Phillauri Movie Review – Rajeev Masand, Taran Adarsh, Times Of India

Phillauri Movie Review

Phillauri Movie Review – Phillauri is the 3rd movie of Fox Star Studios in 2017 after Rustom and Jolly LLB 2. The romantic comedy movie directed by Anshai Lal and produced by Anushka Sharma, Karnesh Sharma.

Suraj Sharma, Diljit Dosanjh, and Anushka Sharma play the lead roles in this movies. The shooting of Phillauri starts from 19 April 2016 and the first poster was released on February 3, 2017.

Phillauri is the second movie of Anushka Sharma as a producer after NH10. Now let’s have a look at the Phillauri movie review by top Hindi film critics like Rajeev Masand, Taran Adarsh, Komal Nahata, Raja Sen, Anupama Chopra, Kamal R Khan, IMDB Rating, Times of India, Hindustan Times, and much more at here.


Phillauri Movie Review


Rating: 1.5/5. Review by Bollywood Hungama

Full marks to the film’s cinematographer (Vishal Sinha) for turning the film into a visual delight. The film’s editor (Rameshwar S Bhagat) has done a decent job. On the whole, PHILLAURI fails to connect emotionally due to its weak and slow paced narrative. At the Box-Office, it will be an average fare.


Rating 3/5. Review by Rajeev Masand on CNN News 18

Phillauri isn’t a consistently smooth ride. It’s uneven and bumpy and unforgivably slow in portions. But a lot of it works and some of it flies. In a landscape where original ideas are hard to come by, I’m willing to settle for that.


Rating: 2/5. Review by Anita Iyer on Khaleej Times

The main plot of the film is the big fat Punjabi wedding of Kanan (Suraj Sharma) with Anu (Meherene Kaur Pirzada) so you can expect the usual celebration fare in the first half. Kanan has to be married to a tree as he is a manglik and he ends up accidentally marrying a ghost (Anushka Sharma) residing on the tree. Phillauri lifts itself when Diljit Dosanjh makes a heroic entry as a poet and singer in Phillaur from the pre-independence era and Anushka is his love interest. The film transitions seamlessly between both the love stories, placed in different eras. Songs like Dum Dum, Sahiba are aptly placed in the film and help take the narrative ahead.


Rating: 2/5. Review by Manjusha Radhakrishnan on Gulf News

Anushka is ethereal-looking but never unreal. Despite being a ghost, she seems to empathize with mortals and that makes her turn as a superfluous being appealing. The first half of Phillauri revolves around the verbal sparring between the ghost and the young lad.
It’s the predictability of the story that lets this film done. You know what’s coming long before it plays out and that makes it tedious and soul-destroying.
Watch this if you are a fan of Anushka Sharma.


Rating: 3/5. Review by Surabhi Redkar on Koimoi

Phillauri manages to keep you entertained all through. Anushka Sharma is delightful as the bride in spirit. For regular movie goers, Phillauri is a good watch thanks to its breezy vibe. Phillauri is a fun watch thanks to its light-hearted story. Shashi’s friendly ghost will win your hearts.


Rating: 2/5. Review by Sreeju Sudhakaran Bollywood Life

Phillauri has some spirited performance from its lead actors, unfortunately, the same spirit has not gone into the making of the movie. What’s started off as a promising film ends up as a boring and a tiresome hotchpotch by the end? Going by the nearly empty theater hall where I watched the movie and the muted response the movie received at the end, I am sure #ShashiWasThere is actually scaring people away from the screens. Highly Avoidable!


Rating: -/-. Review by Firstpost

Anushka as Shashi is intriguing and absolutely natural. It’s nice that Bollywood has attempted this genre after a while. Anushka is convincing and engages the audience as a ghost. At glimpses, we understand exactly why the actress took up this project. Suraj Sharma as Kanan is at his vulnerable best and together they add quite a lot of subtle humor to the film. Why Shashi as a ghost chances upon Suraj, how does Dilijit and Anushka’s love story unfold is what makes for the latter half of the film.


Review by Indian Express 

In fact, the film’s campaign was also designed to let the world know that this friendly ghost is meant to be watched by families, those with little kids need not worry. The film’s flashback portions have also been tastefully shot with that sepia-toned quality. The script is slow and the film takes its time to get into the spirit of things.

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