Mumbai Love

mumbai_love_posterVerdict: Proceed with Caution

Pinoy Rebyu Score: 2.00 (4 ratings)

Genre: Romance, Comedy

Director: Benito Bautista

Writers: Benito Bautista, Emma Francisco

Cast: Solenn Heusaff, Kiko Matos, Jayson Gainza, Raymond Bagatsing, Martin Escudero, Jun Sabayton, Romy Daryani

Synopsis: The film concerns a young Indian man named Nandi (Kiko Matos), who was raised in the Philippines. His parents are setting up an arranged marriage for him, but he’s resistant to that idea. One day he meets Ella (Solenn Heussaff), a Filipina in Mumbai for business. They spend one day together and promptly fall in love. But before they can meet again, Ella is abruptly sent back home. With no means to contact her, Nandi travels to the Philippines to look for her. (Click the City)

MTRCB rating: G

Running time: 125 mins.

Trailer: 

Reviews:

2.5         Zig Marasigan (Rappler)

Mumbai Love goes through the motions of a film that isn’t quite Bollywood or mainstream Philippine cinema. But instead of taking the best of both worlds, it stumbles on their pitfalls instead.” (Read full review)

2.0         Philbert Dy (Click the City)

Mumbai Love suffers from a severe misunderstanding of what makes a Bollywood picture work. It seemed to aim for a Bollywood movie’s length, but it failed to give the plot a Bollywood scope, filling that extended runtime with an excess of frivolity.” (Read full review)

2.0         Pinoy Exchange

Mumbai Love, in its entirety, tries to project the cinematic culture from which its title is based, yet its full potential is hampered by a lukewarm story.” (Read full review)

1.5         Cathy Peña (Make Me Blush)

“If Mumbai Love gets a commercial screening anywhere in India, it would be an absolute embarrassment. The Indians who are weaned on the pomp and pageantry of Bollywood, Tollywood and Kollywood might find “our” craft too amateurish.” (Read full review)

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