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  • ...is a felicitous first film that bears the stamp of cinematic craftsmen who know their art inside out.

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  • Director Shanker Raman, with an appetite for noir and a natural temperament for fast-cutting, takes you so swiftly and so deeply inside Gurgaon's anomie that you may mistake his vision of the city for some dystopian view of the future.

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  • ...Shankar’s style of filmmaking is a reminder of Anurag Kashyap’s craft. The rawness of their characters, the unapologetic attitude and a sensible handling of social and gender equations is all there.

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  • ...is a powerful film that pushes us into a dark cruel world. When we emerge, shocked by the violence, you realise that you are equally primitive when you want to clap after the last gun is fired. The film has been shot beautifully and supported by fantastic performances.

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  • The film is a slow burn but make no mistake about it: the explosion is coming.

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  • The relatability and realism of it all, despite the hasty simplicities in the plot, add much to the character.

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  • Films have often typecast the original inhabitants of Gurugram like Hollywood films paint Texans: trigger-happy, bigoted millionaires who're as easily amused as they are irked. But this story takes the creative liberty to stretch this perception to amount to exaggeration.

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  • Unlike its namesake city, Gurgaon isn’t messy enough and doesn’t leave you gasping for air. But it provides a temporary taste of the dark side.

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  • There are twists and turns, hidden skeletons and revelations aplenty to keep the audience guessing but all made to unfold in a restrained way, lending poignancy to the intrigues and deceptions.

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  • The movie works best in fits and starts, especially when it lets itself by guided by its richly layered atmospherics.

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  • ...Raman’s film is not about the comfortable. It’s very much about unearthing and facing the ugly truth, and that’s a rather bitter pill.

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  • ...is like… a dazzling edifice in Gurgaon. It’s imposing. It’s also remote. The director drains all life from his scenes till they come to resemble modern-art tableaux.

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