Verdict: Film Critics have given Positive Reviews to Gali Guleiyan Movie Starring Manoj Bajpayee, Ranvir Shorey, Neeraj Kabi, Shahana Goswami, Om Singh.
Gali Guleiyan Reviews
Ratings: 6.79/10

Score: 87%
Reviews Counted: 31
: 27 | : 4

Read Bollywood Hindi Gali Guleiyan Movie Reviews.
Director: Dipesh Jain
Producer: Dipesh Jain, Shuchi Jain
Writer: Dipesh Jain
Genre: Psychological Drama
Release Date: 7 September 2018

Jyoti Sharma Bawa | Hindustan Times: 3.5 | 7/10
Manoj Bajpayee delivers his Godfather, his Taxi Driver ... Full Review

Renuka Vyavahare | Times of India: 3.5/5 | 7/10
Director Dipesh Jain’s dystopian vision, editor Chris Witt’s clever intercutting of tracks and cinematographer Kai Miedendorp’s attention to detail, make Gali Guleiyan a riveting watch ... Full Review

Anupama Chopra | Film Companion: - | 7/10
There is enough to admire in Dipesh Jain’s ambitious first film about a lonely paranoiac living in Old Delhi – especially the unstinting talent of Manoj Bajpayee ... Full Review

Komal Nahta | Film Information: - | 3/10
Dipesh Jain’s direction is of the kind which would appeal only to the festival circuit audience. Editing (by Chris Witt) is okay but the very pace of the drama is painfully slow ... Full Review

Shubra Gupta | The Indian Express: 3.5/5 | 7/10
Manoj Bajpayee is good as always in portraying the increasing loss of self, but it is Om Singh as Iddu who really stills your heart with his blank eyes, that stare back from a face bathed in a film of sweat ... Full Review

Saibal Chatterjee | NDTV: 4/5 | 8/10
If for nothing else, watch Gali Guleiyan for the joy of witnessing a lead actor in full flight getting into the skin of a completely fettered man. It’s a master class of rare resplendence ... Full Review

FirstPost: 3/5 | 6/10
There are shades of his tour de force performance as Professor Siras in Aligarh in Gali Guleiyan, with Bajpayee reiterating his command on his craft as he conveys so much while given so little to say or do ... Full Review

Namrata Joshi | The Hindu: - | 7/10
The film is a fine study of deteriorating places, people, relationships, families, neighbourhoods, communities and human minds with the one aerial shot at the end capturing it all economically. It’s a bird’s eye view of a manic maze in which not just a child but practically everyone is lost ... Full Review

Sukanya Verma | Rediff: 3/5 | 6/10
This view of the supposed spiritual decay of our times, which is at the core of Gali Guleiyan, is thus more fashionable than perceptive ... Full Review

Economic Times: 3.5/5 | 7/10
The movie is a riveting watch — a masterfully-narrated tale of scarred childhoods and human apathy ... Full Review

Nandini Ramnath | Scroll: - | 8/10
Dipesh Jain’s debut feature is a superbly performed and visually arresting portrait of loneliness and claustrophobia ... Full Review

Deccan Chronicle: 3.5/5 | 7/10
Gali Guleiyan confidently establishes its own tone and milieu through a calmly justified faith in its material. The plot shows complete hopelessness than any optimism, but is never less than honest ... Full Review

Devesh Sharma | Filmfare: 3/5 | 6/10
The film basically centers on Manoj Bajpayee’s performance and it can easily belong to his top ten list ... Full Review

Rajeev Masand: 3.5/5 | 7/10
Nevertheless the film’s merits far outnumber its hiccups. For Manoj Bajpayee’s performance alone, unforgettable as a man hanging on to his sanity by a thread, the film deserves to be seen ... Full Review

Book My Show: - | 8/10
A cinematic masterpiece that traps you within its darkness ... Full Review

Sify: 3.5/5 | 7/10
Inspired by a true story, Gali Guleiyan is an astutely mounted psychological drama that unfurls intriguingly. At the core of it is an interesting story of Khuddoos (Manoj Bajpayee), a brooding character living in denial, trapped within his locality and circumstances ... Full Review

Qrius: 3.5/5 | 7/10
A dark but captivating tale of obsession and altruism. At the centre of this all, expectedly, lies a tour-de-force performance by Manoj Bajpayee ... Full Review

Cinestaan: 3/4 | 8/10
You do feel invested enough to witness the dark journey of the characters to the ultimate end, thanks also in large part to the engaging performances from the young Singh, Bajapayee, Shorey, Kabi and Goswami ... Full Review

Reuters: - | 5/10
“Gali Guleiyan” is notable for many small things that it gets right, but the sum of all its part doesn’t add up ... Full Review

Open Magazine: - | 5.5/10
This could have transformed it into a stirring, poignant, heart-breaking and memorable cinematic experience. ‘Gali Guleiyan’ leaves you startled, but not moved ... Full Review

Nettv4u: 3.5/5 | 7/10
The psychological thriller is a performance-oriented one and it is primarily for the people who like this genre. If you are not interested in the psychological thrillers, this film is not for you ... Full Review

Desi Martini: 4.5/5 | 9/10
A Film Par Excellence, Shakes You From Within! With Superlative Performances, Debutante Director Dipesh Jain Brings Forth Cinema Extraordinaire! ... Full Review

Glamsham: 4/5 | 8/10
Manoj Bajpayee’s master class in an alluring, provoking labyrinth ... Full Review

The Quint: 4/5 | 8/10
Gali Guleiyan is definitely not everyone’s cup of tea. It is disturbing and unrelenting in its approach but masterfully weaves together a tale of torment and scarred childhood ... Full Review

Free Press Journal: 3.5/5 | 7/10
This is definitely a showcase of masterly craft, but it could do with a little more emotional engagement! ... Full Review

Cinema Express: 3.5/5 | 7/10
Gali Guleiyan has the familiarity of an arthouse thriller but also has moments of raw delight ... Full Review

Now Running: 3/5 | 6/10
The film is shot beautifully and all characters are brilliantly etched in their pain. You will come away shook ... Full Review

Film Festivals: 2/5 | 4/10
Playing with umbra and penumbra is part of film-making technique, as is shadow play, but what we have here is shadow boxing, an exercise that is largely futile and wears thin ... Full Review

Anna Vetticad: 4/5 | 8/10
It has been several days since I watched this film, and even now an acute sadness grips me each time I think about it. The beauty of Gali Guleiyan lies in the fact that I never ever want that feeling to go away ... Full Review

Latestly: 3.5/5 | 7/10
An Excellent Manoj Bajpayee Steers The Ship in This Slow Burn Psychological Drama. Gali Guleiyan is not everyone's cup of tea, thanks to its slow-moving narrative and dark themes ... Full Review

Bollywood Bubble: 3.5/5 | 6/10
This movie will tell you what insanity feels like. Some scintillating performances along with great direction, make this film a must-watch for those who enjoy experimental cinema ... Full Review