Movie Review: Chashme Baddoor (2013)

Box Office: Hit

The story opens in Goa retelling the old story of three friends, Sid, Jai and Omi. While the latter two waste a considerable amount of resources and energy chasing ladies, it is the humble Sid who strikingly contrasts them. Sid successfully woos the flatteringly pleasing Seema, while his friends are surprisingly left chasing.Taking offense to their loss, Jai and Omi decide to play villains the Sid-Seema’s blooming love tale. Building up to a laugh riot of an ending, the film’s worth every bit of it!

David has made a career out of comedies and at a point of time, was referred to as the successor to Manmohan Desai thanks to the dollops of entertainment he offered in his movies. With CHASHME BADDOOR, David steps into the comfort zone yet again. There’s no denying that the humour he injects in this one is not aimed at the purists, but the spectator of today, who may not be as complaining purely because of the laughs and entertainment it has to offer.


Good Reviews  |  Average Reviews  |  Bad Reviews
Positive Reviews
5.0 “Sai Paranjpye’s Chashme Buddoor is the best Hindi film you’ll see this year.”
Rediff: Raja Sen
3.5 “CHASHME BADDOOR encompasses the spirit of the original, but has been customised to entice the present-day spectators.”
Bollywood Hungama
3.5 “‘Chashme Baddoor’ is a laugh riot”
3.5 “You will not like this movie if you don’t like corny, occasionally bawdy jokes.”
Times Of India
3.0 “The Chashme Baddoor remake comes as a pleasantly surprising tale from the house of Dhawans, abundant in humor and not slapstick buffoonery.”
3.0 “In Hindi cinema, there is a reason David Dhawan enjoys the epithet of the King of Comedy – and from the King’s treasure chest, the film is a gem.”
Zee News
3.0 “Chashme Baddoor works out well and interesting. It’s certainly worth a watch and of course, a must watch for comedy lovers.”
One India
Average Reviews
2.5 “Taking inspiration from a line from Chashme Baddoor, this is the Chinese-made version of the original. View it at your own risk.”
2.5 “David Dhawan’s effort is akin to converting a silk purse into a sow’s ear.”
Negative Reviews
2.0 ” Give it a shot if you must, but don’t expect the world from it.”
NDTV Movies
2.0 “Known for making masala comedies, David Dhawan takes a classic laugh riot and transforms it into a corny fare.”
2.0 “Pick the old over the new this weekend.”
1.5 “Chashme Baddoor is an unnecessary remake.”
Rediff: Sukanya Verma
1.0 “Is this the latest version’s contribution to a 32-year-old classic? No.”
Daily Bhaskar


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