Critic reviews and ratings

  • The greatest USP of Abhishek Pathak’s directorial is its ability to lend a shoulder to the tears caused by the narrow minded mindset that discriminates people on looks.

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  • carries a relevant message, but the ride to finally get to it is a wobbly one.

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  • ...while the film does raise some important issues, it suffers from faulty execution. It comes across as a missed opportunity at best...

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  • ...is an average film that is watchable for its subject but you wish it was made with slightly more focus and quirk so that it would have left an impact.

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  • ...has a promising and relatable story but the inconsistent execution and predictable narrative spoils the show.

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  • The biggest problem with Ujda Chaman is that the film wants to have it both ways – first make you laugh with cheesy jokes about sex and virginity and then deliver an important social message about why we shouldn’t judge people by their looks.

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  • So, I am supposed to find people laughing at perceived body flaws funny? Thank goodness for some great supporting cast, and decent lead cast performances.

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  • The film is also unable to get its tone right. It can’t decide whether it wants to be funny, emotional or romantic or a mix of all. As a result it leaves the audience disconnected and confused as well. Should it laugh, cry or simply tear its hair out?

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  • ...could’ve been a comic account that captures this peculiar sentiment by drawing hilarity from its socially awkward circumstances. But it barely scrapes beneath the surface and lacks depth in depiction.

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  • ...does fall prey to a few rom-com cliches in the middle. But it perks up later on, and treats us to some delightfully well played and resonant scenes between the lead actors, sequences that bring a measure of proportionality to the film.

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  • Too inept to portray premature balding effects on a man's self-esteem, Ujda Chaman accidentally exposes how desi parents put so much pressure on girls for marriage, they'll settle for any Tom, Dick or Chaman.

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  • If the boorish behaviour of the young and restless is for the purpose of dramatization, it does not work one bit. It robs Ujda Chaman of any possibility of being realistic and relatable - and, of course, of every driblet of decency.

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  • The film mainly lacks in the writing department. It could have been a fun, slice-of-life film which could have brought a serious issue into general discourse, but loose writing makes it rather bland.

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  • I was bored to death as Ujda Chaman unfolded slowly, verrrry slowly over two long hours.

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  • The result is a tone that’s constantly wobbly, from jokey to insensitivity.

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  • If the point of the film is to tell us that external appearances have nothing to do with our inner selves, it needed to have done it better. Much, much better.

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  • A movie that sets itself up as an anti-romcom, one in which outward appearances don’t matter, makes little effort to explore the inner lives of its characters, particularly its self-centred hero.

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  • The director amps up the background music and sound effects in an attempt to underline the lame attempts at humour and also forgoes finesse and subtlety in storytelling.

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  • This is a film about lost hair that eventually makes you want to tear your own off at some point.

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