B.A. Pass - External Reviews

wogma rating: Watch if you have nothing better to do (?)
quick review:

Emotions are kept at bay in this dark drama. A story with a lot of meat is dealt with pretty superficially.



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31 reviewers have given B.A. Pass an average rating of 3.3/5.0 (?)

16 yays
6 nays
9 so-so

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Thumbs up by Bobby Sing, Bobby Talks Cinema.com ...B.A. PASS is a dark, shocking and brutal tale of an unemployed youth caught in the trap of a sexy lady... full review

Thumbs up by IANS , Bollywood Life ...B.A. Pass is a stark and brutal saga of seduction and betrayal. It is that unusual work of cinema which explores the darkest depths of the human consciousness without losing sight of the light that underscores life...

Thumbs up by Shadab Hasnain, BookmyShow ...B.A. Pass is a remarkable effort to record Mukesh’s story, simultaneously mirroring specific prevalent underground aspects of society. - See more at: http://in.bookmyshow.com/entertainment/b-a-pass-film-review/24701#sthash.9lrR234p.dpuf... full review

So-So by Deepa Gahlot, cinemaah ...A film like this, which looks real on the surface—glossy or seedy as required by the scene—is hailed as bold and dark... full review

Thumbs down by Nikhil Arora, Desi Martini ...B.A. Pass is part pulp erotica and part realistic drama... full review

So-So by Tushar Joshi , DNA ...B.A. Pass will engage you with its smartly written story line and some standout performances.... full review

Thumbs down by Deepa Deosthalee , Film Impressions ...As it is though, B.A. Pass may lure the depraved hordes that flock to the cinemas for their weekly dose of pleasure. But if you’re looking for value, read Sikka’s story instead... full review

Thumbs up by Rachit Gupta, Filmfare ...Full marks for this unique, new offering. Thank god there’s a fresh new wave of filmmakers. ... full review

So-So by Deepanjana Pal, FirstPost ...Ultimately though, it isn’t the sex or the characters of B.A. Pass that are memorable.... full review

Thumbs up by FPJ Bureau, Free Press Journal ...The level of clarity, depth and vision seen here is quite a rarity... full review

So-So by Nupur Barua, fullhyd.com ...B. A. Pass is a movie that will revolutionise the way Indian cinema tells stories.... full review

Thumbs up by Martin D'Souza, Glamsham.com ...If you are looking for brutally honest cinema, then B.A. PASS is for you... full review

So-So by Rajeev Masand, IBN Live ...Bahl creates the right mood, but doesn't leave you with much to think about when it's all over... full review

Thumbs up by Swati Deogire, In.com ...B.A. Pass is a Hindi Neo noir film... full review

So-So In.com ...B.A. Pass is a Hindi Neo noir film... full review

Thumbs up by VJ Robs , india today ...This unscalding tale of the young gigolo is not to be missed. Go watch... full review

Thumbs down by Shubhra Gupta , indian express ...In the film, Bahl creates claustrophobia well, and then loses the story and the characters in it. We want to see underneath, and what we get, instead, is neon glaze... full review

Thumbs up by Shakti Shetty, MiD DAY ...There’s barely any moment that seems dragged as editing is supreme. Similarly, the background score clicks. However, the most admirable thing about the aforementioned affair is it doesn’t begin and end with just two of the protagonist... full review

Thumbs up by Jaidev Hemmady, Movie Talkies ...If dark and gritty films rock your boat, do watch this film ... full review

Thumbs up by Divya Solgama, MoviezADDA ...Dum hain, kaafi dum hain for all those who love dark artistic films... full review

So-So by Karan Anshuman, Mumbai Mirror ...This is a rare experience in a Hindi film.... full review

Thumbs up by Saibal Chatterjee, NDTV ...BA Pass combines the bone-dry quality of a chiselled short story ... full review

So-So by Mansha Rastogi, Now Running.com ...To sum it up, B.A. Pass is one gritty, startling fare which does deserve a watch however could've been better had the filmmaker stuck to his realism instead of taking a Bollywoodish route... full review

Thumbs down by Namrata Joshi, Outlook India ...Shadab fits the bill with his innocent looks and sincerity, as does Shilpa with her acts of gruff seduction... full review

Thumbs up by Raja Sen, Rediff ...BA Pass, directed (and shot) by first-timer Ajay Bahl, severs expectations with the cold relentlessness of a fastidious serial killer... full review

Thumbs up by Sonia Chopra, Sify Movies ...As an erotic thriller, the film is serviceable... full review

Thumbs up by Ankita Chaurasia, Star Blockbuster ...The film passes with flying colours, some of which may show on your face when the film stuns you into silence in its gripping climax.... full review

Thumbs up by Madhureeta Mukherjee, Times of India ...If you want a change from the colourful canvas of Bollywood, and you like it dark, very dark - test this one out. ... full review

So-So by Shoma A Chatterji, Upper Stall ...B.A. Pass is not only an incisive comment on some social realities we live in but do not know about but is also a visceral statement on life when options do not exist. ... full review