Sulemani Keeda (English, Hindi) - External Reviews

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A breezy little gem about a pair of struggling writers who hope the become the next Salim-Javed, Sulemani Keeda, directed by Amit Masurkar, is sure to make you smile. Beautifully acted, with some crackling lines, it's the kind of bug you won't mind being bitten by.



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18 reviewers have given Sulemani Keeda an average rating of 3.6/5.0 (?)

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So-So by Samiya Dinware, BookmyShow ...Sulemani Keeda is an indie film full of humor, love, emotions and Bollywood. The film excels when it comes to the performances and dialogues, but the story lacks pace and loses its grip by the end. However, if you love indie films, then you must watch Sulemani Keeda with your friends.... full review

So-So Daily Bhaskar ...Sulemani Keeda is a light-hearted, which will keep you engrossed till ends, given you are aged below 30. But if you are looking for paisa vasool stuff at the theatres this week, then you could wait till the DVDs are out. You won’t regret watching the film. ... full review

Thumbs up by Aneela Zeb Babar, Desi Martini ...Ten minutes into the movie the 'aspiring' (Aamir keliye film likh rahe hain bus Aamir se meeting hojaaye) writers two (Dulaal--'some friends call me Red' and Mainak--mountain peak? flying mountain? or words to that effect) are cajoling a security guard for THE Chopras to the whereabouts of Bollywood's paterfamilias; this while a show reel chronicling their tragi-comic attempts to get a foot into the hallowed portals of Bollywood plays. ... full review

So-So by Rachit Gupta, Filmfare ...Indie films are a rarity in India. Rarer still are good ones. Sulemani Keeda is a little film that satires life in the periphery of the film industry. It’s a bittersweet tale of how struggling writers’ lives unfold in the glitzy by lanes of Mumbai. Some of it is truly hilarious, some profound and a little bit just doesn’t make sense. Like any piece of art, it has its imperfect strokes. The story for example, is a tad too simple. Yet, the movie reflects upon certain insider truths of the industry that make for an invigorating experience.... full review

Thumbs up by Arnab Banerjee, FirstPost ...Refreshingly narrated and well-acted by the cast, the storytelling falters midway. Still, the witty one-liners, cuss-flecked dialogues and deadpan humour are as real as it gets. The film echoes sentiments and experiences of all screenplay writers worldwide, whether in Bollywood or Hollywood. That must be the reason for the young film’s instant connect with moviegoers in the festival circuit wherever it has been screened so far. This is their story, just padded with some caricature and prettiness.... full review

So-So by Johnson Thomas, Free Press Journal ...It’s an urban comedy that retains its freshness because of some inspired casting, smart performances, light-hearted narration, enticing background score and spiffy editing. This is by and large a fun film – unfortunately the fun doesn’t stretch all the way to the end credits. ... full review

So-So by Rohit Vats, Hindustan Times ...Sulemani Keeda is a perfect example of a well-made, low-budget independent film. It's engaging, entertaining and witty. Watch it, you won't be disappointed. - See more at: full review

Thumbs up by Rajeev Masand, IBN Live ...The film coasts along smoothly for the most part of its 90-minute running time, except for the flabby, repetitive middle portion in which Dulal and Ruma engage in profound conversations each time they meet. Slickly shot, capturing a real, lived-in feel of the city, this is a charming little indie that manages to say something important, while never forgetting to make you laugh. I'm going with three out of five for Sulemani Keeda. Give it a chance.... full review

So-So india today ...Nonetheless, cinephiles are likely to appreciate the attempt to show how hard it is for outsiders to break into an industry which is still driven by nepotism and commerce. Despite the film's flaws, Masurkar shows promise as a filmmaker drawing from what seem like his own experiences as a filmmaker. It will be interesting to see what he comes up with next. Read more at: full review

Thumbs up by Mohar Basu, koimoi ...Masurkar’s inventive thinking is what is the best part of Sulemani Keeda. His Mise en scene-ish expression drives the film and his bizzaro vein of thinking makes the film a delightful watch. A vibrant, slice of life which has a tight story, fabulous performances and the feel good fuzziness as an afterfeeling, must not be missed. I quite loved it and will make my way to the theaters to catch this!... full review

Thumbs up by Shubha Shetty Saha, MiD DAY ...One regret, though. There is this one totally crazy, absolutely wonderful scene about a cat accidentally sniffing coke and dunking itself in the fish bowl. Wish there were more of those. For a story that is not really novel, this movie would have been much more exciting with a wee bit more confidence and craziness. Nevertheless, it's definitely worth one watch for a good laugh. ... full review

So-So by Namrata Joshi, Outlook India ...Sulema­ani Keeda feels like an in-group Ver­sova film that needed more to say hello to the world. At others, it feels yet anot­her variation of Luck By Chance, albeit from the margins. It didn’t stay with me for long.... full review

Thumbs up by Stutee Ghosh, Planet Bollywood ...The relaxed youthful feel of the film, the cheeky dialogues and some brilliant acting does warrant praise. It is no doubt a niche film catering to only those who would rather die than go watch Action Jackson-the other big release of the week. It’s a dilemma Dulal and Mainak face too – to follow the rules or make your own. Sulemani Keeda plays by its own rules and u have to be a kindred spirit to appreciate this one. With a run time of 89mins it sure is innocuous fun.... full review

Thumbs up by Paloma Sharma, Rediff ...Finally an unpretentious indie, Sulemani Keeda, simply put, is by the filmis, of the filmis, and for everyone.... full review

Thumbs up by Sonia Chopra, Sify Movies ...Director Amit V Masurkar's indie slacker comedy hits home for the most part as it is gives us these deeply flawed, real characters that we laugh at and laugh with. We emotionally invest in their everyday tragedies and smile at their comical solutions. In that sense, the film is as rich, complex and tragicomic as life itself. Go for it!... full review

So-So by ANUJ KUMAR, The Hindu ...Not a Chashme Buddoor but not bad either!... full review

So-So by Meena Iyer, Times of India ...Sheen as Wes Anderson, the CEO of Union Carbide, is sharp and effective. While Kal and the lovely Mischa, as the journalists on the rampage, have you rooting for them, Rajpal and Tannishta are nicely believable.... full review