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  • There is very little to fault with Karwaan, which has been directed with surprising tenderness by Akarsh Khurana...

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  • ...might not be the roller coaster ride you expected it to be, but it leaves you with a warm fuzzy feeling in the heart that says all’s well that ends well.

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  • Watch the film for the fine acting by the entire ensemble cast. This comedy will surely tickle your funny bone and would make you reflect on life as well...

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  • ...is a quirky journey that has humour coming from such unexpected zones that makes a sly comment on common beliefs of morality while life takes its surreal turns as we figure out what is ‘right’ and what is ‘wrong’.

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  • Actually, the thing with Karwaan is, it doesn't know what it wants to be. Akarsh is confused between making a light, breezy comedy and a dark, soul-searching film; so it oscillates between a fun-ride and a dark-drag, leaving you with no real emotion.

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  • Even as the film makes the audience laugh uproariously it keeps them grounded in its own whimsical way with some sobering, everyday wisdom and bitter-sweet insights into loss, longing and life.

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  • If you take the awesome performances for granted, the film feels a tad dull.

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  • ...isn’t perfect, but I enjoyed the film’s laidback, unhurried vibe, and it’s terrific music.

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  • Irrfan precisely spits out the acerbic dialogue written by Hussain Dalal. He’s a delight, whether in the foreground or background – wooing a veiled woman in a hospital ward or cajoling an ageing musician. Thanks to these two talents, Karwaan manages to navigate the pot-holed script.

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  • The 120-minute featherweight comedy is so content to embrace the big cliches associated with the road movie genre that it is almost possible to go along with the easygoing vibe and forget that there are larger questions at stake about the generation gap, lost dreams, and mortality itself.

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  • After all that running around, the life lessons it ultimately imparts only show the makers's inability by resorting to the same old soppy idea of closure it so desperately seeks to break away from.

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  • ...had the potential to be a fun ride. Unfortunately, much of it remains unrealized.

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  • Some of the pit stops in Khurana and Adhir Bhat’s script (based on a story by Bejoy Nambiar) feel gratuitous and the characters never reach out and touch us.

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  • There can be no more appropriate a description of Karwaan: it is not earth shattering, but it is not bad at all. Which is another way of saying it is an intelligent, funny, thoughtful film and a pleasant experience.

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  • This one can be summarised with a dialogue from the film which rings true for the overall mood it manages to evoke — “Aaj ke zamaane mein ‘not bad’ bhi badi baat hain.”

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  • Karwaan runs on Irrfan’s wit and irritated sarcasm, while Dulquer grounds it.

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  • A bland, weightless road movie, but the cast keeps you watching.

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  • ...is a good opportunity gone waste.

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  • Something about this film tells me it's possibly much better written than it's turned out...

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  • The film is enjoyable if you can ignore logic but funny homilies do not a film make.

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  • ...is aiming for an easy, offhand charm, and we get that only in bits and pieces, especially when Irrfan hits his stride on occasion, or when Dulquer proves just how good he can be...

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  • If the story had more depth, these three could have worked magic. But Karwaan stays on the surface.

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  • By the end of the film, you have enjoyed the scenery, laughed at Irrfan and his PJs, and ask the question on the tip of your tongue - what on earth were the makers of this movie smoking?

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