Will You Marry Me? Review
Bollywood Hungama | Taran Adarsh
Director Aditya V. Datt has handled numerous moments well and one does notice his growth as a storyteller. But he could've done with a better script that steers clear of standard cliches. With Aditya teaming up with multiple composers, who have several popular tracks to their credit, one expects the soundtrack of WILL YOU MARRY ME? to be equally lilting, but barring a song or two, which offer sporadic relief, the remaining songs are a mere distraction. The cinematography [R. Dvaaraghanath] deserves special mention. You can feast your eyes on the stunning locales of Dubai in the movie.
Glamsham | Martin D'Souza
Director Datt begins shakily in a badly construed Graduation Day scene but then moves strongly as the film progresses. It is thanks in the main to the three boys, Rajeev Khandelwal in particular, that the film is held together. All three are in sync with their roles and make up for whatever deficiencies that follows. Rajeev gives another good performance, one which is completely different from SOUNDTRACK or AAMIR. Shreyas continues to get typecast and unless the actor does something drastically different, it will be difficult for him to break free from the mould he has set himself in. Muzamil Ibrahim who had an impressive debut with DOKHA continues to impress.
DNA India | Blessy Chettiar
There’s so much in the film, sadly, none of it enough to keep you entertained for long. There’s always something amiss, coming in the way of it being a great watch. It has its moments of fun, but can’t stand its own. Aditya Datt’s direction falls short when most of his actors flirt with the blurry line between tolerable acting and outright hamming. Ibrahim and the usually bankable comic actor Talpade ham their way throughout. Talpade is, however, impressive in the monologue toilet scene. Khandelwal is adorable in character and spirit, making Will You Marry Me? watchable. The numerous songs, including one mocking homosexuals in a bar, are plain painful.
Koimoi | Komal Nahta
Aditya V. Datt’s story and screenplay are so juvenile that it’s a wonder, anybody could green-light a film based on it.
Shreyas Talpade does a fair job. He is good in the scene in which he fights with Rajeev Khandelwal towards the end. Rajeev Khandelwal, looking terribly awkward in the wig, is strictly average. He should either take lessons in English pronunciations or avoid using English words! Muzammil Ibrahim is wooden. Mugdha Godse performs ordinarily and, like Rajeev Khandelwal, she too needs to greatly improve her English pronunciations.
Aditya V. Datt’s direction, limited as it is by his own script, is dull. His narrative style fails to involve the audience.
Dailybhaskar | Dailybhaskar
Aditya Datt has simply wasted a well intended script, by beating around the bush. The ironical part is- the title ‘Will You Marry Me’ has no reference in the film which makes it a dumb affair. Inane candy floss treatment further ruins substance less play. A painful and stretched screenplay refuses to help, barring a few sequences like one where Shreyas discovers being cheated.
The Times Of India | TNN
Fifteen minutes into the movie, we're hoping that things will take a turn for the better; but the marriage 'arousal' only goes downwards. Sex sells, alright. But an overdose of crudely used double-meaning phrases, () sexual innuendo; and in-bad-taste, out-of-turn slapstick may not necessarily titillate audiences. Even, using the 'F' word in apparent 'fashionable-cool'; or Rajveer calling out 'Hi Sex!' each time he meets his buddies - comes across as immature and corny.
Nowrunning | Mansha Rastogi
Will You Marry Me had a fairly interesting plot with twists and turns and a combination of good actors and witty dialogues could've made this film for an entertaining watch. However, the screenplay, the graph of the storyline, acting and even the dialogues lack the punch and the film ends up being a monotonous dreadful journey.
Super Good Movies | Super Good Movies
The film is a failed attempt by director Aditya Dutt who has failed to do justice to the script of the film which when compared to his direction was well made. He failed to keep the direction edgy as the story drags unnecessarily at times.
IBNLive | Rohit Vats
'Will You Marry Me' has a lot of flaws, and they are visible since the opening credits. Rolling names in pink over a white background suggests the feminine nature of the story, at least as per the normal perception but it is masculine in its gaze. Even if you don't raise the question of morality of the characters they still need to have solid motives which this film lacks. The lead characters are constrained in their spaces; in fact there are more than five prime characters demanding a fine balance in writing but the writer has decided to remain superficial.
Rediff | Preeti Arora
Shreyas Talpade experiments with his look, refrains from the heavy make-up and effectively slouches and prances across the screen the way only a 25-year old can. Shreyas takes what's thrown at him -- mainly a lackluster script and some pithy dialogue -- and attacks it with gusto, giving you at least a few LOL-worthy moments. Most particularly the scene in the bathroom where he curses himself and his fate.