• Bajrangi Bhaijaan is way too long at 2 hours and 35 minutes, and could have done with some serious pruning, especially in its first half. Nevertheless, it’s more engaging than such typical Salman Khan blockbusters as Bodyguard and Ready, if only because it has a sliver of a story, and its heart in the right place.
    Don’t forget to take your handkerchief along.

  • Shubhra Gupta
    Shubhra Gupta
    Indian Express


    This film presses many red-hot buttons, even if the treatment is strictly in-the-clouds ‘filmi’. And gives us Shirtless Salman as a dove of peace, speaking for all religions and ‘mulqs’. Believe it, or faint.

  • Raja Sen
    Raja Sen


    Bajrangi Bhaijaan is an overearnest, oversimplified, sweet and frequently schlocky film, which works because of a finely picked supporting cast, some sharp lines of dialogue and, most crucially, its overall heart.

  • Anupama Chopra
    Anupama Chopra
    Hindustan Times


    This is an overblown, old-fashioned, feelgood film. But I recommend that you surrender, and keep a hanky handy.

  • Rohit Vats
    Rohit Vats
    Hindustan Times


    Bajrangi Bhaijaan is totally dependent on Salman Khan’s superstardom and he pulls it off provided you overlook his in-your-face ‘bhai’ act in some scenes. It’s an entertaining film for sure, definitely in the not-to-be-missed category.

  • Sushmita Murthy
    Sushmita Murthy
    Deccan Chronicle


    An entertainer through and through…In many ways, BB isn’t a typical Salmanesque affair, but like all his films, it has just what the bhai-worshipping crowd will cheer for from the word go.

  • Despite the complexity of the given situation and the dangers it runs into, Bajrangi Bhaijaan’s simplistic politics avoids darkness like a plague.

    But then wishful thinking never hurt any sentiments.

    Nor does this film.

  • Bajrangi Bhaijaan is a supercharged cross-border drama that goes all out – and then some – in delivering its message of subcontinental peace.

    Watch Bajrangi Bhaijaan even if you aren’t an inveterate Salman Khan fan. Harshaali will steal your heart.

  • Srijana Mitra Das
    Srijana Mitra Das
    Times Of India


    Bajrangi Bhaijaan emphasizes how, amidst visas and wars, there are also angels about who don’t see doors. They see homes, lives and children – and sometimes, children see angels too.

    It makes a beautiful, mubarak point – one that’s very dabangg too.

  • Unlike the superstar’s previous avatars, this hero has a coherent story and a sketched out part, making “Bajrangi Bhaijaan” a huge improvement over Khan’s recent films. In spite of some soppy dialogue and a jingoistic end, the film is an easy, breezy watch, which you might enjoy even if you are not a die-hard Salman Khan fan.

  • Sarita Tanwar
    Sarita Tanwar
    DNA India


    With love, patriotism, religion in perfect measure, this is Salman Khan’s best in recent years. And the perfect film this festive season. Go for it!

  • In all, Bajrangi Bhaijaan works for both a Salman fan and a non-fan. The film is essentially make-believe, but you want to believe. Therefore, even as Pakistan and India violate ceasefire and fire mortar shells at each other, somewhere you want to believe that a Bajrangi can cross borders for love.

  • Suhani Singh
    Suhani Singh
    India Today


    Bajrangi Bhaijaan is by far the best film in the Swachh Salman Abhyan series. It will give his fans the Bhai they want and the remaining a Salman Khan who isn’t always larger-than-life character. That is the film’s biggest accomplishment.

  • This film is a must watch for lovers of pure Hindi commercial cinema; it’s also decent entertainment & a good one to catch with the family!

  • BAJRANGI BHAIJAAN is a not to be missed ‘Eid’ treat from Salman Khan and Kabir Khan. The film is a surefire hit and has got ‘B-L-O-C-K-B-U-S-T-E-R’ written all over it. This film easily qualifies to be Salman Khan’s BEST movie till date, featuring his career’s best performance. The film wins you over completely. Do not skip.

  • Sachin Chatte
    Sachin Chatte
    The Navhind Times


    To put it plainly, Bajrangi Bhaijaan is the best Salman Khan film by light years. Or conversely, it is an above average film in which Salman Khan happens to participate. Be that as it may, the film scores highly on the emotional quotient in good old Bollywood fashion. Full credit goes to director Kabir Khan who pulls off a rabbit from the hat.

  • Apart from Salman, watch Bajrangi Bhaijaan for its strong message of love and brotherhood bonding, which is so relevant today.

  • Rachit Gupta
    Rachit Gupta


    For once, being a Salman Khan fan doesn’t matter. Regardless of how you feel about the man, you will fall in love with his performance and his film. It’s the best offering of his career. It’s a solid entertainer and its emotional depth will sweep you off your feet.

  • …plays on your emotions and tugs at your heart. Hours after you walk out of the theatre, the performances by Harshaali Malhotra and Nawazuddin Siddiqui stay with you.

  • Be ready to want to wolf whistle, even when you have a tear or two stealthily streaming down your cheek. Watch it.

  • Subhash K Jha
    Subhash K Jha


    This Eid, go and spend 2 ½ hours with this amazing character called Bajrangi Bhaijaan. Rest assured, you’ll never again peer across the barbed fence with suspicion again.

  • Bindu Suresh Rai
    Bindu Suresh Rai


    If his film outings in the last few years are anything to go by, what you seen on screen is ultimately the Salman Khan brand that has perhaps even overshadowed the actor that lies beneath.

    So with his latest, sure to become an Eid blockbuster, it is a refreshing change to see Salman the actor outshines the muscle and the brawn that have become his signature trademarks.

  • This is a film where Bhai makes intense geopolitical statements, addresses race and gender politics, demonstrates the futility of religion in modern times while simultaneously displaying the awesome power of Lord Hanuman, showcases the inability of the common man to speak up against political injustice with a metaphorical mute girl, espouses the need for humans to be truthful and uncorrupt, displays the triumph of the human spirit over unbeatable odds, and demands the need for more vocal cord medical research.
    Has Kieslowski, with his profound understanding of life,explored any of these themes, let alone in a single movie? Of course not. Bhai rocks.

  • Gayatri Gauri
    Gayatri Gauri


    Does this simple story bordering on the dumb with a simpleton character work? Strangely, yes. Thanks to Khan’s uncharacteristic convincing performance and intelligent direction by the Ek Tha Tiger director who seemed to have forgotten his craft after his first film, Kabul Express.

  • Komal Nahta
    Komal Nahta
    Komal Nahta's Blog


    Bajrangi Bhaijaan is an unadulterated blockbuster. The last few reels of the drama will win the audience over so completely that the film will emerge as the biggest hit of Salman Khan’s career so far. It will score in big centres and small, in multiplexes and single-screen cinemas and will be loved by classes and masses alike and by people of all age groups. This one has all the potential to join the Rs. 300-crore club in India and thereby prove to be one of the biggest blockbusters so far.

  • Shishir Gautam
    Shishir Gautam


    Kabir Khan in Bajrangi Bhaijaan has a perfect recipe. He does not manage to bring out the best flavor but this one will still leave most of the viewers with a smile.

  • … is a typical Salman Khan film, where emotions outdo reality. Nonetheless, it’s an entertainer which you wouldn’t like to miss. Watch it for the Bajrangi-Munni bond and Nawazuddin’s mind-blowing performance.

  • Tania Rana
    Tania Rana


    With so much to offer, there isn’t one reason why you shouldn’t watch this film. A strong social message, a good story line, great performances and entertaining scenes with just the correct amount of emotional dose. It’s worth your buck! Salman Khan may have just presented us with Bajrangi Bhaijaan as our Eiddi for this year’s EID! So, book your tickets soon, we hear seats are filling fast!

  • IndiaGlitz
    India Glitz


    Bajrangi Bhaijaan is a charmingly patriotic, entertainingly cool and emotionally heartfelt fable on love, bhaichara and neighbourhood. Having Salman Khan giving his emotional best in recent times. Very strongly recommended.

  • Tushar Joshi
    Tushar Joshi
    Bollywood Life


    Surrender yourself to Bajrangi Bhaijaan and let him win you over with his child-like charm. A must watch for those who complained that Salman doesn’t try anything different, Bajrangi Bhaijaan is the ticket to buy this weekend!

  • Uday Bhatia
    Uday Bhatia


    In terms of directorial competence and narrative novelty, this is probably the best Salman Khan film since Dabangg. It’s also, even by Bollywood standards, a particularly transparent appeal to audience sympathies, playing on our collective weakness for children in peril, for heroes with hearts of gold, for pronouncements of Indo-Pak and Hindu-Muslim harmony.

  • Even if it meanders aimlessly for a while, the story reaches its destination in the end. And I doubt if anyone in the audience will leave the theatre unaffected. Do watch!

  • The sentiment carries the film rather than the star, for a change. Yet, film too long to do justice to a theater outing.

  • Anuj Kumar
    Anuj Kumar
    The Hindu


    A sweet gift from Salman this Eid that loudly underlines the acceptance of others.

  • It has superstar Salman Khan. It has melodrama. It has song and dance. It has a pretty lead actress. It features two topics of discussion that are favourites with the Indian audience: religion and cross-border tension. And it has a cute little thing that, without saying a single word, will make you laugh and cry.

  • …is a must watch for it restores faith in the goodness in humanity as it indeed gives you hope that Salman Khan could probably act!

  • Rakesh Jha
    Rakesh Jha


    The film makes a poignant point without getting preachy that even if you have absolute devotion towards your faith there is enough space for mutual co-existence.

    With India and Pakistan’s tumultuous relation hitting a low with firing exchanges from both sides of border, Bajrangi Bhaijaan’s message of love and peace becomes more pertinent.

  • While the first half is simple, Salman makes it rather enjoyable. It is the second half that contains all the hilarious comedy and gets super entertaining. In simple words, it is a must watch movie! Don’t miss!

  • Most of all Bajrangi Bhaijaan makes you feel proud, proud of the fact that we come from a secular country like India where a Muslim director takes the biggest Muslim superstar, christens him Bajrangi and makes him chant Jai Shri Raam a million times in a film that releases on EID! Watch it. It’s a fun family watch.

  • We have always been of the opinion that reviewing a Salman Khan film is futile. Not that the opinion has budged much with this, but this is one film that one wouldn’t mind writing about. Its message is captivating and more than that its pristine soul leaves you emotionally stirred. Fan or not this film is worth a watch. Eid aa gayi aur who apni Eidi lene aa gaya.

  • Ambarish Ganesh
    Ambarish Ganesh


    Following Salman’s journey from Bajrangi to Bhaijaan, what really stays with you is the sweetness of the little girl’s companionship. And that alone makes this film worth it.

  • ‘Bajrangi Bhaijaan’ has two stars, neither of whom is called Salman or Kareena…
    The knee-high Harshaali Malhotra and the redoubtable Nawazuddin Siddiqui steal the show in Kabir Khan’s seriocomic cross-border drama.

  • To summarize it all, the verdict is that superstar Salman Khan is back to take his Eidi from the box office and with all love and good wishes, we are sure to make all the shows houseful for his latest release ‘Bajrangi Bhaijaan’ as well. And with a three Khan, siddiqui package, ‘Bajrangi Bhaijaan’ is a winner all the way.