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  • ...is a perfect watch this weekend which makes you laugh and cry, also redefining romance on celluloid. The film has a great blend of emotions and believability at the right place, though the pace of the film is slightly slow in the first half which might bore the audience.

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  • ...is truly a fun film.

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  • It seems as though Phillauri could have gone in a lot of directions, but it took the road usually travelled.

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  • ...is an unconventional Bollywood entertainer that is watchable all the way. It does not rely on star power. It draws its strength instead from an off-kilter screenplay

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  • ...is a lesson in committing wholeheartedly to your material.

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  • ...definitely deserved a better director. Scenes take too long to get to their logical end. A lot about ones like or dislike of Phillauri may depend on how much one is willing to buy into Dutt's two narratives, bad graphics notwithstanding.

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  • ...isn’t a consistently smooth ride. It’s uneven and bumpy and unforgivably slow in portions. But a lot of it works and some of it flies.

    59

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  • This may manage to capture the imagination of tweens and under. Also, if patience is a virtue you pride on, the pace of this film will put you through a grueling test.

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  • It is a light-hearted, average love story.

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  • The narrative is refreshingly written, brimming with breezy humour. But it is ironic that the haunting spirit is lacking, both metaphorically and literally speaking.

    49

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  • Too many Hindi films are lost to the curse of the second half. Fortunately for Phillauri, its affliction is the exact opposite.

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  • The film has flashes of brilliance, but the tedious sequences go on for so long you think you have aged when you emerge out into the sunshine.

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  • The pacing is not just languid, it is positively slow, and it allows scenes to go on for much longer than they should.

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  • Anushka Sharma's spirited act is the only reason you might want to give this dull boring romantic drama a chance.

    39

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  • Lal’s insistence to maintain room temperature humour and downplay a frothy premise robs Phillauri of fizz in its comedy.

    39

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  • Some films mesmerize because they linger lyrically, beautifully. Others l-l-l-i-i-i-i-n-n-g-e-r in a way you wish it stops before you can say asap. Unfortunately, Phillauri is the latter.

    39

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  • ...promised some fun but it sadly ends as a pun on itself in trying to do so many things in one film, a comedy that too supernatural one and an old fashioned romance that forces the friendly spirit to hang out from the screen wondering who is suppose to take charge of the proceedings.

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  • Phillauri's concept is good and novel. But the delivery is what North Indians call KLPD. The climactic payoff at the end comes way too easily.

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  • ...Anushka Sharma, who has also produced this film, is one of our most intriguing actresses. She's fine in her part, and often beguilingly pretty, yet the film wastes her. The fundamental problem with Phillauri, I believe, may be one of miscasting.

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  • ...fails to connect emotionally due to its weak and slow paced narrative.

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  • Even the ghosts are sporting a tinge of nationalism in Bollywood films these days.

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