Saawariya Reviews

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May 22, 2019
Saawariya is an act of supreme self-indulgence
October 30, 2017
Bhansali is a brilliant, visually "wow" film-maker.
October 25, 2017
Sony's first major delve into the lucrative global Bollywood market is an admirable, ambitious misfire.
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June 4, 2008
May 28, 2008
Ranbir Raj is a charming presence with moves that suggest a cross between Justin Timberlake and Gene Kelly, but the screen really comes to life when it's full of dancers.
May 23, 2008
With its lavish production design, extravagant sets, poetic musical numbers and photogenic stars, Saawariya is ravishing to look at, but disappointing overall
May 3, 2008
Entertaining ... Not all that different from America's love affair with MTV, American idol, and prime time TV offerings
November 16, 2007
November 14, 2007
Comes this close to sweeping us off our feet.
November 13, 2007
See this movie if you need to get some sleep.
November 13, 2007
Disappointingly, neither India's most artistic director nor his new discoveries can prevent this song-packed extravaganza from being a beautifully crafted bore.
November 12, 2007
Saawariya entices, fitfully springs to life but finally outstays its welcome by a good half-hour.
November 10, 2007
May not be the artistic milestone many have been hoping for, but as the first product of Bollywood's marriage with Hollywood, there should be pride from all corners for producing a solidly crafted entertainment.
November 9, 2007
The songs are undistinguished, and while newcomers Sonam Kapoor and Ranbir Kapoor (who aren't related) both have impeccable Bollywood pedigrees, her performance is wildly uneven -- and his strenuously madcap antics are grating rather than endearing.
November 9, 2007
How can it be that a movie as beautiful to look at as Saawariya is so...boring?
November 9, 2007
Of all the film's rococo pleasures-the lavish dance numbers, the dramatic rainstorms, and even the gold dust that puffs out when Sakina beats her rugs -- Mukherjee's richly textured diva is the most mesmerizing...
November 9, 2007
Saawariya doesn't collapse but does wobble for much of its nearly 150-minute running time
November 9, 2007
A breezy and passably entertaining major Indian musical, the first to be released by a major Hollywood studio.
November 9, 2007
For audiences unaccustomed to the format, the film runs too long -- though it is short by Bollywood standards -- and is repetitive, sentimental and cliched.
November 9, 2007
Saawariya is 2 hours 11 minutes of wide-screen close-ups, fanciful sets, colorful costumes, bellybuttons, almost-kisses and 10 pumped-up, achingly sweet songs.
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