Shershaah Movie Review - Critics - Boxofficeindia, Box Office India, Box Office Collection, Bollywood Box Office, Bollywood Box Office

Headlines

Home Top Ad

August 13, 2021

Shershaah Movie Review - Critics

List of Shershaah 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 - Sidharth Malhotra and Kiara Advani
Director - Vishnu Varadhan

Release Date - 12 August 2021 on Amazon Prime Video

Total Reviews - 16

Average Score - 3/5

Overall Word of Mouth (Critics) - Positive



1. Taran Adarsh -

Rating Score -> 3.5/5
#OneWordReview...
#Shershaah: POWER-PACKED.
Rating: Medium starMedium starMedium star½
#Shershaah salutes the valour, courage and bravery of #Kargil war hero Captain #VikramBatra, #PVC… Inspirational and emotional… A game changer for #SidharthMalhotra… Commanding act… Unmissable! #ShershaahReview
Click this link for details


2. NDTV -

Rating Score -> 2.5/5
Mercifully, Shershaah does not resort to chest-thumping and flag-waving. It celebrates an intrepid soldier. The hero isn't, however, given to either superficial swagger or bellicose bravado. He is the sort of clear-headed guy who knows what he has got to do and chips away at it with unwavering intent. That, to a certain extent, is how the film is. Just a little more cinematic firepower and flint might have taken Shershaah much higher - and further - as a war drama.
Click this link for details


3. Indian Express -

Rating Score -> 2/5
The Sidharth Malhotra film has neither the necessary drama inherent in a cracking war film, nor does it raise patriotic goosebumps.
Click this link for details


4. Times of India -

Rating Score -> 3/5
The film’s overall tone is obviously high on patriotism. Many combat scenes don’t reflect the large canvas that the film is set up on, perhaps more deserving of a big screen experience. Yet, as an industry, Bollywood has seldom churned out epic war films that have been critically and commercially acclaimed. By those standards, ‘Shershaah’ ranks high than most of the recent war dramas and tells an inspiring story that needs to be told.
Click this link for details


5. Rediff -

Rating Score -> 3.5/5
Shershaah is at its most compelling when going with the flow of its central character's spontaneous instincts. The minute it tries to explain, emphasise and remind us who said what and when, it dilutes a perfectly poignant moment. And Vishnu Vardhan goes significantly overboard in magnifying the martyr moment, blazing guns and all.
Click this link for details


6. Zoom -

Rating Score -> 2.5/5
It is never easy to translate real life events onto the silver screen, especially when it deals with one of the more famed figure of contemporary times. The Vishnuvardhan directorial attempts at doing just that, and despite having beautifully choreographed war sequences, a evolved Sidharth Malhotra, wobbles and falls just short of the cinematic spectacle it could have been.
Click this link for details


7. Deccan Herald -

Rating Score -> 3/5
Tamil filmmaker Vishnuvardhan's maiden Hindi movie Shershaah is a reasonably engaging war drama that proves to be a good showreel for its leading man Sidharth Malhotra. The film is based on the life of Kargil hero Captain Vikram Batra and has been produced by Karan Johar, who had previously backed Gunjan Saxena. Like the Janhvi Kapoor-starrer, it opens with a heroic sequence that builds an aura around the protagonist. The rest of the narrative focuses on the titular character's childhood, love story and bravery.
Click this link for details


8. Bollywood Bubble -

Rating Score -> 3.5/5
It is rare that a biography on an army officer does justice to the individuality of the character. Captain Vikram Batra was yes, a brave officer, but he was also a vulnerable and flamboyant son, a dramatic lover boy and a warm hearted human being. Shershaah dabbles with these aspects of Captain Batra, sometimes becoming overbearing as well but nonetheless giving us an insight into what Captain Batra was like. 
Click this link for details


9. Zee News -

Rating Score -> 3/5
Shershaah never boats of bringing out complex truths of war or the intra-personal conflicts of the 25-year-old Army Captain. Probably this is what works in the film’s favour. At 135-minutes, it feels a tad bit long but never out of sync. The thrill is always there. And you’ll get to know why it’s called Shershaah only after watching the film. 
Click this link for details


10. Hindustan Times -

Rating Score -> n/a
Call it producer Karan Johar’s sustained love for Fawad Khan or simply his good sense, but none of his ‘India-Pakistan’ movies — Raazi, Gunjan Saxena: The Kargil Girl, and this — can be faulted for playing to the gallery. Shershaah, regardless of how successful it is at condensing Captain Batra’s incredible life into two hours (not very, unfortunately), is a character study first. It’s a shame, then, that it can’t help but subdue the war hero’s natural fieriness with a distinct dollop of vanilla.
Click this link for details


11. News 18 -

Rating Score -> n/a
Shershaah, suffers having miscast Sidharth Malhotra. He is a chocolate boy, absolutely unsuited to play the part of a tough Indian Army Officer, Batra, whose first posting was in Jammu and Kashmir, where he helps kill a hardcore militant, Haider. His subsequent posting takes him to the heights of Kargil in 1999 when Pakistanis (many were not regular soldiers) had infiltrated Indian territory and set up several bunkers that Captain Batra (by then promoted from Lieutenant) and his men re-capture to hoist the tri-colour flag.
Click this link for details


12. Outlook -

Rating Score -> 2.5/5
‘Shershaah’ starts off with a glimpse into Captain Batra’s life, but soon steers itself into the established war zone where it’s action and precious little else. The martyred Captain’s war cry ‘Yeh Dil Maange More’ when he reported the capture of point 5140. Almost immediately after, he volunteered to be a part of the next mission too, to recapture point 4875. A glance at such a gallant army officer’s life is nevertheless, inspiring, and the film is laudable by that yardstick.
Click this link for details


13. Mid-day -

Rating Score -> 3.5/5
The last time Capt Batra calls his fiancée on a satellite phone from the battlefield — having successfully led a key campaign to wrest back a mountain-top (Pt. 5140) — he's jubilant, of course. While you know this is not the end. This review should end here though! What more should you expect from a film of this nature — that it moves you to tears after all! 
Click this link for details


14. The Hindu -

Rating Score -> n/a
A biopic on the Kargil War hero Captain Vikram Batra, ‘Shershaah’ is not entirely a bad film but is plagued by the ordinariness of the war films we have been accustomed to.
Click this link for details


15. India Today -

Rating Score -> 3.5/5
Shershaah uses Captain Vikram Batra's story, through the words of his twin brother Vishal Batra, to put out a film people will remember for a while. Most of the credit for that goes to the lead man, Sidharth Malhotra. The actor puts on the uniform and becomes Vikram Batra. Will Shershaah be Sidharth's Uri though? Wish the film had had a theatre release! In her limited screentime, Kiara Advani leaves a mark on you. Dimple, however, remains as elusive as her real-life counterpart.
Click this link for details


16. Anupama Chopra -

Rating Score -> n/a
Ultimately, Shershaah plays it too safe. The film doesn’t have the daring of its subject. But Vikram Batra’s story is so stirring that it rises above this. When Shershaah ends with footage of the real Vikram laughing and talking about battle, you inevitably get goose flesh.
Click this link for details



No comments:

Post a Comment