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Posted: 06 September 2013 at 3:00am | IP Logged
Thank you everyone for posting tweets & other sites review. Overall sudha desi romance got 3.5/5 rating.

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Posted: 06 September 2013 at 3:23am | IP Logged

Sushant Singh Rajput has proved with #ShuddhDesiRomance that he's adaptable to any given role. He's taken many notches higher than his debut

@ParineetiChopra u've nailed it girl in #ShuddhDesiRomance - In love with the LOVE TRIANGLES all over again ;)

The Hero of the film #ShuddhDesiRomance for me was Jaideep Sahni. He killed it with such research, story, screenplay, dialogues, lyrics.

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Shuddh Desi Romance - Movie Review: A Very Restless Plot 

Today's Indian youth couples have no qualms in pursuing the forbidden live-in relationships in the society that portrays the advanced and modern thought procedures of the new generation. Over the years, we have witnessed Bollywood in the controversial theme of live-ins in India. Our today's release Shuddh Desi Romance too deals with the similar subject, but fails to deliver what people are actually looking out for, and that's true love, genuine emotions and feelings. This film is stuffed with a few really confusing characters who claims to be in love and enjoys their favourite hobby of running away from their own marriages, over some stupid and baseless reasons. We aren't taking sides here, but is it really necessary to insult or mock the holy institution of marriage in the name of love? 

Story: In Shuddh Desi Romance, we get to meet the innocent looking Raghuram Shriram (Sushant Singh Rajput). Well! do not go by his name. He's is a super confused chap, really naughty and romantic at heart. Raghu falls in love with the bold Gayatri (Parineeti Chopra), with whom he starts living together. The couple seems very much in love, until the day when they decide to get married to each other and Gayatri dumps Raghu on the day of their wedding ceremony. Then enters the beautiful Tara (Vaani Kapoor), who is actually a matured and sensible woman. Tara is the same woman, who was once dumped by Raghu in the past on their day of wedding. Well! does the plot seem really confusing? If so, there's a lot more boredom coming up in the flick. Shuddh Desi Romance lacks soul and suffers due to its weak script. Though funny at times, on the whole, very monotonous. Shuddh Desi Romance could have got rid of some unneccesary scenes and instances, but at the end, gets stretched to an extent, when the viewers literally starts to yawn. 

Performances: Sushant Singh Rajput is super cute and retains his boy-next-door charm. He delivers an amazing performance and lives up to our expectations. Parineeti Chopra overracts at times, and does an OK job. Vaani Kapoor is impressive and equally gorgeous. 

Verdict: Shuddh Desi Romance is just not worth it. The movie is very superficial and casual on the whole, and dissapoints big time. Even the so-called love and emotions portrayed between the couples in the movie, doesn't look passionate and genuine enough to endure.

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Shuddh Desi Romance is getting mixed reviews. My expectations have gone down a little. 

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Posted: 06 September 2013 at 3:29am | IP Logged
Not a film critic but just posting...
Shuddh Desi Romance Review - You Give Love A Bad Name Sep 6, 20131
Verdict - Shuddh Desi Romance has a fantastic first half but ends in a complete mess.

Shuddh Desi Romance starts off well. The characters break the fourth wall and speak openly to us. They speak to each other in a casual fashion. Like how we would. They reject the clichs and everything they do is refreshingly romantic and coyly funny. Post intermission, things become a big fat mess. The characters don't know who they love. They don't know why they did what they did or what they want to do and keep running away. The makers ultimately run away from making a good film resorting to a convenient yet shoddy escape. Shuddh Desi Romance end up being neither romantic nor shuddh and definitely not desi in any way.


If there is any film this year that sets up expectations with a good first half and then squanders it with the second, it is this one. Along with Ek Thi Daayan, this is the biggest disappointment for me. More so because the first half is absolutely fantastic. If this is what you call a progressive romance, then please give me big fat clichd romances like Yeh Jawaani Hai Deewani or Jab We Met. I'm perfectly happy with those. People blame the movies for ruining their love lives. It gives them too many expectations and a wrong idea of real life romance. Yes, sure. There are have been quite a few films recently that have challenged the idea of cinematic romance and made it more realistic. What this film tries very hard to do is challenge the idea of a realistic romance as well. Aren't we getting a little ahead of ourselves?


Parineeti Chopra is one of the best things existing in the Hindi film industry. I could even watch her do nothing for 2 hours on the big screen and she would still make it worthwhile. Sushant Singh Rajput has lots of potential to be an accomplished actor and a star. He shows promise yet again. Vaani Kapoor the newbie is just fine. Nothing great.


The songs in the film are wonderful. I love Gulabi and Tere Mere Beech Mein. For a film which has good actors, good dialogues and a good premise, it hurts even more to watch it all go to waste. The intermission says "Bathroom Break". I chuckled. They use the toilet as a cheeky device throughout the film. Till here, I was going along with it but by the end there are one too many bathroom breaks and not enough story. Cigarettes and cold drinks and random motifs are all hurdles in a film that could have been so much more.


Socha Na Tha (2004), Love Aaj Kal (2009) and Band Baaja Baarat (2010) were some great examples of a romantic comedy done well. Their idea of romance was modern and formulaic, in a good way. It did not reject clichs, did not claim to redefine them but  showed us a new facet to them. Shuddh Desi Romance's idea of revising the concept of marriage can be considered novel but what is says about it is simply nonsensical. It is utter hogwash and takes escapism in the wrong direction. Especially because the characters have absolutely no clue about who they are and what they want to do. What they need is a tight slap across each of their faces. Not a song at the end where they are cheerfully exclaiming "Shuddh Desi Desi Desi Romaaahnce". Give me a break. Not a bathroom break, thank you very much.


The first half is a 4 star film. The second half is a 1 star film. Yes, it is that bad. I hated hated hated the second half. I'm going to round it up to a 2 and a half. Only because the first half is definitely worth watching. Although, something stops me from calling this a good film. The juvenile conclusion it leaves us with in the guise of new-age romance makes me not want to recommend it. If you watch it, just don't take any advice from it and start acting up on it. You should know better.

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Posted: 06 September 2013 at 3:32am | IP Logged
Hi everyone!!!!!
So #sdr. Like in mu opinion watch it for sushant. He really proves his mettle. He makes a clear cut smooth transition frm preet to manav to ishaan n now raghuram sitaram.
He steal the show. Pari n he complement each other real well n its pretty evident. Vaani is ok ok. She's done her bit okish.
Like overall all 3 cud do betr.
The story is kinda ok ok. Notin new as such except for the concept. 
The 2nd half ACC to me is a mere repetition of the 1st only difference is tht its vani instead of pari n sushant looks r slightly changed.
Until the climax which u cud kinda predict aftr say 30 minutes into the movie. It does stretch at places like elastic.
However thr r lil twits tht doesn't make the movie fully blah o I hv seen it bfr types.
The music is good n catchy.
I still hv to read the reviews posted but somewhere I think the promotions cud hv been better n the marketin team went slightly off track wit its targetin of the audience. 
Good thing tho is thr was enough buzz to hv 85-90%audiences in theathres this morning.
N the so talked about lip locks. Sushant n parineti shared around 5-6 & 2-3 pecks. Vaani n sushant had 2-3 liplocks.
The scene between the two was shot astectically , infact all the scences between the trio.
Vaani had around 30-40minutes role in the movie.
All sushant fans will njoi it its nice.

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Posted: 06 September 2013 at 3:33am | IP Logged
Originally posted by nikitagmc

Originally posted by ItsSonii

Hii lunzi nikki...chupo mat LOL

Anshi dont ask me anything...I havent seen any videos...Embarrassed very bad...have been super busy
howz everything on your side?

when are you watching?

*prays SDR will be awesome* -> this is my signature God will listen to me :D

Hii Anu...I can sense excitement in all of us...I am not going to read reviews until I watch it.
OR I should say does that matter? LOL

Hi Sonii *waves*

Main bahut nervous hu abhi.. hope SDR does really well at BO and gets great reviews as well.. Kal tak kaise wait karungi main..Ouch

And I'm going to see the movie on Saturday, woh bhi Mom and Dad ke saath.Silly I have told my Dad in advance that movie is a little bold, don't be shocked and if you don't like it then don't blame me later.. and my Dad was like okay okay I will concentrate on my samosasROFL

Hii dear Nikki *waves back*Big smile

Why nervous dear...relax...I am more confident this time than KPC coz it was not more of main stream cinema, if that did well ise to hit hona hi hai Big smile

I have still not watched the film, I think I will go for night or tom morning show...thoda to rehem karenge ma'am.

Enjoy with mom and dad...they will like too...
I always first go with friends, then approve and then go with parents...Recently we went for YJHD, BMB, CE, MC...hopefully they will come with me this time.

Go Sushant Go Party
Sept month starts with Bang.

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Posted: 06 September 2013 at 3:34am | IP Logged

Shuddh Desi Romance movie review: Absolutely unadulterated shuddh desi entertainment!

Shuddh Desi Romance movie review: Absolutely unadulterated shuddh desi entertainment!

If you are in love or out of it, if you are in a relationship or not, if you are living-in with your partner or not, or even if you are roaming around with an It's complicated' tag - don't forget to watch director Maneesh Sharma's amazingly clear portrayal of the conflicts and confusions of new age romance!

First things first - director Maneesh Sharma's Shuddh Desi Romance (SDR) might be branded as a film revolving majorly around live-in relationships, but the fact remains that it is not just about that. The romantic drama is beautifully layered with various confusions and conflicts the young and restless GenNext faces (read creates) when it comes to love and commitment.

The film portrays reality as it is - however complex it may be - without being judgemental. Neither does it glamorise live-in relationships nor does it look down upon the institution of marriage. Powered by supreme performances by Parineeti Chopra, Sushant Singh Rajput, Vaani Kapoor and the delightful Rishi Kapoor and complemented with the brilliant writing of Jaideep Sahani and Sharma's pitch-perfect direction, Shuddh Desi Romance will keep you engaged and giggling throughout.

When Raghuram aka Raghu (the dishy Sushant Singh Rajput) meets Gayatri (Parineeti Chopra) on his way to his own marriage, he doesn't hesitate to express his true take on getting commited without even knowing the person. Sparks fly between the two. Raghu has no option but to stand in the mandap and tie the knot with a girl (Vaani Kapoor) he's not sure he can stay with for a lifetime.

Confused and apprehensive of the prospect of a life-long commitment, Raghu finds a workable excuse of relieving himself just when the beautiful bride Tara is about to put the mala on his shoulders. No need to say that he runs away from the marriage only to bump into Gayatri after a few days. Raghu explains his dilemma to Gayatri. "Tum ek sundar ladki ko dekh kar bhi bhag gaye, yeh nahi socha chalo usse acchi to kabhi koi nahi milegi. I like your honesty," replies Gayatri. That's when Raghu confesses his love to Gayatri and the two soon start living together.

Love blooms between and they decide exchange vows. But funnily, Raghu starts feeling jittery once again on the D-day. Hardly has he made up his mind to stay with Gayatri forever, he discovers to his utter horror that she has run away! Dejected and ditched, Raghu gets back to his normal life. But the curious twist of fate makes him run into Tara again and he starts falling for the girl he once walked out on. The two start seeing each other and Raghu is ready to propose to Tara. Has the commitment of marriage outweighed the freedom of a live-in relationship?

Now based on that narration, if you think that the movie is your clichd romantic love triangle where the protagonists understand the value of true love and the significance of sacrifices and all that jazz, you are highly mistaken! The quirky dialogues, the real characters in real situations battling with dichotomies our youngistan faces when it comes to the matters of heart, make this movie fun to watch.

In today's times when the lines between love and lust are blurring rapidly, SDR holds a mirror to the love-stricken, confused souls who want the benefits of being in a relationship without carrying the burden of the responsibilities that inadvertently come along - in a hatke and relentlessly humorous style. The film also reveals the hypocrisy where we love sex but don't admit that we do.

As for the performances, Parineeti has yet again delivered a commendable performance with her inherent effortlessness. Her outwardly liberal, cigarette-smoking and yet normal girl-next-door love-seeking character is the true soul of the film. Sushant has proved yet again that he has true potential and we would definitely like to see him more often. The dude displays the quirky, the naughty and romantic sides of his character very convincingly. Newbie Vaani too has delivered a noteworthy performance. Veteran Rishi Kapoor reminded us once again why he is called the most underrated actor of Indian cinema with his supreme performance.

In a nutshell, Shuddh Desi Romance is a cinematic delight that's very difficult to explain and should better be consumed with patience and an open mind. Those who are stuck in the Dilwale Dulhania Le Jayenge kind of idealistic romance or looking for a mushy picture-perfect ending may not quite like this unconventional tale. But for those who are keen to see the evolving face of our very own and highly complex shuddh desi romance - as it is and absolutely unadulterated - cannot afford to miss this one!

Rating: 3.5 out of 5 3.5 Star Rating

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