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Mr Joe B. Carvalho

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Mr Joe B. Carvalho is a Bollywood comedy film directed by Samir Tewari. Mr. Joe B. Carvalho is a crazy film with comedy of errors. Get ready to meet Arshad Warsi as Mr. Joe B. Carvalho. And remember to leave your brains at home, because he's done it too!!Wikipedia

Mr Joe B. Carvalho Reviews


At the point when Arshad got into a punching match with an unborn baby in its mother's tummy, I decided nothing can save this movie.

Shubhra Gupta
Indian Express


I've been thinking of one nice thing to say about this film, which I suspect was made because its title can be read as 'Jo Bhi Karvalo'. Funny much? Sadly, not at all.

Khalid Mohamed
Deccan Chronicle


...isn’t likely to catch any sane viewer’s fancy. It’s best deleted as two hours misspent.

...that annoying friend who won't stop forcing those unbearable PJs on you as you try to laugh politely while one eye seeks an emergency exit.At the end of the film, you slip off your seat, onto your knees and beg Mr Joe B Carvalho — please ab maar daalo.

Nobody has clearly told the makers of Mr Joe B Carvalho that it is in extremely bad taste to poke fun at disability. This film should have been denied a censor certificate on that ground alone.Be warned. Jo bhi karlo but stay well clear of Mr Joe B Carvalho if you value your money – and sanity.

Meena Iyer
Times Of India


Forget laughter, the frequent use of in-house jokes and one-liners that are staples with actors like Arshad Warsi and Jaaved Jafferi, who have built their personalities around comic repartee, fall flat in the film because they are so amateurish.

Styled as somewhat of a surreal comedy, Tewari’s film has some bizarre situations that are impossible to make sense of or make us laugh.

With very little entertainment offered at the price of its ticket, Mr Joe B Carvalho is a feeble attempt that fails to provide any comic relief.


If bad films could kill, this review would have reached out from beyond the graves to you. I haven’t had such a terrible time at the movies in a while. The horrible mishmash of ridiculous dialogues, inane script and naive acting couldn’t take this film anywhere. I am going with a 0.5/5 for the film and request you to refrain from watching it even when premiered on television.

Saurabh Dwivedi
India Today


Watch this movie only if for you anything passes in the name of 'comedy'. The film deserves the one star it got for the bravery the makers of this film showed while making it.

Taran Adarsh
Bollywood Hungama


...has few moments that stay with you, but a weak second half plays the spoilsport.

Sachin Chatte
The Navhind Times


What could have been a genuinely funny film with spoofs ends up being a nonsensical slapstick comedy.


If at all the movie is tolerable, even though it gets boring in the second half, it is thanks to Arshad Warsi's comic timing. Just as we have 'keep your brains behind' action/thriller flicks with super stars, this one too falls in that category, but with a difference. At least, you don't leave the theatre fuming!

There have been some bizarre, irreverent films that were also great fun. But those films have had some brilliant thinking gone into it. This one is surely not it. Avoid it.

Mansha Rastogi


...despite having actors like Arshad Warsi, Jaaved Jaffrey and Soha Ali Khan Mr Joe B Carvalho fails miserably and is devoid of any reason for one to watch this film. Best avoided.

Debut director Samir Tewari’s Mr. Joe B. Carvalho is not as funny as its title. It’s impossible to endure a below-par film for just a couple of funny moments. Too bad, really. It would have been wonderful to begin the New Year with a crackling comedy.

Audience Reviews for Mr Joe B. Carvalho

  • Bubbly
    41 reviews
    Top Reviewer

    Well, the title is a creative play on words. And it does tickle ur funny bone (if u've one!). After DHOOM 3, where bikes were the hero, heroine and the other sans story (reflects on viewers' idea of entertainment to make it 250+ cr rich!), JBC is a classic if u want to raise a few harmless cackles. U DON'T need to think (who does now-a-days in a cinema hall) except go on with the happenings on screen and laugh. I did and thoroughly enjoyed it. After D3, I can bravely face anything to avoid terrible head/heart ache! Frankly, JBC is an entertaining fare and u can enjoy it. If u could tolerate D3, this one is a cake talk. It did relieve my D3 anger, made me relaxed and more importantly to look forward to watching other forthcoming idiotic Hindi movies. It's not a bad movie. Give it a chance. Chances r u'll appreciate the earnest effort to entertain us viewers.

    Arshad Farsi was trained and launched by Amitabh Bachchan's god-forsaken acting training school many summers back. The movie along with the school bombed big time but both the actors r still amidst us. And that says a lot! Both've their movies releasing today. SHOLAY 3D is a worthless exercise on the now-classic. The original may still be playing in some Indian cinema hall. Why remake it in 3D when Sunny'll be launching his son soon? I mean, what's the idea behind this futile exercise considering re-releases (MUGHAL E AZAM, HUM DONO, etc) failed big time. This 're release may've tickled someone's fancy. When original is available, I don't wish to go for fancied stuff. Anyways, JBC has done the needful and no stomach for 3D or whatever D! Looking forward to Sunny-son debut! ·~》

    January 31, 14