• Murtaza Ali Khan
    Murtaza Ali Khan


    Qarib Qarib Singlle is a beautiful slice-of-life film about solitude and companionship that takes time to cast a spell on the viewers but once they are hooked there is no escape from its irresistible charm.

  • Komal Nahta
    Komal Nahta
    Komal Nahta's Blog


    Qarib Qarib Singlle misses the chance to be an entertainer. It falters because it is not funny enough and also because it doesn’t touch the heart. Overall, it will prove to be a flop fare.

  • Qarib Qarib Singlle is one of those films which lingers in your soul way after you leave the cinema hall. One of those films which you won’t mind watching again back to back on the same day. This is a pure desi version of Imtiaz Ali’s love stories.

  • I can’t help compare ‘Qarib Qarib Singlle’ to ‘The Lunchbox’ and feel this one just doesn’t tug at the heartstrings like the latter, which was a heartwarming tale that unfolded over inanimate letters.

  • Uday Bhatia
    Uday Bhatia


    Unlike Bareilly Ki Barfi and Shubh Mangal Savdhan, two of the brighter comedies this year, Qarib doesn’t pack its final moments with incident. Instead, after taking the trouble of going to the mountains and finding someone for Jaya to meet, it just ends, pretty much the way you’d expect it to, as if the writers had run out of plot. As the credits rolled I realised this is probably the last we’ll see of Jaya and Yogi. Pity. It’s not just flawless films that have fascinating characters.

  • Namrata Joshi
    Namrata Joshi
    The Hindu


    QQS is a happy confluence of many things besides an absolutely entrancing, candid and un-self-conscious Khan who makes acting seem utterly easy and effortless.

  • In movies like Qarib Qarib Singlle, we don’t even get that sort of pleasure, only a deadness that never goes away.

    If you happen to like this film, I have to assume there’s something seriously wrong with your idea of a journey.

  • In “Qarib Qarib Singlle” (Almost single), Irrfan Khan plays a smart-talking, glib man who goes on a road trip across India. But unlike 2015’s “Piku”, this trip doesn’t seem to be as much fun.

  • Neil Soans
    Neil Soans
    Times Of India


    As long as you don’t expect fireworks, enjoy this sweet film that will leave you smiling.

  • The film employs honesty and humor to make important observations about letting go of the past and about making a real connection with someone. Yogi and Jaya won my heart, and I wouldn’t have minded spending more time in their company.

  • Qarib Qarib Singlle is not something that you haven’t seen before. It works primarily for a few beautifully written scenes with a stellar leading pair that lends a lot of credibility to the characters they play. Besides, the film also captures North and East India beautifully. It takes you to Dehradun, Delhi, Jaipur and Sikkim and it’s a treat to the eyes.

  • The only disappointment with this film is that it starts well, but ends with a thoughtless trauma of self-realization and mutual love. The past relationships are just mentioned for namesake and didn’t do much for the film. Overall an okay to watch flick but ends without any serious thought or message.

  • Manisha Lakhe
    Manisha Lakhe


    This film is Qarib Qarib Perfect. The resolve of the tensions between Irrfan and Parvathy is sweet, and you are convinced love is in the air even as you emerge from the theatre.

  • Despite Irrfan Khan’s charm, this romantic comedy about the travails of 21st century relationships tries a bit too hard

  • Despite Irrfan Khan’s charm, this romantic comedy about the travails of 21st century relationships tries a bit too hard

  • Qarib Qarib Singlle (QQS) is fun in bits and pieces mostly in the first half, but conflicted about what it wants to say and, therefore, tedious beyond a point. Parvathy — one of Mollywood’s most respected artistes, who has just notched up a triumph in Take Off this year — makes her Bollywood debut with this film. Individually, she and Irrfan are sweet in QQS. Sadly, that is not enough.

  • This is the sort of script that world champions of the desi rom-com genre would’ve taken to an altogether level. To be fair, director Tanuja Chandra (in fine form) makes it more than a ‘qarib qarib’ lovely, and surely worth your while in the theatre.

  • Meena Iyer
    Meena Iyer
    DNA India


    If you’re in the mood for romance, you should stroll into the cinema nearby and indulge in the adventure, this movie road-maps for you.

  • Rohit Bhatnagar
    Rohit Bhatnagar
    Deccan Chronicle


    Qarib Qarib Singlle is funny and vibrant with not a dull moment except for one or two. Watch it for a clean old school romance.

  • Shubhra Gupta
    Shubhra Gupta
    Indian Express


    This Irrfan Khan and Parvathy starrer is a well-crafted, winsome rom-com…

  • Sweta Kaushal
    Sweta Kaushal
    Hindustan Times


    Irrfan, Parvathy film will charm its way into your heart…Tanuja Chandra brings a novel and realistic way of depicting romance in Bollywood with Irrfan and Parvathy’s movie.