Munde U.K. De is another half-baked, cliché-ridden NRI story

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      Starring Jimmy Sheirgill, Gurpreet Ghuggi, and Neeru Bajwa. Directed by Manmohan Singh. Rated G.

      Munde U.K. De (Boys from the U.K.) boasts that it’s a story of two Non-Resident Indians who are “British by Right Punjabi by Heart!” But with a lame plot and largely clichéd characters, this is another half-baked NRIs-in-the-Punjab tale from veteran director-cinematographer Manmohan Singh.

      Watch the trailer for Munde UK De

      Bollywood star Jimmy Shergill and Vancouver-raised actor Neeru Bajwa headline the romantic comedy, playing Roop Singh and Reetu Brar respectively. Roop and his best bud DJ (Gurpreet Ghuggi) make a trek to the ancestral village of his father to visit his grandfather in an effort to right the wrongs of his father, who never returned home after marriage.

      But the film isn’t concerned with the issue of parental alienation and soon our two U.K. boys get on with their shallow adventures in a foreign land where they are the butt of jokes. As is the case in many of these films, soon the boys find love interests and there are the usual cultural conflicts that create hurdles in getting the girl before everything is conveniently resolved.

      The problem is that at two-and-a-half hours, this film is way too long to dramatically sustain itself so director Singh is forced to create numerous story tangents that only make up dead space. And the intermittent song and dance numbers can only do so much to liven-up the film.

      Both Shergill and Bajwa do the best with what’s given to them but the superficiality of their characters don’t allow them to breathe any life into the characters.

      But popular actor-comedian Ghuggi, who’s become Punjabi cinema’s version of Jim Carrey, does get to flex his huge talent. He single handedly carries the film with a very nuanced and controlled performance, right down to the accent and mannerisms of Indo-British lads. Ghuggi is the lifeblood of the film, leaving the audience with laughter and paisa vasool (your money’s worth).




      May 11, 2009 at 2:36pm

      i don agree with the review .....i hv watched the movie n its awsome
      looks like mr dhillon has jus watched the movie to pen down the negatives reasonable guys


      May 12, 2009 at 4:11am

      its not much good but u can say its so so


      May 15, 2009 at 9:22am

      this film is so embarassing! nearlly killed myself in the cinema, how can freshies get it so wrong and who the hell would dress like that in England? you'll get shot walking down the road in fucking gold trainers. If the guy is from the UK why does he have a freshie accent? honestly embarassing and cliched.


      May 20, 2009 at 5:40am

      How white are you? Calling them freshies... you should be ashamed. I bet your one of those UK sluts who probably screwed any white guy that showed interest in you.


      May 25, 2009 at 1:25am

      This article is's the best movie ever..i'v already seen it 5 times in family loved it..evn my grandparents enjoyed it so's a decent fun film tat's very rare these days...i feel like killing the person who's written this piece of ur crazy for sure..!
      MUNDE UK DE is a SMASH HIT and ur article can't stop it .

      Gurkiran Singh Sandhu

      May 25, 2009 at 2:20am

      Oye Dhillon tera dimag te nai kharaab ho gaya, inne wadiya film hain , tu avin ulta sidda lekhin jaanda hain, this is the best punjabi movie made till date, better then all harbhanjan movies till date. Have u seen jag jeodiyan de mele or tera mera ki rishta, these two movie sucks.. So if u wana write something , then at least write positive and not - ve...


      Jul 25, 2009 at 10:18am

      I agree with muffinchoco, this article is shit. He does not know what he is talking about. We should compare this movie with other Punjabi movies not Hollywood or bollywood movies. I don't watch Hindi or Punjabi movies but my family does, so i watched this movie and i think its a very good movie, its time we start supporting Punjabi language and Punjabi cinema.


      Aug 8, 2009 at 12:56pm

      the author semms to b stupid
      its the best punjabi movie ever


      Nov 3, 2009 at 12:35pm

      this movie is a piece of shit... dis movie has shown love as it is a game ...remember ... the last scene ...when candy to marry her...wel that was the scene that made this movie shit .. coz i think that kulwinder and dj were truly in love .. but in d end that scene ..has the made the movie ..nothing but d crap..and if u guys oppose me... then me really sry that i have hurted u .. it was just my thought ...and i have shared wid u all..