"Ranvir Shorey excels in playing the perfect underdog. Mallika displays a newfound restraint and creates a lively new image for the archetypal heroine…a laugh riot!"
"Talli ho! Genuinely funny and bizarre, catchy and attracts instant attention, Ugly aur Pagli belongs to both Mallika and Ranvir! Mallika is a complete natural. Spunky and Spirited. Doubt if any other actress would've carried off the devilish streak so well. Ranvir is the scene-stealer. Hit the jackpot!"
"Ugly aur Pagli has the guts to take its lead pair into avenues that are infrequent in Hindi cinema and looks so believably all-there! Ranvir Shorey is the ideal effortless working-class hero. An Amol Palekar with a lot of chutzpah and world weary charm!"
“A surprisingly funny film! The film is held together by the lead actors! Charming and amusing!
"Who better to play loser and lioness than Ranvir Shorey and Mallika Sherawat? The unusual undercurrent crackles because of the leading pair. Ranvir Shorey is fantastic and Mallika Sherawat looks like a million bucks, even when dressed 'superhero-style' for a day in her college! A significant share of the film's audiences will have cowgirl dreams for a while. Giddyap!"
"Unusual pairings work and a well made film always works because it is well made and Ugly aur Pagli is quite so. Ugly aur Pagli not only brings laughs but also smiles. The director handles love with the same alacrity, balance and sensitivity as he does the lighter moments. The film is cheeky with a lot of situational comedy and real life humour! Well worth the wait!"
"Fantastic performances! Ugly aur Pagli is the kind of movie that will totally work!"
"A very interesting tale! Ugly aur Pagli is a film that today's youth will like and appreciate because of its funky narration. Add to it the performances and both Ranvir and Mallika undoubtedly do well! Ranvir is brilliant throughout. He comes up with one more sparkling performance to prove that he is indeed a star!"