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Pataakha Reviews
Ratings: 6.2/10

Reviews Counted: 34
Score: 76%
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Bollywood Hindi Movie Pataakha Reviews and Ratings from Top Film Critics.
Director: Vishal Bhardwaj
Producer: Vishal Bhardwaj, Rekha Bhardwaj, Dheeraj Wadhavan, Ajay Kapoor, Ishan Saksena
Writer: Vishal Bhardwaj, Charan Singh Pathik
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Release Date: 28 September 2018

Raja Sen | Hindustan Times: 4/5
The new Vishal Bhardwaj film is colourful, noisy and dazzling ... Full Review

Rachit Gupta | Times of India: 3.5/5
But for all its wonderful and creative touches, Pataakha still feels like a story that stretches a short concept, for a little too long ... Full Review

Nandan Kini | Mumbai Mirror: 3.5/5
Simply put, with sparkling performances and a colourful setting, Pataakha shines on screen like a proper boxful of crackers! ... Full Review

Shubra Gupta | The Indian Express: 3/5
Vishal Bhardwaj pulls off a rousing parable. The girls in Pataakha take some getting used to: you have to suspend disbelief to take these dusty, filthy-mouthed sisters seriously. But once they start settling into their roles, you cross a hump ... Full Review

Rajeev Masand | News18: 2.5/5
It Never Satisfies Completely. It’s a lightweight offering that’s got its sparks, but doesn’t quite live up to its firecracker name ... Full Review

Saibal Chatterjee | NDTV: 3/5
This is a cracker of a film that blends the dynamics of a rustic burlesque with a stylised cinematic sensibility ... Full Review

Bollywood Hungama: 3/5
PATAAKHA is a decent entertainer which has its moments but the post-interval portions are quite unconvincing ... Full Review

Umesh Punwani | Koimoi: 2.5/5
Expected An Explosion But Turns Out To Be A ‘Phuski’. Charan Singh Pathik, for a reason wrote this story as a short one because he knew there's not much scope for a feature film ... Full Review

Kennith Rosario | The Hindu: 3.5/5
fierce and fiery. The rustic tale of sibling enmity provides an abundance of wisecracks ... Full Review

Shilpa Jamkhandikar | Reuters: 2.5/5
“Pataakha” should have been a short film, but it got inexplicably extended into a 136-minute full length feature. Much like his protagonists, Bhardwaj doesn’t know when to cut it short and walk away ... Full Review

Urvi Parikh | Rediff: 3.5/5
Fun, colourful, comical are adjectives you rarely use for a Vishal Bhardwaj film, but that's exactly what Pataakha is ... Full Review

Swetha Ramakrishnan | FirstPost: 3.5/5
Vishal Bhardwaj proves he's a master storyteller with this mischievously quirky film ... Full Review

Meena Iyer | DNAIndia: 3/5
Vishal Bhardwaj's black humour shines in this rural drama. Watch 'Pataakha' if you like a walk on the dark side ... Full Review

Suhani Singh | India Today: 2.5/5
Sanya and Radhika breathe life into Vishal Bhardwaj film. The film is entertaining in parts, but fails to leave a mark ... Full Review

Udita Jhunjhunwala | Live Mint: 2.5/5
‘Pataakha’ has the fuse, but not the firepower. Vishal Bhardwaj's adaption is buoyed by crackling performances ... Full Review

Nandini Ramnath | Scroll: 2.5/5
There isn’t enough material to warrant 134 minutes, and the tone gets uneven in the later sections ... Full Review

Shaheen Irani | Deccan Chronicle: 4/5
Vishal Bhardwaj goes raw and makes a thoroughly entertaining film. Right from the first scene of this movie, one knows they’re in for a ride that is going to be madness and fun ... Full Review

Mohar Basu | Mid-Day: 3.5/5
Pataakha often meanders towards subplots with little relevance to the entire picture. The editing could have been crisper, but the film is worth a watch for its actors ... Full Review

Devesh Sharma | Filmfare: 3/5
Pataakha is a cracker of a watch indeed, total paisa vasool on the strength of the acting alone ... Full Review

Anupama Chopra | Film Companion: 2/5
Too Much Screaming, Very Little Magic. Vishal Bhardwaj’s film about two feisty sisters in a Rajasthan village starring Sanya Malhotra and Radhika Madan is a slim story stretched till it snaps ... Full Review

IANS | Sify: 3/5
The brilliant performances by the not-so-famous cast will keep you glued to your seats ... Full Review

Madhuri | Filmi Beat: 3.5/5
Vishal Bhardwaj's creative touch adds colors to Pataakha and makes it an enjoyable fare with the dynamite performances ... Full Review

Economic Times: 3.5/5
Vishal Bhardwaj weaves magic with his screenplay. Radhika Madan makes a mark with her debut performance while Sanya Malhotra does a fabulous job in her rugged avatar ... Full Review

Suparna Thombare | Cinestaan: 3.5/5
Radhika, Sanya's firecracker performances light up this wickedly hilarious film ... Full Review

Aswathy Gopalakrishnan | Silver Screen: 3/5
An Enjoyable Mad-Cap Tale That Loses Steam Midway ... Full Review

Shalu Singh | India TV: 3.5/5
Vishal Bhardwaj's Pataakha is entertaining and engaging but you want it to be crispier. ... Full Review

Vishal Verma | Glamsham: 3.5/5
Energetically quirky, amusingly raw & superbly performed ... Full Review

Priyanka Bhadani | The Week: 3/5
Vishal Bhardwaj delivers yet another rousing tale from the hinterland ... Full Review

R.M. Vijayakar | India West: 3.5/5
Vishal Bhardwaj Presents Sweet and Spicy Sister Saga. “Pataakha” proves beyond doubt that the Enid Blyton innocence of the “Makdee” maker was no coincidence ... Full Review

Lokesh Dharmani | Peeping Moon: 3.5/5
It's gritty, gruesome and gorgeous, the fabulous performances by everyone in the film makes it worth a watch ... Full Review

Ajit Duara | Open Magazine: 2/5
Unfortunately, the plot of ‘Pataakha’ has already exhausted itself by this time, and what we are left with is a damp squib. ... Full Review

Ria De | Outlook India: 3/5
But do watch these girls weaponise their ‘hysteria’, setting themselves free from each other and the bonds that keep them together ... Full Review

Poulomi Das | Arre: 3/5
Sisters are each other’s strength and weakness – you can’t live with them, can’t live without them. Vishal Bhardwaj’s Pataakha understands this language of sisterhood, where throwing abuses, insults, and jabs at each other is par for the course ... Full Review

Meetu | Wogma: 3/5
Almost every frame of the film tells you it is not about these two sisters, but there is a larger purpose here. Once you give in to this theme and adjust your hearing to its loudness, the film is engrossing while it lasts ... Full Review