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March 11, 2021

Roohi Movie Review - Critics

List of Roohi Movie Reviews from various popular critics and news portals. Kindly bookmark this page to check all the reviews which will be updated accordingly.


Star Cast - Rajkummar Rao, Janhvi Kapoor, Varun Sharma
Director - Hardik Mehta

Release Date - 11 March 2021

Total Reviews - 12

Average Score - 2.33/5

Overall Word of Mouth (Critics) - Mixed



1. Indian Express -

Rating Score -> 1/5
What’s missing is a coherent plot and writing. All we get is one cringe-inducing sequence after the next (‘jhaad-phoonk’, exorcism, women in chains), where we are treated to problematic lines: when, when will mainstream movies stop terming wives ‘chudails’? No, it never was funny; the usage now just arouses fury. Just tossing in one line as a disclaimer that the film doesn’t encourage superstition, is not a buy-out. Neither is the reliable Rao’s presence, usually a guarantee of quality.
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2. NDTV -

Rating Score -> 2/5
Roohi is the first Hindi theatrical release in well over a month. The question is does it have the force to pull audiences back to the multiplexes. Unlikely. It certainly isn't the vaccine of hope and delight that filmgoers, starved of big-screen entertainment for a whole year, need at this hour. The blood-curdling banshee-wail that the titular female protagonist lets out in the climax of Roohi is ear-splitting all right, but it isn't exciting enough for filmgoers to sit up and respond to it in the way that they would to a more coherent clarion call. It is best to lay this ghost to rest and wait for a better deal.
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3. Deccan Herald -

Rating Score -> 2/5
Actor Rajkummar Rao's latest movie Roohi, which hit the screens on Thursday, is a mediocre attempt at storytelling that fails to deliver the goods. The film revolves around the journey of two good-for-nothing guys who kidnap a young woman on the orders of their boss. The basic storyline is quite predictable and does not offer anything new or fresh to the viewer. Its impact is diluted by the lacklustre execution.
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4. Times of India -

Rating Score -> 3.5/5
What the film lacks is a deeper narrative. There is a passing mention of what the main characters do with a back story, but very little sticks on in your mind. At over two hours, the film could definitely do with a tighter edit. Apart from all the entertainment, the film promotes the concept of self-love and self-belief, which works to a certain degree, but the ending seems a tad bit convenient, haphazard and lacks the punch that one is fed right from the start.
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5. News18 -

Rating Score -> 3/5
You may not remember this 145-minute film for its ideas but you’ll remember it for high entertainment quotient. Just like Hera Pheri, Thank You and Ankhiyon Se Goli Maare, Roohi too establishes an instant connect in spite of outrageous situations and extremely over the top comedy.
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6. Hindustan Times -

Rating Score -> n/a
If it were not for Rao and Sharma's camaraderie, I don't think you can stand the film for more than 20 minutes. The comic timing of these two is the only saving grace. Their near perfect dialogue delivery is what gives us genuine laughs.
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7. Rediff -

Rating Score -> 2/5
A fair bit of its pedestrian humour works on the strength of Rao and Sharma's comic prowess. It's not novel territory for either, but the duo is committed to enjoying the farce for what it is. Janhvi reiterates her compelling presence but doesn't get any meat to chew on.
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8. Mid-day -

Rating Score -> 3/5
Given that Roohi has been pitched as an outing from the same universe as the spectacular Stree (2018), is headlined by Rajkummar Rao and helmed by Hardik Mehta, who delivered the heartwarming Kaamyaab last year, expectations evidently run high here. It’s, thus, possible that the audience could be a victim of their own hopes. Simply put, Roohi isn’t as sharp as Stree. It’s consistently funny, with reins of humour in the hands of the dependable Varun Sharma. But the social layering of the film, which Stree executed wonderfully, is considerably underplayed. Despite chills and thrills galore, Roohi falls short on the smarts.
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9. Taran Adarsh -

Rating Score -> 2/5
#OneWordReview...
#Roohi: DISAPPOINTING.
Rating: Medium starMedium star
Nowhere close to #Stree... Weak screenwriting... Works in bits and spurts, not in entirety... Second half + climax lacks impact... #JanhviKapoor very good, #RajkummarRao, #VarunSharma excel. #RoohiReview
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10. Komal Nahta -

Rating Score -> n/a
On the whole, Roohi is so implausible that it will fail at the concept level itself. However, it will do fair business in the hinterland.
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11. Khaleej Times -

Rating Score -> 2.5/5
Roohi in the end is a horror-comedy where the humans definitely get a better deal - ghosts, spirits or a troubled girl who transforms into a fearsome creature with a flexible neck and backward facing feet surely gets a raw deal. As do the audience. The only saving grace if you could call it that is the comic camaraderie between Rao and Sharma; if only it had something resembling a story to tie it all together.
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12. Anupama Chopra -

Rating Score -> n/a
There are flashes in Roohi where you see the film it might have been – early in the film, Roohi demolishes platefuls of food, a little detail that gets lost in the cacophony. The idea that Kattanni falls in love with a chudail also had delicious possibilities – I wanted to know what enables him to see beyond her bloodthirsty exterior. But none of this emerges. Instead, we get three characters circling each other in a forest. And that gets dull very quickly.
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