Angry Indian Goddesses - External Reviews



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22 reviewers have given Angry Indian Goddesses an average rating of 3.3/5.0 (?)

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So-So by Bobby Sing, Bobby Talks watch it as a fun filled ‘women oriented’ film featuring some fabulous natural performances, that could have been a much more enjoyable enriching experience ... full review

Thumbs up by RUMNIQUE NANNAR, Bolly Spice ...It feels as if Nalin packed in all the issues in case another film this witty and powerful would never get made again, which partly works in his favour. It’s a must watch film that will likely spark a dialogue around women’s issues, which is so vital at this time. ... full review

So-So by Preeti Kulkarni, Bollywood Life ...Go, watch this film anyway for this is a very unlikely Hindi film coming your way. It is brilliant how the film manages to balance the deep-shit, intense situations with cool-ass, breezy moments! The film is a must watch for men and women alike. ... full review

Thumbs down by Deepa Gahlot, cinemaah ...ut for an urban Indian woman watching this film, it is so overwrought that it makes for a tedious watch, in spite of the jumpy camerawork and frantic cutting in an attempt at edginess... full review

So-So by Suparna Sharma, Deccan Chronicle ...The most interesting thing about Pan Nalin’s film, however, is our Pujya Pahlaj Nihalani ji’s intervention to save the maryada and morality of all adult Indians who may go to watch this film. He has removed the words orgasm, dildo and, of course, the f-word. While chopping and muting and insisting on insertions, including blurring of the images of goddesses Lakshmi and Kali, Nihalaniji somehow missed the staggering irony of censoring what the female characters do and say in a film that’s about their rage against how men expect and tell them to dress, talk and behave. If for nothing else, watch this film to see how Nihalani has made five fine women actresses stammer at his command. ... full review

So-So by Parampara Patil Hashmi, Desi Martini ...Verdict - There’s a lot of estrogen flowing in with this animated feminism that gets frustrating ... full review

Thumbs down by Mohit Patil, Desi Martini ... A film with fine performances that’s downright frustrating on multiple levels.... full review

Thumbs up by Tanul Thakur, FirstPost ...Noble intentions don’t automatically translate into enjoyable and compelling cinema. If Nalin-the-filmmaker fails in Angry Indian Goddesses, then he doesn’t fare very well as the nation’s conscience either. The solution that he proposes in the film’s climax, to counter gender violence, is both simplistic and misguided, one that’s shamelessly shocking and crowd-pleasing. Being unable to start a conversation — and making a shoddy movie while being at it — is one thing, diverting it into a completely different, and dangerous, realm is quite the other, which is almost unforgivable. ... full review

Thumbs up by Johnson Thomas , FirstPost ...Noble intentions don’t automatically translate into enjoyable and compelling cinema.... full review

Thumbs up by Josh, ...Angry Indian Goddesses has a lot of anger in it but this anger is directed towards the attitudes held by people and not men as an entire group. Misogyny and patriarchy are discussed and denounced, and the film is very effective in sensitising you to the daily battles of women. This sensitization is perhaps what the Indian man needs to be given, not entitlement nor hate. Love and reason can make one empathise, you know. ... full review

Thumbs up by Martin D'Souza, ...Although towards the end, the films goes in for the typical 'masala formula', just a wee bit, you cannot flaw the script. ... full review

So-So by Sweta Kaushal, Hindustan Times ...Ultimately, Angry Indian Goddesses is a decent watch as long as the fun lasts but tumbles downhill with gathering pace as the ‘anger’ kicks in. Watch it for its good acting, the director’s bravery in picking his premise and protagonists, but don’t expect a statement on feminism or a revolutionary Bollywood film’. You will be sorely disappointed. ... full review

So-So by Rajeev Masand, IBN Live ...The tone shifts abruptly in the film’s final act when an incident triggers off its vigilante-motivated climax. It’s easy to see why Nalin may have chosen to articulate the film’s empowerment message, but it feels unmistakably manipulative and misguided. ... full review

So-So by Shubhra Gupta, indian express ...These are flesh-and-blood women, the film is delightful till they stay that way... full review

Thumbs up by Surabhi Redkar, koimoi ...Watch or Not?: Definitely watch! What makes this film extremely special is it’s strongly positive vibe while portraying pure friendship. It thoroughly strives by the sayings of ‘Friend in need’ and ‘Partners in crime’ minus all the ‘girly’ drama one would expect in it. ... full review

Thumbs down by Lata Jha, Live Mint ...The Guardian agrees that not much can stop this story from losing its way in the waves. A lot of the computer-generated effects are poor and the screenplay is mostly banal. By the film’s third act, the drama just begins to feel silly. Read more here ... full review

So-So by Shubha Shetty-Saha, MiD DAY ...Watch it you must, for the attempt made to highlight some real issues yet presented in a light, entertaining manner. ... full review

Thumbs up by Joginder Tuteja, Movie Talkies ...However, for a film which dares to tell a new tale and uses a male protagonist (Arjun Mathur - reliable as ever) for just one scene with rest of the affair entirely focusing on the women in question, it is not a bad bargain after all. ... full review

Thumbs up by Saibal Chattrjee, NDTV ...Angry Indian Goddesses is a must-see and not only because it is unlike anything Hindi cinema has produced before. ... full review

Thumbs up by Sukanya Verma, Rediff ...Considering the treatment it got by the censor board, I don't know if Angry Indian Goddesses changes anything. Still, it's so good to see a film that revels in womanhood as much as this one. ... full review

Thumbs up by JYothi Venkatesh, Star Blockbuster ...Last Word: For its eclectic cast, fresh, free flowing style and spirited energy, the film is worth a watch for the performances and praise-worthy direction. - ... full review

So-So by Mohar Basu, Times of India ... full review