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  • ...may not be the perfect satire but it is ‘perfectly timed’. Sunny Deol in a rare avatar is a pleasant surprise...

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  • Large portions of the film are nothing but rants by various characters about the state of the nation. While it may work in a book, the randomness of such scenes eats into the film’s narrative.

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  • What is supposed to be a satire about the exploitation of religious sentiment becomes a plodding dirge about a disappearing way of life.

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  • Philosophy, politics and practicality cross paths in Mohalla Assi's ambitious premise. Except it is directed in such an unwieldy fashion that instead of rich satire, what emerges is a lumbering flab of incoherence and opinion glut.

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  • ...feels more like an anti-tourism commercial rather than a feature film.

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  • Had the immense potential of the literary text that forms the foundation of Mohalla Assi been even half realized, this would have been powerful indictment of the pernicious brand of politics that thrives on communal hatred and socio-religious divisions.

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  • ...is less cinema and more textual. The small things and little metaphors are more impactful than the bombastic monologues which dominate this taxing and ponderous chronicle.

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  • ...is a poor fare and fails to make an impact because of the unexciting script, incoherent direction and too many subplots and characters.

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  • ...Mohalla Assi’s trivial issues and laboured execution only manage to leave you feeling sedated and groggy — its 120-minute runtime doesn’t even allow one to complete a single sleep cycle.

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  • If only the quirkiness wasn't tiresome and the film offered something concrete to share with.

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  • ...is not much of a film. It’s just a collection of choppy scenes, making it seem that it was censored heavily. It’s been in the making for five or six years, and you can see later add-ons: Deol is earnest, but not really convincing as an Assi dweller.

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  • Despite being based on a strong piece of writing, it feels utterly weak and washed out.

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