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August 14, 2021

Bhuj: The Pride of India Movie Review - Critics

List of Bhuj: The Pride of India 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 - Ajay Devgn, Sanjay Dutt, Sonakshi Sinha, Nora Fatehi, Sharad Kelkar, Ammy Virk
Director - Abhishek Dudhaiya

Release Date - 13 August 2021 on Disney Plus Hotstar



Total Reviews - 12

Average Score - 2.44/5

Overall Word of Mouth (Critics) - Mixed



1. Taran Adarsh -

Rating Score -> 3.5/5
#OneWordReview...
#Bhuj: THRILLING.
Rating: Medium starMedium starMedium star½
#Bhuj is a #BigScreen, mass-appealing spectacle… Scale + Star power + Stunning visuals leave you mesmerised… The second hour - leading to the nail biting finale - is a huge plus… #AjayDevgn in terrific form. #BhujReview
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2. Times of India -

Rating Score -> 3/5
The first half is scattered with various characters in cameos giving brave speeches without a context. The depiction of events leading upto the attack on Bhuj airbase are disorderly. The film however, redeems itself in the second half as that’s where the real action and drama unfold. Thereon, it’s a gripping thriller that keeps you invested. From 120 soldiers guarding the Vighakot post and defending the country to witnessing a plane rest its front on a truck for landing — the action game, (realistic and unrealistic) is on point. Even the aerial combat scenes keep you invested.
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3. Indian Express -

Rating Score -> 1/5
‘Bhuj: The Pride of India’ does exactly what it sets out to do: create a ‘war film’ toplined by a swaggering hero, so heavy on jingoistic jingle jangles and slogan-shouting that it almost succeeds in hiding the real ‘heroes’ of the story – the 300 women who pulled off the incredible feat. The women repaired an airstrip overnight, so that our brave IAF boys could land their planes in order to chase the Pakistani forces off our soil during the 1971 war.
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4. India Today -

Rating Score -> 2.5/5
300 against a battalion. The story of how the airstrip at Bhuj, Gujarat was rebuilt in just about 72 hours in December 1971, after it was bombed down by Pakistani jets, is one of those war stories that fills your heart up with pride. Ajay Devgn as Indian Air Force Squadron Leader Vijay Karnik, in Disney+Hotstar's Bhuj: The Pride Of India, brings you that true story against the backdrop of the Indo-Pak War of 1971. Arousing as it is, it is not without exaggeration.
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5. India TV -

Rating Score -> 3.5/5
A sure streamer for all the avid movie watchers that can respire a feeling of confidence not only under the self-improvement section but under a patriotic unity-inducer. With well-sewed dialogues Bhuj: The Pride of India makes it to the must-watch list for this Independence Day. You should stop reading this probably and start watching now.
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6. Zoom -

Rating Score -> 2.5/5
With a star cast that boasts of Ajay Devgn, Sanjay Dutt, Sonakshi Sinha, Sharad Leklar, Ammy Virk, Pranitha Subhash and Nora Fatehi, the film could have worked wonders. But to a large part, a disparate editing and choppy theatrical dialogues, along with a religious subtext, go a long way in letting the mood of the war drama down.
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7. Zee News -

Rating Score -> 2/5
It’s good to have a clear mindset before setting out to make a film, but sometimes this also alienates all other sorts of viewers. Director Abhishek Dudhaiya’s audaciously tilted film is loud, full of noise and has absolutely no regard for subtlety.
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8. NDTV -

Rating Score -> 1.5/5
Hardly surprising that the film is dead on arrival. Common sense goes missing in action once the explosions begin, which, sad to report, is from scene one. For the remaining two hours, Bhuj: The Pride Of India is busy gathering the scattered splinters of its insipid ideas made infinitely worse by resolutely ham-fisted treatment. Nothing to be proud of.
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9. Deccan Herald -

Rating Score -> 2.5/5
'Bhuj: The Pride of India', like many in its genre in the recent past, begins with a bang and ends with a bang. But in between, it’s only a relay of chaotic scenes loaded with merciless melodrama, gut-wrenching action and an ‘unbelievable’ VFX-aided climax. And, of course, a few songs which further slows down the narrative.
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10. Hindustan Times -

Rating Score -> n/a
Simply reading the Wikipedia entry about the episode could give you goosebumps, but the most that director Abhishek Dudhaiya could manage to get out of me was an indifferent shrug. Despite the incessant war cries, screaming, sacrificing, dying and killing, one cannot find a single drop of genuine human emotion in Bhuj. Abhishek rushes through the film's almost two-hour runtime with lightning speed, leaving no room for characters to attain any dimension higher than one.
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11. Anupama Chopra -

Rating Score -> n/a
Bhuj is mostly a series of disjointed vignettes about men either killing or thumping their chests and proudly declaring their love for Bharat ma. Why is Ajay Devgn, a National Award-winning actor, content to deliver banal lines and walk heroically in slow motion. Why doesn’t Sharad Kelkar, so good as Arvind in The Family Man and Shivaji Maharaj in Tanhaji, get better roles? And this really flummoxed me. 
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12. Komal Nahta -

Rating Score -> n/a
On the whole, Bhuj: The Pride Of India is an out-and-out mass-oriented commercial entertainer with the additional plus point of a powerful and patriotic real-life story. It is actually a big-screen film which cannot be equally enjoyed on the small screen (rendered necessary because it has been released on an OTT platform). Despite the small screen release, the fact remains that the film is a lovely entertainer. Had it released in the cinemas in normal times, it would have done very impressive business.
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