-laughter-riot/

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  12. rating 2/5
    LIKES- rishi kappor's acting, anupam kher's acting and dvivyendu is tolerable. the debuetante actress is ok.
    DISLIKES- overacting overflows from the cast with siddharth doing it a lot accompanied by ali zafar.
    MODERATE- music is not good. loses its grip the way its picturised in same location, dissapointing.
    story is not grippy. david dhawan fails this time in execution.
    watch or not?
    only if havent watched the original. or else you will feel like tortured.

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  13. I DO NOT UNDERSTAND THE ENTIRE POINT OF HAVING MOVIE CRITICS. EVERY PERSON IS DIFFERENT. EACH ONE OF US MAY HAVE DIFFERENT VIEWPOINTS ABOUT THE SAME PHENOMENON. WHEN WE SEE A DIVERSITY OF RATINGS ABOUT A MOVIE, IT IS ESSENTIALLY AN EXPRESSION OF DIVERSITY OF VIEW POINTS IN A SOCIETY.
    BOTTOMLINE IS THAT ONE SHOULD TRUST HIS INSTINCTS AND FOLLOW HIS/HER OWN TASTE WHILE MAKING CHOICES IN LIFE.

    IF U R WONDERING WHAT I AM DOING HERE, I JUST WANT TO SAY I AM WRITING THIS TO HELP ONE OF MY FRIENDS WHO'S ADDICTED TO READING UNNECESSARY MULTIPLE REVIEWS...

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  14. saw d movie last night n without any doubt its awesome....loved it....full time pass.....n surely u all like it to for sure

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  15. After reading some good reviews i went to watch the movie last night. Beaing the remake of a classic the movie was a big let down for me. i was shocked to see the poor quality of dresses the actress was wearing like they nought it from some road side garment shop!! the makeup was pathetic and on such a huge canas the pimples and patches on face look like bumps & pothole!! The lead actress was below mark both looks and acting wise. the 3 male actors, anupam kher, rishi kapoor and other cast has done good job.

    what kils the movie is dragging story.. till interval its only scene by scene comedy,no stoty. few punches r gud but bt gud enuf to remember for long. its a movie which could have called entertaing a decade ago bt with changed taste of audience and high expectations chasme badoor seems draggy and boring. There is nothing i can boast about in the movie.. overall its an average movie which might seem waste of muny to some. i didnt like the movie personaly. Being linient.. i give it 2/5.

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  16. awesome must watch

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  18. The concept of 3 friends has been quite popular in Hindi films. Some finest examples of it are Dil Chahta Hai, 3 idiots and recently Pyar Ka Punchnama. Somehow, it works this time too. Chasme Baddoor, this week, is not extraordinary but it is good enough for a time pass.

    Let me introduce you to the characters here. A poetic kamina (Divyendu Sharma), a filmy kamina (Siddharth) and the last one (Ali Zafar) is not actually a kamina. All three of them trying on the same girl (Taapsee Pannu). The girl finally falls for Ali Zafar. The other two jealous friends try to bring in the complications between the couple and finally make up for their mistakes in the end. . And there are a few more characters to entertain you there: Rishi Kapoor and Lillete Dubey, two of the singles in their 50’s, and Anupam Kher in a double role.

    David Dhawan is certainly not in best of his forms but he does not even disappoint you. You can definitely expect some brainless comedy here. Those dialogues, especially by Divyendu Sharma, were hilarious. Some would call it idiotic or stupid but Chashme Baddoor surely made me laugh on several occasions.

    The trio worked for David Dhawan. Ali, Siddharth and Divyendu, all were exceptionally well. The pick for me was definitely Divyendu. He has got a lot of talent to showcase.
    Anupam Kher, Rishi Kapoor and Lillete Dubey were good. Taapsee Pannu just got overshadowed by the trio.

    Go watch Chashme Baddoor with your chuddy buddy(ies), you may come out of the theatre with a smile. And that’s what we all need from a movie, Entertainment!

    Rating- 2.5/5

    Log on to www.rohitrupani.blogspot.in for more reviews.
    Please do comment guys. I would really appreciate your valuable comments.

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  20. Agar dil khol kar hasna ho aur story thik thaak chal jaae aapke liye to doston k saath jarur dekhne jaaen is movie ko... I bet you won't regret watching this hilarious movie with your friends :) story: *** 3/5; comedy content: ***** 5/5

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