Shabri - External Reviews

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

Shabri is grim and brown. At times, it is even tiring because of how much you have to concentrate to figure out what's happening in the low light. The tone given to the regular gang-war story is very serious too. Even if you are looking forward to a story about a woman gangster, I'd say this isn't something worth getting too excited about.



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23 reviewers have given Shabri an average rating of 2.5/5.0 (?)

8 yays
8 nays
7 so-so

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Thumbs up by Nandita Dutta, DearCinema ...Shabri does not rely too much on dialogues and is slick and crisp, especially in the first half. ... full review

Thumbs up by Karan Anshuman, Mumbai Mirror ...Shabri is nothing short of a minor masterpiece in comparison to options you have this week and is the one you should watch.... full review

Thumbs up by Mansha Rastogi, Now ...Eesha Koppikar has all the rights to be gung-ho about this film for she deserves to be lauded for her stupendous performance as the rugged, cuss hurling, hard-hitting, gun-totting slum woman... full review

Thumbs up by Sonia Chopra, Sify Movies ...Gritty & fascinating... full review

Thumbs up by K K Rai, STARDUST ...above average flick.... full review

Thumbs up The Friday Freak ...Shabri is directed very well, and the dank, blunt colors give the movie a life of itself. ... full review

Thumbs up by Nikhat Kazmi, Times of India ...The novelty of the film lies in it's narrative style, the stark black and white canvas and the gritty, realistic performances by the ensemble cast.... full review

Thumbs up by Reel Reptile, Upper Stall ...Technically competent otherwise, the film is bolstered by top-notch performances from the leads... full review

So-So by Ameetbhuvan, Desi Martini ...a film that is at the least half as gripping and sincere as Satya or Company. ... full review

So-So by Rony D'costa, Desi Martini ...Deserves an audience... full review

So-So by Aniruddha Guha, DNA ...grim, and fairly engaging... full review

So-So by Martin D'Souza, ...Having said that, he lacks the punch in the second half where the film tends to veer off course, thanks to the character of Zakir Hussain.... full review

So-So by Swati Chatterjee, ...The film fails to cash on on the good start it got. After the second half submission sets in. As a viewer, Shabri ends too early for me, half empty. ... full review

So-So Movie Talkies ...Pradeep Rawat as Rajdhar is one dimensional-the kind of gangster who snarls at everyone around him and rules his gang with an iron fist.... full review

So-So by SpiceZee Bureau, ZEENEWS.COM ...not a bad one time watch.... full review

Thumbs down by Aparajita Ghosh, Apun Ka Choice ...dull and depressing... full review

Thumbs down by Taran Adarsh, Bollywood Hungama ...SHABRI comes too late in the day. Sure, it holds your attention in parts, but there's no novelty whatsoever in its plot. ... full review

Thumbs down Daily Bhaskar won’t miss much, if you are planning to give it a miss.... full review

Thumbs down by Mayank Shekhar, Hindustan Times ...Audiences won't find anything new in this movie either. Why bother.... full review

Thumbs down by Rajeev Masand, IBN Live ...doesn't rise above the ordinary... full review

Thumbs down by Komal Nahta, koimoi ...Watch it for Eesha’s performance.... full review

Thumbs down by Shubha Shetty-Saha, MiD DAY ...Koppikar as the tormented but gritty Shabri makes a good attempt. But her desperate effort to look plain and ugly shows.... full review

Thumbs down by Sukanya Verma, Rediff ... The dialogues, too, mirror this very discrepancy in the script shifting between pedestrian (Dhaap mat) to filmi (Khuda banna chahta hai).... full review