Nishabd - External Reviews

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

Despite my aversion to the concept of a father falling in love with his daughter’s friend, the movie had an overall impact. Great performances (like that’s a surprise!), straight-forward dialogues and a bold storyline make the movie worth watching. But does not necessarily warrant a trip to the theaters. It would have been better if they spent a little time on relationships other than the Amitabh Bachchan-Jiah Khan relationship. Also the overenthusiastic cameraman and murder-mystery style background music got exasperating after a while.

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20 reviewers have given Nishabd an average rating of 2.3/5.0 (?)

7 yays
9 nays
4 so-so

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Thumbs up by Naresh Kumar Deoshi, Apun Ka Choice ...Yet I say that ‘Nishabd’ is a piece of good cinema because a few flaws in the form can never undermine the strength of content... full review

Thumbs up by Sanjay Ram, Business of Cinema ...Instead of stereotypical portrayal of sensuality through provocative dialogues, the sensuality is brought through the attitude and the costumes... full review

Thumbs down Cybernoon ... The least Varma and his writers could have done is speak to a few psychiatrists and got better jargon... full review

Thumbs down by Martin D'Souza, Glamsham.com ...C’mon Ramu, how many people that age will want to fall in love all over again after they have found the love of their life!... full review

Thumbs up by Rajeev Masand, IBN Live ...Admirably, the director's decided not to spoon-feed his audience by explaining every character's every motivation... full review

So-So by Taran Adarsh, IndiaFM ...NISHABD is sensitively handled. No two opinions on that!... full review

Thumbs up by Indicine Team, Indicine ...Nishabd is a movie with a lot of shock value... full review

So-So by Abhijit Mhamunkar, indya.com ...Unfortunately, the film ends abruptly and one keeps wishing that the director had something more to say... full review

Thumbs down by Vaibhav Wankhede, M TV ...Even Bachchan's acting credibility can't save his poorly etched character - the weakest point in the movie.... full review

Thumbs up by Amit R Agarwal, merinews ...The best aspect of Nishabd is that in spite of a dark subject Ramu has made the film very lively.... full review

Thumbs down by Sunil Chaudhary, MovieWalah ...The movie is a complete disaster, it fails in numerous aspects, but most importantly in its theme... full review

Thumbs down by musicNmovies.info, musicNmovies.info ...In the name of art, RGV this time pushed the envelope too far... full review

So-So by GaRaM, Now Running.com ...He captures each moment of the film in a lyrical manner.... full review

So-So by Ashok Nayak, Now Running.com ...She matches up to the Big b throughout the movie and for a newcomer it's no easy a task to stand up to the legend.... full review

Thumbs down by Oz, Passion for Cinema ...but the fear of another rejection is blatantly out there on the screen to see in this work of Varma... full review

Thumbs down by Phoenixnu, Passion for Cinema ...Ramu has already justified everything with his biggest reason/logic, even before its release….some love stories are never meant to be understood... full review

Thumbs up by Raja Sen, Rediff ...The film luxuriates in this leggy languor, the entire first half focussing on the inevitable spark, the undeniable chemistry, between this perfectly cast odd-couple... full review

Thumbs up by Pankaj Shukla, SmasHits.com ...'Nishabd' is not an entertainer, but it is for sure a good film... full review

Thumbs down by Nikhat Kazmi, Times of India ...Wish the director had allowed Amitabh a little more fun and foreplay before he became overridden with guilt and depression.... full review

Thumbs down by Saakshi Juneja, To Each Its Own ...Had it not been for Amitabh Bachchan, I would have walked out half-way thru the film.... full review