INDIAN FILM REVIEWS

Simran : Movie Review

This week saw the release of the much awaited Kangana film- Simran. Slated to be another Queen, Simran has got some mixed response from the critics. Acclaimed director Hansal Mehta’s Simran is bold yet sloppy. It has got a good initial response at the box office.

This film is loosely based on Sandeep Kaur, the bombshell bandit who robbed banks in U.S.

We share some reviews from the newspapers and critics below:

CNN IBN: Rajeev Masand – 3/5

There’s ample meat in the story, yet the writing itself is weak. The film’s second half feels particularly sloppy, and don’t even get me started on the caricaturish villains. But it’s a testament to Kangana’s full-blooded performance…Read More

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NDTV: Raja Sen – 2.5/5

Based on the fascinating story of young nurse and compulsive robber/gambler Sandeep Kaur, this is a film that – judging from the warm, funny bits – would have benefited from an overall jauntiness..Read More

 

The Times Of India: Meena Iyer – 3/5

The nice thing about Simran is that it ventures into an area where the Bollywood heroine offers no defence for being a badass. The protagonist, a woman with an undaunted spirit, lives..Read More

 

Indian Express: Shubhra Gupta – 3/5

Ranaut is in top form, it also becomes a failing, and ultimately prevents the film from becoming a stand-out. And that’s because there’s altogether too much ..Read More

 

Hindustan Times: Sweta Kaushal  – 1.5/5

Simran, at best, is a celebration of Kangana Ranaut – the star. Looks like someone is trying to further glorify her public image, as her character is the embodiment of .. Read More

 

India Today: Ananya Bhattacharya – 2.5/5

Simran touches upon the issue of racism in the US but never quite delves deep into it. Everything else in the film suffers the same fate. The story is dealt with..Read More

Mumbai Mirror: Kunal Guha – 2.5/5

Simran seems utterly self-consumed, maniacally enterprising yet motiveless, determined yet delusional and distractingly giggly even though she’s under serious debt and is being … Read More

 

Mid-Day: Mohar Basu – 3/5

 Kangana never allows you to stop rooting for Praful even when she is wrong. In the second half, Mehta falls for the usual traps… Read More

 

DNA India: Sarita A Tanwar – 2/5

The director doesn’t think his audience is smart enough to question that. The songs only add anything to the film. The climax will make … Read More

 

Film Companion: Anupama Chopra – 2.5/5

Simran is a brilliant performance trapped in a sloppy screenplay – ironical given the headline-hogging, fall-out between writer Apurva Asrani and Kangana Ranaut over writing credits. Actually, the writing is the weakest part of the film… Read More

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KoiMoi: Umesh Punwani – 3/5

Where Hansal Mehta’s last film Aligarh was a dark sky, Simran is a shining cloud in his sky. It’s a painting..Read More

 

The Quint: Stutee Ghosh – 4/5

Simran is special. It’s wise to expect Kangana’s usual brilliance but not a film like Queen. Helming the project, Hansal Mehta keeps the tonality vibrant and breezy in the first half… Read More

 

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Director: Hansal Mehta
Screenplay: Apurva Asrani
Producer: Bhushan Kumar, Kishan Kumar, Shailesh Singh, Amit Agrawal
Cast: Kangana Ranaut, Sohum Shah
Run Time: 2 hours and 4 Minutes

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