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  • Dibakar and Varun orchestrate a masterful takedown of Indian masculinity and capitalist greed and corruption.

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  • ...isn't a fast-paced drama designed for easy comprehension and cheap thrills. It demands that you abandon the lexicon you usually employ to decipher a genre film and embrace the joy of responding to unusual, often cryptic modes.

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  • The story gets tiring after a while and you lose interest in the fate of the protagonists. By the end, the characters seem exhausted by what’s happening and so are you. 

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  • The film is a mixed bag but I found myself drawn to its quietude and heartening conviction that kindness may be found in the most unexpected places and the most unexpected persons could turn out to be allies, sometimes without the expectation of anything in return.

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  • ...is one of those neo-noir films that set out with a promise to engage, entertain and educate by slowly unraveling its layered subtext. But with its preposterous execution and frustratingly slow pace, it’s the audience who might want to escape, much before Sandeep and Pinky.

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  • This is a director who doesn’t hang about. But the films’s hold upon us starts slipping when it starts casting about for good reasons for its leads to be the way they are, coming back into focus sporadically.

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  • Without a sense of urgency or a clear understanding of how the characters are evolving between various crises, the 125-minute narrative moves stiffly from one scene to the next. Needlessly grim for the most part and jaunty when least expected, the movie ignores Pinky’s advice to Sandeep to “use head not heart”.

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  • ...Dibakar Banerjee as a director demands the attention of the viewers and dedication from the actors and it shows. Wish he had given a little more of this attention to the screenplay as well.

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  • The problem is by the time the finale arrives you might just about lose interest, given the overall sluggish pace. For an effort that was pitched as an edge-of-the-seat entertainer, that’s an irony for sure – not in the least the sort you expect from a Dibakar Banerjee film.

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  • A disappointing Dibakar Banerjee ride.

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  • ...has a bearable first half but goes terribly downhill in the second hour.

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  • You'd expect a suspense thriller or a dark comedy to keep you intrigued from start to finish, but Sandeep Aur Pinky Faraar misses the plot despite having so much to explore.

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