Shahid - External Reviews

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Hansal Mehta’s latest film Shahid, based on the life of slain defense lawyer Shahid Azmi, is a powerful story about a man who stood up for what he believed in and paid the price for it. Powered by the belief of the director and a convincing cast that manages to suck you in, the film is the kind that will stay with you long after the lights turn back on.

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34 reviewers have given Shahid an average rating of 5/5.0 (?)

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Thumbs up by Anna MM Vetticad , annavetticadgoes2themovies ...Shahid is an uncomfortable film, holding up a mirror to us and showing us what we’ve reduced our world to. This cautionary tale is a tale of hope though – and that’s what makes it lovely.... full review

Thumbs up by Subhash K. Jha, Apun Ka Choice ..."Shahid" is a must-see film with an absolutely impeccable subtext that can be read as an urgent warning against the politics of isolation practiced by many political parties.... full review

Thumbs up by Bobby Sing, Bobby Talks Cinema.com ...And in case you wish to know more about The Man before making a decision then do read this article at the link given below and then go for it at the earliest!... full review

Thumbs up by Taran Adarsh, Bollywood Hungama ...SHAHID is a brave film. Its gripping story, exceptional execution and bravura performances continue to reverberate much after the screening is over. Strongly recommended!... full review

Thumbs up by Teena Elizabeth , BookmyShow ...Intelligence mixed with entertainment, SHAHID can't be missed for anything! ... full review

Thumbs up by Khalid Mohamed, Deccan Chronicle ...And in the process, he resurrects the life of a man of courage. Shahid will not be forgotten. Catch the film right now.... full review

Thumbs up by aneela.zeb.b, Desi Martini ...- A Must Watch ... full review

Thumbs up by Rony D'costa, Desi Martini ... Shahid is a very important film that is much needed in drastic times of south Indian remakes that has inflicted Hindi cinema.... full review

Thumbs up by Inspector VIjay, Desi Martini ...One of the best films this year that must be watched ... full review

Thumbs up by Nikhil Arora, Desi Martini ...Shahid is a brilliant film with a searing performance by Raj Kumar ... full review

Thumbs up by Tushar Joshi, DNA ...Shahid shakes you from within compelling you to think, something not many films can boast of doing these days. A compulsory watch for anyone who relishes intelligent cinema... full review

Thumbs up by Mihir Fadnavis, FirstPost ...An entertaining movie about an under-appreciated man... full review

Thumbs up by Martin D'Souza, Glamsham.com ...Prabhleen Sandhu too gives off a terrific performance, beauty with brains! Mohammed Zeeshan Ayub who acts as Shahid's elder brother and Baljinder Kaur (his mother) along with the assorted cast, cast a spell, in their own individual way without taking anything away from the performance of the other. ... full review

Thumbs up by Anupama Chopra, Hindustan Times ...Shahid is Raj Kumar’s triumph. His Shahid has strength, anguish and a controlled anger, but also real charm. His smile lights up the frame. See Shahid for him. ... full review

Thumbs up by Rajeev Masand, IBN Live ...The film itself is brave and unflinching, and oozes the kind of sincerity that you long for in most Hindi films... full review

Thumbs up by Mridula Roy, In.com ...The film itself is brave and unflinching, and oozes the kind of sincerity that you long for in most Hindi films... full review

Thumbs up by Suhani Singh, india today ...Shahid stops short of hero worship and is a fitting tribute to an inspiring figure.... full review

Thumbs up by Faheem Ruhani, india today ... An honest film made on a difficult subject like this is rare to find... full review

Thumbs up by Shubhra Gupta, indian express ...Shahid' is gritty, wrenching and powerful. It needed to have been made... full review

Thumbs up by Mohar Basu, koimoi ... I would strongly recommend you to watch Hansal Mehta’s Shahid.... full review

Thumbs up by Sanjukta Sharma, Live Mint ...the performances of Sandhu, Mohammed Zeeshan Ayyub and Baljinder Kaur are efficient and convincing. At the centre is actor Kumar’s perfectly pitched lead performance... full review

Thumbs up by Shubha Shetty-Saha, MiD DAY ...Watch this movie if you have the appetite and sense to digest certain gritty, uncomfortable realities. Not often do we get the opportunity to watch a relevant movie that depicts the times we live in, with unblinking directness.... full review

Thumbs up by Jaidev Hemmady, Movie Talkies ...A must watch!... full review

Thumbs up by Aakash Barvalia, MoviezADDA ...Shahid is a fitting tribute to the late human activist and lawyer Shahid Azmi, and a worth watching to the cinemagoers who craves for some good cinematic biographical experience... full review

Thumbs up by Karan Anshuman, Mumbai Mirror ...DirectorHansal Mehta has done a remarkable job chronicling the true tale of slain advocate Shahid Azmi and bringing it to the mainstream... full review

Thumbs up by Saibal Chatterjee, NDTV ...The fact that Shahid has got to a multiplex near you should also be applauded and made the most of. Go and watch the film – it is one of the most important films to come out of Mumbai in a long, long time. ... full review

Thumbs up by Mansha Rastogi, Now Running.com ...Filmmaker Hansal Mehta makes such a stark biopic as Shahid with aplomb and ample conviction which translates well into the film. Shahid is not just gritty and gripping but also a highly inspirational and emotionally stirring. One of the must watch films of the year.... full review

Thumbs up by Namrata Joshi, Outlook India ...Portrays the psyche of the Indian Muslim in the changing, increasingly polarised India with war­mth and simplicity ... full review

Thumbs up by Prasanna D Zore, Rediff ...Shahid, after all, is the story of every Indian citizen who gets overwhelmed by their own circumstances, go astray and yet come back to do what their conscience asks them to do.... full review

Thumbs up by Sonia Chopra, Sify Movies ...Shahid salutes the man who walked a unique path, almost as if he were destined. Powerful, engaging and thought-provoking, the film does full justice to the man and his extraordinary life. Watch! ... full review

Thumbs up by Roshmila Bhattacharya, Star Blockbuster ... Shahid Azmi was all soul and substance… So is Hansal Mehta’s film on him! ... full review

Thumbs up by Madhureeta Mukherjee, Times of India ...You might not like this film if gritty, real-life dramas are not your idea of entertaining cinema... full review

Thumbs up by rajesh, Upper Stall ...it is an important story to tell and Mehta does a service to the populace by bringing it in the mainstream. ... full review