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      Aloo Chaat

      2009 1h 52m Comedy Drama Romance List
      Reviews 45% Audience Score 100+ Ratings A Hindu (Aftab Shivdasani) enlists his uncle's aid in convincing his strict family to accept his Muslim girlfriend (Aamna Shariff). Read More Read Less

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      Shubhra Gupta The Indian Express Watch it if you like your comedy loud, obvious and heavily underscored. Apr 26, 2019 Full Review Read all reviews

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      Audience Member Family movie and way better than average love story... Rated 4 out of 5 stars 02/05/23 Full Review Audience Member Entertaining light hearted comedy with a pretty good story..some characters and dialogues are truly original and funny ! Rated 3 out of 5 stars 02/27/23 Full Review Audience Member Movie critics can be quite unpredictable. 'Usually' awarding extremely high ratings to pathetic and sloppy movies and writing off other nobler attempts which perhaps didn't boast of an overhyped star cast ( or didn't pay them for that little 'extra' star in their reviews ;) )...remember Dasvidaniya? Aloo Chaat is another one of those light hearted entertainers, written off by critics but is actually quite fun to watch. The Plot: It is the story of one Punjabi family as they counter their fears and apprehensions of their US returned to be married son. Aftab Shivdasani falls in love with a Muslim girl (Aamna Sharif). But Aftab can hardly break the news in this traditional household ruled by a firm disciplinarian dad (Kulbhushan), his extremely emotional mom, ritualistic grandmom and trouble-maker mamaji (Sanjay Mishra). He seeks help from family friend Hakim Tarachand (Manoj Pahwa), a sexologist. Together they hire Nikki (Linda Arsenio) to pose as his girlfriend and simultaneously gets in Aamna in the family as Nikki’s friend. The Muslim girl is supposed to win the Punjabi family's heart, while the son threatens to bring a bikini-flaunting 'gori' as their bahu. Aloo Chaat is simple and subtle without being in your face.The best part is that there's no melodrama to slow down the narrative. It's crisp and precise. The comedy isn't slapstick and extremely enjoyable. Some scenes will have you in splits. The dialogues are really well penned thus ensuring that there's not one dull moment. Some dialogues, especially the ones involving the sexologist and his clients are brilliant :D Aftab and Aamna have acted really well. Aamna Sharif is very pretty ( she's looking even better in the promos of her next movie ;) ) and can make it big in bollywood with a little bit of luck. Linda Arsenio is mention-worthy. Kulbhushan kharbanda is great as the disciplinarian dad, his expressions in some scenes are awesome esp the one at the airport when Nikki kisses him and greets him :P Manoj Pahwa and Sanjay Mishra are classic and will give you most of the rib tickling moments. The music of the movie was pretty well received and is quite fun and jells well with the screenplay. The title song is entertaining but the best song is 'Dhadke Jiya' by Pakistani band 'Call'. Beautiful song! This Aloo Chaat is much better than the roadside hawker's offering and is a far more appetising option. This one's a treat that you don't want to miss. Rated 4 out of 5 stars 02/03/23 Full Review Audience Member Inconsistency on the Bus... Ocassional funny parts and some good acting but didn't live up to epectations. The funniest part was the title sequence, especially with the subtitles potato, potato, potato snack to the tune of The Macarena Rated 2 out of 5 stars 02/18/23 Full Review Audience Member not bad; decent comedy, albeit a bit crude Rated 2.5 out of 5 stars 01/26/23 Full Review Audience Member Very entertaining=)) Rated 4 out of 5 stars 01/29/23 Full Review Read all reviews Post a rating

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      Synopsis A Hindu (Aftab Shivdasani) enlists his uncle's aid in convincing his strict family to accept his Muslim girlfriend (Aamna Shariff).
      Director
      Robby Grewal
      Genre
      Comedy, Drama, Romance
      Original Language
      Hindi
      Runtime
      1h 52m