Verdict: Film Critics have given Positive Reviews to Saina Movie Starring Parineeti Chopra, Manav Kaul, Eshan Naqvi, Meghna Malik.
Saina Reviews
Ratings: 6/10

Score: 63%
Reviews Counted: 32
: 20 | : 12

Read Bollywood Hindi Saina Movie Reviews.
Director: Amole Gupte
Producer: Bhushan Kumar, Krishan Kumar, Sujay Jairaj, Rashesh Shah
Writer: Amole Gupte, Amitosh Nagpal
Genre: Biographical Sports
Release Date: 26 March 2021

Monika Rawal | Hindustan Times: - | 5/10
Parineeti Chopra is better in the scenes on the badminton court than the ones off it, but Amole Gupte's simplistic direction is a letdown ... Full Review

Renuka Vyavahare | Times of India: 3.5/5 | 7/10
A simple ode to eternal optimism. Saina, the film could have been more memorable, but it doesn’t fall short of inspiring the youth ... Full Review

Anupama Chopra | Film Companion: - | 5/10
Saina Doesn’t Deviate From The Formula Of The Bollywood Sports Movie. Saina alternates between exciting match sequences and dull stretches that seem tacked together like a highlights reel of the athlete’s life ... Full Review

Rahul Desai | Film Companion: - | 4/10
Saina Is A Humanity-For-Dummies Biopic Of An Iconic Indian Athlete. I had my doubts about Parineeti Chopra as Saina Nehwal, and the film merely confirms them ten times over ... Full Review

Komal Nahta | Film Information: - | 4/10
Saina is too unexciting to prove victorious on the box-office field. It neither moves the viewers emotionally nor inspires them much. It will, therefore, fail to make a mark at the ticket windows ... Full Review

Shubra Gupta | The Indian Express: 3/5 | 6/10
Parineeti Chopra gives us a good, solid Saina Nehwal. When she raises her racket after a hard-fought win, you cheer ... Full Review

Saibal Chatterjee | NDTV: 2/5 | 4/10
Amole Gupte's Film Is A Mishit. Parineeti Chopra is not bad at all. She is, however, let down by the tonal patchiness of the film ... Full Review

Bollywood Hungama: 4/5 | 8/10
SAINA gives a great overview of one of the finest sports player of our country. The performance of Parineeti Chopra, the dramatic and emotional moments and the appropriate pace of the film contributes highly to the film’s appeal. Go for it ... Full Review

Koimoi: 3.5/5 | 7/10
Amol has made the film with so much heart and it’s visible because there’s so much underlying beauty to every scene that the audience doesn’t even expect ... Full Review

Anna MM Vetticad | FirstPost: 2.75/5 | 6/10
Saina Nehwal’s biopic is inspiring but erases Gopichand and skirts inconvenient truths. Even with its flaws, Saina does provoke some thought, is moving in places and has some fun to offer ... Full Review

The Hindu: - | 4/10
Too cute for a biopic, too easy for a sports film. Saina Nehwal’s inspiring journey is reduced to a mere cinematic template, specifically aimed to leave a positive note on children. Shouldn’t the adults care too? ... Full Review

Rediff: 2.5/5 | 6/10
Despite being predictable and sluggish at some places, Saina is a film Parineeti Chopra would be proud of. It has its shortcomings but it is a one-time watch ... Full Review

The Bridge: - | 5/10
Film lacks life, merely feels like a documentary. Saina falls a little short of being able to essay the life of this great champion, making it a movie full of fire and inspiration but minimum sass and sizzle ... Full Review

Nandini Ramnath | Scroll: - | 5/10
If valuable lessons were gained from losses in between the victories, they don’t make it to the movie. The monomaniacal approach to mapping Saina’s professional glory diminishes some of its more interesting supporters ... Full Review

Deccan Herald: 1/5 | 2/10
An underwhelming biopic. The film does not reach its potential due to the lacklustre screenplay ... Full Review

Mid-Day: 2/5 | 6/10
A predictable drama that nearly scores. Amole Gupte’s telling of badminton star Saina Nehwal’s story is not very much different from the other biopics, but not without its moments ... Full Review

Cinestaan: 2/4 | 6/10
Nehwal’s story, for thousands of badminton players who look up to her, is a key reminder of the power of positive role models. Gupte’s film will be right up their alley ... Full Review

India TV: - | 5/10
Duly exhorted, Parineeti Chopra's Saina Nehwal tries going all out with the racquet as well as expressions. The trouble is she seems to be trying too hard ... Full Review

Nettv4u: 3.5/5 | 7/10
Saina is a neat biographical film, while compared with others. Parineeti and the director’s efforts are appreciable. Saina is definitely a one-time watch! ... Full Review

Cine Blitz: - | 7/10
Amole Gupte’s Saina is unlike any other biopic coming from Bollywood; a breather from sensationalized biopics. And it’s worth a watch – no matter what gender or age are you ... Full Review

Glamsham: 4/5 | 8/10
Parineeti Chopra gets it all right, gives a winningly smashing portrayal of Saina Nehwal in one of her most powerful performances till date ... Full Review

Lehren: 3.5 | 7/10
Parineeti Chopra as Saina pushes herself admirably for a physically gruelling performance, Kaul is the one with the stand out performance ... Full Review

The Week: 2.5/5 | 5/10
A selective peek into a champion's life. Parineeti Chopra's performance is as uneven as the size of the mole on her face ... Full Review

The Quint: 2.5/5 | 5/10
Despite Its Moments, ‘Saina’ Fails to Think Out of the Box. I wish the film had chosen to tell her story with more eloquence instead of treading the beaten path ... Full Review

Instant Bollywood: 4.5/5 | 9/10
Naturally, the biopic is a HIT with Parineeti’s stellar performance and Amole Gupte’s illustrious direction. We can only hope to see Parineeti in more such stimulating roles ... Full Review

PinkVilla: 3.5/5 | 7/10
Though predictable, the premise is relatable, and backed up with a fast-paced narrative which keeps us hooked on the screen through the runtime ... Full Review

Spotboye: 4/5 | 8/10
Quietly effective in the dramatic moments and unabashedly celebratory in tone, this is how a biopic should be ... Full Review

Peeping Moon: 4/5 | 8/10
Amole Gupte’s direction and screenplay flawlessly bring out a story that is emotional, inspiring, and thoroughly engaging ... Full Review

Cinema Express: 3/5 | 6/10
While there is a lot of coverage of Saina's on-court achievements, Amole Gupte pulls back quite a few punches to give us a satisfying but cloyingly safe film ... Full Review

Eastern Eye: 4/5 | 8/10
Saina is one of the best biopics we have seen in Bollywood. It’s a must-watch! Parineeti Chopra is back with a bang and delivers a fantastic performance ... Full Review

Behind Woods: 2.75/5 | 6/10
A tale of a gritty girl working on her shortcomings and piling on the victories, Saina is a treat to relish ... Full Review

Yahoo: 3/5 | 6/10
Saina is a role model but is the portrayal as powerful? Will this film make you want to encourage your daughter or sister or niece to take up badminton seriously? I think that’s where the gap lies in the storytelling - Saina’s story is inspiring but the film isn’t as passionate ... Full Review