Via Darjeeling - External Reviews

wogma rating: The keen should rent; else TV (?) - extra credit for trying a rarely attempted concept
quick review:

The broad concept is truly intriguing but the basic story is like a balloon losing air...phuuussss



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16 reviewers have given Via Darjeeling an average rating of 1.3/5.0 (?)

1 yays
9 nays
6 so-so

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Thumbs down by Fatema H Kagalwala, Business of Cinema ...The best of the lot are the inimitable Vinay Pathak and the explosive Prroshant Narayannan.... full review

Thumbs up by Bikas Mishra, DearCinema ...director does fall into the trap of being burdened by the expectation of resolving the story and goes for a rather predictable ending.... full review

Thumbs down by Deep, Deep's Home ...Vinay Pathak, well, he was good but I am not sure why did he act in this movie?... full review

So-So by Martin D'souza, ...Kudos to Arindam for depicting the drinking session superbly.... full review

Thumbs down by Khalid Mohamed, Hindustan Times ...The main snag with Via Darjeeling is that the various stories just don’t mesh together... full review

Thumbs down by Rajeev Masand, IBN Live ...Their stories, in fact, tend to lack imagination... full review

Thumbs down by Taran Adarsh, IndiaFM ...Director Arindam Nandy's choice of the subject may not hold universal appeal, but it does hold your attention at times.... full review

So-So by Gaurav Malani, indiatimes ...the narration also fervently reminds of the closed-room-conversation from 12 Angry Men (remade in Hindi as Ek Ruka Hau Faisla )... full review

So-So Movie Talkies ...What makes the film truly absorbing is the brilliant performances by Kay Kay, Vinay and Sonali, the three main protagonists.... full review

Thumbs down by Mayank Shekhar, NDTV ...The fundamental thing about a story that involves you is that you're first involved with the characters.... full review

So-So by Hanumant Bhansali, Radio Sargam ...However good the performances remain, the end of the story is that Via Darjeeling works for a very small audience... full review

So-So by Raja Sen, Rediff ...t's a pretty neat premise -- in theory.... full review

Thumbs down by Sonia Chopra, Sify Movies ...The concept reminds one of the works of most film students, so heavily impressed by their own ideas and influenced by masters... full review

Thumbs down by Kavita Ogale, Times Now ...we are put through an uninteresting dissection at the hands of an equally uninteresting bunch of pretentious friends who talk & talk & talk without consequence.... full review

So-So by Nikhat Kazmi, Times of India ...Here's an experimental film that needed some more time in the petri dish.... full review