Ramchand Pakistani (Hindi, Urdu) - External Reviews

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

A heartwarming story of an 8 year old whose destiny has a few very difficult years in store for him. Makes you question how many childhoods have we lost to the Indo-Pak issue.

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9 reviewers have given Ramchand Pakistani an average rating of 3.6/5.0 (?)

5 yays
1 nays
3 so-so

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So-So by Taran Adarsh, IndiaFM ...On the whole, RAMCHAND PAKISTANI is a simple story well told. Business-wise, the problem is that it faces a strong opposition from two major releases this week.... full review

Thumbs up by Gaurav Malani, indiatimes ...Ramchand Pakistani captures the connotations of two religions in its title while its appeal is unbound by the confines of any creed or country... full review

Thumbs up by Aparna, Now Running.com ...Technically, the film is not of high quality, but Mehreen's narrative manages to hold the viewers' attention till the credits roll out.... full review

Thumbs up by Preetee Brahmabhatt, Rediff ...The film's young director, Mehreen Jabbar, outdoes herself in directing this poignant film and manages to avoid the pitfalls usually faced by directors when attempting something within this difficult genre.... full review

So-So SmasHits.com ...The film succeeds in establishing its secular credential by maintaining a politically correct stance by not taking sides of either country (India or Pakistan) or religion... full review

Thumbs down by Janhvi Patel, StarBoxOffice ...A lot of hype surrounds Ramchand Pakistani, mainly because of the success of Khuda Kay Liye. Nandita Das is also in the film, raising expectation even further. But the film fell short of my expectations.... full review

Thumbs up by Simbarashe, starpulse ...I'm more astonished at how fair all sides are depicted: the Indian corrections officers for instance, aren't bad guys, they're just officers at a prison because that's their job.... full review

So-So by Sarah Cohen, Time Out, New York ...a moving story, realised with impressive maturity by first-time director... full review

Thumbs up by Nikhat Kazmi, Times of India ...The film is gentle, low key and very realistic as it documents the struggles of the prisoners.... full review