Aurangzeb - External Reviews

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quick review:

Aurangzeb makes the corrupt cop theme interesting. For that itself, it becomes worth a watch despite being a little drab and a little stretched out in the end.

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43 reviewers have given Aurangzeb an average rating of 2.8/5.0 (?)

15 yays
9 nays
19 so-so

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So-So by Anna Vetticad, annavetticadgoes2themovies ...With so much going for it, it’s unfortunate that the last half hour of Aurangzeb is spent mentally trying to figure out which brother is where and trying to recall who is related to who in this web of characters... full review

So-So by Nikhil Kumar, Apun Ka Choice ...Newcomer Sasheh Aagha (as Arjun Kapoor’s girlfriend) is glamorous and evidently game for bold roles but needs to hone her acting skills.... full review

So-So by Baradwaj Rangan, Blogical Conclusion, The New Sunday Express ...This is a movie about men, with the women reduced mostly to props during festivities like Raksha Bandhan and Karwa Chauth, but the most beautifully shaped lines often come about in the presence of these women ... full review

So-So by Bobby Singh, Bobby Talks Cinema.com ...Tanvi Azmi is effective as the mother of twins but here we have two precious actors simply wasted like nothing namely Anupam Kher and Deepti Naval in a very questionable manner.... full review

So-So by Kartik Iyer, Bolly Spice ...Cinematography by Kartik Ganesh is quite laudable and makes the movie really interesting.... full review

Thumbs down by Taran Adarsh, Bollywood Hungama ...great plots don't, generally, translate into great films... full review

Thumbs up by Reza Noorani, Bollywood Life ...A new-school crime drama with a tried and tested old-school double role plot line is saved by clever writing and superior acting... full review

So-So BookmyShow ...A crime drama lacking in the kind of conviction required for making it.... full review

Thumbs down by Deepa Gahlot, cinemaah ...The plot gets more convoluted and unbelievable, the characters’ motivations get fuzzy and divided between “sapne” and “apne”. ... full review

Thumbs up by Suparn Sharma, Deccan Chronicle ...The film’s story, though predictable, proceeds with impressive self-assuredness and packs in that very rare item, an interesting, thrilling climax after several surprising twists.... full review

So-So by Smita, Desi Martini ...Very strong performances cannot make up for the fact that a flawed premise can't build a good story... full review

So-So by Nikhil Arora, Desi Martini ...Aurangzeb is brilliant in parts... full review

So-So by Tushar Joshi, DNA ...Despite heavyweights like Jackie Shroff, Amrita Singh and Rishi Kapoor being in the same frame as him, Arjun Kapoor single handedly delivers a top notch performance.... full review

So-So by Rachit Gupta, Filmfare .... Prithviraj gives a commendable performance as well. He does a good job at masking his South accent but it does show in some places.... full review

So-So by Ravina Rawal, FirstPost ...Too many characters, too little exploration, many loopholes, very little emotional connect. ... full review

Thumbs up Free Press Journal ... If you are looking for a genuine thriller then this is the one to go for... full review

So-So by Nupur Barua, fullhyd.com ...The relationships are abrupt and convenient. Dialogues are erratic - some add punch, others sound unintentionally funny. ... full review

Thumbs up by Martin D'Souza, Glamsham.com ...It would not be wrong to term AURANGZEB as the Indian version of Godfather for hits sheer power in script and performance. ... full review

Thumbs down by Sarit Ray, Hindustan Times ...Meanwhile, characters die foolishly, not before mouthing tiresome one-liners.... full review

So-So by Rohit Vats, IBN Live ...Landscapes to show the concrete nature of Gurgaon in general are used judiciously, but the editing could have been much tighter. ... full review

Thumbs up by Swati Deogire, In.com ...'Aurangzeb' is one of the better films we've seen so far. You won't regret watching it.... full review

So-So by Vinayak Chakravorty, india today ...To Sabharwal's credit, he has assorted the finest possible prop cast. ... full review

Thumbs down by Shubhra Gupta, indian express ...ultra-modern Metro cutting across a rapidly growing township which has both the feel of mall-and-multiplex American suburbia and empty stretches of agricultural land gives Aurangzeb its distinctive look. You wish more juice had come out of the sharp contrast, though... full review

Thumbs down by Gaurav Malani, indiatimes ...comes across as a TV serial sans the melodrama!... full review

Thumbs up by Abhimanyu Kanodia, Indicine ... it is not a typical ‘Masala’ entertainer but then don’t we all sometimes look for films which are not made in conventional Bollywood style?... full review

So-So by Mohar Basu, koimoi ...Aurangzeb is a film that lacks vision and deliberately botches up a good script.... full review

So-So by Nandini Ramnath, Live Mint ...Although there is never a dull moment in the lives of the characters, the 140-minute movie curiously lacks momentum. ... full review

Thumbs down by Shubha Shetty-Saha, MiD DAY ...Story offers no novelty.... full review

So-So by Shivom Oza, Movie Talkies ...The writer tries to mix up too many sub-plots and twists, making the film a very complex and an exhausting affair.... full review

Thumbs up by Divya Solgama, MoviezADDA ...Just like its name; Dark, Hard hitting & Unpredictable... full review

So-So by Karan Anshuman, Mumbai Mirror ...Arjun Kapoor though is earnest with his effort in this difficult double role. This is a performance more mature than what we saw of him in Ishaqzaade. He's particularly good when unrestrained, and seems to relish playing the bad boy.... full review

Thumbs up by Subhash K Jha (IANS), NDTV ...I've to make mention of the very talented Swara Bhaskara who plays Prithiviraj's wife. The super-talented girl has just two brief sequences. ... full review

Thumbs down by Mansha Rastogi, Now Running.com ...The twists and turns by the end of the film become so ordinary that you stop applying your brains over the pointlessly convoluted plot and let the proceedings unfurl in front of your eyes.... full review

Thumbs up by Sukanya Verma, Rediff ...And because Aurangzeb’s momentum is steady and swift, the loopholes are skilfully minimised even if only temporarily. ... full review

So-So by Sonia Chopra, Sify Movies ...The characterisation is largely unconvincing. ... full review

Thumbs up by K N Gupta, SmasHits.com ... 'Aurangzeb' is well worth a watch. But, don't be looking for a classic.... full review

Thumbs up by Sanyukta Iyer, Star Blockbuster ...Deeply derivative of the traditional style of narration where values and emotions precede over individual turbulence, Aurangzeb’s swift momentum helps you look over the loopholes.... full review

Thumbs down by Swati Rohatgi, STARDUST ...Rishi Kapoor and Jackie Shroff, the two veterans show their brilliance despite the lackadaisical film and shine out. ... full review

Thumbs up by Anuj Kumar, The Hindu ...If you want your rich masala fare sans the unnecessary garnishing, Aurangzeb is worth paying a visit!... full review

Thumbs up by Meena Iyer, Times of India ...Set in Gurgaon, the satellite land maze, the writers of Aurangzeb borrow plot-points and lines from Deewar, Trishul, Naam and you also see slight similarities to Hollywood cop capers like Pride & Glory and Departed.... full review

Thumbs down by The ThirdMan, Upper Stall ...Barring some fine on-location shooting bringing out the rural-ultra urban contrast in Gurgaon, the film has little going for it technically. And, for a production house, known for its music, the music is rather poor. ... full review

Thumbs up by Rummana Ahmed, yahoo! India ...Arjun Kapoor and Prithiviraj Sukumaran rise above the slightly flawed execution to make ‘Aurangzeb’ quite engaging.... full review

Thumbs up by Gayatri Sankar, ZEENEWS.COM ...After a rather unimpressive start to his Bollywood inning in ‘Aiyya’, Prithviraj has been able to bounce back with élan.... full review