D-Day - External Reviews

wogma rating: Watch when on TV (?)
quick review:

A thriller which tries hard to be way too much more.



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34 reviewers have given D-Day an average rating of 3.8/5.0 (?)

20 yays
2 nays
12 so-so

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So-So by Anna MM Vetticad, annavetticadgoes2themovies ...For the most part, D-Day is an accomplished film – a script that’s unconventional for Bollywood is translated into a polished production peopled by talented actors. ... full review

Thumbs up by Subhash K. Jha, Apun Ka Choice ...The cinematography by Tushar Kanti Ray uses cluttered garish spaces to create a sense of spiritual emptiness during times of tremendous stress and anxiety.... full review

Thumbs up by Bobby Sing, Bobby Talks Cinema.com ...Post intermission, the excellence continues but the pace drops for a while with some avoidable long sequences which at one end may please the critics, but on the other might turn out to be less engaging & uninteresting to others.... full review

Thumbs up by Kiran Devgun, Bolly Spice ...D-Day is a powerfully executed story that delivers what it set out from the very beginning.... full review

Thumbs up by Taran Adarsh, Bollywood Hungama ...D-DAY is what a well-made thriller ought to be -- taut, transfixing and spellbinding, with an astounding finale. Don't miss this high-octane thriller!... full review

Thumbs up by Dhiren Trivedi, Bollywood Life ...Overall, D-Day is well-made. The script and screenplay is terrific. Tusshar Ray’s cinematography is innovative... full review

Thumbs up by Siddhi Palande, BookmyShow ...For its flawless direction, proficient acting and adrenaline pumping scenes it is a must watch.... full review

So-So by Deepa Gahlot, cinemaah ...The premise of D-Day is fabulous, and if Advani could trim the fat, it would have been a great entertainer.... full review

So-So by Suparna Sharma, Deccan Chronicle ...The film's music is lovely.... full review

Thumbs up by Sarita Tanwar , DNA ...D-Day takes you into a world you haven't been to before. While you have seen many thrillers with spies and raw agents, this one is different in that, it uses references to many real life instances (people and places). ... full review

So-So by Deepa Deosthalee, Film Impressions ...Still it fares slightly better than standard Bollywood potboilers, being reasonably well-acted and produced... full review

Thumbs up by Devesh Sharma, Filmfare ...D-Day is one of the best hard-hitting action films to have come out of the Indian film industry.... full review

Thumbs down by Deepanjana Pal, FirstPost ...you have to sit through about 143 minutes of D-Day for no good reason.... full review

Thumbs down Free Press Journal ...Nikhil Advani basically appears to have lost sight of his high concept idea somewhere along the way and it’s certainly not a very engaging sight!... full review

Thumbs up by Neha Mathur, Fully Hyderabad ...The soulful music by Shankar-Ehsaan-Loy is especially poignant, and will remain with you long after you leave the theatre. ... full review

Thumbs up by Martin D'Souza, Glamsham.com ...The haunting melodies with apt lyrics tear through you as Advani makes optimal use of situations to throw in the music. ... full review

Thumbs up by Rajeev Masand, IBN Live ...Far from perfect, but as pulpy Bollywood action films go, it's very watchable and works its strengths... full review

So-So by Swati Deogire, In.com ...D-Day’ falls short in more ways than one and is average fare.... full review

So-So by Vinayak Chakravorty, india today ...D-Day is quick and sleek. It is your film if violence mixed with melodrama and pop patriotism is your cocktail of choice... full review

So-So by Shalini Langer, indian express ...for the most part, it works. ... full review

Thumbs up by Mohar Basu, koimoi ...D-Day is by far one of India’s most applausive high octave action films, which has a charming rendition in terms of an emotional plot.... full review

So-So by Jaidev Hemmady, Movie Talkies ...Though Nikhil Advani has come up with a slick thriller, we wish it could have been more crisper.... full review

So-So by Karan Anshuman, Mumbai Mirror ...The first half is slightly stretched but it is offset by the characters' helplessness evoking an unsettling feeling in the second half.... full review

Thumbs up by Saibal Chatterjee, NDTV ...D-Day is a well-researched, purposefully executed film.... full review

So-So by Mansha Rastogi, Now Running.com ...Had it not been for a jingoistic speech towards the end and the highly melodramatic familial sagas of each and every character along with predictable turn of events, D-Day could have been a flawless nail-biting thriller which it is throughout the first half... full review

Thumbs up by Paloma Sharma, Rediff ...Complete with subtle references, pinches of dark humour and ironic symbolism, this is a film you didn’t know you’d been waiting for until you see it on the big screen. ... full review

So-So by Shilpa Jamkhandikar, Reuters ...“D-Day” has interesting characters and even though the 153-minute film has its sluggish moments, the plot is intriguing enough to hold the viewer’s attention.... full review

Thumbs up by Sonia Chopra, Sify Movies ...D-Day is a realistically shot, fantasy film. ... full review

Thumbs up by K N Gupta, SmasHits.com ...Tushar Kanti Ray's cinematography is fantastic.... full review

So-So by Sudhish Kamath, The Hindu ...If you are willing to overlook these Bollywood reductions and the inherent populism that drives our mainstream cinema, then there is a lot you will like about D-Day. ... full review

Thumbs up by Gaurav Malani, Times of India ...D-Day is a well-intended social film and a well-executed thriller... full review

Thumbs up by Srijana Mitra Das, Times of India ...D-Day is explosive at three levels. The plot crackles. The acting sears. And the music flares with passion... full review

Thumbs up by Rummana Ahmed, yahoo! India ...Nikhil Advani exhibits rare brilliance as he manages to sustain edge-of-the-seat suspense throughout. ... full review

Thumbs up by Gayatri Sankar, ZEENEWS.COM ...D-Day’ throws light on those unsung heroes who sacrifice everything, even their identities for the nation.... full review