Suraj Pe Mangal Bhari Reviews (Top Critics)

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By Anupama Chopra

When American critic Gene Siskel disliked a film, the question he asked was: Is this film more interesting than a documentary of the same actors having lunch together? Over the years, I've applied the Gene Siskel test to many movies and I'm afraid Suraj Pe Mangal Bhari doesn't pass. I'm certain that it would be more interesting to watch Manoj Bajpayee, Diljit Dosanjh, Annu Kapoor, Vijay Raaz, Seema and Manoj Pahwa, Supriya Pilgaonkar and Fatima Sana Shaikh dine together than it is to see this film.

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Koimoi.com
By Umesh Punwani (1.5/5)

The film introduces Suraj (Diljit Dosanjh) through a very lame sequence of him recording an audition tape for his marriage for 'bhuki pyaasi ladkiyaan'. His search for a 'sundar susheel ladki' gets sabotaged by Madhu Mangal Rane (Manoj Bajpayee). Mangal, a wedding detective, is in the occupation of exposing fraud guys saving girls from marrying a wrong person.

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DNA
By SHAHEEN IRANI (4/5)

A Punjabi boy is in search for his bride. When his wedding was almost finalized, drops in a detective at the worst possible time. The to-be-groom then has just one motive - to destroy the dective's life, but things do not turn out to be as expected. Thus begins the comic ride with tinges of romance and drama.

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FilmFare
By Devesh Sharma (2.5/5)

Madhu Mangal Rane (Manoj Bajpayee) is a 'wedding detective' i.e. someone who specialises in running the background checks on prospective grooms. He has a fetish for breaking off alliances. When he manages to break off Suraj Singh Dhillon's (Diljit Dosanjh) upcoming alliance, Suraj vows to teach him a lesson. In the process, he falls in love with Mangal's younger sister Tulsi. Mangal, who suffers from anger issues, can't tolerate this and plans revenge.

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BollywoodHungama.com
By Bollywood Hungama (3/5)

SURAJ PE MANGAL BHARI is the story of a feud between a wedding detective and a dairy owner. The year is 1995. Suraj Singh Dhillon (Diljit Dosanjh) is a single guy from Mumbai and the heir of Jai Mata Rani Doodh Bhandar. He lives with his father Gurnaam Dhillon (Manoj Pahwa), mother Yeshodha Dhillon (Seema Pahwa) and sister Guddi (Vanshika Sharma). His parents are looking for a right match but their efforts are futile.

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Mid-Day
By Vinamra Mathur (2/5)

There has to be something about actors opting for tricky parts that challenge their oeuvre. A week back, we saw Akshay Kumar in the role of a ghost-buster possessed by the spirit of a transgender in the horror-comedy, Laxmii. Ever since fans saw him dressed in a red sari with bangles and bindis, they were in awe. The fact that it turned out to be a colossal mess of a film is another matter.

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Intoday.in
By Nairita Mukherjee (3/5)

Suraj Singh Dhillon (Diljit Dosanjh) is looking for a bride - sundar, susheel, sanskari. Mind you, he is an eligible bachelor himself. A Punjabi munda who now handles his Pappaji's doodh ka binness, and occasionally 'throws' new milk products in the market in order to grow the milk-dom. He is flawless - arrange marriage market ke liye. But he is a bit too perfect.

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Firstpost.com
By Anna M.M. Vetticad (2.5/5)

Suraj Pe Mangal Bhari (SPMB) is set in "Bombay 1995". The year and the city name appearing in text on screen right at the start of the film are significant, since 1995 is when this metropolis officially reverted to its old Marathi name, Mumbai, from Bombay, the title given to it by European colonisers. The reversion has unfortunately been tainted forever because it was primarily driven by the far right Shiv Sena, a political party with a history of attacking non-Maharashtrians in the city and espousing an aggressive Marathi nationalism.

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Rediff.com
By Namrata Thakker (3/5)

When you bring on board two terrific actors who have successfully explored the comic genre, as an audience, you do expect the movie to be a laugh riot. But that sadly IS not the case with Abhishek Sharma's Suraj Pe Mangal Bhari. Starring Diljit Dosanjh and Manoj Bajpayee in the lead along with a brilliant supporting star-cast, Sharma's film is set in the 1990s and captures Mumbai beautifully.

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The Hindu
By Pradeep Kumar

There is a lot to admire in Manoj Bajpayee, but to think that a fine actor like him has rarely featured in a comedy is quite confusing, upsetting even. If not for Suraj Pe Mangal Bhari, acknowledgement for Bajpayee's comic timing may have gone undocumented.

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The Times Of India
By Pallabi Dey Purkayastha (3.5/5)

Call it pigeon-holed approach, but Madhu Mangal Rane (Manoj Bajpayee) has vowed to get lafangaas out of all the future brides' ways in Mumbai (then Bombay) and his count is soaring; 48 grooms exposed so far. But the 49th one turns out to be a bouncer in his life. 'Duduwala' (the writers' words, not ours) Suraj Singh Dhillon (Diljit Dosanjh) is 28 and that one time he tries to model his life on the bad boys of Bollywood, Rane catches him off-guard and desperate Dhillon is now without a bride... yet again! 'Suraj Pe Mangal Bhaari' chronicles the clash of these two men-children, and it is mad fun!

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The Indian Express
By Shubhra Gupta (1.5/5)

The film opens in 1995, when Mumbai was still Bombay. Why? Stays unclear through the film. Suraj Singh Dhillon (Dosanjh), son of a prosperous dairy farm owner, is in search of a good girl who will stay mainly in the 'kitchen and bedroom'. What, really? Yes, really. Madhu Mangal Rane (Bajpayee) is a disguise-loving detective who, in the guise of checking out grooms for the parents of anxious brides, goes around killing all prospects of holy matrimony.

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Scroll.in
By Nandini Ramnath

Suraj Pe Mangal Bhari is a determinedly old-fashioned comedy revolving around arranged marriage and disorder caused by love. Abhishek Sharma's movie is set in 1995 in the city once known as Bombay. This was the year the megapolis was renamed Mumbai and Dilwale Dulhania Le Jayenge was released.

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Taran Adarsh
By Taran Adarsh (2.5/5)

One Word Review... Suraj Pe Mangal Bhari: ORDINARY. Starts very well, but appeals in bits and spurts as it moves forward... Few comic portions work... Romantic track lacks fizz... Climax routine... #ManojBajpayee and #DiljitDosanjh wonderful. #SurajPeMangalBhariReview

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Ndtv.com
By Saibal Chatterjee (2.5/5)

It is 1995. Bombay is on the cusp of becoming Mumbai. A 28-year-old Ghatkopar-born Sikh lad is looking for a bride. His search for a suitable girl is scuppered by a son-of-the-soil sleuth who snoops around, digs up dirt on him and puts paid to his marriage plans. The low blow triggers an unseemly game of one-upmanship between the two men, dragging their unsuspecting families into the long-drawn fracas.

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