Directed by Madhur Bhandarkar
Dil To Baccha Hai Ji Movie Runtime – 2 Hrs 27 Mins
Dil To Baccha Hai Ji Critics Rating – 4.8/10 (Watch It If Only If You Have Nothing Better To Do)
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Dil To Baccha Hai Ji Movie Review by Movie Critics
Taran Adarsh (BollywoodHungama.com) 3.5/5
a feel good, light-hearted rom-com, a slice of life film which the populace and the regular lay person would relate to
Nikhat Kazmi (The Times of India) 3/5
the love tangle gets repetitive; the length is a bit too long; the humour missing in many places and the Madhur make-over as a comedy maestro somewhat half-hearted
Komal Nahta (KoiMoi.com) 3.5/5
Dil Toh Baccha Hai Ji is an enjoyable entertainer. It leaves a smile on the viewer’s face and that is its biggest victory. The youth will love it and a section may even repeat it.
Blessy Chettiar (DNA India) 2/5
Dil Toh Baccha Hai Ji is mostly juvenile comedy
Anupama Chopra (NDTVMovies.com) 3/5
Dil Toh Baccha Hai Ji has an interesting story but the characters and situations aren’t fleshed out enough. There is an inherent clumsiness and in places the film feels long and leaden
Sukanya Verma (Rediff) 2/5
A silly jumble of misspent potential and hollow creativity.
Mayank Shekhar (Hindustan Times) 1.5/5
The stuff seems neither deliciously bad for its inspired lunacy, nor delightfully good for its sensible humour. The indifference truly annoys you by the end of it. Well, that sucks.
Khalid Mohamed (PassionForCinema.com) 2/5
Dil Toh Bacha Hai Ji is a move in the right direction, even a welcome change. The result, however, does not make you roll in the aisles, or leave the auditorium refreshed. You do smile and heh-heh occasionally, but that’s it: the impact is that of a joke book you’d pick up from a railway station stall. The book stays with you, the movie isn’t likely to.
Rajeev Masand (CNN-IBN) 2.5/5
Dil To Baccha Hai Ji is too long for a light-hearted comedy, and the dialogue is pedestrian. Still it’s not a complete waste of time; there are some laughs to be had.
Shubhra Gupta (Indian Express) 2/5
The trouble with ‘Dil Toh Bachcha Hai Ji’ is that the slim material gets stretched over two-and-a-half hours. Too much running time, and too little nuance flatten this enterprise.
Kaveree Bamzai (India Today) 2.5/5
When a formula director strays from the formula, he clearly has to either do something drastically new to wake up the audience or essentially stick to plagiarising himself. So he has an excellent cast which does its best, but they are as adrift as the movie.
Pankaj Sabnani (Glamsham.com) 2/5
DTBHJ loses its way terribly in the second half. It’s a painful watch full of cliches and drags on and on. All the tracks except Abhay’s are tripe. The climax intended to be ‘real’ is hideous and falls flat. The worst part is that you don’t feel for any of the characters at the end of it.
Minty Tejpal (Mumbai Mirror) 2/5
While Dil Toh Baccha Hai Ji has its funny moments it never really gets laugh out loud, with the comic timing often missing. However, though a bit long and dragging, the film is worth seeing, in a middle aged kind of manner.
Noyon Jyoti Parasara (NowRunning.com) 1.5/5
Dil Toh Baccha Hai Ji is at best mediocrity fuelled by hasty filmmaking decisions.
Sonia Chopra (Sify Movies) 2/5
The film could have been sharper, funnier, sexier. Instead what you have are three erring men who get raps on their knuckles. Save the odd humorous line that pops in unexpectedly, the dialogue is just about serviceable. Watch it only if you must.
K.K Rai (Stardust India) 3/5
The direction of Madhur Bhandarkar shows promise in this romantic comedy but it’s not as solid as his reputation of maker of serious films.
Sukanya Venkatraghavan (Filmfare) 3/5
Nothing about DTBHJ actually measures up. The story is stilted, the dialogue is cringe worthy and the humour is listless
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