Firaaq - External Reviews

wogma rating: Add to 'must watch' list (?)
quick review:

Maintains a matter-of-fact tone without seeming indifferent. The entire range of characters verbalize or remain silent but communicate effectively.



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23 reviewers have given Firaaq an average rating of 4.7/5.0 (?)

20 yays
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3 so-so

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Thumbs up by Noyon Jyoti Parasara, AOL INDIA ...Firaaq connects with the deep fear and empathy of the viewer and also makes one think. Strong dialogues help in this to some extent.... full review

Thumbs up by N K Deoshi, Apun Ka Choice ...Nandita Das’s movie Firaaq touches a raw nerve.... full review

Thumbs up ...leads you to a quest to find the deeper meaning that it holds. It is indeed a thought provoking film, strongly recommended.... full review

Thumbs up by Baradwaj Rangan, Blogical Conclusion, The New Sunday Express ...It doesn’t seek to instill shame in us, it doesn’t attempt to dispense insulting band-aid solutions for a seriously sick society – it just wants to be... full review

Thumbs up by Jaya Biswas, Buzz18 ...Despite a few flaws, one of the plus points of the film is its razor-sharp editing by Sreekar Prasad.... full review

Thumbs up by Martin D'Souza, ...The forte of this movie; it makes a point, then moves on, leaving you to draw your own conclusions.... full review

Thumbs up by Rajeev Masand, IBN Live ...It's an unsettling film, one that throws up difficult questions and demands urgent responses.... full review

Thumbs up by Gaurav Malani, indiatimes ...Firaaq has its stories evolving post the riots and steers away from any political overtones making it work as a basic human drama at the common man level.... full review

Thumbs up M TV ...Firaaq is a noble film, an admirable debut, but you don't feel the pain.... full review

Thumbs up Movie Talkies ...A movie, which reverberates with the angst of victims trying to pick up the pieces of their life again.... full review

Thumbs up by Anupama Chopra, NDTV ...Firaaq correctly and quietly implicates us all. It is essential viewing.... full review

Thumbs up by Subhash K Jha, Now ...Nearly flawless, almost pitched perfectly to show the trauma of those who lose limbs, lives, love and faith in a communal carnage... full review

Thumbs up by Jahan Bakshi, Now ...Firaaq is best viewed as an experience than a film... full review

Thumbs up by Goher Iqbal Punn, Radio Sargam ...A thought provoking film in every respect.... full review

Thumbs up by Sukanya Verma, Rediff ... Nandita Das translates the language of fear and its dialects through the medium of human emotions and their striking dissimilarity... full review

Thumbs up by Sonia Chopra, Sify Movies ...What Das seems to be doing is asking us to evaluate our own reactions to violence, rather than pointing fingers at those who spearhead it.... full review

Thumbs up by Janhvi Patel, StarBoxOffice ...It is abstract. But maybe that is the point Nandita Das is trying to make - that riots and violence do not make any sense and they leave us with many questions unanswered.... full review

Thumbs up by Nikhat Kazmi, Times of India ...The film rarely gloats on visuals of violence and death, yet each and every frame forewarns you of the depravity that lies within the human psyche... full review

Thumbs up by Shoma A Chatterjee, Upper Stall ...The most outstanding quality of Firaaq lies in that it makes its statement come alive against the terrorist attacks in Mumbai that happened much later.... full review

So-So by Aly Kassam, Bolly Spice ...Das manages to make you think by simply laying the situation out and allowing you to interpret it for yourself... full review

So-So ...Firaaq is not made for mainstream audiences - it is made for critics and film festivals, and if it can find people who will pay to watch it, that's a bonus.... full review

So-So by Vijay, Passion for Cinema ...It has arrived too late to make the arguments it makes, as others have beaten Das to it.... full review