Matru Ki Bijlee Ka Mandola (2013) Hindi Movie Review Aggregator
‘Matru Ki Bijlee Ka Mandola’, the romantic comedy film produced and directed by Vishal Bharadwaj stars Imran Khan, Anushka Sharma and Pankaj Kapoor playing the title roles whilst Arya Babbar and Shabana Azmi play supporting roles. Reviews do not sound that supportive.
Rediff calls the film confusing: “The unfortunate thing is that just as Mandola’s character, Bhardwaj’s MKBKM also has a split personality. At times, the film is hilarious, and reminds you how much fun Bollywood cinema can be, and at other times, it is dull, disappointing, and quite annoying.”
Hindustan Times states that the film is a bumpy ride: “It’s ambitious but also indulgent and inconsistent in tone, making the film a jerky ride. Some stretches are clunky, but just when you’re starting to get restless a terrific scene grabs you – like Chaudhari Devi’s creepily mesmerising monologue on why corruption is essential.”
NDTV Movies feels the same; “Unfortunately, Matru Ki Bijlee Ka Mandola is a bit like the micro light two-seater that one of the three eponymous characters, driven by drunken bravado, decides to pilot. Sure enough, it crash lands because his flying wherewithal is limited to getting the aircraft airborne – he has no idea how to bring it back to terra firma.”
Tags: Anushka Sharma, Imran Khan, Matru Ki Bijlee Ka Mandola, Pankaj Kapoor, Vishal Bhardwaj