Tahaan - External Reviews

wogma rating: Buy the DVD already (?)
quick review:

I wouldn't mind the leisurely picturesque voyage had it not been towards a sudden end. Yet barring the discontent sensed by the climax, the other 115 minutes were well spent.

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22 reviewers have given Tahaan an average rating of 4.1/5.0 (?)

15 yays
1 nays
6 so-so

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Thumbs up by Baradwaj Rangan, Blogical Conclusion, The New Sunday Express ... the small miracle of Tahaan is that very little of this is shouted out to the audience... full review

So-So by Abhishek Mande, Buzz18 ...Despite a very noble theme, Tahaan fails on two primary accounts – the lack of novelty in the story and the flagging narrative.... full review

Thumbs up by Yasser Usmaan, DearCinema ...Tahaan is about the real Kashmir, without any preaching and without taking sides.... full review

Thumbs up by J K Yaduvanshi, Deccan Herald ...The occasional soulful Kashmiri folk music in the background adds to Tahaan’s emotional experience.... full review

Thumbs up by Anupama Chopra, Desi Train ...The children in Tahaan, Purav Bhandre and Dheirya Sonecha, are natural born actors and their innocence adds to the ache in this story.... full review

Thumbs up Desicritics ...Like The Terrorist, Sivan goes totally minimalist, in spite of not being under financial constraints this time around. ... full review

So-So by Martin D'Souza, Glamsham.com ...Sivan could have been clearer in his thought process as to what he wanted the viewer to go home with... full review

Thumbs up by Khalid Mohamed, Hindustan Times ...like the Iranian films of the 1990s --and its poetic execution.... full review

Thumbs up by Tarun Chandel, I think... ...The best I like is how he has depicted the dreams of wives who wait for their turn to cry over the dead body of their husband, as if they are tired of waiting for the inevitable.... full review

Thumbs up by Rajeev Masand, IBN Live ...Sivan's film addresses so many relevant and important issues but you've got to be alert to notice.... full review

Thumbs down by Taran Adarsh, IndiaFM ...a soothing experience... full review

Thumbs up by Gaurav Malani, indiatimes ...The writing seamlessly gets into the children psyche... full review

Thumbs up by Amit R Agarwal, merinews ...Some of the characters could have been better integrated; Rahul Khanna for one.... full review

So-So by Mayank Shekhar, Mumbai Mirror ...Along the way the film says a lot, without quite saying much, which is what all artistic filmmaking is all about.... full review

Thumbs up by Subhash K Jha, Now Running.com ...The militancy of Sivan's Kashmir is so gently portrayed, you wonder if such cinematic faith in human nature is a sign of wisdom or the prognosis for creative naivete.... full review

Thumbs up by Sulakshana Biswas, Passion for Cinema ...Santosh Sivan went an extra mile (or two) to map the sinusoidal trials and tribulations of childhood going on to adolescence... full review

Thumbs up by Goher Iqbal Punn, Radio Sargam ...The film’s central character Purav Bhandare is the one who fetches all the praises since he slips under the skin of the character very brilliantly... full review

Thumbs up by Sonia Chopra, Sify Movies ...Sivan, for once, is not so serious and has some fun with his camera angles, placing it once, right behind the donkey' wide ears... full review

So-So by Harshita Kohli, StarBoxOffice ...Tahaan works on some levels but disappoints at most... full review

So-So by Shreyanshi Joshi, Times Now ...In spite of having veteran actors like Sarika and Anupam Kher, the character of Tahaan performed by Purav Bhandare is highly commendable... full review

So-So by Nikhat Kazmi, Times of India ...his camera captures the seasons and the mood the Valley, like never before... full review

Thumbs up Upper Stall ...Sivan the cameraman overrides Santosh Sivan the filmmaker at the cost of the narrative flow.... full review