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Behen Hogi Teri Review by Bollywood Hungama
Director Ajay Pannalal, who makes his cinematic debut with this film surely knows how to create comic moments but fails to narrate a strong story. Though certain scenes and sequences come across as well executed, there are others wherein his lack of experience in capturing the essence of the matter is very evident. If that wasn’t all, there are also parts of the film that come across as stretched and overtly lengthy, especially some that could have well been edited out.
Behen Hogi Teri Review by Nihit Bhave on The Times Of India
The plot is juvenile to say the least. It is a little disheartening to see a movie that incorporates casual sexism and regressive norms without any plan to combat them. So when a character suggests that he’d rather bury his sister alive than marry her off for love, you want someone to speak up against him; when another character shames Binny for hanging out with boys, you want to hear a smart retort. But then you realize that this movie has no intention of laughing at this mindset. It is, in fact, only catering to those who will find these things funny.
Behen Hogi Teri Review by Sonil Dedhia on Mid-Day India
Pannalal, who makes his directorial debut with this project, fails to make the most of the opportunity handed to him, with a convoluted screenplay making this a tiresome watch. Certain subplots are unnecessary and abrupt. The drama runs out of steam soon, and melodrama takes over.
Review by Sweta Kaushal on Hindustan Times
Rajkummar Rao brings out the best of the guy-next-door and lifts up Gattu’s character with his wits and mannerisms. Be it convincing Ginni of his love or getting beaten up by his dad, Rajkummar plays to the tune of the film and never misses a beat. There couldn’t have been another actor to fit the role as well. Shruti, on the other hand, looks like she has been picked out of a different universe and placed in the film’s. Gulshan and Ranjeet have rather limited roles but Ninad and Darshan shine through the film, with help from the quirky dialogues.
Review by Kunal Guha on Mumbai Mirror
If there’s one reason to catch this film, it has to be for Rajkummar Rao. The actor, who has largely restricted himself to character-driven indie films, single-handedly carries this comedy with equal sincerity. In every frame, he delivers on his character’s fears, frustrations and relentless pursuit for love. Shruti Haasan’s contribution to cinema could be compared to Lata Mangeshkar’s to football and the actor does little to elevate this film when it goes south in the second half. Cameos by Bollywood baddies such as Gulshan Grover and Ranjeet don’t contribute or take away from the mood this film hopes to evoke.
Review by Saibal Chatterjee on NDTVMovies
The quality of the acting is uneven, especially when compared to the steady performance from the unwavering Rao. Watch Behen Hogi Teri only if you think a one-man show is good enough to offset the drudgery of a two-hour trudge through a maze of inanities.
Review by Sreeju Sudhakaran on Bollywood Life
Behen Hogi Teri may not be as funny as the trailer has promised us, thanks to a sluggish second half and weak female characters. Nevertheless, it is still an entertaining watch, with all due credit to Rajkummar Rao’s terrific performance, a great supporting cast and some really funny scenes. It may not be the comedy of the year, but Behen Hogi Teri doesn’t end up being a decent time pass flick, that you can surely enjoy if you can overlook the flaws.
Review by Prasanna D Zore on Rediff
With such a heart-tugging storyline — that this country’s youth could easily connect with — director Ajay K Pannalal is often found groping in the dark to set the film’s pace match your heartbeat. The Shruti-Raj chemistry is worth dying for, but the director and story writer Vinit Vyas’s ideas of a romantic-comedy quite don’t match your expectations.
Behen Hogi Teri Review by Indiaglitz
Director Ajay K Pannalal highly succeeds in giving us a simple, entertainer. He keeps the humour quotient intact and extracts some fine performances from a few of his actors. Rajkummar Rao is highly exceptional in his role. Shruti Haasan look good in some scenes and lends decent support. Darshan Jariwala is outstanding in his part. Ninad Kamat, Herry Tangri and Gulshan Grover lend good support.
Review by Shubhra Gupta on Indian Express
It’s also flat. Which is a pity because there is some potential in here. A couple of cheeky subversions — of the standard ‘Rahul-Raj’ type Bollywood lover, of a belligerent fellow turning weepy, the title itself — are not as impactful as they could have been in a smarter film. And why do husbands have to do ‘raksha’ in place of brothers? Women are quite capable of taking care of themselves, no? Or at least that’s what a film in 2017 ought to be saying. The only element worth looking at in this film, apart from the dependable Kamat, is the rock-solid Rao. If he was given a better co-star than the strictly one-note Haasan, this might have turned out to be a better film.
Review by Arnab Banerjee on Deccan Chronicle
Crisp dialogues, witty one-liners, funny twists are not only desirable but are a must to keep our viewers engaged in a story that are solely dependent on plots and not any particular theme or incident. Rajkummar Rao does his best to not just look the part he plays but also enact his role perfectly. Filmmakers like Basu Chatterjee and Hrishikesh Mukherjee in the past and even Dibakar Banerjee in the recent past have understood the genre of the middle-class comedy so well that we keep revisiting their films even today. The trouble is this is neither a satire nor a dark comedy. It doesn’t even have great performances to keep your interest alive throughout. By adding many stereotypes, it hammers its point. The end result is disappointing.
Review by Rajeev Masand on News18
Where the film slips up is in its writing. The plot, which starts off on a curious note becomes especially convoluted in its second hour. The laughs are now few and far between, and the screenplay takes forever to come to the point. A big part of the problem is Binny: both the character and the casting. She’s supposed to be the neighborhoodpatakha, but Binny is impenetrable and occasionally off-putting. Doesn’t help that Shruti Haasan comes off stilted. It’s hard to see why Gattu is so besotted by her.
Review by Ruchita Mishra on Glamsham
Amidst all this confusion and chaos Gatu finally confesses that he isn’t anyone’s brother. Raj’s monologue, much like Kartik Aryan’s monologue in PYAAR KA PUNCHNAMA, is the best. Raj justifies why should guys think that every mohalla wali is their sister. The supporting casts were powerful. The songs were average and weren’t too pleasant. You can watch BEHEN HOGI TERI for Rajkummar’s performance and if you enjoy comedy but mind you, leave your brains at home.
Review by Meeta on Wogma
None of the characters require any real out-of-the-world acting. The performers just need to not go overboard and that they manage – more or less. Given the one line plot of a love story that is as standard as it gets, it boiled down to the angle this particular premise takes on the plot. That no man really wants to treat women around him as sisters sounds more like a frustrated rant of a many-year-old, suppressed angst. Now, would that motivate you to watch the film?
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