Cocktail Movie Review

Cocktail (Hindi)

Release Date:
July 13, 2012

Gautam (Saif Ali Khan) is an incorrigible flirt who runs after every girl he sees. Meera (Diana Penty) is a pretty girl with desi values and attire who comes to London from Delhi for a fresh start. Veronica (Deepika Padukone) is the spoilt bombshell who loves partying and drinking. Though different from each other, these three are perfect friends staying under one roof until friendship becomes confusing and love becomes complicated afterwards.

Gautam (Saif Ali Khan) is an incorrigible flirt who runs after every girl he sees. Meera (Diana Penty) is a pretty girl... Show More

Cocktail is too long, too taxing – after a point, we know exactly what’s coming, and we just wish it came soon enough

The Hindu

Cocktail is a fun, romantic romp

Hindustan Times

Cocktail is a mostly flat romance; one that could've done with more heart

The post-interval bit spoils the show entirely. Things end the way you’d expect them to in a Hindi flick—with needless melodrama and coincidences stretching too long for comfort

Cocktail starts off headily enough, and bubbles along till half time; post that, the sips get diluted, and the swallows take much longer.

Indian Express

After laughing on every formula of any love story, when this cocktail can't do away with the basic emotional ingredients of a love triangle, the film's nonchalant attitude backfires.

Times of India

A tiresome romcom coated in neon gloss

Cocktail will leave you upbeat and with a smile

The second half gets serious and clichéd with one predictable outcome after another; a checklist for formula

Mumbai Mirror

Cocktail has a handful of moments and a few genuine sparks, but finally crashes and burns so spectacularly that it's hard to focus on the positives


It has the requisite coolness, but it has vulnerability, too. It has a finely tuned sense of the ridiculous, but it doesn’t shy away from drama, or darkness. And it is never coy.


Cocktail is a contemporary film that reflects life as it happens all around us…. just as crazy, twisted, beautiful, funny, weird and lonely as anyone’s life can be


Cocktail can make for a decent time-pass watch if you have the capacity to digest the cliched melodrama


From hip cinematography to very believable performances and peppy music, Cocktail has it all

Cocktail has just the right mix of fizz and flavour to allow the occasional and inevitable crinkles of triteness to flow well below the surface

Coktail has a fascinating first half, charismatic performances, harmonious music and the trendy look and styling as its aces, but the second half is not as tempting or intoxicating as the first hour