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Shudh Desi Romance Review

SDR Rating: 3.2/5

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Shuddh Desi Romance Movie Review


Ratings:3.5/5 Review By: Rajeev Masand Site:Masand's Verdict (IBNLive)
'Shuddh Desi Romance' takes that conventional wisdom propagated to us in the movies and turns it on its head. To a large extent, Shuddh Desi Romance reinvents the wheel as far as Bollywood rom-coms go. It's aggressively non-formulaic, and gives us characters who refuse to conform. The minor hiccups notwithstanding, this is a charming little film. I'm going with three-and-a-half out of five. You'll enjoy it.
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Ratings:3.5/5 Review By: Taran Adarsh Site:Bollywood Hungama
 However, all said and done, the commitment-phobic attitude of the new generation comes across very well in the narrative. On the whole, SHUDDH DESI ROMANCE caters to the youth and reflects the mindset of a chunk of the youth these days. The film, which speaks a different lingo, is a gutsy attempt that defies the stereotype. Told in an entertaining format, it is sure to strike a chord with not just the youngsters, but also with those who love shudh [unchartered, in this case] storylines. Refreshingly different, give this one a chance. Recommended!
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Ratings:4/5 Review By: Anupama Chopra Site:The Front Row (Hindustan Times)
Maneesh and Jaideep capture a slice of urban India that is stuck somewhere between modernity and tradition but the film works because it has a lightness of being. There is no sermonizing here, just confusion, heart-ache and the inherent comedy of a society caught between labels, between love, lust, marriage, relationships. Shuddh Desi Romance loses steam in the second half and I’m old school so the ending left me dissatisfied. But these are minor quibbles. This film is a shot of adrenalin. I’m going with four stars.
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Ratings:3/5 Review By: Mahureeta Mukherjee Site:Times Of India (TOI)
Maneesh Sharma's 'SDR' has a 'Band Bajaa Baraat' blend, but the essence lies in the conversational chemistry between the characters, some beautifully captured moments and slice-of-life scenes. He doesn't play safe, which is good, but the second half seems repetitive. The concept is engaging, but the plot is little shudd, little desi and quite confused.
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Ratings:3/5 Review By: Karan Anshuman Site:Mumbai Mirror
The film builds from there and reaches an exciting point at the cusp of the climax. Impossible choices must be made and we wait with bated breath. Alas, the screenplay gives into convenience and shields the hero from making a call that would lessen his stock with the audience. We'd probably feel cheated in either case. But here is where it slips before ambling on to an appropriate end. 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.
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Ratings:--Review By: Komal Nahata Site:Zee ETC Bollywood Business
On the whole, Shuddh Desi Romance will meet with a mixed response. While the youth and the city audience will enjoy the unusual drama, the more orthodox and small-town audience will find it too different and bold for their liking. In commercial terms, the moderately-priced film will prove to be a comfortable earner on the strength of the youth patronage and business in the cities and multiplexes.
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Ratings:3.5/5 Review By: Sukanya Verma Site:Rediff
Are romantic sensibilities so dispensable? Are live-in relationships really that simplistic? Shuddh Desi Romance doesn't probe and goes a tad overboard with the mockery towards the end. But it sure points out at the pink elephant in our society. At its 141 minutes running time (editing by Namrata Rao), there's never a dull moment in Sahni's penetrating jibes and whimsical trifling, which strives to convey a simple but underrated philosophy in the most fun way possible -- marry because you want to, not because you must.
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Ratings:3.5/5 Review By: Mohar Basu Site:Koimoi
ShuddhDesiRomance is an interesting watch, challenges many set rules that we think is imperative for us to follow. Since the premise is a little complex, the final take is not as sure footed. I guess it should be an interesting take on modern relationships . Love stories are so warm and fuzzy in the beginning, willing to overlook every little crease. ShuddhDesiRomance Interval is called a Bathroom Break, watch the film to find out why.The past catches up with us just when we think we have managed to put it all behind. Getting back at someone who dumped you is such sweet revenge, especially when you are doing it and they have no clue
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Ratings:2.5/5 Review By: Resham Sengar Site:Zee News
Maneesh Sharma’s film flirts with the theme of marriages as well as the mindset of today’s youth. But a tacky climax and a complex web of confused emotions woven around Raghu and Gayatri’s ‘love’ (or lack thereof) makes the audience lose sync with the story in the second half. It is difficult to understand after a point of time why Raghu is so hell confused between the two leading ladies of the film and it gets unnerving Gayatri and Raghu’s unexplained, non-committal attitude towards each other.Although not as good as ‘Band Baaja Baarat’ and ‘Ladies Vs Ricky Bahl’, Maneesh Sharma’s third directorial venture is jhataak, peppy and colourful but still turns out only to be a onetime watch!
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Ratings:3/5 Review By: Mayank Shekhar Site:Dainik Bhaskar
The tail of this romance is much longer than its main body. As it had to be, because you’re being spared the long, tiring courtship, confusion and chase that usually becomes the basis of most romantic flicks. This is post-romantic in that sense. Both represent the fresh set of Bollywood lead actors who fully embrace the star system but wish to be known for their performances and characters as well. Parineeti’s act in the film’s first half is nothing short of National Award winning material.
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Ratings:2.5/5 Review By: Shubhra Gupta Site:Indian Express
Post-interval, there's a discernible dip in energy, and the film gets stretched and contrived. Even the best lines get tired with repetitions, and I caught myself stirring impatiently for the characters to hurry up and get where they are going. Which, when they do, rescues things somewhat: that is a good place, still fairly radical for Bollywood mainstream. It feels right, for this film which stretches the idea of "romaans" in Bollywood, and which comes with one of the loveliest songs I've heard in a while.
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Ratings:-- Review By: Sneha May Francis Site:Emirates24by7
The concept appears dragged and faded over the lengthy 125-minute-long screen time. A situation that Maneesh could’ve easily averted if he had fleshed out his characters and their insecurities more indulgently. Add to that, much of ‘Shuddh Desi Romance’ striking moments have already been featured in the trailers, leaving the audience with very few surprises. Maneesh does manage to salvage the situation, with his progressive trio, whose take on life and unafraid approach to society’s rigid rules is refreshing.Despite so much going for it, this isn’t Maneesh’s best, but his ‘Shuddh Desi Romance’ does evoke some emotional warmth.
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52 comments:

  1. just saw the teaser of Dhoom3 uday chopra is looking better than amir on bike,.
    is amir khan playing video game in d3???
    it seem like "height kam fight jyada" for amir.
    hahahaha

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    1. Ahahahahaha....well said....

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    2. tera taste bata raha hai ki tu bilkul naadan hai

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    3. hritik k baad amir ko ye nhi krna chahiye over all film will super duper hit with business of 176 carod

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    4. when the word comes Mr. perfectionist , one should shut his mouth

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    5. D3 will be one of the biggest flop. No one can tolerate Abhishek Bachhan anymore..LOL...These bachhans should stop acting.

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  2. u r comparing Aamir Khan with Uday Chopra hahahah thats the biggest joke of the century

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    1. I can cmpre nebdy..n even rajpal yadav is bettr dan amir

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  3. "AnonymousSeptember 5, 2013 at 10:35 PM" is a fool... haahaa

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    1. U r fool.. u anurag..nonsense
      dnt evr say agn... jha dikhega udhr hi phoduga nai toh

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    2. everyone know that you are a fool.. you are comparing Amir with Uday.. :) Idiot..

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    3. very true "AnonymousSeptember 6, 2013 at 2:29 PM" .. thr are some idiots like him who do such comparisons... lagta hai Uday chopara ka bahut bada fan hai.. :) he will love to watch "pyar impossible " and niel and nikki type movies rather then "3 idiots"
      Government of India honoured AAMIR with the Padma Shri in 2003 and the Padma Bhushan in 2010 for his contributions towards the arts ... Dnt say or dnt waste time if you dnt have any knowledge...

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    4. yeh uday chopra hi ho sakta hai

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    5. Tu uday chopra hga haramkor..sale faltu comnt krna aata h sirf gadje sale
      aur ye anurag..kitni gatiya english likhta h..samaj m kuch ata nai usse..beeakoof...abe naam anurag rlh dene se koi kashyap nai ban jata ullu ..anuraj ullu

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    6. who is this idiot comparing aamir with uday....this comment shows ur standard...only someone so stupid like u can compare aamir with uday...i cant stop laughing....that some as stupid as u even exist....lol

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  4. Shuddh Desi Romance: Movie Review Read for visit - http://oneclicklatestnews.blogspot.in/2013/09/shuddh-desi-romance-movies-review.html

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  6. Go for my movie..Priyanka here

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  7. very true "AnonymousSeptember 6, 2013 at 2:29 PM" .. thr are some idiots like him who do such comparisons... lagta hai Uday chopara ka bahut bada fan hai.. :) he will love to watch "pyar impossible " and niel and nikki type movies rather then "3 idiots"
    Government of India honoured AAMIR with the Padma Shri in 2003 and the Padma Bhushan in 2010 for his contributions towards the arts ... Dnt say or dnt waste time if you dnt have any knowledge...

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    1. amir is good actor

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    2. Anurag like kamaal r khan..d favourite film of anurag is Deshdrohi..lol

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  8. somebody please tell me..about shudh desi romance..hows it??

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  9. amir is biggest idiot. he is looking like short hefty man in dhoom

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  10. shudh desi romance is a good movie anonymous, but uday is better than aamir...hahahahahahaha..i couldn't stop laughing

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  11. SHUDDH DESI ROMANCE:
    Unconventionally romantic at heart & freshly matured in nature! [3.5/5]

    At the very start, when Tara [Debutant Vaani Kapoor] in her wedding-mandup finds out that her would-be life partner Raghu [Sushant Singh Rajput], arranged by so-called concerned relatives, has been fled away out of his fears of being committed to just one in life, all you expect is a melodramatic break-down but hold your horses because Maneesh Sharma’s unapologetically graduated romantic comedy SHUDDH DESI ROMANCE rejects and revolts to be conventional in any manner. So, Tara doesn’t collapse but seeks comfort in a chair nearby, sheds the fake traditional attitude and asks casually, “koi thanda pila do yaar? (Can I have a cold-drink, please?)”.

    SHUDDH DESI ROMANCE is a refreshing take on how the concept of marriages in our today’s society has been tainted and tarnished with phony-bogus customs that don’t allow it to be modified and adoptive towards the changing practicalities & priorities of individuals and social relevance. Film also unhesitatingly and constantly talks about the idea of the up-and-coming culture of live-in relationships in the incredible India.

    In the most colorful city of Jaipur, Sushant plays a tourist guide-cum-fake rented baraati in marriages, romantic at heart but confused youth who probably takes up everything half-heartedly and leaves it in the middle for something else coming in way. To continue this further, he leaves Tara on his wedding-day, to be settled later with Gayatri [The vivaciously emotive, confident and natural Parineeti Chopra] as her live-in partner. The gigantic commitment issue strikes again and this time, it’s Gayatri who makes the move first. In times of dejection & despair, Raghu bumps into Tara who now doesn’t want any commitment for life. The biggest question is with Raghu if he does really know as where to go.

    SHUDDH DESI ROMANCE pleasantly surprises at many levels including the opening montage having Ati-random shots of couples romancing in the bylanes, parks, crowded markets, monumental areas and where not! The lingo characters speak hardly sounds written. Jaideep Sahni is the man who sure deserves applause for being realistic to the core. There are at least 4 sequences where characters indulge themselves in a conversation happened earlier in an exact manner with same set of dialogues but you would not consider them a repetition, I bet. On the direction front, Maneesh Sharma shows an upper hand in amalgamating the lively colors & culture of Jaipur and plausible characters with their mental predicament. He upholds the narrative in such way that if not a laugh-out-loud gag, a constant smile sure finds its place on your face throughout.

    Sushant, after his confident début in KAI PO CHE! keeps your expectations alive. He is an actor restricted by looks but vast in potential. Parineeti Chopra is excellent and a talent to watch out for. Can anyone be so sure and effortless? Really? Well, she is. Vaani impresses. And then, there is impeccably adorable Rishi Kapoor. If anyone who really knows how to rediscover himself with changing times, it’s him. Treat to watch!

    SHUDDH DESI ROMANCE sure puts you off with a few lazy moments and could have easily have been shorter by 10-12 minutes but at the end, it is a decisive effort that doesn’t believe in taking routes that have been travelled to death. Be attentive and you could enjoy nuances and dialogues where the age-old traditional concept of marriage and our double-faced society is smacked-slapped & spanked by characters who consider live-in a more relevant option to discover love. Unconventionally romantic at heart & freshly matured in nature! Don’t miss it. [3.5/5]

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    1. Was waiting for your review thanks. ... this is a movie finally which didn't disappointed me

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    2. agree this is a mature cinema and lots of laugh....

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    3. Wht a film wht a film...awsme....

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    4. Thoroughly Agree with this review

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    5. so, divya...finally a love-story that finds an admirer in me. right?? u must be more than happy :)

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    6. @Gaurav...yaar u rated Ranjhnaa 3.5 tht was a love story too

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    7. Ranjhanaa was also a nice romance but this one is a great movie with a twist. Gaurav liked the opening line of the review Unconventionally romantic at heart & freshly matured in nature!
      Seriously the older generation will hate this one

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    8. My PREVIEW WAS BANG ON FOR THIS MOVIE : http://rajatnarulafilmpreview.blogspot.in/2013/08/suddh-desi-romance.html

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    9. @shalini...ya...u r absolutely right..older gnrtn will dfntly hate this one...:)

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    10. liked the movie... though slow at places and in-between narration in the second half being longish... movie felt nice... ! :) my rating would be 3.5 as well...

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    11. Hi Gaurav, I read your reviews regularly,most of the time I agree with your reviews, but this time, I'm afraid, I didn't like the movie.
      when movie starts,it shows lots of promise, but then it just carries on the same level and never takes off to another level.
      For me this movie, at best is 2 out of 5. I'm surprised all the critics and also you have rated it so high, but then again it's my opinion and sometimes it may vary with yours, I just felt like writing to you about this, by the way you doing good job keep it up, I read your reviews before watching any movie because before this movie all the movies you rated I completely agree with your ratings and reviews.

      Regards,
      Ashish

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  12. Two stars . Can't sit till the end . Yawn yawn.
    http://howzdmovie.blogspot.in/

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  13. Ye uday kon hai bhai....koi indian hollywood actor hai kyaa jise amir se compair kar rahe ho Maine to naam hi pehli baat suna hai..

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  14. why so many comments for zanjeer and so few for this. This movie is far better

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  15. myPREVIEW WAS BANG ON FOR THIS MOVIE : http://rajatnarulafilmpreview.blogspot.in/2013/08/suddh-desi-romance.html

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  16. Chatting, flirting and dating, all have a different meaning for the county’s youth today. Director, Maneesh Sharma just strikes the right chord and makes an effort to bring out the views of the modern Indian society.

    Shudh Desi Romance tells you the story of Raghu (Sushant Singh Rajput) who is about to get married to Taara (Vaani Kapoor). Just a day before, he meets Gayatri (Parineeti Chopra) to whom he discusses about the confusions he has about ‘arrange marriages’. Raghu finally elopes from his own marriage and starts dating Gayatri, in a live-in relationship. The two soon plan to get married and this time it is Gayatri who elopes from the marriage. Confused? This reminds me of one of Rishi Kapoor’s dialogue from the movie- “tum log bhagte bahut ho, sara time bhagte hi rahoge ya kabhi thehroge bhi.” The confusion is all over and that is where the story compels you to think.

    Shudh Desi Romance nicely brings out the problems of today’s youth. Are they willing to give a commitment to their partners? If yes, are they willing to marry?

    Shudh Desi Romance starts slow but gathers pace as it progresses. The movie is both charming and entertaining. I heard an interview where Sushant and Prineeti said that it is a completely different love story. It actually is and that is its biggest plus point. Maneesh Sharma gives to you a mesmerizing experience of the pink city, Jaipur; especially in the song ‘Gulabi’. The climax though might be a problem for the indian audiences who are habitual of a happy ending.

    Sushant Singh Rajput yet again proves to be the most impressive of all; both natural and spontaneous. There is so much for him in the Bollywood. Parineeti Chopra does a good too. The debutant Vani Kapoor is bold, energetic and confident. She couldn’t have asked for a better debut. Rishi Kapoor, as usual, is terrific.

    Shudh Desi Romance is Desi as well as Romantic (not sure for Shudh though). Watch it for its unique concept and the message it leaves you with. And you might just approach marriages in a different manner after this.

    Rating – 3/5

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    1. nice review rohit love the last line it sums the movie aptly

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  17. http://chillitomato.in/shuddh-desi-romance-too-many-runaways-but-tolerable/

    Maneesh Sharma, the director who earlier made Band Baaza Baaraat and Ladies Vs Ricky Behl has come up with a completely different portrayal of romance this time.

    Shuddh Desi Romance is set up in Jaipur and is a love-live in-runaway drama which shown through the fickle mind of today’s youth towards marriage and commitment.

    The film opens up with Sushant Singh Rajput talking about love, romance and the fear of commitment, but it seemed too cold for opening of the film. The opening dialogues fail to create the first impression about the film.

    He is a tourist guide and also works as a fake baaraati in others weddings. He meets another fake baaraati, the bold and beautiful Parineeti Chopra during his own wedding with Vaani Chopra and he falls for her. At, the last moment he decides to run away from the marriage as he is not sure about having an arranged marriage.

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  18. just watched "shuddh desi romance" - very linear and confusing story plot on the topic of live-in relationship vs. institution of marriage. sushant singh rajput and parineeti chopra gave really good performances and debutant vaani kapur is ok. rishi kapur is brilliant in portraying his role. concept of the movie is very good but presentation is very bad also. hell of a boring movie for watching this at theater . one time watch in home. better download via torrentz .
    RATING- 2/5

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  19. @Ayush..Agreed bro !

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  20. @gaurav rai... I like ur reviews and follow them.. Bt y ur ratings r always similar to dat of rajeev masand..

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    1. now that you have noticed :) all i would like to say it's a coincidence nothing more! may be our likings and understandings are alike but trust me, i m nothing in comparison to him. btw, u made my day!!

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  21. jab film me bus me kiss hota hai to pata chal gaya tha ki ye
    ladies vs ricky bahal hone wala hai or wahi hua....songs or dialogs achhe hai...film ka end logo ko bewkuf samajh kar likha gya hai....koi kam na ho apko to dekha ja sakata hai...
    Rating-2

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  22. i used to admire reviewers like rajeev masand & anupama chopra for their unbiased review but after this i am sure they both got paid by YRF as the movie was characterless & these 2 assholes gave wrong reviews,wasted my INR.

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