Bewakoofiyaan (2014) Movie Review | 27 Critic Reviews | Ayushmann Khurrana, Sonam Kapoor

cast:

Ayushmann Khurrana, Sonam Kapoor, Rishi Kapoor

Bewakoofiyaan Posterdirection:

Nupur Asthana

story:

Habib Faisal

screenplay:

Habib Faisal

dialogue:

Leepakshi Ellawadi

cinematography:

Neha Parti Matiyani

music:

Raghu Dixit, Hitesh Sonik

produced by:

Aditya Chopra

weird aggregate rating 4.3/10language:

Hindi

genre:

Romance, Comedy, Drama

release date:

14-March-2014
run time:
119 minutes


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  •  Bollywood Hungama -Taran Adarsh Rating-7
On face-value, BEWAKOOFIYAAN may pass off as yet another love story in a middle class setup, with the [tyrannical] father of the girl throwing a wet blanket on their plans. While the subject matter is as old as the hills -- haven't we watched a concerned/over-protective parent

  •  NDTV -Saibal Chatterjee Rating-6
It starts off well enough and raises hopes of a fun ride. Bewakoofiyaan does not goof up. It delivers. Opening scene: we catch a young Delhi NCR executive at the wheel of an old hatchback. He is learning how to drive. The four-wheeler croaks and groans before it revs up.

  •  Koimoi -Mohar Basu Rating-5
I was under the impression that the film’s focus will be the brunt of recession on young folks and how taxing and turbulent the markets have been for them. But the film’s focus unfortunately rests too heavily on a prospective groom’s tryst with his future father-in-law.

  •  Gulf News -Manjusha Radhakrishnan Rating-6
Love is a currency that takes a dip during an economic downturn and director Nupur Ashthana merrily drills that popular belief home in her latest romantic comedy Bewakoofiyaan. The operative phrase here is “merrily” since the film never turns depressingly bleak, always maintaining its buoyant tone.

  •  Indian Express -Shubhra Gupta Rating-2
This one could also have been called “How to knit a grim subject like recession in a frothy Yashraj rom com and not go anywhere with it”. Losing a job can be a bummer. Ambitious airline executive Mohit Chaddha (Ayushmann Khurrana) starts getting shaky in the love department
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  •  IBN Live -Rajeev Masand Rating-4
Buried somewhere beneath all the fluff in director Nupur Asthana's 'Bewakoofiyaan' is the kernel of an interesting idea - love in the time of recession. Set in the very believable world of upwardly mobile 20-something-year-olds, the film reflects a generation for whom credit cards
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  •  Hindustan Times -Anupama Chopra Rating-4
After two hours of watching Mohit lose his job, his car, his house, his posh club-hopping lifestyle and his girlfriend, I was exhausted. This is one of those films that doesn’t either offend or engage. It just goes on, in a bland, listless manner, until we hit happily ever after.
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  •  Times of India -Madhureeta Mukherjee Rating-5
'Romance in times of recession' can be a buzzkill. When currency crash leads to heartbreaks and house-breaks. And the youth are left with bankrupt dreams. Morbid, huh? Hold on ... this one is far from a depressive rich-girl, poor-boy plot; instead, 'Bewakoofiyan' is a light-hearted story
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  •  Rediff -Sukanya Verma Rating-5
Bewakoofiyan tries to be too many things at once.Is it a date movie about a happy-go-lucky boy meeting his darling girl’s difficult daddy?Is it about the repercussions of recession and unemployment on qualified or laid-off contenders?Is it a cautionary tale of materialistic,
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  •  Mumbai Mirror -Rahul Desai Rating-4
From the trailers, Bewakoofiyaan comes across as a screwball urban (Delhi, in Bollywood terms) Comedy, something on the lines of Mere Dad Ki Maruti, with similar characters based a border away. For exactly two scenes in the first half, when a boy tries to fool his future father-in-law, it is just that.
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  •  DNA -Tushar Joshi Rating-5
Love in the time of recession! Bewakoofiyaan is a simple love story about a couple that has to battle not one but two villains to make their relationship work. Mohit (Ayushmann) is a senior sales executive in an airline company who wants to marry his successful and fashionable girlfriend
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  •  India Today -Faheem Ruhani Rating-3
Same old problem told in more or less the same way. Boy wants to marry girl but the girl's over protective single-parent father will not allow it. Why? Boy makes less rupaiya than his girlfriend. Lekin the father loves his daughter dearest so will allow his prospective son-in-law to take an exam
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  •  Sify -Sonia Chopra Rating-5
Enter her father VK Sehgal (much like Robert De Niro’s character from Meet The Parents) in the form of portly Rishi Kapoor. He's not satisfied with his daughter settling for a senior executive earning Rs 65,000 per month. He has a file for Mayra with guys who have a "pachees crore ka turnover".
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  •  Mid Day -Shubha Shetty Saha Rating-3
Remember the Mithun Chakraborty-Padmini Kolhapure starrer, Pyar Jhukta Nahin? When the poor man (played by Mithun) approaches Padmini's rich father (Danny Denzongpa) who then jeers at him for not earning enough to be able to take care of his daughter?
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  •  India Today -Saurabh Dwivedi Rating-4
I would like to meet a lawyer and then sue the filmmakers who mislead us folks about love. The place is abound with disgruntled lovers who are expected to spring flowers, gifts, surprises among others things when it comes to their lady love. We've all seen countless episodes
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  •  Glamsham -Martin D'Souza Rating-6
Nupur Asthana does it again. After MUJHSE FRAANDSHIP KAROGE, her debut film, which captured the youth and their moments, her latest, BEWAKOOFIYAAN, is a believable, light-hearted love story. It captures the love and life of two 'climbing up the ladder in their early years' lovebirds.
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  •  Deccan Chronicle -Kusumita Das Rating-5
Love in the time of recession. This could well be the catchphrase of Bewakoofiyan, YRF’s latest offering, that attempts to answer perhaps the most difficult question known to mankind: Is love more important than money? Now, the thing about difficult questions is that they
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  •  India Today -Suhani Singh Rating-3
A relationship needs love to sustain itself and money should be a secondary matter. So Bewakoofiyan preaches. The one-liner of a story is more suited for a 22-minute long sitcom. Instead director Nupur Asthana and writer Habib Faisal take two hours to track the highs and lows
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  •  Yahoo Movies -Rummana Ahmed Rating-4
‘Bewakoofiyaan’ reeks of confused storytelling. The filmmakers seem to have lost the plot somewhere during the making of the film – Is the focus on recession and the impact it has on a nascent romantic relationship? Or is this just another love story that has its share of upheavals?
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  •  Deccan Herald -Arkadev Ghoshal Rating-2
Walking in to watch a film whose title translates to “follies”, you can very well expect the lead pair as well as the chief supporting cast to commit quite a few of them. But nothing prepares one for displays of major folly, such as giving Sonam Kapoor a role she could, and should, have hit out of the park,
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  •  Book My Show -Tanaya Ramyani Rating-6
Love or money, which matters the most? Nupur Asthana’s Bewakoofiyaan traces the story of Mayera and Mohit. A couple utterly-butterly in love. Don’t be surprised if the movie reminds you of the famous comic characters-Archie and Veronica Lodge.
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  •  India Today -Rohit Khilnani Rating-4
Director Nupur Asthana's Bewakoofiyaan is another good looking YRF film. And that's no surprise as the banner is known for the maximum number of good looking films in India. In fact, I would say they do justice to rom-coms by adding lots of colour on the screen even when content is not strong enough.
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  •  Business of Cinema -Udita Jhunjhunwala Rating-4
In BewakoofiyaanMohit Chaddha (Ayushmann Khurana) is the quintessential middle class MBA.  He’s on the corporate fast track with a new recent promotion into middle management, a respectable new four-wheeler and a very high maintenance fiancee.
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  •  Daily Bhaskar Rating-4
“Wo kaun si film hai jisme Sonam Kapoor ne bikini pehani hai (Which film has Sonam Kapoor’s bikini scene)?,” this was the question everyone was asking before the release of Ayushmann Khurrana’s Bewakoofiyaan. There was clearly more buzz about the bikini scene than the film.
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  •  Indiaglitz -Vishal Verma Rating-4
Marred by its own 'creative' recession to 'hire' any novelty in this unambitiously lightweight rom com YRF's 'Bewakoofiyaan' helmed by Nupur Asthana is though jaffraned (peppered) on the basic idea of recession and its impact on love and relationships but as the movie begins
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  •  Time Out -Aniruddha Guha Rating-4
Between the sizeable chunk of really awful Hindi films and the few gems we watch every year, falls the large number of movies that show promise, but go nowhere – films that aren’t entirely impossible to sit through but leave no impression either.
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  •  Bollywood Life -Bhagyashree Pawar Rating-6
Bewakoofiyaan directed by Nupur Ashthana and written by Habib Faisal has Ayushmann Khurrana and Sonam Kapoor as the lead pair and Rishi Kapoor as the latter’s father. The entire movie revolves around these three characters and we get to see how each of them differs from the other.
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    Ratings Breakdown

    Rating scale - Out of 10
    weird aggregate rating(WAR) - 4.3/10 (27 reviews)
    Male critics - 4.3 (13)
    Female critics - 4.5 (14)
    Highest Rating - 7.0
    Least Rating - 2.0
    Most Given Rating - 4.0 (9)

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    Bewakoofiyaan (2014)
    4.3 out of 10
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    27 reviews.