Noor - External Reviews

wogma rating: Watch when on TV (?)
quick review:

Coming-of-age, social message, comment on media, con-men – Noor covers a lot of ground. Which might have been fine, if only it didn't start its sermon.

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37 reviewers have given Noor an average rating of 1.9/5.0 (?)

6 yays
15 nays
16 so-so

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So-So by Baradwaj Rangan, Blogical Conclusion, The New Sunday Express ...Noor touches, however glancingly, some uncomfortable truths about journalism... full review

So-So Bollywood Hungama ... it’s the feisty Sonakshi Sinha who leads the film totally. She is extremely earnest in the portrayal of her character.... full review

So-So by Sreeju Sudhakaran , Bollywood Life ...The cinematography, while not capturing the essence of Mumbai as well as a Wake Up Sid or a Bluffmaster, is gorgeous, while the music by Amaal Malik is decent.... full review

So-So by Sanaa Surve, BookmyShow ...The new version of Gulaabi Aankhein by Armaan Malik is one of the best among the many we've already listened to.... full review

Thumbs down by ROHIT BHATNAGAR, Deccan Chronicle ...Purab Kohli is so charming that it is easy to fall in love with him. ... full review

So-So by Dev Raj Gulati , Desi Martini ...To me, woman emancipation can go through only when she's economically empowered and not by mere lofty ideals and a streak of feminism.... full review

Thumbs down by Smitavkumar , Desi Martini ...Noor, you're numbing me!... full review

Thumbs up by Yugantika Sharma, Desi Martini ... I am sure you would relate to anyone of the characters of this film because this movie has captured the basics of all of us. ... full review

Thumbs down by Rahul Bharadwaj, Desi Martini ...Sunhil Sippy , I am told directed his last movie 17 years ago before Noor and the lack of practice clearly shows. ... full review

So-So by Samedha Arora , Desi Martini ... Dear Noor I’m a journalism student as well and I don’t think my teachers would approve you of finding a story at 3pm, recording it at 4pm and then expecting your boss to break it 6pm... full review

So-So by Zinia Bandyopadhyay, Desi Martini ...It was really pleasant to see Sonakshi taking the film on her shoulders completely. ... full review

So-So by Gaurang Chauhan, DNA ...The climax is half-baked... full review

Thumbs up by Rachit Gupta, Filmfare ...This film has some great ideas. Thankfully the dodgy execution and lack of depth in writing don’t spoil it all.... full review

So-So by Anna MM Vetticad, FirstPost ...the makers of such films see women as a “trend”, not people (like men) with lives that are big-screen-worthy for all seasons...Noor, which too features Sinha in the lead, is thankfully about a story and a woman with a story worth telling... full review

So-So by Johnson Thomas, Free Press Journal ...There’s just too much of dialogue to contend with and that takes away from the entertaining onscreen spiel.... full review

Thumbs down by Josh, fullhyd.com ...But hypocrisy is no sin in Bollywood. We get by.... full review

Thumbs up by Vishal Verma, Glamsham.com ...Sunhil Sippy shows vast improvement from SNIP! ... full review

So-So by Manjusha Radhakrishnan , Gulf News ...After the interval, the film unravels and the grasp that Sippy had earlier displayed on his subjects and his plot comes slightly unhinged... full review

Thumbs down by Sweta Kaushal, Hindustan Times ...While these anecdotes could have made for a hilarious, light-hearted movie, the misunderstanding of the profession in the film is appalling.... full review

Thumbs down by Suhani Singh, india today ...her wallowing in self-pity is annoying.... full review

So-So Indicine ...Noor is a film that starts off really well, and sets up a world which immediately sucks you in. But alas, it spits you out of its world soon after with some very weird story telling decisions. ... full review

Thumbs down by Anish Mohanty , Kia Gia ...Noor comes across as a relatable character initially but you fail to empathise with her after a point... full review

Thumbs down by Surabhi Redkar , koimoi ...Probably, this film could serve as a manual for journalists on ‘what not to do’ during an investigation.... full review

Thumbs down by Uday Bhatia, Live Mint ...I’m unsure whether the film is knowing or oblivious about Noor’s ineptitude at her job. ... full review

Thumbs up by Mayank Shekhar , MiD DAY ...While I haven't read Saba Imtiaz's ‘Karachi You're Killing Me', the book this film is based on, you can tell the original text would be an enjoyable read. It's been adapted to screen and Mumbai by Ishita Moitra (Hello Ishita. Disclaimer: Friend!)... full review

So-So by Joginder Tuteja, Movie Talkies ...Even in the book, there were some rough edges (especially in the latter half) that had to be smoothened... full review

So-So by Kunal Guha, Mumbai Mirror ...But that's the overarching tone of the film — a lot of talk, and very little chalk.... full review

Thumbs down by Saibal Chatterjee , NDTV ...Had the film been just as mindful of its own flab, Noor would have been far less of a strain to watch. ... full review

Thumbs down by Shomini Sen , News18.com ...The scenes between Sinha and Gill are actually quite sweet and bring an instant smile to your face... full review

Thumbs down by Rajeev Masand, News18.com ...Sonakshi’s idea of conveying frustration is contorting her face in ways that would give Jim Carrey a complex.... full review

Thumbs down by Manisha Lakhe, Now Running.com ...The film is like a fancy Vanilla Latte you ordered that was brought to you with only foam and no coffee...... full review

So-So by Sukanya Verma, Rediff ...In the midst of munching on Haldiram product placements and a demure depiction of an affair where a couple sleeps together but never locks lips, Noor’s professional ambition finally catches up with her. ... full review

Thumbs down by Nandini Ramnath, Scroll.in ...Sippy and cinematographer Keiko Nakahara showcase the pretty and the grungy parts of Mumbai without getting their feet dirty.... full review

Thumbs down by Namrata Joshi, The Hindu ...Patronising as it may sound the film should have remained about Noor and her relationships alone.... full review

Thumbs up by Nihit Bhave, Times of India ...Director Sunhil Sippy has achieved the rare feat of not stereotyping people in the media by showing them as jhola-toting opinionated creatures... full review

So-So by Rummana, yahoo! India ...The film’s big message about responsible journalism is lost because at no point do you see any attempt at serious reporting.... full review

Thumbs up by Subhash K Jha, ZEENEWS.COM ...While Kannan Gill definitely needs elocution classes, Dandekar is delightfully saucy specially in the scene where she walks in to a bar to slap a man who has betrayed her best friend. ... full review