• Shubhra Gupta
    Shubhra Gupta
    Indian Express


    Features about messages can be tricky, because the latter can overwhelm the story if the balance is not right. The director has made strong message films before ( ‘I Am Kalam’) with much more clarity and success. This one tries to do the same but fails : the plot is weak and the acting amateurish.

  • Renuka Vyavahare
    Renuka Vyavahare
    Times Of India


    …encourages you to be cautious without being preachy. It’s fairly entertaining but loses focus and wanders around aimlessly, just like its protagonists’ road trip.

  • Saurabh Dwivedi
    Saurabh Dwivedi
    India Today


    Babloo Happy Hai is an attempt to be ‘cool’. And when the movie switches tracks, it almost seems like a docu-drama than anything else. Sachin Chauhan, the man behind the dialogues unfortunately does a sad job here, given he wrote dialogues for movies like ‘I am Kalam’, ‘Paan Singh Tomar’, and ‘Saahib, Biwi Aur Gulam’. The truth of the matter is that Babloo may be happy, but the audience won’t be.

  • …though bold and rather brave to base a film on AIDS and relationships, with excellent cinematography, the makers could have done with a better screenplay, with more details on dialogues and better comic gags. The archaic and no-longer-funny one-liners are a sore thumb that seldom draws out a laugh.

  • IANS


    …wears its social message on the perils of unguarded intimacy lightly. It is thought-provoking but not preachy, emphatic but not screechy. It makes a whole lot of sense in that disarmingly artless style we saw in the director’s “I Am Kalam”.

  • …could have been much simpler and better film, one capable of touching your heart. Instead it ends up as a classic example of a director gone wrong in his attempt to bridge the gap between social and commercial themes.

  • Siddhi Palande
    Siddhi Palande


    A good storyline with loose ends; the film irks you with some cheesy dialogues and incomprehensible sequences – a constantly blabbering girlfriend and always stuck in some snow-storm gabru pehelwan boys – to name a few. With a nice tempering of Salsa and Belly Dance, the film keeps you from falling off to sleep.