Gulaal - External Reviews

wogma rating: Pride of your DVD shelf (?)
quick review:

A political drama with some of the most intense performances. What more could a thinking brain ask for? Sure, there'll be nits to be picked but while walking out I just wanted to savor the experience.



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34 reviewers have given Gulaal an average rating of 4.2/5.0 (?)

25 yays
2 nays
7 so-so

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Thumbs up by Noyon Jyoti Parasara, AOL INDIA ...nurag scripts every character cleverly providing an identity to even the smallest characters and also a contrast in form of another character... full review

Thumbs up ...Anurag Kashyap, Raj Chaudhary and Aparna Chaturvedi should be credited for sketching out a very well scripted film which is actually the hero of the film.... full review

Thumbs up by Roshni Mulchandani, Bolly Spice ...Kashyap never fails to shock and it is no wonder that Gulaal makes the audience go red with astonishment.... full review

Thumbs up by Abhishek Mande, Buzz18 ...One of the major strengths of this movie remains its cinematography. The tension and the constant feeling of unrest is well-captured.... full review

Thumbs up Desicritics ...It is definitely a spray of colours – social, political, dramatic, thrilling, loving, collegiate and cinematic among others.... full review

Thumbs up by Udita Jhunjhunwala, DNA ...Gulaal might be one of many metaphors in the film, but it clearly says it's time to stop living in a fantasy world. Here's a reality check - and it isn't pretty.... full review

Thumbs up by Shashi Baliga, Hindustan Times ...Gulaal has been a long time in the making — seven difficult years — but the delay has, if anything, added depth to this tale, told with great passion, craft and daring by Kashyap.... full review

Thumbs up by Rajeev Masand, IBN Live ...Gulaal, directed by Anurag Kashyap is an endlessly fascinating movie... full review

Thumbs up by Gaurav Malani, indiatimes ... For those who love undiluted dry colours of cinematic drama, indulge in Gulaal this Holi.... full review

Thumbs up Movie Talkies ...Gulaal is intense and makes for an extremely moving and extremely disturbing movie watching experience.... full review

Thumbs up by Anupama Chopra, NDTV ...Anurag’s films never elicit a one-word response, which is a compliment to the director. Go and have patience.... full review

Thumbs up by Ashok Nayak, Now ...Phew! What a movie. The complicated script with many sub-plots required a highly capable director to pull it off and who better than Anurag Kashyap..!... full review

Thumbs up by Subhash K Jha, Now ...Shakespeare meets Quentin Tarantino in "Gulaal"... full review

Thumbs up by Aditya Mani Jha, Passion for Cinema ...150 awesome minutes later, all I could think was, “Which do I like better, Dev D or Gulaal?... full review

Thumbs up by Dazed&Confused, Passion for Cinema ...It has great dialogues, a great story very relevant in today’s time but also non-clichéd in the way that it is told.... full review

Thumbs up by Shweta Bhatnagar, Passion for Cinema ...Anurag Kashyap is clearly one who’s trying to marry art, theatre and movies… the whole movie looks like an Andy Warhol painting coming to life.... full review

Thumbs up by crazyrals, Passion for Cinema ...We can look forward to more such mature movies for a mature audience by a mature film-maker, Anurag Kashyap.... full review

Thumbs up by Subhasish Chakraborty, Passion for Cinema ...It’s a film which doesn’t inherit anything. It doesn’t belong to Bollywood. It doesn’t belong to a genetic at all.... full review

Thumbs up by Prerna, Passion for Cinema ...Those who think Dev D was his best, look out for the ‘bestest’- Gulaal.... full review

Thumbs up by Utpal Borpujari, Passion for Cinema ...It is a canvas that is painted with colours violent by Kashyap.... full review

Thumbs up by Raja Sen, Rediff ...The film is a marked departure for Kashyap in terms of treatment... full review

Thumbs up ...Gulaal was claimed as Anurag Kashyap’s angriest film and it indeed is... full review

Thumbs up by Sonia Chopra, Sify Movies ...Anurag Kashyap switches to and fro time frames to tell the story and extracts flawless performances.... full review

Thumbs up by Harshita Kohli, StarBoxOffice ...Gulaal makes you want to come back… for Anurag Kashyap's next film!... full review

Thumbs up by Nikhat Kazmi, Times of India ...Kashyap once again uses cinema as a powerful medium of social comment.... full review

So-So by Deepa Garimella, ...Anurag Kashyap's Gulaal is a hard-hitting, realistic look at campus politics and associated topics... full review

So-So by Martin D'souza, ...The multiple characters hold the film together with their performances.... full review

So-So by Amit R Agarwal, merinews ...Like his earlier film Dev D, Gulaal too is unconventional.... full review

So-So by Goher Iqbal Punn, Radio Sargam ...‘Gulaal’ does not offer anything who are faint-hearted. Nor is it for those viewers who are looking for the escapist cinema.... full review

So-So by Taran Adarsh, Sify Movies ...Gulaal is thought-provoking and has the power to engage you at various points of the narrative.... full review

So-So by Banno, Upper Stall ...Camera work, mise-en-scene, editing, performances, dialogue, credible minor and major characters and music, all create a world that is complete in itself.... full review

Thumbs down by Nikhil Kumar, Apun Ka Choice ...If there’s anything truly worth watching in ‘Gulaal’ it’s the performances by the ensemble of talented actors... full review

Thumbs down by Salik Shah, Passion for Cinema ...This is neither excellent nor Anurag Kashyap at his best... full review