Sankat City - External Reviews

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

A movie long chase sequence that actually goes in circles. Very engrossing at first and then gets tiring as there's no new plot point to ponder over.



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25 reviewers have given Sankat City an average rating of 4.2/5.0 (?)

19 yays
2 nays
4 so-so

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Thumbs up by Chanda Gohrani, AOL INDIA ...the story is a winner. And the screenplay compliments it. ... full review

Thumbs up by Roshni Mulchandani, Bolly Spice ...Bravo to Pankaj Advani for writing and directing an intelligently funny film. ... full review

Thumbs up by Taran Adarsh, Bollywood Hungama ...It takes time to get a hang of things, but once the characters and their traits are introduced at the very outset, the goings-on become one joyride. ... full review

Thumbs up by Runumi G, DearCinema ...Advani has written and executed a film that in its fast-paced narrative talks about a section of people who are there, but invisible to us.... full review

Thumbs up by Deepa Garimella, ...Sankat City has a script that never loses its way, and the endless circle of con jobs keeps you hooked throughout.... full review

Thumbs up by Gaurav Malani, indiatimes ...There are too many characters, too many plots, too many sub-plots, too many twists which fortunately sums up for too much fun.... full review

Thumbs up Movie Talkies ... The gallery of characters in the movie are excellently sketched and very well fleshed out on screen by the cast of actors.... full review

Thumbs up by Minty Tejpal, Mumbai Mirror ...By the time Sankat City ends surreally in a gigantic garbage dump, you have literally lost the mad plot, but luckily the journey has been fun.... full review

Thumbs up by Mayank Shekhar, NDTV ...The beauty of this fast-paced narrative is how it reveals a new twist every few minutes. ... full review

Thumbs up by Nikhil V, Passion for Cinema ...Almost every single hindi film cliché thrown and then turned on its head and so effortlessly and so smartly... full review

Thumbs up by Sethu Madhavan, Passion for Cinema ...Enough and more entertaining moments to keep you glued to the screen till the end, the very end.... full review

Thumbs up by Thani, Passion for Cinema ...Sankat City has been a difficult viewing experience, in its playing-out, and, the consequence, and on both the occasions... full review

Thumbs up by Runumi G, Passion for Cinema ...The film’s characters are set in a milieu somewhat like those in Johnny Gaddar... full review

Thumbs up by Amodini Sharma, Planet Bollywood ...This film has a succinct storyline, and by that I mean that Advani, who has also written the film doesn’t waste facts – something very rare in Bollywood.... full review

Thumbs up by Gohar Iqbal Punn, Radio Sargam ...The second portion of the flick is brilliant too but lacks somewhere because the flick stagnates and becomes droning for a few moments before the climax arrives.... full review

Thumbs up by Sampurn, real bollywoood ...Pankaj Advani’s narrative style is terrific and keeps you engaged throughout. It is good debut by the filmmaker. ... full review

Thumbs up by Janhvi Patel, StarBoxOffice ...y Kay shines in his role of quick thinking car thief who is quite a softie. ... full review

Thumbs up by Nikhat Kazmi, Times of India ... The film may have a raw look and lack technical finesse, but don't be fooled. For Sankat City is a roller-coaster ride through downtown Mumbai ... full review

Thumbs up by The ThirdMan, Upper Stall ...The performances of the enthusiastic ensemble cast is spot on.... full review

So-So by Jahan Bakshi, Now ...It takes time to get used to the slightly jerky camera and sometimes poorly lit frames, but once things get into the flow, it's pretty much smooth sailing till the end, unlike in real life where rough waters await the film. ... full review

So-So by Joginder Tuteja, Now ...While the initial portions of the movie are a cracker, what with a dozen odd characters being introduced, what keeps the wheels moving is the entire 'money' angle... full review

So-So by Sudhir Nair, Passion for Cinema ...Undoubtedly he’s an excellent actor, but his one time, KK is overshadowed by the ensemble cast. KK and his Chacha’s act in the beginning of the film was actually getting on my nerves.... full review

So-So by Raja Sen, Rediff ...It's a mad little jalebi of events, and if only the actors had played it straight -- save the girl this really is a talented lot -- we would have a gripping, uproarious winner on our hands.... full review

Thumbs down by Kalos, merinews ...Wonder what made veteran actor like Anupam Kher zero in on this movie.... full review

Thumbs down by Sonia Chopra, Sify Movies ...One of the most annoying aspects of the film is the overdone accent... full review