Movie Review: My Friend Pinto (2011)

Users Rating: [ratings] ★★★☆☆
Box Office: Flop

Sanjay Leela Bhansali and UTV. Two names synonymous with qualitative films. Bhansali is a brilliant storyteller who has dealt with myriad subjects in his films. With MY FRIEND PINTO, directed by Raaghav Dar, Bhansali moves from dark and intense subjects to a light entertainer. But comedy is a tricky territory. It needs aptness, practice and of course, comic timing or else, the magic cannot be observed on screen. That’s where MY FRIEND PINTO falters and falters badly.

MY FRIEND PINTO tries so hard to be a crazy roller coaster ride. The character of Michael Pinto, portrayed by Prateik, bears similarities to the iconic characters played by Charlie Chaplin and Raj Kapoor. But what comes across is an exercise in vain. The film stands on a waferthin plot and to make matters worse, the film tries so very hard to tickle your funny bone. But falls flat on its face!

Michael Pinto (Prateik Babbar) has grown up in a small Goan village with simple values. His mother wanted him to become a priest. Just for a week’s vacation before becoming a priest, Pinto takes a trip to Mumbai to his friend’s (Arjun Mathur) place. Known for being a trouble maker, Pinto gets lost in the bustling city of Mumbai after his friend leaves him at home alone. What happens next follows through a series of sub-plots, maniacal events and bizzarre confusion.


Good Reviews  |  Average Reviews  |  Bad Reviews
Positive Reviews
3.0 “My Friend Pinto will make you smile.”
DNA India
3.0 “MY FRIEND PINTO is definitely a feel good movie. One, which an entire family can enjoy together.”
3.0 “The material here may be a lot better than the movie. But it doesn’t quite disappoint you still. Which is great to know. And you should be good to go.”
3.0 “My Friend Pinto offers a few good laughs.”
DNA India
Average Reviews
2.5 “Prateik’s a fine actor.He needs to make the right choices.”
Times Of India
Negative Reviews
1.5 “A rather pointless effort”
1.5 “My Friend Pinto tries hard to make you laugh, but instead, ends up leaving you flustered.”
1.5 “It takes so long to get to the point where it starts to feel like a film that you almost give up.”
1.0 “MY FRIEND PINTO is a terrible waste of a terrific opportunity!”
1.0 “See this only if you are a Prateik Babbar fan. Else avoid.”
1.0 “My Friend Pinto is a total waste of time and a highly wannabe film. Best avoided.”
1.0 “Watch My Friend Pinto only if you are a fan of Prateik.”
1.0 “My Friend Pinto remains an absolutely avoidable fare.”
1.0 “My Friend Pinto is low key humour”
IBN Live


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