Read the No Fathers in Kashmir Movie Reviews Starring Zara Webb, Soni Razdan, Shivam Raina, Ashvin Kumar, Kulbhushan Kharbanda, Anshuman Jha.
No Fathers in Kashmir Reviews
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Bollywood Hindi/English/Urdu/Kashmiri Movie No Fathers in Kashmir Reviews and Ratings from Top Film Critics.
Director: Ashvin Kumar
Producer: Ashvin Kumar
Writer: Ashvin Kumar
Genre: Drama
Release Date: 5 April 2019

Wendy Ide | The Guardian: 2/5
But this contrived and dithering tale is too unpersuasive to do much justice to the violence and tragedy of the region ... Full Review

Peter Bradshaw | The Guardian: 2/5
Flat drama doesn't do its subject justice. The turmoil in Indian-administered Kashmir is an urgent topic but Ashvin Kumar’s coming-of-age film feels lifeless and leaden ... Full Review

Rich Cline | Shadows on the Wall: 3.5/5
This is a skilful depiction of the entangled complexity of this region, explored through the eyes of characters who are easy to identify with ... Full Review

Edward Porter | Sunday Times (UK): 3/5
Although the film's message isn't subtle, the ardour behind it is forceful, and the striking landscapes are a bonus ... Full Review

Kevin Maher | Times (UK): 2/5
It's a film of awful line-readings, badly edited conversations (too many gaps) and, a first for me, a character who even struggles to convince while saying these two words: "Absolutely not." ... Full Review

Chris Hunneysett (UK): 3/5
There's no doubting the filmmakers sincere intent ... Full Review

Allie Loukas | Battle Royale With Cheese: 3/5
This film is worth a viewing and is an interesting take on other films that explore tragedy & war torn areas, we see Kashmir through the eyes of hope, forgiveness, and innocence rather than barbarianism, destroyed lives, and murder. - Allie Loukas, BRWC ... Full Review

Shikhar Verma | High on Films: 2.5/5
Ashvin Kumar chooses to mostly put his film as an English language hard-hitter, fails to subdue the lack of subtlety with something that remains in one's memories ... Full Review

Udita Jhunjhunwala | Scroll: 3/5
Sometimes stunning, sometimes stressful and all together sobering view of a situation that [writer-director Ashvin Kumar] seasons with hope ... Full Review

Philip Kemp | BFI: 3.5/5
A deeply felt film about a region blighted by violence ... Full Review

Shubra Gupta | The Indian Express: 2.5/5
It’s clear where Kumar’s sympathies lie, but the portrayal of his own character is a bit muddled. We see processions raising ‘azaadi’ slogans, but having to do a balancing act, where you speak for both sides, takes some of the edge and complexity off the movie ... Full Review

Saibal Chatterjee | NDTV: 3.5/5
Ashvin Kumar's Sensitive Drama Is Too Important A Film To Ignore. Soni Razdan is terrific as the granny. Kulbhushan Kharbanda brings out with ease the psyche of an old man ... Full Review

Namrata Joshi | The Hindu: 2.5/5
In trying to bring in humaneness and politics in equal measure on screen, Ashvin Kumar’s film stops short of being a searing account of a tragedy ... Full Review

Utkarsh Mishra | Rediff: 4.5/5
The movie gives no opinions. It doesn't glorify or belittles any side. It is left to the audience to draw their own inferences ... Full Review

Anna MM Vetticad | FirstPost: 3/5
Ashvin Kumar's courage and empathy for a troubled people shines through ... Full Review

Meena Iyer | DNAIndia: 3/5
Soni Razdan's film is relevant, but not moving enough. The film presents a ‘controversial’ viewpoint on the Kashmir issue. Apart from this, the two youngsters — Zara and Shivam — are lovely. Give them a chance ... Full Review

Samrudhi Ghosh | India Today: 3.5/5
Soni Razdan film is poignant tale of love and loss. No Fathers In Kashmir leaves you thinking of the thousands of disappeared fathers, sons and brothers long after you leave the theatre ... Full Review

Devesh Sharma | Filmfare: 3/5
All-in-all, No Fathers In Kashmir, reminiscent of Iranian cinema, tells us that as long as we don't stop being humane, we'll survive all the conflicts that threaten the human race ... Full Review

Anupama Chopra, Rahul Desai | Film Companion: 2/5
A Decent Kashmir Premise Undone By Its Desire To Be Heard. No Fathers In Kashmir is scripted smartly but the execution is a bit muddled, almost as if the director decides to compromise his awareness in favour of on-the-nose activist filmmaking ... Full Review

IANS | Sify: 2.5/5
Sensitive but lacks soul. The film dumbs down the director's vision in a very staged or theatrical manner ... Full Review

Sriram Iyengar, Keyur Seta | Cinestaan: 4/5
Ashvin Kumar has no qualms in showing how the locals become militants and demand ‘azaadi’, or freedom, after they or members of their family become victims of the brutality of the security forces ... Full Review

Chetna Kapoor | Republic World: 4/5
What works: To begin with, the writing. The dialogues were on point and one could connect with them. Each actor delivered terrific performances ... Full Review

Economic Times: 3.5/5
It isn’t a crowd pleaser, but raises questions that stay long after you leave the theatre. The writing, cinematography and crisp editing are enhanced significantly by the actors who strike the right notes all the way ... Full Review

Suguna Sundaram | Cine Blitz: 4/5
Ashvin Kumar’s film is a beautifully told tale of love and loss, betrayal and bravery, and the quest for truth ... Full Review

David Hughes | TimeOut: 4/5
‘No Fathers in Kashmir’ tackles the conflict’s human cost in a sensitive, non-partisan way, notably when the idealistic Brit accuses Majid’s uncle of selling out her father only to be confronted with an altogether murkier reality ... Full Review

Ankur Pathak | The Huffington Post: 3/5
In a cinema-scape cluttered with quasi-propaganda movies that unabashedly celebrate the military, 'No Fathers in Kashmir' offers a dissenting perspective ... Full Review

Priyanka Bhadani | The Week: 3/5
The movie captures the struggles and dichotomies of a broken state ... Full Review

Tanul Thakur | The Wire: 2.5/5
Despite its merits, the film tends to lose it way with numerous subplots competing for attention ... Full Review

Arnab Banerjee | Asian Age: 3/5
Kashmir that remains calm and unaffected, leaving us with a greater sense of disbelief and defencelessness ... Full Review

Meetu | Wogma: 3.5/5
A film well made. A story that is as heartbreaking as it is hopeful. An attempt at a balanced view, even if not completely successful ... Full Review