Sarbjit Movie Review Rating: The ‘Sarabjit’ movie starring Aishwarya Rai Bachchan and Randeep Hooda hit the big screens worldwide today. Earlier, it was released at the 69th Cannes Film Festival (2016), and it got positive reviews, but Indian critics have given it a mixed response. (read: Sarabjit review.)
Directed by Omung Kumar, Sarbjit is a biopic or biographical drama which features Aishwarya, Randeep, and Richa Chadha in lead roles. It is the story of late Indian farmer Sarabjit Singh, who was convicted of terrorism and spying by a Pakistani court, and his sister Dalbir Kaur who fought continuously to clear his name and to release him. Richa has portrayed the role of Sarbjit Singh’s wife.
Sarbjit Movie Review
The performances given by the stars are being appreciated very much by both the audiences and the critics. The common point of a problem for the critics has been the overdose of the melodrama which has affected the film in a negative way.
Below we have listed some of the famous critics’ reviews for Sarabjit like Taran Adarsh, Komal Nahta, Kamaal R Khan (KRK), Anupama Chopra, Rajeev Masand, and others. All will be added as the respective critic releases their review.
Bollywood Hungama critic said: “SARBJIT is a landmark film with great performances and a superbly told narrative. The entertainment quotient is missing which is compensated by the phenomenal manner in which the story is told.”Sarbjit Movie Review Rating
Amrita Tanna of BizAsia said: “There is a lot crammed into two hours and at some small points, some of the audience’s attention might be lost, but overall ‘Sarbjit’ is an indeed good watch and a must-see. Rai Bachchan and Hooda are true gems to watch sharing screen space and the former has shown that she’s definitely back.”
Kaleem Aftab of the National said: “The film picks up momentum as the focus shifts to Kaur’s campaign, but becomes heavy-handed as it attempts to frame Singh’s plight in the context of Indo-Pakistan relations.”
Sreeju Sudhakaran of BollywoodLife.com said: “Sarabjit’s real tale makes for a compelling human drama, and we are glad that the makers chose to highlight his plight with this film. However, if they had reduced the melodrama in the way they narrate his story, the movie could have been more gripping.”Sarabjit Review Rating
Manjusha Radhakrishnan of Gulf News said: “Sarbjit would have benefitted greatly had it been a no-frills affair rather than making it a mainstream movie filled with commercial elements.”
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Sarbjit Movie Review
Second Half Good, Outstanding Star Performances