Made In China Reviews (Top Critics)

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By Rahul Desai

Made In China, set in Ahmedabad and directed by a fellow Amdavadi, has an authentic core. It has a flavour-of-Gujarat supporting cast in Boman Irani, Paresh Rawal and Manoj Joshi. It is about money and people who like money. It has an entire scene that plays out in innuendo on stage - Irani, who was at the receiving end of this college humour in 3 Idiots, is the gleeful perpetrator at a parent-teacher conference this time.

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Koimoi.com
By Umesh Punwani (2/5)

Set in Gujarat, the story is about an underdog Raghuveer Mehta (Rajkummar Rao), who has tried various abstract business ideas and failed in every one of them. He listens to the inspirational financial speeches from Abhay Chopra (Gajraj Rao) and belongs to a rich family. Cousin Devraj (Sumeet Vyas) is a business icon & father Vithhal (Manoj Joshi) undermines his talent.

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BollywoodHungama.com
By Bollywood Hungama (2/5)

MADE IN CHINA is the story of a man who beats all odds to become an expert businessman. Raghu Mehta (Rajkummar Rao) is based in Ahmedabad and is a failed businessman. He has tried his hands in various kinds of businesses but the effort has been futile each time. He then accepted his deceased father's advice and began to run his family-owned clothes shop.

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Hindustan Times
By Monika Rawal Kukreja

Made in China begins by explaining the meaning of 'aphrodisiac' - a food, drink or any other thing that stimulates sexual desire -- to the audience. The film picks up a taboo subject, and assumes it will strike a chord with the audience for that choice alone. It also hopes overthinking will help it get achieve kudos, it doesn't.

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By Nandini Ramnath (2.5/5)

Gujarati director Mikhil Musale's Hindi debut combines seemingly untwinnable ideas: the nature of Indian enterprise and the need for sex education. Made in China is a bit like one of its hero Raghu's never-ending schemes to get rich - the basic idea is solid and supported by undeniable enthusiasm, but the project is doomed to failure.

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The Hindu
By Namrata Joshi

Made In China is an utterly confused film. It is unsure about what it wants to focus on and achieve. It kicks off with enlightening the audience about the meaning of 'aphrodisiac'. Soon after that follows the murder of some Chinese General Zhang who has been attending an Indo-China cultural summit in Ahmedabad.

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Glamsham.com
By Vishal Verma (2/5)

Based on Parinda Joshi's novel of the same name, MADE IN CHINA is about an innovative Gujarati businessman Raghuveer Mehta (Rajkummar Rao) who has ideas but no luck. His wife Rukmani (Mouni Roy) supports him in spite of his failures. Born in a traditional Gujarati business family, Raghuveer has refused to follow the legacy of his father's business and his well to do cousin brother Devraj (Sumeet Vyas), cunningly takes him as his assistance to China in pretext of introducing him to some investors on his business trip.

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The Indian Express
By Shubhra Gupta (2/5)

Made In China begins on a zany note. A top-ranking Chinese official visiting Ahmedabad comes to a sorry pass after ingesting what looks suspiciously like an aphrodisiac. A tale of vim-and-vigour-laced-with-viagra in dry Gujjuland? Finally, a genuinely adult sexcapade? The initial bits keep up the light tone and there are some laughs to be had, but all too soon, as it happens so often in Bollywood, everything goes limp.

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Ndtv.com
By Saibal Chatterjee (2/5)

A Chinese dignitary attending a 'Glorious Gujarat' summit in Ahmedabad drinks a sex potion. The stimulant boomerangs. He drops dead. A diplomatic crisis looms. Two CBI men fly in to investigate the mishap. The lethal tiger soup, it transpires, originated in China. Such are the ironies of life, says one character a little later in the film, reflecting, if only in zest, an entrenched bias: Chinese quality, Chinese casualty.

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Firstpost.com
By Anna M.M. Vetticad (2/5)

It took Hindi filmdom several decades to evolve beyond showing flowers and birds nudging each other in parks as a stand-in for human couples. But in the past 10-plus years, there has been a gradual attitudinal shift as Bollywood has finally acknowledged that girls and boys take off their undergarments while, err, doing the deed (Pyaar Ke Side Effects, 2006), that some couples need sperm donors to help them conceive (Vicky Donor, 2012), that erectile dysfunction is a thing (Shubh Mangal Saavdhan, 2017), women menstruate (Padman, 2018), women masturbate (Veere Di Wedding, 2018), sexual dysfunction and venereal disease are a thing too (Khandaani Shafakhana, 2019).

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The Times Of India
By Sreeparna Sengupta (3/5)

Raghuvir Mehta is a down-on-his-luck entrepreneur, who fails at every new business venture he sets up. But a trip to China promises to change that and Raghu bites the bait. But soon as a result of this, he finds himself as a prime suspect in the murder of a Chinese General, in India.

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Rediff.com
By Sukanya Verma (2/5)

You can only imagine how slippery the ground is when a character belts out entrepreneurial gyaan from a Trimurti song. Yes, that same Subhash Ghai catastrophe nobody remembers fondly let alone take inspiration from. The title of Mikhil Musale's Made in China suggests one thing. Its hodgepodge of multiple themes, entirely another.

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Intoday.in
By Vibha Maru (3/5)

We all have grown up listening to the catchphrase 'customer is king' but is it really true? Rajkummar Rao and Mouni Roy's Made in China is the 1-hour-28-minute answer to that question. The film revolves around the life of Rajkummar Rao's character Raghuvir Mehta/Raghu, an Ahmedabad-based shop owner who despises being called a businessman as, according to him, "entrepreneurs ideas banate hai aur businessman bas bechte hai."

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