Bewakoofiyaan

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Bewakoofiyaan
Bewakoofiyaan Poster.jpg
Theatrical release poster
Directed by Nupur Asthana
Produced by Aditya Chopra
Story by Habib Faisal
Starring Ayushmann Khurrana
Sonam Kapoor
Rishi Kapoor
Music by Songs:
Raghu Dixit
Background Score:
Hitesh Sonik
Cinematography Neha Parti Matiyani
Edited by Antara Lahiri
Production
company
Release dates
  • 14 March 2014 (2014-03-14)
[1]
Running time 118 mins[2]
Country India
Language Hindi
Budget INR22 crore (US$3.6 million)
Box office INR25 crore (US$4.1 million)

Bewakoofiyaan is a 2014 bollywood romantic comedy film directed by Nupur Asthana, written by Habib Faisal and produced by Aditya Chopra under the banner of Yash Raj Films. The film features Ayushmann Khurrana, and Sonam Kapoor in lead roles. The film released on March 14, 2014.[1]

Cast[edit]

Production[edit]

The film was announced in December 2012.[3] The film is written by Habib Faisal (of Ishaqzaade fame) and directed by Nupur Asthana (of Mujhse Fraaandship Karoge fame). The film was described as a "slice of life" film, set during the time of recession. Ayushmann Khurrana's and Sonam Kapoor's characters are described as being "passionately in love" and believe that their love can help them survive, however Kapoor's father, played by Rishi Kapoor, strongly believes against this.[4]

Ayushmann Khurrana, Sonam Kapoor and Rishi Kapoor were cast in December 2013. Ayushmann and Sonam are paired opposite each other for the first time, with Rishi Kapoor cast in the role of Sonam Kapoor's father.[3]

Shooting for the film began in February 2013[5] in Delhi and Gurgaon.[6][7] Part of the filming took place in Dubai.[8][9]

Soundtrack[edit]

Bewakoofiyaan
Soundtrack album by Raghu Dixit
Released 19 February 2014 (2014-02-19)
Recorded 2013
YRF Studios, Saba Studio
Mumbai, India
Genre Film soundtrack
Length 24:45
Label Yash Raj Films
Producer Aditya Chopra
Raghu Dixit chronology
Mujhse Fraaandship Karoge
(2011)
Bewakoofiyaan
(2014)

The soundtrack for the film is composed by Raghu Dixit, while the lyrics are penned by Anvita Dutt, except where noted. Dixit was also the music composer for Asthana's last film, Mujhse Fraaandship Karoge.[10] The song O Heeriye is a bonus track in the film's soundtrack.

Track listing[edit]

Bewakoofiyaan
No. Title Singer(s) Length
1. "Gulcharrey"   Aditi Singh Sharma, Benny Dayal 03:55
2. "Khamakhaan" (Lyrics By: Habib Faisal) Ayushmann Khurrana, Neeti Mohan 04:25
3. "Bewakoofiyaan"   Raghu Dixit 04:24
4. "Rumaani Sa"   Mohit Chauhan, Shreya Ghoshal 04:40
5. "Aye Jigida"   Vishal Dadlani 03:46
6. "O Heeriye" (Composed and Lyrics By: Ayushmann Khurrana & Rochak Kohli) Ayushmann Khurrana 03:35
7. "Khayali Berukhi Hai"      
Total length:
24:45

Critical reception[edit]

On release, the film received mixed responses from critics.[11][12][13][14][15][16][17][18][19]

Taran Adarsh of Bollywood Hungama praised the film, stating in his review the film to be a "pleasant surprise" with "super performances of [sic] Rishi, Ayushmann and Sonam, watertight writing, skilled direction and dollops of humor." Ultimately, he gave the film 4.5 out of 5 stars.[11] Saibal Chatterjee in his review for NDTV described the film to score "with its disarming simplicity" thereby "never less than watchable".[12] Tushar Joshi reviewing for Daily News and Analysis stated it to miss out on the "opportunity to be smarter and funnier" by playing "too safe to rise above the ordinary".[13] Madhureeta Mukherjee in her review for The Times of India stated the film to have its share of beauty but falters with a helpless script.[14]

According to Rajeev Masand of ′′CNN IBN′′ and IBNLIVE ″Asthana directs with an easy hand, but she's saddled with a dead duck of a script that simply can't be saved.″ [20]

In a review for Hindustan Times by Anupama Chopra stated—"This is one of those films that doesn't either offend or engage. It just goes on, in a bland, listless manner, until we hit happily ever after." She praised Khuranna's performance, saying, "The strongest performance here is Ayushmann’s. His anger and frustration at losing the good life are palpable." Concerning Sonam Kapoor's performance, she said, "Sonam looks lovely. She attempts to imbue Mayera with some texture but it’s an uphill climb."[21]

Rahul Desai of the Mumbai Mirror wrote ″This is the kind of middling film that one doesn't know what to make of. It looks clean, simple and doesn't boast of any highs or lows. Everything, including the change of heart(s), is predictable. To be fair, the screenplay doesn't aspire to blow your socks off. Even director Nupur Asthana (Mujhse Fraaandship Karoge) seems to have made her peace with that.″ He ended with ″Bewakoofiyaan isn't Nupur Asthana's best effort (out of two), but I'm still going to look forward to her next. All she needs is an ambitious screenplay and a voice—perhaps her own?″ [22]

Danny Ebert from RogerEbert.com gave it 2.5 stars writing ″The movie is perfectly acceptable middle-of-the-road romantic comedy material, and for fans of such things it should certainly hit the spot.″ [23]

The New York Times critic Andy Webster wrote ″This tale of a yuppie couple (played by Ayushmann Khurrana and Sonam Kapoor) flirts with intriguing notions of recessionary struggle, though strained, contrived humor bogs it down.″ and ″It is the question of money’s influence on passion and relationships that gives Ms. Asthana’s movie what dramatic traction it has.″ [24]

Box office[edit]

The film made on a budget of INR220 million (US$3.6 million) including promotional expense of INR80 million (US$1.3 million) released on 14 March 2014.[25][26]

Domestic[edit]

The film opened to poor response on the first day of its release.[27] It went on to collect INR20 million (US$320,000)—INR22.5 million (US$360,000) on its first day.[28] It managed to collect INR67.5 million (US$1.1 million) over the first three days of its release showing very little growth on it second day, which Box Office India claimed was necessary for a multiplex-oriented film like itself.[29] It collected another INR60 million (US$970,000) to end up with a collection of INR127.5 million (US$2.1 million) over the first week of its release.[30]

Overseas[edit]

A report by Rentrak states the film collected in the first three days of its release in – 46,888 United States dollar (INR 28.64 lakhs) releasing in 51 theatres in United States; 20,850 United States dollar (INR 12.74 lakhs) releasing in 15 theatres in Canada; 33,620 pounds (INR 34.12 lakhs) in 26 theatres in United Kingdom and Ireland; 22,145 Australian dollar (INR 12.28 lakhs) in Australia with a screen count of 14; and 12,558 New Zealand dollar (INR 6.56 lakhs) in New Zealand where it has released in 1 theatre.[31]

References[edit]

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  2. ^ "BEWAKOOFIYAAN (2014)". BBFC. BBFC. 4 March 2014. Retrieved 16 March 2014. 
  3. ^ a b "Sonam Kapoor, Ayushmann Khurrana bag Yash Raj Films' next | Latest News & Updates at Daily News & Analysis". Dnaindia.com. 2012-12-27. Retrieved 2014-03-17. 
  4. ^ "Ayushmann Khurrana, Sonam Kapoor in YRF's next project". Indian Express. 2012-12-27. Retrieved 2014-03-17. 
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  9. ^ "Bewakoofiyan - Review". Womenpla.net. 2014-03-13. Retrieved 2014-03-17. 
  10. ^ "Yash Raj Films". Yash Raj Films. 2014-02-19. Retrieved 2014-03-17. 
  11. ^ a b "Bewakoofiyaan". Taran Adarsh. Bollywood Hungama. 14 March 2014. Retrieved 17 March 2014. 3.5/5 stars
  12. ^ a b "Bewakoofiyaan movie review". Saibal Chatterjee. NDTV. 14 March 2014. Retrieved 17 March 2014. 3/5 stars
  13. ^ a b "Film Review: Bewakoofiyaan plays it too safe to rise above the ordinary". Tushar Johsi. Daily News and Analysis. 14 March 2014. Retrieved 17 March 2014. 2.5/5 stars
  14. ^ a b "Bewakoofiyaan". Madhureeta Mukherjee. The Times of India. 14 March 2014. Retrieved 17 March 2014. 2.5/5 stars
  15. ^ "Film Review | Bewakoofiyaan". Sanjukta Sharma. Mint & The Wall Street Journal. 14 March 2014. Retrieved 17 March 2014. 
  16. ^ "Movie review: Bewakoofiyaan offers a jaded romance and few laughs". Suhani Singh. India Today. 14 March 2014. Retrieved 17 March 2014. 1.5/5 stars
  17. ^ "Bewakoofiyaan review: Don't spend your money on this one". Faheen Ruhani. India Today. 14 March 2014. Retrieved 17 March 2014. 1.5/5 stars
  18. ^ "Movie review: Bewakoofiyaan. Skip it!". Rohit Khilnani. India Today. 14 March 2014. Retrieved 17 March 2014. 2/5 stars
  19. ^ "Review Bewakoofiyaan: Sonam, Ayushmann, Rishi Kapoor are as flat as the film". Shubhra Gupta. The Indian Express. 15 March 2014. Retrieved 17 March 2014. 1/5 stars
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  21. ^ "Movie review by Anupama Chopra: Bewakoofiyaan is a bland tale of yuppies". Anupama Chopra. Hindustan Times. 15 March 2014. Retrieved 18 March 2014. 2 /5 stars
  22. ^ http://www.mumbaimirror.com/entertainment/bollywood/Fim-review-Bewakoofiyaan/articleshow/32010622.cms
  23. ^ http://www.rogerebert.com/reviews/bewakoofiyaan-2014
  24. ^ http://www.nytimes.com/2014/03/17/movies/love-faces-money-problems-in-bewakoofiyaan.html?_r=0
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  28. ^ "Bewakoofiyan Poor First Day Queen Super Strong Day Eight". Box Office India Trade Network. Box Office India. 15 March 2014. Retrieved 17 March 2014. 
  29. ^ "Bewkoofiyaan Hs Dull Weekend". Box Office India Trade Network. Box Office India. 17 March 2014. Retrieved 17 March 2014. 
  30. ^ "Bewakoofiyaan Has Poor First Week". Box Office India Trade Network. Box Office India. 21 March 2014. Retrieved 24 March 2014. 
  31. ^ "'Queen' races past all films, including 'Bewakoofiyaan'!". Taran Adarsh & Rentrak. Bollywood Hungama. 14 March 2014. Retrieved 17 March 2014. 

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