‘Mere Brother Ki Dulhan’ gets top notice in US
Washington: The latest Bollywood release ‘Mere Brother Ki Dulhan,’ starring Imran Khan and Katrina Kaif, is getting stellar notices and reviews from Hollywood with top critics calling it a "lush-looking fantasy" and an "entertainer" with "high-end production values".
"It`s a stylish Bollywood crowd-pleaser with a provocative subtext revealing the toll exacted by those craving happiness but seemingly hamstrung by tradition and propriety," said the Los Angeles Times.
"Much is demanded of the cast, all of them splendid-looking in the Bollywood tradition, and they sing, dance and act with terrific stamina and imagination," it said describing the film as "a lush-looking fantasy that also comments on stifling, outmoded mores".
"Engaging leads, high-end production values, energetic musical numbers and a familiar story should ensure healthy biz" for the film, said Variety magazine.
"Tech credits are top-drawer, as befits a Yash Raj production," it says.
The New York Times says "Written and directed with a sure hand and the occasional witty touch by Ali Abbas Zafar, `Mere Brother` spends most of its 145 minutes hitting Bollywood`s sweet spot: a wedding."
"This Yash Raj Films production entertains, but the brittle Kaif keeps it earthbound," it says. "Her dimple is brash all right, but her antics are more grating than convincing. Styled as open and self-possessed, she lacks one essential quality: charm."