I AM - External Reviews

wogma rating: Buy the DVD already (?)
quick review:

I AM is a set of strong 4 short films. Each one of them is well-made and takes you into its own little world.



Click on the tabs below for wogma review, external reviews, user reviews, and twitter verdict

31 reviewers have given I AM an average rating of 4.1/5.0 (?)

20 yays
0 nays
11 so-so

Warning: clicking on "full review" will take you to an external website that could contain spoilers.

So-So by Aparajita Ghosh, Apun Ka Choice ...For the most part, the stories remain somewhat open-ended, giving each viewer the room for their interpretation.... full review

Thumbs up by Bobby Sing, Bobby Talks Cinema.com ...Movies To See Before You Die... full review

Thumbs up by Prateeksha Khot, Bolly Spice ...The best part of the movie is that Onir doesn't overplay any characters or scenes and lays it all out before you without spoon feeding you. ... full review

Thumbs up by Taran Adarsh, Bollywood Hungama ...based on true stories and bona fide incidents, entertains, engages and enriches those thirsting for intelligent, sensible cinema. ... full review

So-So by Raashi Malhotra, BookmyShow ...The movie doesn’t try to be subtle about its content but it still doesn’t convey the message. The end of each story, although complete, lacks a bit more.... full review

So-So by Gautam Chintamani, Buzz in Town ...I Am is just what an independent film should be--daring, different and thought provoking. ... full review

Thumbs up by Ameetbhuvan, Desi Martini ...Subtle And Hard Hiting... full review

Thumbs up by Payal, Desi Martini ...I Am' is not only a movie with strong narration but also the thought has been screened beautifully.... full review

So-So by Aniruddha Guha, DNA ...a small film with a big heart... full review

Thumbs up by Deepa Gahlot, Film Impressions ...The film has some jagged edges, but Onir is earnest, honest and not afraid to make a statement at a time when films are meant to be just light entertainment.... full review

Thumbs up by Deepa Deosthalee, Film Impressions ...I Am is the voice of characters living on the fringes of 'respectable' society, marginalised for being deviants, or victims of forces beyond their control.... full review

Thumbs up by Pankaj Sabnani, Glamsham.com ...I AM is a kind of film which makes you think about it, long after the end credits are over... full review

Thumbs up by Divya Solgama, Gomolo.in ...everyone might not like this film as it’s too dark and bold... full review

So-So by Mayank Shekhar, Hindustan Times ...It should also be as noted achievement for online social networks that, along with professional producers, the filmmaker found 400 unknown investors from across 45 cities of the world to back this vision. ... full review

Thumbs up by Rajeev Masand, IBN Live ...There is however, a slight sloppiness to the dialogues in the third film starring Sanjay Suri, and interlinking the four stories through common characters comes off as a tad labored. ... full review

Thumbs up india today ...The rawness of the material in the Megha episode set in the Valley makes up for the incongruity of Manisha Koirala's Kashmiri accent and for some of the truly ugly sexuality on display here.... full review

Thumbs up by Shubhra Gupta, indian express ...'I Am' may be overstated and overwritten in parts, but it has power. This is the kind of film Bollywood should be making more of. ... full review

So-So by Komal Nahta, koimoi ...I Am may be a bold and good attempt for the festival circuit but it will have to struggle hard to establish its own identity in the commercial arena. ... full review

Thumbs up by Sanjukta Sharma, Live Mint ...Despite the monotone sensibility and simplicity of technique, I Am is a triumph... full review

So-So by Tushar Joshi, MiD DAY ...Definitely a piece of work that can't be ignored, I AM works because it fosters debate, discussion on topics that are still considered to be a taboo.... full review

So-So by Anupama Chopra, NDTV ...an earnest but uneven exploration of identity and fear, woven through four inter-linked stories. ... full review

Thumbs up by Subhash K Jha, Now Running.com ...unique rhythm, different mood textures ... full review

So-So by Mansha Rastogi, Now Running.com ...very sensible film made with a lot of hard work... full review

So-So by Namrata Joshi, Outlook India ...Has something that most contemporary, uber-slick Bollywood flicks lack--quietude and calm. It's a world of thoughtful pauses than a furious pace. ... full review

Thumbs up by Sukanya Verma, Rediff ...It's not a flawless film that will change the course of cinema but a relevant one, funded by more than 400 individuals, that has more on its mind than today's news. ... full review

So-So by Shilpa Jamkhandikar, Reuters ...Intentions good, not execution... full review

Thumbs up by Sonia Chopra, Sify Movies ...The film, however, falters in its stilted dialogue and at-times clumsy execution. ... full review

Thumbs up by K N Gupta, SmasHits.com ...Onir dares film world... full review

Thumbs up by Janhvi Patel, StarBoxOffice ...I Am deals with controversial issues and rides on the shoulders of its impressive performances.... full review

Thumbs up by Nikhat Kazmi, Times of India ...Watch I Am for talking unapologetically about real issues in real India. And also, for the performances. ... full review

Thumbs up by The ThirdMan, Upper Stall ...a really good effort in terms of filmmaking but finally, the film still has you wanting that little something more...... full review