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  • Keep at it, Mr Gupte, our children need compassionate filmmakers like you.

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  • That Gupte has the knack of weaving a mountain of a minuscule story is known and even here, while little happens, there's much mood and mayhem to keep you curious and interested through the proceedings.

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  • ...Gupte sources his own experiences growing up in the said neighbourhood, employing a large number of non-actors to fill the frames with authenticity and flavour the narrative in a humour that comes from a place of familiarity.

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  • Despite an interesting narrative Gupte’s story is sadly lost in execution.

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  • The one complaint I had with Gupte’s previous outing, Stanley Ka Dabba, was that, like so many of our children’s films, it came with a message attached. Sniff is not weighed down by that. It’s the reason why I am happy with it, but many a righteous adult might end up considering it simplistic and slight.

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  • With a stronger sub-plot, this would have been a sweet, wholesome affair. The film has the ability to fly, but strangely decides to walk.

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  • Movies appropriate for kids are few in B-Town and this is good opportunity to get a peek into their real world. But be patient with the film, like one is with children.

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  • It’s a slim idea, and unfortunately the script never feels adequately developed.

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  • What an absolutely lovely premise for a film crafted for children, which adults can potentially also enjoy. But Amol Gupte, who gave us the delightful Stanley Ka Dabba, falters with this one, because of a slack plot and treatment.

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  • The emergence of an adventurous hero and his exploits as a spy should infuse pace and energy into the proceedings but that isn't necessarily the case here.

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  • It plays safe in an attempt to be real and that’s the biggest disappointment. Sniff could’ve and should’ve been a lot more creative.

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  • Lack of subplot, and no proper characterization of supporting cast that includes father (Manmeet Singh) and grandma (Surekha Sikri) adds to the wounds.

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  • The story of the ten-year-old Sunny Gill, who does not have a sense of smell had the potential to turn into a good film. Alas, the execution is so awful, you'd best be advised to turn up your nose at the film.

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  • Sluggishly paced and sketchily written, the movie barely has enough going on to merit 90 minutes of running time.

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  • It feels terrible to carp at a film made for children when there’s so few of these around – it’s the critical equivalent of tossing a mewling kitten off a cliff – but just about nothing goes right in Sniff.

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