Kshay - External Reviews

wogma rating: The keen should rent; else TV (?)
quick review:

An indie effort, a 4-year long effort. An effort by a group of debutantes. And what we have is a good film which talks about obsessed beyond reason, a mania that sees no necessity for reason. Yes, it gets abstract, yet it stays very well within grasp as it points at and makes us think about our own obsessions.



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11 reviewers have given Kshay an average rating of 4.3/5.0 (?)

9 yays
1 nays
1 so-so

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Thumbs up by Pooja Rao, Bolly Spice ...The movie has a tight agenda and hits home with it. There is no dilly-dallying, poking around in sub-plots. There’s no doing that sort of thing, but Karan instead chooses to narrate the haunting story of obsession with pokerfaced precision and bouts of sublime humor.... full review

Thumbs up by Haricharan Pudipeddi, Desi Martini ...In one line; Kshay is a masterly executed one of its kind psychological thriller.... full review

Thumbs up by Deepa Depsthalee, Film Impressions ...If the narrative was even tighter, we may have actually been left with no room to think or breathe—making us one with Chhaya's neurosis. At 92 minutes, Kshay is perhaps 15 minutes too long, and that's its only drawback. ... full review

Thumbs up by Shakti Shetty, IBN Live ...Married to the black and white ambiance of the film is the gripping background score. The monochrome nature of Kshay gnaws deep into the sketches Rasika’s role often draws. And the sound effects keep you connected to the rising tension... full review

Thumbs up by Karan Anshuman, Mumbai Mirror ...Kshay is not for everyone and requires patience and some exposure to alternate cinema to appreciate. You’ve to wait for the characters to invite you into their world and their psyche and you cannot be munching popcorn through it. If you allow it, Kshay will indulge you in a way few films can... full review

Thumbs up by Namrata Joshi, Outlook India ...At times languid, at others corrosive, or terrifying, Kshay is about feel and texture. Quite simply the year’s most ingenious and exciting Hindi film so far... full review

Thumbs up by Aseem Chabra, Rediff ...Much of Kshay explores Chhaya's psychological decline, but the film is so engaging that it is hard to take one's eyes off the screen. There is a gun, blood, violence, disturbing imagery, a tragedy, but Kshay manages to stay above the standard thrillers... full review

Thumbs up by Sudhish Kamath, The Hindu ...The filmmaker manages to compensate for the indie trappings (the lack of budget shows) with reasonably engaging performances by the cast ... full review

Thumbs up ZEENEWS.COM ...It is a film which despite its flaws, not only manages to hold its own, but in moments shines.... full review

So-So Movie Talkies ...Though the storyline is interesting and there is potential for making the movie a first class psychological thriller, the director seems to fumble trying to be too experimental at times.... full review

Thumbs down by Mansha Rastogi , Now Running.com ...Kshay may work only with the film afficianados and intellectuals and may find difficult to find takers in the commercial space. ... full review