Aside from one solid scene in which Mohit and Myra get into a very real argument about money while he’s dropping her off to work, the film’s conversations feel contrived, and its resolutions too squeaky clean. The climax is a disappointing cop-out, and everything that leads up to it, flat-out boring.Despite three likeable actors in principal roles, Bewakoofiyaan feels lightweight instead of lighthearted. Asthana directs with an easy hand, but she’s saddled with a dead duck of a script that simply can’t be saved. I’m going with two out of five.Visit Site for more
BEWAKOOFIYAAN brings back memories of Anubhav Sinha's AAPKO PEHLE BHI KAHIN DEKHA HAI and Rahul Dholakia's KEHTAA HAI DIL BAAR BAAR, besides FATHER OF THE BRIDE and MEET THE PARENTS. It won't be erroneous to state that BEWAKOOFIYAAN makes a genuine attempt to entertain beyond tested flavours and it succeeds in evoking genuine laughs at regular intervals. On the whole, BEWAKOOFIYAAN springs a pleasant surprise. Watch this wonderful slice of life film for the super performances of Rishi, Ayushmann and Sonam, watertight writing, skilled direction and dollops of humor.Visit Site for more
Toward the end of Bewakoofiyaan, Mohit, played by Ayushmann Khurrana, angrily declares: Enough of me and my life! My sentiments exactly. After two hours of watching Mohit lose his job, his car, his house and his girlfriend, I was exhausted. Bewakoofiyaan is one of those films that isn’t actively offensive or actively engaging. It just goes on, in a bland manner, until we hit happily ever after. Honestly, it’s going to take a better script than this to make me summon emotion for out of work yuppies. I’m going with two stars.
On the whole, Bewakoofiyaan entertains in parts only. The overall impact, however, is not upto the mark. Given the poor start of the film on the one hand and the absence of hit music or great content to boost its chances on the other, it will do average business in the cinemas. The Holi holiday on Monday will help boost collections. Considering that the producers will recover a handsome amount from sale of satellite rights, recovery of the total investment should not be a problem.
Nupur Ashthana's rom-com has its moments; the coolest scenes are with Sehgal and his to-be son-in-law. The film needed to invest in wittier writing (Habib Faisal), more chemistry and a tad more comedy to make it a heartwarming love-story. The couple lack chemistry, and they fight and make-up quicker than a quickie. Even the music is unexciting. 'Bewakoofiyaan' has its khoobiyaan but mostly it has majbooriyaan where the story is concerned. It tells you not to overspend. Yet the script is not as 'penny wise', gettit?
Yet given the lumbering job market across India, it's unsettling to see how casually the most serious aspect of this script is marred by one too many distractions. That's the trouble with the watchable but dispensable Bewakoofiyan. It never quite establishes its chief motive. Instead Asthana's tentative approach struggles to interrelate the pertinent issues, lend it dimensions and wisdom, resorting to simplistic conclusions when it cannot find the balance.Visit Site for more
This is the kind of middling film that one doesn't know what to make of. It looks clean, simple and doesn't boast of any highs or lows. Everything, including the change of heart(s), is predictable. To be fair, the screenplay doesn't aspire to blow your socks off. Even director Nupur Asthana (Mujhse Fraaandship Karoge) seems to have made her peace with that.Visit Site for more
Bewakoofiyaan is a genteel, slice-of-life love story that runs with one of the oldest of the standard devices of the genre – strong parental opposition to a proposed marital liaison, with money, or rather the lack of it, playing a big part. But the film does not turn either overly nonsensical or sickly sweet in an ill-advised pursuit of comic effect and cutesy twists. The drama is easy flowing and the romantic track believable. Bewakoofiyaan scores with its disarming simplicity. Even as it doesn’t soar to dizzying heights, it is never less than watchable.Visit Site for more
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”. Done well, it could have been revealing and rewarding: how does a guy feel when his girl gives him a hand-out; how does a girl feel when she has to keep doing it and not let him feel like a loser? But ‘Bewakoofiyaan’ spends most of its time trying to showcase a slew of brands, get us to smile at the antics of the father of the bride which are singularly unfunny, and to convince us that its leading lady can helm an entire film.Visit Site for more
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 The second half is a cat and mouse game between Rishi Kapoor and Ayushmann as both try to outsmart each other. Unfortunately there isn't much for the actors to chew on with a wafer thin plot that offers very little scope to grow. Bewakoofiyaan had the opportunity to be smarter and funnier, unfortunately it plays it too safe to rise above the ordinary.Visit Site for more
The damp chemistry of Ayushmann and Sonam who doesn’t quite match up the expected level of romantic blend expected of their characters.It took me great patience to like the film and that cannot be a good news for any viewer. Was it all worth it? The answer is both affirmative and negative in equal parts. As entertained as you’ll be with Rishi Kapoor doing a magnificent job as Myrah’s dad, it is the not so mesmeric chemistry that inflicts irreparable harm to the film. Watch it for fun simply. Gauging beyond will disappoint.Visit Site for more
While her decision to put the spotlight on romance during recession might appear unusual, it’s her cosmetic approach that ruins the ride. She should’ve, instead, unfolded her story from where she pitches the “happily ever after” sign in ‘Bewakoofiyaan’. Probably, it could’ve turned truly memorable, and possibly won our hearts.In its current status, however, it appears like a lazy rip-off of Hollywood comedy ‘Meet The Parents’.Despite showing some promise, this romance fumbles and fizzles without much conviction, reducing it to a lazy DVD watch.Visit Site for more
The fights among this seemingly happy, well-adjusted couple are real. But the sad part is that their conflicts surrounding rows about money are toned down. Instead, what’s highlighted is the disapproving dad scenario. While Kapoor and Khurrana played their parts to perfection, it was difficult to buy into their love story. What’s also unbelievable is the sudden turnaround by the terror-inducing dad. The villain becomes an ally of love. But as long as you don’t analyse it too much, Bewakoofiyaan (which means Stupidities) can make for a fun watch.Visit Site for more