1971 - External Reviews

wogma rating: Buy the DVD already (?)
quick review:

Story-story-story! Not that this subject has been dealt with earlier. And even if the other aspects are just a little above average, it’s the details in the story itself and the narration style that make this movie worth watching. Certainly worth a watch.

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9 reviewers have given 1971 an average rating of 4.2/5.0 (?)

6 yays
0 nays
3 so-so

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Thumbs up B4U TV ...Without doubt the movie is a complete eye-opener for all those who are clueless about the Indian POWs who are languishing in the dingy cells of Multan Jail in Pakistan... full review

So-So by Sanjay Ram, Business of Cinema ...You are always left feeling conscious of watching a movie and being alienated from the characters... full review

So-So by Rajeev Masand, IBN Live ...several actors give the impression there's a cash prize for the most theatrical performance... full review

Thumbs up by Taran Adarsh, IndiaFM ...nstead of taking the easy way out by making a masala film and padding it with stars, Amrit needs a pat for opting for an unconventional theme and casting actors, not stars... full review

Thumbs up by Abhijit Mhamunkar, indya.com ...Never once does he unnecessarily cross the line and indulge in unwanted Pak bashing... full review

So-So by Subhash K Jha, Now Running.com ...Director Amrit Sagar manages to make "1971" look filled-out and believable, not just at the centre but also at the edges... full review

Thumbs up by Syed Firdaus Ashraf, Rediff ... the film is a no-nonsense tale about six Indian prisoners awaiting release after their capture in the 1971 India-Pakistan war.... full review

Thumbs up by Sonia Chopra, SantaBanta.com ...What is credible about the film is that it does not paint the two nations in black and white... full review

Thumbs up by Pankaj Shukla, SmasHits.com ...If he markets himself well, '1971' can prove a turning point in his career.... full review