Mr Joe B. Carvalho (2014) Hindi Movie Review | 19 Critic Reviews | Arshad Warsi, Soha Ali Khan


Arshad Warsi, Soha Ali Khan, Jaaved Jaaferi, Vijay Raaz, Shakti Kapoor, Vrajesh Hirjee, Rajesh Balwani, Geeta Basra, Karishma Kotak, Snehal Dhabi, Himani Shivpuri


Mr Joe B Carvalho PosterSamir Tewari


Mahesh Ramchandani


Mahesh Ramchandani



Aseem Bajaj


Amartya Rahut

produced by:

Bhola Ram Malviya, Shital Malviya




Comedy, Drama

weird aggregate rating 2.4/10release date:

run time:
130 Minutes
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  •  Times of India -Meena Iyer Rating-5
Hell breaks loose throughout the duration of debutant film director Samir Tewari's Mr Joe B Carvalho because there's a daft detective (Arshad Warsi), an eloped heiress (Geeta Basra), some crazy assassins (Jaaved Jafferi, Vijay Raaz, Vrajesh Hirjee), some incompetent cops headed by Soha Ali Khan

  •  NDTV -Saibal Chatterjee Rating-1
The often underrated Arshad Warsi is talented enough to be able to live up to the name of the titular character. He can do literally anything as an actor. But should he? If you look for the answer to that question in this particular film, it would be a huge NO many times over. Warsi certainly deserves better.

  •  India Today -Saurabh Dwivedi Rating-2
A comedy film comprises a funny script and good dialogues. 'Mr Joe B Carvalho' sadly lacks both. Resultantly, the two hours spent watching the movie turn out to be pure torture. What you can laugh at is the poor performance on the part of the director, producer and story writer .
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  •  Bollywood Hungama -Taran Adarsh Rating-3
While no specific genre dominated the domestic BO in 2013, one cannot close the eyes to the contribution of MERE DAD KI MARUTI, JOLLY LLB, CHASHME BADDOOR, FUKREY and GRAND MASTI -- light entertainers/comedies all, besides being successful at the BO -- when you compile the list of 'Hits and Misses' of the year gone by.
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  •  Indian Express -Shubhra Gupta Rating-1
Sad because I always have hopes of the very talented Arshad Warsi. Because he has delivered, in the past. But in this one, he is made to play a bumbling sleuth, saddled by a mommy ( Shivpuri) who wears polka dotted frocks and dark glasses and bumps into furniture, and a girl-friend ( Khan)
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  •  Koimoi -Mohar Basu Rating-1
I wish I could conclude by saying What Script? But that would be unacceptable to my editor. Samir Tewari attempted to make a comedy of errors and his effort is so utterly juvenile that you’ll be left dumb founded. So right, for story line we have a useless detective with a visually impaired mother.
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  •  India Today -Faheem Ruhani Rating-4
Shantipriya Phadnis (Soha Ali Khan) and Joe B Carvalho are driving down an empty Goan road in an open gyp. Midway Shantipriya tells Joe, 'Roko roko, mujhe kuch kuch ho raha hai.' Joe shoots back, 'Mujhe bhi kuch kuch ho raha hai' At another seemingly helpless juncture in the film Joe tells Shantipriya
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  •  Glamsham -Martin D'Souza Rating-4
If at all the movie is tolerable, even though it gets boring in the second half, it is thanks to Arshad Warsi's comic timing. Just as we have 'keep your brains behind' action/thriller flicks with super stars, this one too falls in that category, but with a difference. At least, you don't leave the theatre fuming!
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  •  Sify -Sonia Chopra Rating-3
Our desi Jacques Clouseau is played by Arshad Warsi. A bumbling detective, often more confused than the client, his name is Joe B Carvalho (that translates roughly to ‘you can make me do anything’). So the tone is set for a corny, slapstick-y comedy, but it’s tricky to get it right.
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  •  Now Running -Mansha Rastogi Rating-1
Rarely come films that take you on a journey of deep thoughts and make you ponder on the very being of cinema in today's times. Mr Joe B Carvalho is one such film. It makes you question as to how a film can be worse than the weakest attempt of any first year film school student? How blinded can an actor be to agree upon starring in this film?
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  •  Indiaglitz -Vishal Verma Rating-4
Remember when we had a hearty laugh by a detective.. well we need to appoint a detective for this but not Mr. Cravalo please... Sambhaloo... last time Sanjay Dutt starrer 'Chatur Singh Two Star' (2011) helmed by Ajay Chandok tried to please those funny hormones of the viewers of this genre but failed.
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  •  Deccan Chronicle -Khaled Mohamed Rating-2
Asks the usually ill-mannered Mr Shakti Kapoor. “Kucch piyoge?’ And his guest replies, “ What is kuchh? I don’t drink that.” Next, the guest – a detective -- is informed, “I have a case for you,” to which the response is, “What? I don’t carry a briefcase.”Now are those hyuk-hyuk moments, or just plain ridiculous?
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  •  DNA -Tushar Joshi Rating-2
Arshad Warsi is a brilliant actor when given the right script. Unfortunately in Mr Joe B Carvalho he is at the mercy of his director and script. In this case he plays a detective caught in the plot of mistaken identity.Jaaved Jaaferi plays a terrorist names Carlos who impersonates various people.
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  •  India Today -Suhani Singh Rating-3
Khandelwal puts on the sleuth cap in Samrat and Co. Starting off the year, not on a great note, is Mr Joe B Carvalho. He (Arshad Warsi) is an accident-prone, naive, small-time detective in Bangalore.We are immediately introduced to his silly ways - he busts a drug cartel where he mistakes cocaine for aata.
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  •  IBN Live -Rajeev Masand Rating-2
You might consider knocking back a few before heading out to watch Mr Joe B Carvalho, the sort of misguided madcap comedy that can only be endured in a state of semi-intoxication.At the point when Arshad got into a punching match with an unborn baby in its mother's tummy, I decided nothing can save this.
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  •  Mid Day -Shubha Shetty Saha Rating-1
If Joe B Carvalho is how the year begins, suddenly all hope seems lost for 2014. It falls under pathetic attempt at comedy. This 130 minute-long drivel deserves to be dumped in some isolated island where wild animals hopefully will shred it to bits or perhaps at best kept in film schools on how not to make a film.
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  •  Mumbai Mirror -Karan Anshuman Rating-4
Arshad Warsi is the unfortunately christened amateur detective Mr Joe B Carvalho. He's so inept, he makes Inspector Jacques Clouseau (of The Pink Panther fame) look positively genius. He's mostly broke, his mother is blind (but he doesn't let her know this), and cannot tell the difference between cocaine and flour.
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  •  Book My Show -Tanaya Ramyani Rating-2
The poster of the film Mr. Joe B. Carvalho gave moviegoers a warning to leave their brains at home ’cause he has done it too. Honestly, it didn’t help. Even the popcorn and coke failed to tickle the audience’s funny bone.
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  •  Deccan Herald -Arkadev Goshal Rating-4
Call them PJs, “paanchat”, “khaoo”, “bhejaterian” (as in those that eat “bheja” or brains), but Bollywood never seems to tire of the brand of jokes that seriously require audiences to surgically remove their brains before entering the cinema hall. Not doing so would be an insult to the maker
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Mr Joe B.Carvalho (2014)
2.4 out of 10
based on
19 reviews.