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Inkaar Movie Review
Ratings:3/5 Review By: Taran Adarsh Site: BollywoodHungama
INKAAR is a tough film to make and one must compliment Sudhir Mishra for sticking his neck out. Let me add, INKAAR is not just about sex. It's about greed, ambition and power play. Generally, in a majority of Hindi films, it's the man who seeks sexual favors, while the woman is projected as someone who's meek. But the woman here is shrewd and spiteful. When the two sexes collide, what the spectator gets to see is not just the issue that the film raises, but also the games the ambitious play to reach the top spot. On the whole, INKAAR is for spectators of serious cinema. Caters to a niche audience!
Ratings:3/5 Review By: Srijana Mitra Das Site: Times Of India (TOI)
You know those cakes that look gorgeous in pictures but collapse when they bake? Inkaar is like that. Polished-looking, its edges - the tension of feeling harassed at work, office politics, ego flashes - hold rather well. But its centre collapses in a soft mess. Here's where Inkaar should've begun rising - as Maya climbs the ladder, Rahul feels things shake and starts acting odious, passing wise-cracks or vibrating heat. Maya slaps a sexual harassment case onto him, to adjudge which social worker Mrs. Kamdar (Naval) arrives. But instead of becoming tauter, the film starts to unspool. Rather than let characters grow or scenes fully unfold, the camera careens around, frequently distracting.
Ratings:3/5 Review By: Saibal Chaterjee Site: NDTV
Inkaar does not dabble either in 'yes' and 'no', or in black and white. 'May be' and 'perhaps', in other words a whole lot of grays, underline the conclusions that it seeks to draw from what is obviously a complex thematic proposition. Much of the film's strength, for whatever it is worth, stems from its unbending and ambitious career woman-protagonist who stands up to the tyranny of Alpha males in a high-profile corporate set-up where the glass ceiling is an everyday, if only subliminal, reality. It is in the motivational detailing of this character that Inkaar goes off-track. So, should you say no to Inkaar? The answer is neither yes nor no. May be would probably be more in order.
Ratings:2/5 Review By: Aniruddha Guha Site: DNA
The film starts out with promise, but a jarringly loud background score, hammy actors and a cliched ending ruin whatever chance Inkaar had at being considered watchable. There are rare moments in Inkaar that click, like Mishra cheekily referencing his own film, when at an ad film presentation for a condom brand, Verma comes up with the tagline, Iss Raat Ki Subah Nahi. The film, though, comes nowhere close to that, or any other, Mishra film. If you're wise, you'll refuse the offer to watch Inkaar at the multiplex near you.
Ratings:3.5/5 Review By: Ananya Bhattacharya Site: Zee News
The film doesn't answer any hard questions. It craftily builds a narrative, travelling back and forth in time, picking out instances from the protagonists' life – lives that any 21st century office-going individual can relate to – and leaves a gaping lack of denouement. But that's Sudhir Mishra for us.The story is brilliantly supported by Arjun Rampal and Chitrangada Singh, and both the actors shine steadily through with their performances. In a nutshell, 'Inkaar' is another of Sudhir Mishra's brilliances captured on celluloid. Don't say a 'no' to this one.
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Mumbai Mirror Movie Review
Ratings:2.5/5 Review By: Taran Adarsh Site: BollywoodHungama
MUMBAI MIRROR has a couple of plusses going in its favor: The dramatic moments between Sachin and Prakash Raj, the raw action sequences and of course, the viewpoint of the aam aadmi on issues plaguing the country today, right from corruption to spineless goons to slimy politicians to dishonest cops. Sure, these have been depicted in scores of Hindi movies before, but Ankush Bhatt succeeds in holding your attention in a number of scenes. On the flipside, you yearn for some innovative stuff that Ankush promised in his earlier film. MUMBAI MIRROR seems like a hodgepodge of so many films put together. Nothing wrong with that, but the tried and tested stuff gets monotonous after a point. On the whole, MUMBAI MIRROR is for those who relish masala movies. Especially for the single screen circuit.
Ratings:2.5/5 Review By: Madhureeta Mukherjee Site: Times Of India (TOI)
Chor Police anyone? We've all played the game. But here comes a new twisted tale to show us that there ain't nothing like a good cop or bad cop. A cop is a cop. That sets the premise for this fast-paced police-drama, filled with bad boys and some good fellas too. Ankush Bhatt's slick flick grittily exposes the nexus between seedy cops and sleazy bars barons. And shows a knack for telling a daring, dark story with sharp-shooters, hookers, druggies et al. The film has a lot of Dabangg-isms, with too many brutal killings - random and ruthless and glaring flaws in the first half. Though the second half sums up the suspense - blood soaked in tragic truths and raw realities. It mirrors the ugly face of Mumbai, but one that's desperately calling for a clean-up job.
Ratings:3/5 Review By: IANS Site: NDTV
If Chulbul Pandey in Dabangg was to be merged with Anant Velankar in Govind Nihalani's Ardh Satya, we would probably get Abhijeet Patil in Mumbai Mirror. Cops films have run their course. This one nonetheless manages to hold its own. Passages of this saga of uniformed mayhem are quite engaging. Director Ankush Bhatt has a knack for knocking off the lid of Mumbai's underbelly. This is the world of seedy cops, cheesy middlemen, avaricious politicians, unscrupulous bar-girls , bribed cops and fallen heroes. We've been there, done it all before. But the sting remains all the same.
Ratings:0.5/5 Review By: Roshni Devi Site: Koimoi
What's Good: The unintentional comedy. What's Bad: The foolish story and script; the sleepwalking performance; mostly everything. Loo Break: As many as you like. Watch or Not?: Give it a miss.
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