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Bewakoofiyaan Review

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Ratings:2/5 Review By: Rajeev Masand Site:CNN IBN (IBNLive)
 Aside from one solid scene in which Mohit and Myra get into a very real argument about money while he’s dropping her off to work, the film’s conversations feel contrived, and its resolutions too squeaky clean. The climax is a disappointing cop-out, and everything that leads up to it, flat-out boring.Despite three likeable actors in principal roles, Bewakoofiyaan feels lightweight instead of lighthearted. Asthana directs with an easy hand, but she’s saddled with a dead duck of a script that simply can’t be saved. I’m going with two out of five.
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Ratings:3.5/5 Review By: Taran Adarsh Site:Bollywood Hungama
BEWAKOOFIYAAN brings back memories of Anubhav Sinha's AAPKO PEHLE BHI KAHIN DEKHA HAI and Rahul Dholakia's KEHTAA HAI DIL BAAR BAAR, besides FATHER OF THE BRIDE and MEET THE PARENTS. It won't be erroneous to state that BEWAKOOFIYAAN makes a genuine attempt to entertain beyond tested flavours and it succeeds in evoking genuine laughs at regular intervals. On the whole, BEWAKOOFIYAAN springs a pleasant surprise. Watch this wonderful slice of life film for the super performances of Rishi, Ayushmann and Sonam, watertight writing, skilled direction and dollops of humor.
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Ratings:2/5 Review By: Anupama Chopra Site:Star World (Hindustan Times)
Toward the end of Bewakoofiyaan, Mohit, played by Ayushmann Khurrana, angrily declares: Enough of me and my life! My sentiments exactly. After two hours of watching Mohit lose his job, his car, his house and his girlfriend, I was exhausted. Bewakoofiyaan is one of those films that isn’t actively offensive or actively engaging. It just goes on, in a bland manner, until we hit happily ever after. Honestly, it’s going to take a better script than this to make me summon emotion for out of work yuppies. I’m going with two stars.
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Ratings:-- Review By: Komal Nahata Site:Zee ETC Bollywood Business
On the whole, Bewakoofiyaan entertains in parts only. The overall impact, however, is not upto the mark. Given the poor start of the film on the one hand and the absence of hit music or great content to boost its chances on the other, it will do average business in the cinemas. The Holi holiday on Monday will help boost collections. Considering that the producers will recover a handsome amount from sale of satellite rights, recovery of the total investment should not be a problem.
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Ratings:2.5/5 Review By: Madhureeta Mukherjee Site:Times of India (TOI)
Nupur Ashthana's rom-com has its moments; the coolest scenes are with Sehgal and his to-be son-in-law. The film needed to invest in wittier writing (Habib Faisal), more chemistry and a tad more comedy to make it a heartwarming love-story. The couple lack chemistry, and they fight and make-up quicker than a quickie. Even the music is unexciting. 'Bewakoofiyaan' has its khoobiyaan but mostly it has majbooriyaan where the story is concerned. It tells you not to overspend. Yet the script is not as 'penny wise', gettit?
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Ratings:2.5/5 Review By: Sukanya Verma Site:Rediff
Yet given the lumbering job market across India, it's unsettling to see how casually the most serious aspect of this script is marred by one too many distractions. That's the trouble with the watchable but dispensable Bewakoofiyan. It never quite establishes its chief motive. Instead Asthana's tentative approach struggles to interrelate the pertinent issues, lend it dimensions and wisdom, resorting to simplistic conclusions when it cannot find the balance.
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Ratings:2/5 Review By: Rahul Desai Site:Mumbai Mirror
This is the kind of middling film that one doesn't know what to make of. It looks clean, simple and doesn't boast of any highs or lows. Everything, including the change of heart(s), is predictable. To be fair, the screenplay doesn't aspire to blow your socks off. Even director Nupur Asthana (Mujhse Fraaandship Karoge) seems to have made her peace with that.
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Ratings:3/5 Review By: Saibal Chaterjee Site:NDTV
Bewakoofiyaan is a genteel, slice-of-life love story that runs with one of the oldest of the standard devices of the genre – strong parental opposition to a proposed marital liaison, with money, or rather the lack of it, playing a big part. But the film does not turn either overly nonsensical or sickly sweet in an ill-advised pursuit of comic effect and cutesy twists. The drama is easy flowing and the romantic track believable. Bewakoofiyaan scores with its disarming simplicity. Even as it doesn’t soar to dizzying heights, it is never less than watchable.
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Ratings:1/5 Review By: Shubhra Gupta Site:Indian Express
This one could also have been called “How to knit a grim subject like recession in a frothy Yashraj rom com and not go anywhere with it”. Done well, it could have been revealing and rewarding: how does a guy feel when his girl gives him a hand-out; how does a girl feel when she has to keep doing it and not let him feel like a loser? But ‘Bewakoofiyaan’ spends most of its time trying to showcase a slew of brands, get us to smile at the antics of the father of the bride which are singularly unfunny, and to convince us that its leading lady can helm an entire film.
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Ratings:2.5/5 Review By: Tushar Joshi Site:DNA
Love in the time of recession! Bewakoofiyaan is a simple love story about a couple that has to battle not one but two villains to make their relationship work The second half is a cat and mouse game between Rishi Kapoor and Ayushmann as both try to outsmart each other. Unfortunately there isn't much for the actors to chew on with a wafer thin plot that offers very little scope to grow. Bewakoofiyaan had the opportunity to be smarter and funnier, unfortunately it plays it too safe to rise above the ordinary.
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Ratings:2.5/5 Review By: Mohar Basu Site:Koimoi
The damp chemistry of Ayushmann and Sonam who doesn’t quite match up the expected level of romantic blend expected of their characters.It took me great patience to like the film and that cannot be a good news for any viewer. Was it all worth it? The answer is both affirmative and negative in equal parts. As entertained as you’ll be with Rishi Kapoor doing a magnificent job as Myrah’s dad, it is the not so mesmeric chemistry that inflicts irreparable harm to the film. Watch it for fun simply. Gauging beyond will disappoint.
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Ratings:-- Review By: Sneha May Francis Site:Emirates24by7
While her decision to put the spotlight on romance during recession might appear unusual, it’s her cosmetic approach that ruins the ride. She should’ve, instead, unfolded her story from where she pitches the “happily ever after” sign in ‘Bewakoofiyaan’. Probably, it could’ve turned truly memorable, and possibly won our hearts.In its current status, however, it appears like a lazy rip-off of Hollywood comedy ‘Meet The Parents’.Despite showing some promise, this romance fumbles and fizzles without much conviction, reducing it to a lazy DVD watch.
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Ratings:3/5 Review By: Manjusha Radhakrishnan Site:Gulfnews
The fights among this seemingly happy, well-adjusted couple are real. But the sad part is that their conflicts surrounding rows about money are toned down. Instead, what’s highlighted is the disapproving dad scenario. While Kapoor and Khurrana played their parts to perfection, it was difficult to buy into their love story. What’s also unbelievable is the sudden turnaround by the terror-inducing dad. The villain becomes an ally of love. But as long as you don’t analyse it too much, Bewakoofiyaan (which means Stupidities) can make for a fun watch.
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  1. Waste fellows understand the movie first then write reviews

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  2. BEWAKOOFIYAAN:
    A film too easy to celebrate its existence! [1.5/5]

    Every creation of art; be it of a pure commercial aspect or for the approval of one’s inner conscious, needs to have a motive, a reason behind its very existence. Sadly, YashRaj Films’ BEWAKOOFIYAAN doesn’t show any sign of having it. I tried looking for it, genuinely. In fact, it is one of those rare romantic comedies where you find the contagious essence of romance missing from the air. All you take out from this dull, unexciting, blatantly too easy love-story is disappointment, exhaustion, drowsiness and a sense of doubt on your sensibility as why did I make the decision to bet my money on it at the first place.

    Just before getting sacked from his well-paid job in the airlines sector, Mohit [Ayushmann Khurrana] had enough convincing reasons to make his life a big blasting party. A never complaining girlfriend Mayera [Sonam Kapoor], well almost; promotion in the job, brand new car and a Gold ranked credit card with massive credit-limit! Life is smooth, fast and lavish. Until comes his soon-to-be father-in-law [Rishi Kapoor, the only relief] in the scene; a strict retired IAS officer having close connections with Home Secretary and the head of Police in the state. No prizes for guessing, the love-story takes the much expected turn to be on the ‘Meet the parents’ route. As if it was really manageable, Mohit is jobless due to recession hitting the aviation industry. Next is the potholed ride to impress the father and keeping the love alive between two.

    Directed by Nupur Asthana, BEWAKOOFIYAAN is a big let down for Habib Faisal who adeptly has been a pillar in the writing for DO DOONI CHAAR, BAND BAAJA BAARAT & ISHAQZAADE. The wit, rust and textured appeal to the lingo is not a complete miss here but not sharp enough too to create some stimulation. It is a film that runs at a certain pace and forgets to take off. The only part that manages to pull my attention to add some novelty to the part is where Mayera bursts in complain over Mohit for doing her bit of ‘sacrifices’ to not go shopping for a new pair of sandals since his ‘jobless’ status. It is funny but more than that, it has a connecting authenticity to Sonam’s character. I was looking for more of this kind.

    Performances here are absolutely average at the most. Sonam’s role of a less crabby-all supportive girlfriend has some unseen flares but with her limitations, it goes for a toss. Ayushmann too is very constrained in terms of exhibiting his emotions. Though, he does seem comfortable in comic parts. If anyone here is really much more than what one expects, is the inimitable Rishi Kapoor. His energy, his aura and his gifted ability to slip in the characters he plays is terrifically tranquil even in such shaky circumstances. Some relief!

    Romantic comedies are judged best by the youngsters in love, provided it does have some blazing romantic scenes, an exploding chemistry between the lead, hardcore emotions and some good laughs to make their time together a pleasurable experience to cherish. Deeply dejected in my heart and with all my guts gathered at one, I announce that BEWAKOOFIYAAN lacks most of the above. Watch it on DVD, if you must! [1.5/5]

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  3. 4/5 it is worth watching this movie..............it has all masala that we want its indeed amazing muvie ...ayushman is stunning in this muvie...on otherside sonam is dashing with excellent support from rishi kapoor the movie is just mindblowing...............

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  4. With a promising start to her directorial career with ‘Mujhse Fraaandship Karoge’, director Nupur Asthana has come with a movie of almost similar genre again under the same banner (Yash Raj Films), Bewakoofiyaan.

    Bewakoofiyaan tries to freshen up your early days of romance. It narrates the story of Mohit (Ayushmann Khurrana), a marketing executive, and his loving girlfriend Mayera (Sonam Kapoor). The two, as it always happens in India, are trying their best to convince Mayera’s father, V.K. Sehgal (Rishi Kapoor), a retired IAS. Mr. Sehgal wants to test Mohit in every possible manner he can to check if the guy is worth marrying his daughter. What happens when recession hits this love story and Mohit loses his job? Does it affect the couple’s relationship or Mr. Sehgal agrees for the marriage?

    Bewakoofiyaan does not have anything new to offer. It is light weighted in terms of both story and direction with only a few entertaining moments. The writing is poor. Director Nupur Asthana could hardly do anything with such a weak storyline. With a running time of 120 minutes, I can hardly figure out any such moment which was worth taking home.

    Ayushmann Khurrana only impresses with his comic timing. With such a brilliant start to his career, it’s now time that he chooses movies carefully. Sonam Kapoor is average. But it is Rishi Kapoor who brings in so much energy into the movie. He does impresses with his acting. Gurpal Singh is excellent in his small role.

    Sit back at your home this weekend and save your money rather wasting it on Bewakoofiyaan. Even if you still want to watch it, download it with your not so good internet connection.

    Rating- 1.5/5

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