Phillauri (2017)

Hindi 2 hrs 20 mins Romance, Comedy
Critics Score
40%
Total Reviews: 61
User Score
38%
Total Votes: 8

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Review Summary: Great chemistry fails to save 'Phillauri' from boredom. Creative sparks fail to keep over two hours of entertainment

Average Critic Rating: (2.48)
Cast: Anushka Sharma , Diljit Dosanjh , Suraj Sharma , Mehreen Pirzada
Director: Anshai Lal
Release Date: 24 Mar 2017
Est. Budget: 22.0 CR
Est. Box Office Collection: 27.0 CR

Plot: Phillauri is an upcoming Indian Bollywood romantic comedy film, directed by Anshai Lal and produced by Anushka Sharma and Karnesh Sharma under the banner of Fox Star Studios and Clean Slate Films. Anushka will be playing the female lead opposite Diljit Dosanjh while Suraj Sharma will be opposite Mehreen Pirzada. Read more

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Phillauri - Top Reviews

It Isn't a Consistently Smooth Ride But It Still Works
Rajeev Masand, News 18
The film is an unconventional Bollywood entertainer that is watchable all the way. It does not rely on star power
Phillauri Strives To Be Funny By Hook Or By Spook
Khalid Mohamed, Spot Boye
Despite having many opportunities, Phillauri isn't able to make full use of them
Sukanya Verma, REDIFF
Phillauri is a spirited attempt that soon loses steam
Sarit Ray, Hindustan Times
Anushka Sharma, Diljit Dosanjh romance makes you sigh. With pleasure
Shubhra Gupta, Indian Express
I’m going with three out of five
Rajeev Masand, Rajeev Masand
Despite having many opportunities, Phillauri isn't able to make full use of them
Sukanya Verma, Rediff
The film has flashes of brilliance, but the tedious sequences go on for so long you think you have aged when you emerge out into the sunshine.
Manisha Lakhne, Now Running
Anshai Lal's film has been borrowed from Tim Burton's Corpse Bride. Burton's delightful stop-motion film celebrated love and death in grand style, and while Phillauri does indeed steal its premise
Raja Sen, NDTV
Newbie director Anshai Lal attempts a heady mix, but manages to whip up only a dodgy screenplay. The narrative is refreshingly written, brimming with breezy humour. But it is ironic that the haunting spirit is lacking, both metaphorically and literally
Mohar Basu, Mid-Day

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Phillauri - All Reviews

Ends up being a tiresome experience
Sreeju Sudhakaran, Bollywood Life
Ends up being a tiresome experience
Sreeju Sudhakaran, Bollywood Life
Diljit Dosanjh-Anushka Sharma's Chemistry Is the Star of the Film
Divya Pal, News 18
Anushka Sharma aka Shashi manages to make us feel for her despite the film's clichéd premise
Tushar P Joshi, DNA India
Anushka-Diljit’s spirited show is mediocre but boy, Suraj Sharma is a treat!
Pink Villa
Light-hearted film with slow pace
Anita Iyer, Khaleej Times
Too bad it didn't stick to the Anushka-Diljit story
Durga M Sengupta, Catch News
Kunal Guha, Mumbai Mirror
Go for It With an Open Mind and Forgiving Heart
Stutee Ghosh, The Quint
Phillauri, the second production venture of Anushka Sharma, hits screens on Friday. With a “friendly ghost” aka Anushka in the film, it is a fresh take on love stories.
Bollywood.Com
Anushka Sharma and Suraj Sharma are a funny haunter-haunted pair in ‘Phillauri’
Uday Bhatia, Live Mint
Sluggish picture powered by perky performances
Business Standard
The real ghost in Kanan’s bedroom isn’t the vision in white-and-gold from many years ago – it’s his present, and possibly dull future.
Nandini Ramnath, Scroll.In
It seems as though Phillauri could have gone in a lot of directions, but it took the road usually travelled.
Nihit Bhave, Times of India
Anushka Sharma aka Shashi manages to make us feel for her despite the film's clichéd premise
Tushar P Joshi, DNA India
Phillauri' celebrates the ‘spirit’ of love and laughter
Times of India
AN ASTUTELY WOVEN SAGA
Troy Ribeiro, India New England
कहानी में नयापन, फिर भी बोर करती है 'फिल्लौरी'
Bhaskar
Anushka Sharma is a natural; chemistry with Diljit Dosanjh a highlight
First Post
Splendid ghost amid a hybrid theme
Arnab Banerjee, Deccan Chronicle
An ethereal romance that plays out in flashbacks
Ranjita Ganesan, Business Standard
Phillauri Strives To Be Funny By Hook Or By Spook
Yahoo!
‘Phillauri’ is a complete family entertainer – full of fun, laughter, love, emotion and drama, and above all, excellent performances by the actors.
BollywoodMantra
खट्टी मीठी दिल जीतने वाली लव स्टोरी है 'फिल्लौरी'
Diljit Dosanjh-Anushka Sharma's Chemistry Is the Star of the Film
Divya Pal, News 18
The real ghost in Kanan’s bedroom isn’t the vision in white-and-gold from many years ago – it’s his present, and possibly dull future.
Nandini Ramnath, Scroll.In
The needful is done and the tree to which Kanan is married, is cut off.
Komal Nahta, KomalsReviews
A good one-line idea. A terrible two-hour long drag
Devarsi Ghosh, India Today
Boring past, inane present
NAMRATA JOSHI, The Hindu
Anushka Sharma Is Delightful As The Bride In Spirit; Get Set To Entertained
Surabhi Redkar, Koi Moi
‘Phillauri’ has its moments of fun and emotions, but ends up being a not so friendly tale due to its weak second half and stretched length of the film.
India Glitz
Light-hearted film with slow pace
Anita Iyer, Khaleej Times
Phillauri Strives To Be Funny By Hook Or By Spook
Yahoo!
An incredible, dreamy tale comes to life
Rohit Bhatnagar, Deccan Chronicle
There is nothing extraordinary about Phillauri. It is a light-hearted, average love story. Watch it, if you must, for Anushka Sharma and Diljit Dosanjh.
Sweta Kaushal, Hindustan Times
Greater than the sum of its parts
Aditya Shrikrishna, New Indian Express
Slow & Steady May Not Always Win The Race!
Filmi Beat
Anushka Sharma, Diljit Dosanjh rev up this inconsistent, sweet spook story
Anna MM Vetticad, First Post
THE FILM HAS AN INTERESTING PLOT & TALENTED ACTORS BUT A FLAWED EXECUTION
Shubha Shetty Saha, India Times
Anushka-Diljit’s spirited show is mediocre but boy, Suraj Sharma is a treat!
Pink Villa
THE FILM HAS AN INTERESTING PLOT & TALENTED ACTORS BUT A FLAWED EXECUTION
Shubha Shetty Saha, India Times
Go for It With an Open Mind and Forgiving Heart
Stutee Ghosh, The Quint
‘Phillauri’ Finds a Sincere New Way to Tell an Old Story
Tanul Thakur, The Wire
Too bad it didn't stick to the Anushka-Diljit story
Durga M Sengupta, Catch News
‘Phillauri’ has its moments of fun and emotions, but ends up being a not so friendly tale due to its weak second half and stretched length of the film.
India Glitz
दिलचस्प कहानी, पर बोर करती है फिल्लौरी
R.J Alok, Aaj Tak
If only the director had sped up the past and focused on the present, this would have been a different film.
Phillauri Ki Kahani captures all the hilarious confusions when the friendly bhoot Shashi arrives at a mad Punjabi wedding
Akshata Shetty, India.Com
PHILLAURI Is Delightful
Box Office Capsule
And they stayed Looooong for ever
Vishal Verma, Glam Sham