Verdict: Film Critics have given Positive Reviews to Anaarkali of Aarah Movie Starring Swara Bhaskar, Sanjay Mishra, Pankaj Tripathi, Ishtiyak Khan, Vijay Kumar.
Anaarkali of Aarah Reviews
Ratings: 6.79/10

Score: 97%
Reviews Counted: 31
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Read Bollywood Hindi Anaarkali of Aarah Movie Reviews.
Director: Avinash Das
Producer: Priya Kapur, Sandiip Kapur
Writer: Avinash Das
Genre: Drama
Release Date: 24 March 2017

Rohit Vats | Hindustan Times: 3/5 | 6/10
Anaarkali of Aarah brings forth a world that’s out of focus and needs our attention. Marginalised sections are fighting their own battles in this part of the globe and Anaarkali Of Aarah wants us to be sympathetic to them. Being privy to their emotions doesn’t seem a bad idea ... Full Review

Renuka Vyavahare | Times of India: 3.5/5 | 7/10
The patriarchal society has a way of holding women responsible for the atrocities they themselves face. This movie questions this very mind-set and offers a refreshing take on women and their sexuality ... Full Review

Shubra Gupta | The Indian Express: 3.5/5 | 7/10
Swara Bhaskar film is a full-bodied, crackling watch. With Anar, Swara Bhaskar gets a role worthy of her. The film uses lines and situations involving crudity but never turns vulgar. Nowhere does Anaarkali of Aarah makes you cringe, and that’s a real achievement ... Full Review

Shomini Sen | News18: 4/5 | 8/10
The Most Relevant Film of This Season. The film works for its tight script- which never dwindles- and for its powerful story ... Full Review

Saibal Chatterjee | NDTV: 2/5 | 4/10
Swara Bhaskar Is Vibrant In Disappointingly Tepid Film. It is the kind of film that you want to applaud, especially on account of the concerns that it articulates. But it leaves you deeply dissatisfied ... Full Review

Surabhi Redkar | Koimoi: 3.5/5 | 7/10
Swara Bhasker Kills Misogyny With A Power Packed Performance, her brazen act truly binds you to this film ... Full Review

Savera R Someshwar | Rediff: 4/5 | 8/10
The fact that this is not a choice many women in India have may make the movie seem simplistic, but that does not lessen its importance. We all need heroes. Anaarkali, make no mistake, is one. Yes, Anaarkali Of Aarah might well be a fairy tale. But it is one that is well told. Very well told ... Full Review

Udita Jhunjhunwala | FirstPost: 3/5 | 6/10
Swara Bhaskar champions this fiesty film with a message ... Full Review

Subhash K Jha | DNAIndia: 3.5/5 | 7/10
It is stunning in thought, spellbinding in plot and utterly gripping in the way the story of a small-town dancer-singer’s adventures in lecher-land unfolds ... Full Review

Pallabi Dey | Deccan Chronicle: 3/5 | 6/10
Swara's dauntless act saves this tedious tale. In this insipid and lackluster story, Swara’s performance and the cast’s command over colloquial Bhojpuri lingo stand out ... Full Review

Stutee Ghosh | The Quint: 3/5 | 6/10
Debutant director Avinash Das is a brave new voice with a refreshing take on women and their sexuality. But the screenplay fails to offer him the needed support. For instance, in the first 30 minutes nothing significant happens ... Full Review

Mayank Shekhar | Mid-Day: 3.5/5 | 7/10
This is feisty Swara Bhaskar, simultaneously submissive and full of desi swag -- her gait, expressions, and accent absolutely spot-on. She floors you with her subtle moves. As does 'Anaarkali of Aarah', for the most part. It's hard to come across a performance so gut-wrenchingly real ... Full Review

Rachit Gupta | Filmfare: 3.5/5 | 7/10
Keeping in line with Hindi cinema's new found passion for strong women protagonists and their resilient stories, Anarkali Of Aarah is the pitch perfect lesson in relevant feminism. This one's a must watch, whether you live in a metro or in rural India ... Full Review

Rahul Desai | Film Companion: 3/5 | 6/10
This is what perhaps sets Anaarkali of Aarah apart from a Gulabi Gang or a Sonali Cable. All three films are set around gimmicky small-town hues and crowd-pleasing feminist undertones, but one lets its lady grow naturally as more than just a ‘resounding statement,’ while the other two cry themselves hoarse about their token braveness ... Full Review

Vishal Verma | Glamsham: 3.5/5 | 7/10
It's debatable how much it will excite the hoi polloi but certainly ANAARKALI OF AARAH is an appositely trenchant and rustic cry for women empowerment backed by Swara Bhaskar's top notch performance ... Full Review

IndiaGlitz: 3/5 | 6/10
Anaarkali of Arrah is a girl power tale with hard hitting performance by Swara Bhaskar. The movie has its flaws, but the merits are high enough to make it a decent one time watch for sure ... Full Review

Anna M.M. Vetticad: 4/5 | 8/10
Swara Bhasker's choices in this film, her performance and the manner in which Avinash Das has conceptualised ... Anaarkali all add up to a unique moment in Hindi cinema ... Full Review

Anupama Chopra | Film Companion: - | 7/10
The film's plot was a little contrived but Pankaj Tripathi's unassuming presence, Swara Bhaskar's brilliant performance as Anaarkali and the thundering climax made it one of my favourites ... Full Review

Baradwaj Rangan: - | 8/10
A very effective “no-means-no” story, with superb performances ... Full Review

Namrata Joshi | The Hindu: - | 7/10
A unique, well observed, raunchy musical that reiterates that no means no ... Full Review

Nandini Ramnath | Scroll: - | 7/10
Swara Bhaskar is superb as a singer out to prove that ‘no means no’. Avinash Das’s debut feature overcomes its indulgences and flaws by focusing on the big picture on sexual assault and consent ... Full Review

Filmi Beat: 3/5 | 6/10
Swara Bhaskar as the Aarahwali Anaarkali proves the mettle of her acting prowess yet again. It isn't easy to portray a character that's bold and at the same time equally vulnerable ... Full Review

Nettv4u: 3.25/5 | 6.5/10
The movie has a sense of reality of its own which will astound you ... Full Review

Cinestaan: 3/4 | 8/10
Swara Bhaskar shines in classy, sensual show of retribution. Swara Bhaskar and Sanjay Mishra deliver power-packed performances as first-time director Avinash Das brings respectability to an otherwise marginalized community of erotic entertainers ... Full Review

Business Standard: 4.5/5 | 9/10
These are not just performances. They are classrooms of impeccable characterisations. But above all there is Sawara Bhaskar giving what history will record as one of the bravest and most important performances by a female actor in post-modernist Bollywood ... Full Review

The Wire: - | 8/10
Anaarkali of Aarah' Is Witty, Feisty, Fearless in Narrative and Execution. The film seethes with anger about gender disparity, but it makes its points without sacrificing the film’s plot or resorting to preachy overlong platitudes ... Full Review

The Quint: 3/5 | 6/10
‘Anaarkali of Arrah’ Is Loud and Clear About Consent. The movie has its heart in the right place, but the execution leaves it wobbly in parts ... Full Review

Bollywood Life: 3/5 | 6/10
The film is redolent with the flavour of Bihar and transports you there with ease. Entertaining yet hard-hitting, "Anaarkali of Aarah" hits the bull's eye, as far as its strong universal message goes ... Full Review

Spotboye: 3.5/5 | 7/10
At the risk of reiteration, it has to be emphasised that Anaarkali of Aarah belongs to Swara Bhaskar who gives her heart and soul to a part of spleen and substance ... Full Review

Open Magazine: - | 6/10
A watchable and entertaining film, it keeps you absorbed with its music and its character development right to the end ... Full Review

Free Press Journal: - | 6/10
Not perfect, but engaging. While the film may not be everyone’s cup of tea, it sure is a worthy see just for the performances and the authentic folk elements ... Full Review