Phillauri
Phillauri (2017)

Set in Punjab, Phillauri is about an NRI Punjabi boy named Kanan who returns to India to get married to his childhood sweetheart. As luck would have it, his horoscope reads that he is a Manglik and that he would need to marry a tree before… More

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Rated: Unrated
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Genre: Comedy
Release Date: March 24, 2017
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Critic Score: 33% Rotten Tomatoes™ Critic Reviews
Anisha Jhaveri
indieWire

It's all pleasant enough, but falls short of being as genuinely different as Clean Slate claims its films to be.

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Sonali Kokra
The National (UAE)

Phillauri has potential, and it has the audience's goodwill, and yet, the film manages to delight only in fragmented parts.

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Sweta Kaushal
Hindustan Times

Despite a fresh idea, Phillauri is a loosely-written film that fails to engross the audience.

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Andy Webster
New York Times

"Phillauri" is a Bollywood movie toggling between a contemporary screwball rom-com and a sweeping historical love story. Balancing both proves to be challenging.

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Nandini Ramnath
Scroll.in

At 127 minutes, Phillauri doesn't simply have enough to go on. Lal, working on a screenplay by Anvita Dutt, lets several scenes roll on several indulgent minutes in order to reserve his punch for the twist-laden climax.

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Shilpa Jamkhandikar
Reuters

The two timelines and the characters seem worlds apart, and the tenuous thread that holds them together seems to snap much before the 137-minute narrative ends.

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Sarit Ray
Hindustan Times

As satire, it's pretty on point. Unfortunately, there's a full-blown romance rolled in that goes from briefly interesting to really dull and much too long.

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