Cheeni Kum (2007)

Hindi 2 hrs 30 mins Romance, Social
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Review Summary: CHEENI KUM is absorbing in parts. A lackluster first half gets a boost with a much energetic second half and that elevates the film to the watchable l...

Average Critic Rating: (3.21)
Cast: Amitabh Bachchan , Tabu , Paresh Rawal , Zohra Sehgal , Swini Khara , Vinay Jain , Nikhil Ratnaparkhi , Pradeep Shukla , Jameel Khan
Director: R. Balki
Release Date: 25 May 2007

Plot: Cheeni Kum focuses on Buddhadev Gupta ( Amitabh Bachchan ). Buddhadev is the 64-year-old chef and owner of London's top Indian restaurant, Spice 6. He lives with his 85-year-old mother ( Zohra Sehgal ) and his only friend and confidante is his 9-year-old neighbour, Sexy ( Swini Khara ) who Read more

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Tabu has balls.
Raja Sen, Rediff 
CHEENI KUM is absorbing in parts. A lackluster first half gets a boost with a much energetic second half and that elevates the film to the watchable l...
Taran Adarsh, Bollywood Hungama
Hindi movies are getting more and more real.
Taran Adarsh, SIFY
Heartfelt request: Mr Bachchan, how about burying Sexy Sam, Mr Nishabd and Ghaas Phus-poos.. and fast?
Khalid Mohamed, Hindustan Times 
There comes a time when even great composers like Ilaiyaraaja fall into a rut.
Sonia Chopra, Rediff 
The only weak link in this drama seems to be Paresh Rawal Tabu's Gandhian father.
Nikhat Kazmi, Times of India
While one never expected a musical from a film which told a love story that had never been seen before, 'Cheeni Kum' manages to throw in a nice-n-little pleasant surprise.
Taran Adarsh, SIFY

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Cheeni Kum - All Reviews

Cheeni Kum, directed by R Balakrishnan, is a romantic comedy that tells us about two strangers who fall in love with each other and wish to spend the rest of their lives together. The movie does not beat around the age factor but rather with hilariously w
The concept of an older man and a middle aged woman is no longer a novel concept in bollywood, nonetheless the writer and director attempting this concept is commendable as it is a topic which is still Tabuoo amongst the massesHowever the film caters more
Bollywood Mantra
Cheeni Kum directed by R Balki is a quiet endeavor to create a love story which is not only hatke but also deconstructs the normal notions about love and courtship
Manisha Vardhan, MSN India
On the whole Cheeni Kum is less of sweetness but definitely is a delicious dish. The concept is more likely to attract elite and modern class of audience and lovers of offbeat subjects would relish. Business will be best at Multiplexes especially in the m
Ashok Nayak, Now Running
Only for multiplex audiences
Bharat Student
The movie is about two adults who fall in love.
Sheetal Tanej Vij, Rate Movies Here
The film lives up to its title. 'Cheeni' is indeed 'kum' in this movie because just when you thought that the sugar coated proceedings would actually make you turn diabetic, director Balki suddenly decides to eliminate the dish with all the sugar and makes it taste so 'feeka' that you tend to relish only the first few helpings (read first half) than the dessert (the last 30 minutes).
India Glitz
Director : Music : Lyrics : Starring :R Balakrishnan  Illaiyaraja   Sameer  Amitabh Bachchan, Tabu, Paresh Rawal.By Martin D'Souza, Bollywood Trade News Network There’s that spark in his eyes that you see in a teenager. There’s that acceptance in the way
Martin D'Souza, Glam Sham
While there are holes, Cheeni Kum is one dish that possesses all the ingredients to please audiences. If you’re looking for a David Dhawan comedy, stay away. Otherwise, indulge yourself in a feast and make sure to relish each bite. It’s worth it.
Aly Kassam, Bolly Spice
Buddhadev (Amitabh Bachchan) – a 64 year old NRI chef and confirmed bachelor, meets a vivacious 34 year old career woman from Delhi (Tabu) and they fall in love. Some of the dialogues between the couple are beautifully executed by the actors and stylishly
Lidia Ostepeev, Planet Bollywood