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Movie Review: Running Shaadi (2017)

★★★☆☆
Box Office: TBA

running-759A 23-year-old Ram Bharose and his teenaged whiz-kid Sardar befriend Sarabjeet Sidhaana A.K.A. ‘Cyberjeet’ and strike upon an ingenious brainwave of starting a website that helps young couples in Amritsar elope and get married. The website is called ‘runningshaadi.com’ and it offers a comprehensive array of services to facilitate runaway weddings. The website becomes an instant hit with young, love-struck couples facing pressure from their parents and the site becomes a rage in small town Amritsar. While they are successful in getting many couples together, the underlying story of Runningshaadi.com lends itself to an unexpected twist. What happens with the site, along with the absurdities of making couples elope, is the catch of the film that lends an humorous joy ride.

Reviews:

Good Reviews  |  Average Reviews  |  Bad Reviews
Positive Reviews
3.5 “Taapse and Amit Sadh’s chemistry is a delight”
Indiatvnews
3.5 “This is a rom.com with a dot between the ‘rom’ and ‘com’ reminding us that the traditional romantic comedy has come a long way.”
Zeenews India
3.0 “While there may not be much of a Shaadi, there’s definitely a lot of fun running around that you may want to check out.”
Times Of India
3.0 “A Crazy Comic Caper”
movietalkies
3.0 “The Amit Roy directorial, produced by Shoojit Sircar had been in the making for over three years.”
deccanchronicle
3.0 ” Amit-Taapsee make a great pair in an okay film”
indiatoday
Average Reviews
2.5 “The cinematography, editing and action sequences are of good quality and overall, the film is worth a watch just to unwind.”
Sify
2.5 “It’s a great elevator pitch: We will make a movie about a startup that helps couples elope.”
Nowrunning
2.5 “Amit Sadh- Taapsee Pannu’s ‘Pyaar Ka Test’ Evokes A Few Laughs!”
filmibeat
2.5 “Decent Comic Caper Tackling Modern Day Relationships In An Interesting Manner”
Koimoi
2.5 “Running Shaadi could’ve really been a different comedy.”
filmfare
Negative Reviews
2.0 “Amit Roy’s RUNNING SHAADI is nicely performed but as a flick it’s a failed variation of Yash Raj’s BAND BAJA BAARAT directed by Maneesh Sharma.”
Glamsham
2.0 “Amit Sadh, Taapsee Pannu’s film runs out of steam.”
hindustantimes
1.5 “Running Shaadi is boring”
Rediff
1.5 “RUNNING SHAADI is an entertaining film, but only in parts.”
Bollywood Hungama
1.5 “Taapsee Pannu, Amit Sadh And The Laugh Riot That Wasn’t”
NDTV Movies
1.0 “Taapsee Pannu film huffs and puffs to finishing line”
indianexpress

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