Ujda Chaman Reviews (Top Critics)

By Anupama Chopra

Ujda Chaman is a remake of the Kannada film Ondu Motteya Kathe. Which means 'story of an egghead'. Hair is only dead cells but so much of our identity and vanity stems from it. In Ondu Motteya Kathe, director Raj B. Shetty, who also plays the lead, captures the comedy and tragedy of being bald - one of my favorite bits is a fabulously choreographed dream sequence in which women declare that they prefer loneliness over a hairless partner.

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By Umesh Punwani (2/5)

You know, Sunny Singh's character isn't cursed with premature balding, he's majorly cursed for having two very dumb parents. Who the ef names their son as Chaman? The makers don't stop here, they've given him a pet name as 'Chomu' because why not? So, Chaman is bald and because of that, we face 'as many as the number of hair on our head' useless hair references.

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By Bollywood Hungama (2/5)

UJDA CHAMAN is the story of a man in search of a life partner. Chaman Kohli (Sunny Singh) is a 30-year-old lecturer in Delhi's Hansraj College. He has faced acute hair loss in the last five years, affecting his self-esteem and also his marriage prospects. His parents, Shashi Kohli (Atul Kumar) and Sushma Kohli (Grusha Kapoor) put his five-year-old picture in his marriage bio-data and when he goes to see a prospective bride, he wears a cap.

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By Devesh Sharma (2.5/5)

Chaman (Sunny Singh) is going bald at 30 and as a result, looks more mature than his age. He's got a steady job as a professor of Hindi in a reputed college but his students make life hell for him by constantly joking about his lack of hair. Thanks to his receding hairline, he's far behind in the dating game.

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By Udita Jhunjhunwala (1/5)

Chaman Kohli might have been shaken by this prophecy, and keen to find a suitable wife before the year is out. But Sunny Singh's deadpan expression makes it's impossible to gauge what Chaman is feeling. Singh looks vacantly unsettled for the entire 120-minute film that pivots around Chaman's early baldness and repeated rejection by prospective brides.

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Hindustan Times
By Monika Rawal Kukreja

Ujda Chaman hardly had any buzz till around when its first poster released and the quirky theme registered. However, now that the film is out in theatres, it is clear it has bitten off more than it can chew. The film about receding hairline is bald in both its treatment and script, pun firmly intended.

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By Nandini Ramnath (2/5)

In this mostly faithful official remake of the Kannada comedy Ondu Motteya Kathe (2017), a receding hairline is put on par with a serious disability. A 30-year-old college lecturer discovers that his prospects of finding a bride are fading along with his scalp hair.

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The Times Of India
By Sreeparna Sengupta (2.5/5)

Chaman Kohli, a 30-year-old college lecturer is plagued by problems arising from his receding hairline, as he often finds himself as the butt of insensitive jokes. His family wants to hook him up with an eligible girl, but he's always rejected owing to his looks.

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By Vishal Verma (3.5/5)

Chaman (Sunny Singh) a Hindi professor in a Delhi college. The 30 year old has everything in his resume to impress a girl - would be wife, a family and a secure job. It's his photograph in his resume that is creating the problem - he is losing hair and going bald. Chaman dreams of getting married to a 'beautiful' girl.

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By Sukanya Verma (1.5/5)

Ujda Chaman is the sort of movie that spends all its time making jokes at the expense of someone's misery and then has the nerve to offer empathy. Even the title of this feeble remake of Kannada's Ondu Motteya Kathe is more mocking than meaningful.

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By Saibal Chatterjee (1.5/5)

To put it baldly, Ujda Chaman is just that: a cinematic approximation of a garden gone to seed owing to lack of clean water and pure air. The film scrapes the bottom of the barrel in search of inspiration - and laughs - but fails to find the roots that it needs to attain proper plumage.

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The Indian Express
By Shubhra Gupta (1/5)

Chaman Kohli, 30, teaches Hindi at a Delhi University College. He is in search of a life partner, and a full head of hair, but both are proving elusive. This could have been the start of a working comedy with desired serious undertones. Is premature balding the death of self-esteem? For some people, it could be the end of everything, so sure, Chaman's (Singh) strained face makes some kind of sense, at least in the beginning.

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By Jyoti Kanyal (1.5/5)

An out-of-the-box idea? Check. Unsolicited controversy? Check. Remake of a South Indian film? Check. Satisfactory performances by the actors? Check. Abhishek Pathak's Ujda Chaman has, approximately, everything to make it a fun and entertaining watch. But despite that, the film drastically fails at being one. Starring Sonu Ke Titu Ki Sweety actor Sunny Singh, the film promised to be a quirky take on the problem of premature balding, which it is, but that's it.

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The Hindu
By Namrata Joshi

Through the two hours of Ujda Chaman, all I could think of was the unconventional choice made by director Abhishek Pathak in picking up maverick actors like theatreperson Atul Kumar and Grusha "Tara" Kapoor to play the most cliched of supporting roles: Punjabi parents of the hero. There is intermittent freshness and a slight touch of the genuine to that, particularly in a few scenes of the parents of the girl and the boy bonding with each other, while they themselves remain unsure of the path ahead in their relationship.

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By Priyanka Sinha Jha (2/5)

Who says beauty isn't skin deep? Or in this case, scalp deep? The Ujda Chaman in this film is 30-year-old Chaman Kohli (Sunny Singh) from Rajauri Garden who's the subject of much mirth and ridicule courtesy his balding pate. To make things worse, Chaman has been rejected on countless occasions by prospective brides because of being follically challenged. Shallow Janes you'd say.

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