4 films this week, three of them are washouts. The biggest release is carrying incredible reports. Unfortunately, Girish Kumar’s comeback film has also opened very poorly and reports aren’t encouraging either.
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LoveShhuda Review by Bollywood Hungama
LOVESHHUDA marks the directorial debut of Vaibhav Mishra. With LOVESHHUDA, Vaibhav Mishra (who also doubles up as a scriptwriter) has tried to tell ‘a love story that starts in bed’! The sad part is that he fails miserably in doing so. While the first half of the film shows promise and sets up the pace of the film (drinks overdose and drunk scenes notwithstanding), the second half of the film goes totally offtrack. The second half sees the film and the script going astray, thus making absolutely no sense. The whole film is ‘dominated’ by an overflow (read ‘overdose’) of alcohol and hangovers. The film’s screenplay (Vaibhav Misra, Hussain Dalal) is literally inspired by many superhit Hollywood and Bollywood romantic movies, with many signature scenes from the old classics simply recreated in this film.
LoveShhuda Review by moumita bhattacharjee on Bollywood Life
Vaibhav Mishra, the director, starts the film well. Although very Hangover, the concept of the guy not remembering anything after getting sloshed looked fun. But he was in a hurry to give hero’s memories back and spoiled the fun. Locales are just fascinating. If London is dreamy, Simla is beautiful and Delhi is fun. Add some Mauritius madness, and you know where to plan your trip next. But…this is a film not a travel documentary. Sadly, I was busy planning my foreign trip! Both Girish and Navneet catch your eye instantly and act well too. Aaj phir peene ki tamnna hai really worked on me. It’s damn neat!
LoveShhuda Review by Rohit Bhatnagar on Deccan Chronicle
The 131 minutes of this film has just been padded up with fancy locations, barrels of alcohol and lots of big wet kisses. Looking for anything more in this film, is like finding old wine in a new bottle. I believe that the entire budget must have been spent on expensive brands of alcohol. From bachelor parties to an expected climax, alcohol travels in every frame. It is the true hero in the film in every possible manner! ‘Loveshhuda’ should have been titled, ‘Daarushhuda’. First half is with mixed with water and soda but second half is just about having neat pegs. I recommend that you carry a strip of disprin atleast for the second half.
LoveShhuda Review by Sarita A Tanwar on DNA India
The story is nothing out of the ordinary. That is why they needed to get the screenplay right. In a love story and especially one with fresh faces, if the situations and characters aren’t new and novel, you’ve already lost the battle. It’s sad to see so much of money being spent on production values. If only a miniscule part of it had been spent on getting the script right. Both the writing and the direction are sluggish so the film never reaches a crescendo. The result is a wannabe and wasted effort where the focus is entirely on form instead of content.
LoveShhuda Review by Martin D’Souza on Glamsham
LOVESHHUDA is young and peppy and has the energy factor. Girish Kumar improves from his last outing RAMAIYA VASTAVAIYA, but it is debutante Navneet Kaur Dhillon who mesmerizes with her spontaneity and ease in front of the camera. She’s easy on the eye and does not try too hard to make the scene her own, but inadvertently ends up the winner in every scene with her body language, dialogue delivery and expression. It would be nice to see more of her on screen.
LoveShhuda Review by IndiaGlitz
‘Loveshhuda’ works only for its one liner idea, decent performances and for its foot tapping songs. Besides that, the movie is full of repetitive scenes which are like a never-ending saga where everyone is getting drunk in each and every scene for which the title should be renamed as ‘Drunk-Shhuda’.
Review by IANS on Zeenews
The first half of the film is intense with the night long odyssey of Gaurav revealed in great detail, as it forms the foundation of the love story. The screenplay is interestingly layered. And, the second half of the film starts off on a disappointing note. It only deteriorates with predictable cliches with every passing moment.
Review by Meena Iyer on The Times Of India
Vaibhav Misra sets out to tell you, what according to him, is an unconventional Bollywood story. Honestly the premise is such a farce and seems so forced that even the so called bold plot leaves you cold.
Review by Shaheen Parkar on Mid-Day India
The film turns to be a potpourri of all the possible rom-coms that you have seen — finding what true love is and at the most unexpected of places. So, the boy meets girl, then then part ways before meeting again, almost go their separate ways again, but the guy hangs around — literally on the girl’s rooftop — till they meet again. All this unfolds as the two zip from London to New Delhi to Shimla to Mauritius. Booze is a veritable part of their baggage along with some party numbers.
Review by Kunal Guha on Mumbai Mirror
Two-films-old, Girish Kumar is as compelling as the next son-of-aproducer starring in a home production. He’s tolerable in the second half but that’s if you get past the first. Navneet Kaur Dhillon doesn’t particularly disappoint but this film isn’t the launch pad that will further her film career. A novel theory suggested in the film is that faces of ageing seniors bear tells of decisions taken earlier in life. A frowning glory equals to having compromised with one’s wishes. A delightful smile means the person has followed his/her heart. The moral? Don’t give up on your dreams or be sour-faced for life.
Average critic ratings of other movies released in 2015 – 2016
- Fitoor – 2.3 stars
- Sanam Re – 1.6 stars
- Ghayal Once Again – 2.4 stars
- Sanam Teri Kasam – 1.6 stars
- Saala Khadoos – 2.6 stars
- Mastizaade – 1 stars
- Airlift – 3.7 stars
- Kyaa Kool Hain Hum 3 – 1 stars
- Wazir – 2.5 stars
- Dilwale – 2.5 stars
- Bajirao Mastani – 3.2 stars
- Hate Story 3 – 1.7 stars
- Tamasha – 3 stars
- Prem Ratan Dhan Payo – 2.7 stars
- Pyaar Ka Punchnama 2 – 2.6 stars