From All the reviews on the web
List of Coffee House Reviews
Ratings: 3/5 Reviewer:Nikhat Kazmi Site:TimesofIndia
Coffee House is a small, unostentatious, yet meaningful film about dreaming big, seeking change and making a difference. Naturally, in today’s high-voltage electioneering, the film comes as a topical reminder of the power of the common man. Ostensibly inspired by the life and times of noted theatre activist, Safdar Hashmi who died a brutal death in the 1990s, the film focuses on the valiant attempts of Ashutosh Rana and his street theatre group to change the system and make it more accountable, inclusive and humane. The film scores mostly in its performances by actors who may not be big stars but are big in talent. Don’t go looking for regular naach-gana and gloss and you will find substance and a soul.
Ratings: 1/5 Reviewer:IANS Site:Buzz18
This is actually turning out to be too bad to be true! Week after week, audiences are being subjected to some terrible movies. Now add Coffee House to the list.We have some questions for the filmmakers: Did you really feel that you would be able to find an audience for a movie like this, which not only has a dry subject but a boring narrative too? And what is the relevance of a title like Coffee House?.This is hardly a coffee worth sipping even in your house. Just ignore it completely, it isn’t worth your time.
Ratings: 1.5/5 Reviewer:Shashi Baliga Site:HindustanTimes
Corruption. Communalism. Aged parents ill-treated by their children. The commercial compulsions of a consumerist society. Romanticised idealism vs a pragmatic selling out.All fodder for Coffee House, which rather ambitiously takes on multiple crusades and offers quick-fix solutions for all of them.Well-intentioned this storyline may be, but a befuddled script, cardboard characters, jerky editing, and some godawful acting make this film too boring to even hate.
Ratings: 3/5 Reviewer:SpiceZee Bureau Site:SpiceZee
Gurbir Singh Grewal’s ‘Coffee House’ is a modest and meaningful cinema that urges the youth to dream big and bring change. The film is an evocative reminder of the power of common man whose determination can transform the system.‘Coffee House’ is not your typical Bollywood flick but thought evoking cinema, that certainly raises issues which will make you sit back think. ‘Coffee House’ is undoubtedly a dream for impossible.
‘Coffee House’ is one long rant, done as simplistically as possible. It gives us TV actor Sakshi Tanwar in her first screen role, and Ashutosh Rana yet another chance to show his exemplary Hindi skills: “main vyakti hoon, vastu nahin….” Makes for good oratory, but a good film? Uh huh.