Verdict: Film Critics have given Negative Reviews to Searching for Sheela Movie Starring Ma Anand Sheela.
Searching for Sheela Reviews
Ratings: 3.92/10

Score: 19%
Reviews Counted: 21
: 4 | : 17

Read Netflix Bollywood Hindi/English Searching for Sheela Reviews.
Producer: Karan Johar, Shakun Batra
Genre: Documentary, Biography, Crime
Release Date: 22 April 2021

Rohan Naahar | Hindustan Times: - | 3/10
Netflix's hour-long documentary is a Dharma-style, surface-level profile of Ma Anand Sheela. It brushes aside everything that is interesting about her in favour of fluff ... Full Review

Pallabi Dey Purkayastha | Times of India: 3/5 | 5.5/10
An interesting subject remains under explored ... Full Review

Anupama Chopra | Film Companion: - | 4/10
Sheela might be frail and mellow but she still knows how to deliver a memorable sound byte. Searching for Sheela on Netflix India is a minor companion piece to the mesmerising Wild Wild Country ... Full Review

The Review Geek: - | 3/10
For those who have seen Netflix’s enthralling docu-series, this will feel like an extended featurette tucked away on the second disk of a DVD. There are a few interesting tidbits but nowhere near enough to recommend an hour documentary that goes nowhere ... Full Review

Saibal Chatterjee | NDTV: 1.5/5 | 3/10
A Hollow Window-Dressed Shell. A bland apologia for an eventful, error-strewn life that has seen more than its share of ups and downs and has for decades been surrounded by mystery ... Full Review

Decider: - | 6/10
Those who were obsessed with Wild Wild Country might be fascinated to tail Sheela for an hour even if Searching for Sheela tends to be shallow fluff with the occasional spicy moment to prove that she still adheres to her fiery public persona ... Full Review

Koimoi: 3/5 | 6/10
Sheela Catches The Frenzy, But The Short Runtime Impacts The Depth Of This Directorless Documentary ... Full Review

FirstPost: - | 6/10
We only understand Sheela better through the dichotomies of views around her, and true to her illusive infamy, she lives up to her noncommittal status, clinically veiling it as the whole truth ... Full Review

Namrata Joshi | The Hindu: - | 3/10
A problematic take on Ma Anand Sheela’s complex legacy. The new Netflix documentary presents the controversial Sheela Birnstiel as an unlikely feminist icon and fiery go-getter who merely fell prey to an obnoxious scandal ... Full Review

Nandini Ramnath | Scroll: - | 3/10
In its search for Sheela Birnstiel, the documentary doesn’t get anywhere. In the workmanlike and uncritical assembly of footage, there is no indication that the film ever intended to ... Full Review

The Quint: 1.5/5 | 3/10
There’s no need to turn to Netflix to watch a cult figure who hypnotised lakhs with elaborate speeches, giving them hollow promises of an idyllic future and is now looking to become some sort of a pop icon. We are currently living that reality ... Full Review

Lifestyle Asia: - | 4/10
And with a perfunctory nod, we can say that it failed to deliver the real Sheela Birnstiel we were all hoping to see ... Full Review

Hollywood Insider: - | 5/10
While ‘Searching For Sheela’ did instantly hook me into the source material and had me doing research as soon as the credits rolled, the film does not have much to offer behind an hour-long check-in on Sheela ... Full Review

PinkVilla: 2.5/5 | 6/10
From nostalgia to charting an unknown territory, Ma Anand Sheela's charm, quick wit and comebacks are the highlight of Searching For Sheela ... Full Review

Spotboye: 1/5 | 2/10
Futile 'Search' In A One-Sided Lane, Ma Anand Sheela's Documentary Touches Just The Surface ... Full Review

Money Control: - | 4/10
A too short documentary on someone who’s a calm keg of dynamite ... Full Review

Arre: - | 3/10
Still Searching for Sheela! The Netflix Docu Tells Us Nothing New ... Full Review

Mashable: 2/5 | 4/10
A Headless Docu-Film That Is Not A Scratch On The Enigma Of Ma Anand Sheela ... Full Review

Ready Steady Cut: 1/5 | 2/10
Empty and fawning, Searching for Sheela offers as much insight into Ma Anand Sheela as might be gleaned by staring at a wall for its entire runtime ... Full Review

Acqro: - | 2/10
That is Searching For Sheela for you: a hollow, window-dressed, soft-soaped shell. The picture it provides is made up of solely of broad strokes. This is Mild Mild Country ... Full Review

Subhash K Jha | IWM Buzz: 2.5/5 | 5/10
Fails To Impress ... Full Review