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Laali Ki Shaadi Mein Laddoo Deewana Review by Manisha Lakhe on Nowrunning
Akshara Haasan is beautiful, she has inherited her mother Saarika’s hazel eyes… But she truly, truly lacks any sort of expression. Even when there are tears running down her face, the rest of her face is blank. She smiles, but her eyes are vacant. With the lead pair being disastrous to watch, you fervently wish the rest of the cast will help pull the convoluted story through. There’s Saurabh Shukla and Darshan Jariwala, Suhasini Mulay, Gurmeet Choudhary (famous after hit TV shows like Ramayan and Geet – Huyi Sabse Parayi) and even Sanjay Mishra. But when you see Suhasini Mulay slap Sanjay Mishra each time they meet, you wonder what the filmmakers are thinking. Saurabh Shukla is shown to be a lush, a bottle of dubious liquor in his hand. Not funny. Darshan Jariwala is meant to be uptight so he shows his disapproval by turning away physically in a huff. Watching them all interact with each other, is pure torture. And since it’s a wedding at a castle (Gurmeet is the prince), everyone is dressed in bling.
Laali Ki Shaadi Mein Laddoo Deewana Review by Joginder Tuteja on Movietalkies
Amongst actors, Vivaan has already shown his good comic timing in Happy New Year and in Laali Ki Shaadi Mein Laaddoo Deewana, he is required to play a goofy character, which he does well. In the dramatic portions he needs to get more controlled though. Akshara has a natural charm about her and she can do even better in roles where she is required to be non-filmy. Gurmeet has more of a supporting role and he is decent and constrained. Sanjay Mishra brings on the laughs in every scene of his, Saurabh Shukla is good, especially in pre-climax where he has a monologue in presence of Akshara while Darshan Jariwala is reliable. Ravi Kishan is very good. On the whole, Laali Ki Shaadi Mein Laaddoo Deewana works as a light hearted harmless flick which can be given an easy smile-through watch.
Review by Nihit Bhave on The Times Of India
Akshara and Vivaan deliver embarrassingly over-the-top performances. Sanjay Mishra plays the same odd character which he routinely does now, and talents like Darshan Jariwala and Saurabh Shukla are reduced to doing goofy physical comedy. The film is structured so that you connect all the dots within half an hour and are then left with a whole lot nothing to look forward to. Laali Ki Shaadi Mein Laaddoo Deewana has to be some kind of a scientific experiment to study the frequency of fidgeting in a theatre seat.
Review by Kunal Guha on Mumbai Mirror
Director Manish Harishankar may have been too thrilled with the concept of getting his characters to narrate the story in flashback, but manages a sketchy job in joining the dots. With the premise inspired from the reality show Big Switch, he left the khichdi on the stove for way too long without stirring. The result: a steaming pile of you-know-what. But it’s not just the plot, even the execution is below average and the cinematography leaves much to be desired (each time the camera pans, a hazy blur fills the screen).
Review by Vishal Verma on Glamsham
The performances are as stale as age old aloo puri, the movie is another example of terrible miscasting. Akshara Haasan is bland and her voice and accent doesn’t do any good. The role was challenging and a better actress could have done wonders. Vivaan Shah shows some improvement but he is too limited to be a performer. Gurmeet gazes, rides horses, dances all in one expression. The veterans however save their nose at least lead by Saurabh Shukla, Darshan Jariwala and Sanjay Mishra. Production values are fine and some portions are well shot and the movie looks colorful. Otherwise, LAALI KI SHAADI MEIN LAADDOO DEEWANA is a shiny dead weight bauble that is painstakingly boring to the hilt.
Review by Rohit Bhatnagar on Deccan Chronicle
The story penned by Manish Harishankar comes as a shocker since the film has nothing to do with it. The film will remind you of Preity Zinta starrer Kya Kehna in the second half. In a desperate attempt to save the script, the writer-director has included unnecessary humour that will make your head spin. The film is a proper yawn fest. 130-minute is so difficult to spend in the theatres that one might walk out of the theatre.
Review by Saibal Chatterjee on NDTVMovies
The leads – Vivaan Shah, Akshara Haasan and Gurmeet Choudhary – are given the onus of livening up a monotonous film that has little by way of genuine flow and flounce. It is a tall ask and failure is inevitable. Laali Ki Shaadi… is done in by major structural flaws and glaring lack of logic. It lurches from one scene to another, moving back and forth between the point where the film begins and the different junctures in the story revealed via multiple flashbacks. Keeping track of all the to-ing and fro-ing that unfolds on the screen takes some doing. It’s just not worth the trouble.
Review by Sreehari Nair on Rediff
This is a movie so naïve both in its worldview and how it goes about disseminating that worldview, that you can enjoy it on a completely harmless level. You can literally feel the ‘Cuts’ in certain scenes. Manish Harishankar’s staging of drone shots are of the kind born out of Google searching ‘How to stage a drone shot?’ Even his strategy for double crossing the audience is so underdeveloped, it becomes rapturous. Harishankar comes up with poorly composed punchlines and then places them in scenes, so that even those flimsy lines don’t get their due. It’s not the ancient theory of ‘So bad, it’s good’ that works as a descriptor for this movie. This one is so sincere, it’s fun. If you want to be disappointed, there are better movies to be disappointed by. This is a half-star picture with one extra star for how ignorant it is about its own quality.
Laali Ki Shaadi Mein Laddoo Deewana Review by Indiaglitz
The story idea is quite similar to the Priyadarshan kind of movies. The concept despite of being weird is still unusual. Though, there are a couple of tiff and discussion scenes between Darshan Jhariwala, Saurabh Shukla and Sanjay Mishra, which are engaging. The cinematography is good and the movie has been shot quite well. Director Manish Harishankar comes up with a script which had the potential to become a non-stop laughter ride, but ends up being a victim of weak and half-baked script. Saurabh Shukla, Darshan Jariwala, Sanjay Mishra and Ravi Kishan lend good support in their respective roles.
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