Matru Ki Bijlee Ka Mandola Reviews

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Simon Foster
sbs.com.au
January 16, 2013
A technically proficient widescreen opus that shifts, jarringly, between a generic love-triangle rom-com, a farcical political black comedy and a preachy message-movie. Some fragmented images and well-played moments leave an impact; most don't.
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Simon Abrams
Village Voice
January 15, 2013
Save for a couple of visually engaging dance numbers, mostly shot with hand-held digital cameras, MKBKM is dishearteningly banal.
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Robert Abele
Los Angeles Times
January 15, 2013
Judicious editing could have helped consolidate the joyfulness at the expense of occasionally repetitive narrative flab, but for the most part "Matru" is neatly energetic, a mix of screwball whimsy and softball seriousness.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
Daniel Eagan
Film Journal International
January 14, 2013
Scattershot romantic comedy about an arranged marriage between an heiress and a politician's son that will ruin several rural farms.
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Rachel Saltz
New York Times
January 13, 2013
A mix of gently outraged populism and low-powered romantic comedy, Vishal Bhardwaj's "Matru ki Bijlee ka Mandola" might have been better with a chunk lopped off its two-and-a-half-hour runtime.
Full Review | Original Score: 2.5/5
Priya Joshi
Digital Spy
January 12, 2013
A zany satire that will leave you either mesmerised by its brilliance or just a little dazed by it's lunacy.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/5
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