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  • If you have feasted on cinema noir, this one serves up no surprises. The screenplay could have definitely been tighter.

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  • ...if you took out all the characters and crime-history from Gangs Of Wasseypur, you’ll come close to this. Given what a masterpiece Gangs was, that’s a pretty good compliment by the way!

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  • Raw in its treatment, this noir film starts of well but loses its way and doesn't end so.

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  • An anything-goes genre hybrid that’s totally nuts, and totally entertaining.

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  • ...appears superficial because it fails to explore characters and their idiosyncrasies. It states everything about them in a matter of fact tone which eventually slacken the audience’s connect with them.

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  • Director Kushan Nandy takes on an ambitious story and tells it in a manner that packs in sudden jolts. But he invests more in stunts and comparatively lesser in establishing motives. This makes the film full of scenes which would make a crisp trailer but when stitched together, seem like a clunky collective of gimmicks.

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  • ...struggles to create empathy for its amoral lot.

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  • ...it comes across as a superficial attempt at building a world that would definitely be more interesting that what's portrayed. It also relies rather heavily of Nawaz's ability to breathe life into such movies.

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  • Nawazuddin Siddiqui is the perfect fit in this imperfect tribute to Kashyap's GOW.

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  • ...while the film remains engaging throughout, it is hard to ignore the post-interval lack of substance.

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  • It’s a guilty pleasure at best, provocative and titillating. But it’s also overlong and derivative, and gives one of our finest actors little room to do much more than repeat himself.

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  • ...is a poor show owing to its incoherent script.

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  • The issue with the film is its cluttered screenplay. There are so many things running at the same time that the film loses its original track.

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  • ...the squelchy pulp fiction aspect, and the attempts at black comedy are not quite enough to make this a film on its own.

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  • ...it all eventually boils down to yet another bloody revenge drama, in perpetuity at that. In the midst of several characters and strands the film loses an essential sense of cohesion.

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  • If only there had been more life in this story and its telling.

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  • ...feels long and stretched. The rustic landscapes of Uttar Pradesh are captured well. The songs hinder the pace of the film, which any which way is pretty slow for all its activity.

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  • Sadly, the film doesn’t quite do justice to its own potential and that definitely squanders the efforts of the actors.

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  • ...has sparks of originality but they get buried in a convoluted story that is tired and tiring.

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  • ...hurtles towards an insipid, unintelligible climax, which includes a bout of Russian roulette between two adversaries. It is, in the end, much ado about nothing because the outcome of the life-and-death contest is as predictable as everything else in the film.

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  • The director makes vain efforts to weave a string of narratives and subplots into a meaningful and engaging whole. Instead, he haemorrhages the audience's intelligence, and succeeds in killing the film.

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  • ...has a fine story, but is executed with so much sleaze that you just come away wondering why a fine actor like Nawazuddin Siddiqui needs to stoop so low.

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