Road, Movie - External Reviews

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Road, Movie takes you into a reverie. And you know not if you have walked in at the beginning, end, or the middle of the daydream. You laugh because you don't understand what's going on. You feel sorry because you know the distraught water situation of the country. But is water just a metaphor for the various issues plaguing our society. You interpret and so will I.

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48 reviewers have given Road, Movie an average rating of 2.1/5.0 (?)

15 yays
22 nays
11 so-so

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Thumbs down by Noyon Jyoti Parasara, AOL INDIA ...The young kid who sells coffee at a road side stall and has probably never had a proper house to stay in talks about US coffee shop chain Starbucks... full review

So-So by Nikhil Kumar, Apun Ka Choice ...Performances by Satish Kaushik as the garrulous, pragmatic and hardy mechanic and by Mohammed Faizal Usmani keep the interest alive... full review

Thumbs down by Bobby Sing, Bobby Talks Cinema.com ...right after the much publicized old truck comes in to the story, the film steps onto an escalator, slowly moving downwards.... full review

Thumbs up by Roshni Mulchandani, Bolly Spice ...What is really adorable and sweet about the film is the subtle way that religion and duty has been woven into the film.... full review

Thumbs down by Taran Adarsh, Bollywood Hungama ...caters to a very, very, very, very tiny section of movie-going audience, who have an appetite for 'festival films'. ... full review

Thumbs up by Daliya Ghose, Bollywood Mantra ...Director Ashwni Dhir’s handling of the script is flawless... full review

Thumbs up BookmyShow ...Benegal’s original screenplay was hardly intended for the Filmfare audience, so if you’re looking for the usual Indian cinema staple, the movie can get annoying with only 1 truly filmy moment... full review

So-So by Deepa Gahlot, cinemaah ...Inspired by Cinema Paradiso and probably Cinema, Aspirins and Vultures, plus Fellini’s images and Latin American magic realism, the film starts very well... full review

Thumbs up by full2faltu, Full2 Faltu ...The dessert represent life with harsh realities and the search of water symbolizes search for happiness by every individual. ... full review

Thumbs down by Deepa Garimella, fullhyd.com ...Though an expertly shot film, Road is ridiculously slow and pointless. ... full review

So-So by Martin D'Souza, Glamsham.com ...It's a film purely for the festival circuit, which has to be lauded for its execution, shooting in dry, parched locations, using a rickety truck as a prop... full review

So-So by Pritam Roy, Gomolo.in ...the movie fails to connect and build emotional bond with the characters.... full review

Thumbs down by Mayank Shekhar, Hindustan Times ...The landscape before them is an inescapably ‘Wim Wenders’ or ‘David Lynch’ vastness; unpopulated, unlimited, un-Indian -- soil and sand changes colours, cinema reels flutter in the wind….... full review

Thumbs up by Jaya Biswas, IBN Live ...The virile rust and brown frames look picturesque. ... full review

So-So by Mihir Fadnavis, india.com ...Abhay Deol is fine as the woefully ill-informed and too arrogant for his own good Vishnu, but he ultimately plays such an unsympathetic character that it is hard to feel anything for him... full review

Thumbs down by Mihir Fadnavis, india.com ...Leena Yadav's direction is pointedly flamboyant while Aseem Bajaj's camera desperately wants to clone Dev D... full review

Thumbs up indiaserver.com ...movie if watched and compared with the Hollywood one it’s completely different though the concept is a bit similar... full review

Thumbs up indiaserver.com ...movie if watched and compared with the Hollywood one it’s completely different though the concept is a bit similar... full review

Thumbs down by Gaurav Malani, indiatimes ... But soon the Cinema Paradiso promise is cut short with the entire setup turning out to be a dream sequence... or rather a nightmare.... full review

So-So by Gaurav Malani, indiatimes ...Cameos by everyone from Jackie Shroff to Ajay Devgan are miserably misused. ... full review

So-So by Kshitij Mehta, J.A.M ...he screenplay is a little loose and the script doesn't hold too strong. ... full review

So-So Movie Talkies ...The story content here may be far from high, but the canvas that Benegal chooses is vast and fascinating. ... full review

Thumbs up Movie Talkies ...The cast turns in an exemplary performance.... full review

Thumbs up by Anupama Chopra, NDTV ...The film is equally about both: The lure of the open road and the transformative power of the movies. ... full review

Thumbs down by Anupama Chopra, NDTV ... But mostly, Atithi feels laboured and long.... full review

Thumbs down by Ashok Nayak, Now Running.com ...Road, Movie is a boring journey, with zilch entertainment value and well, just not something that would work with the Indian audience... full review

Thumbs down by Subhash K Jha, Now Running.com ...At mid-point director Dheer and his characters including the indefatigable Paresh have run out of steam.... full review

Thumbs up by Ashok Nayak, Now Running.com ...The story is good, has a good little twist in the end. ... full review

Thumbs down by Jahan Bakshi, Now Running.com ... Barely halfway into the film, Atithi already begins to show signs of turning into an often cringe-worthy, and thoroughly tedious and preachy drama that just goes on and yawn... full review

Thumbs down by Padmaja Thokore, Passion for Cinema ...Director Dev Benegal may have wanted to tell a story but it is difficult to detect it in the slow, rambling unfolding of the narrative, inane dialogues, disparate and unremarkable events and an indulgent pace.... full review

Thumbs up by Chintan-Flying, Passion for Cinema ...the movie is about a lost civilization of the rural India, which is getting more and more desperate and going away from the global India.... full review

Thumbs down by Sampurn, real bollywoood ...Abhay Deol does a fine job and gets into the skin of his character. He is completely in synch with the mood of the film.... full review

Thumbs down by Raja Sen, Rediff ...The writing is clever, yet the dialogues frequently disappoint, clearly having been translated literally from smart English lines. ... full review

Thumbs down by Shilpa Jamkhandikar, Reuters ...The premise of the film and its execution are pretentious to the core.... full review

Thumbs down by Sonia Chopra, Sify Movies ...Dev Benegal’s (English August, Split Wide Open) Road, Movie is a technically accomplished film with a lively background score and moody cinematography.... full review

So-So by K N Gupta, SmasHits.com ...everal weaknesses in the story, screenplay and synergy among the characters.... full review

Thumbs down by K K Rai, STARDUST ... Satish Kaushik, who plays the character of a wandering mechanic, does impress with his witty one liners and interesting characterization.... full review

Thumbs up by Tejal Johri, The Tossed Salad ...Road Movie has resulted in a short and crisp story with the perfect dosage of humour, thrill, sarcasm and reality rolled into one with a tad bit of cheeky fantasy to it.... full review

Thumbs up by Nikhat Kazmi, Times of India ...For, Road, Movie is no English, August. It's less engaging and low on story, although, the characters are rich and the canvas is colourful... full review

Thumbs down by The ThirdMan, Upper Stall ...The rest of the technicalities are just about so-so. With its slow pace, even the 95 minutes running time gets to you. ... full review

Thumbs down by SpiceZee Bureau, ZEENEWS.COM ...The film is slow-paced and the screenplay is bland, lacking basic level drama... full review