Befikre - Movie Review by Critics
Befikre, starring Ranveer Singh and Vaani Kapoor, has received overwhelming reviews from critics.Set in Paris, Befikre is a free spirited, contemporary love story of Dharam( Ranvir Singh) and Shyra (Vani Kapoor), who find love in an impulsive, engaging series of experiences. Doused in the spirit of Paris, it celebrates love- sensual, carefree and focused on living life to the fullest.
|Still from Befikre promo - Ranveer and vani|
Befikre is an important film as it brought Aditya Chopra back to the director's chair after eight long years. Shot in Paris, Befikre has been made on a budget of Rs. 70 crore and released in 2900 screens worldwide. Ranveer Singh and Vaani Kapoor's Befikre has opened in theatres to a positive response, critics have given it thumbs up.
Here's what the critics have to say about Befikre:Surabhi Redkar of Koimoi: "Befikre can be summed up in three Fs – fun, frothy and frivolous at the same time. Could become a preferred choice for collegians. A 2.5/5 for this Parisian romAnce."
Shubhra Gupta of the Indian Express: "But this will also go down as the film which, despite its close clinches, male and female (yesss), its rumpled-bedsheets-and-bedroom-antics, gave us a romance that never ignites. The fire between the lovers is restricted to the songs-and-dances; Ranveer and Vaani don't burn it up."
Manjusha Site of the Gulf News: Just like the adventure sport like bunjee jumping, it’s a rocky ride. There are some great moments, but largely insipid ones.Their decision to hook up, make up, then hook up again is as old as the green hills in France, and the twists are painfully predictable. But it’s the comic scenes that keep this romantic comedy afloat. Watch this film if you are fan of syrupy romances or Ranveer Singh’s groupie. Otherwise, jump into this at your own risk.
Aseem Chhabra of Rediff: "In fact, Befikre carries quite a bit of BBB hangover, with occasional nod to Chopra's breakthrough film Dilwale Dulhaniya Le Jayenge. But in Befikre Dharam and Shyra take it one level further when in a state of confusion and anger they get engaged and even close to marrying other partners. Of course, Befikre is a Hindi film and no surprise how it will end."
Nihit Bhave of the Times of India: "There are innumerable throwbacks to DDLJ and most bring a smile to your face. One that particularly stands out is a mother-daughter scene, much like the Farida Jalal-Kajol scene. There, Jalal's character told Kajol's that women have to suppress their feelings; in this updated version, Shyra's mother tells her to stand up for herself. Befikre has some honest, funny moments and the attempt to upgrade the romcom genre is apparent, but like most romcoms, you don't come away with anything new."
Sreeju Sudhakaran of BollywoodLife: "Like I said before Befikre is unlike any movie Aditya Chopra has directed before, replete with numerous kissing scenes and both Ranveer and Vaani taking their clothes off at any given time. Going by the college crowd around me, the idea does appeal to them, but the more traditionalists among the viewers might turn their nose up."
Umair Sandhu of Asian Cinema Magazine UK & UAE : "As per performances, #RanveerSingh is marvellous. An incredible actor. One will run out of adjectives and personifications describing his performance. He Steals the Show all the way. #VaaniKapoor is Revolution. She looks Stunning & gave Top Notch Performance. Their Chemistry is Terrific. On the whole, Befikre has an interesting first & second half. At the box-office, thanks to the hype built around the film, the opening weekend should be great. Go for it."