Verdict: Film Critics have given Positive Reviews to Jalsa Movie Starring Vidya Balan, Shefali Shah, Rohini Hattangadi, Surya Kasibhatla, Manav Kaul.
Jalsa Reviews
Ratings: 6.53/10

Score: 83%
Reviews Counted: 30
: 25 | : 5

Read Bollywood Hindi Jalsa Movie Reviews.
Director: Suresh Triveni
Producer: Bhushan Kumar, Krishan Kumar, Vikram Malhotra
Writer: Prajwal Chandrashekar, Suresh Triveni, Hussain Dalal
Genre: Thriller, Drama
Release Date: 18 March 2022 (on Amazon Prime Video)

Monika Rawal Kukreja | Hindustan Times: - | 5/10
Vidya Balan and Shefali Shah struggle to engage audience with half-baked characters. Nevertheless, Jalsa leaves you with a lot to think, guess, perceive and conclude ... Full Review

Renuka Vyavahare | Times of India: 4/5 | 8/10
Jalsa, a captivating drama with a complex moral center, keeps you on the edge of your seat for most part of the film. This one’s a must watch, all the more for its terrific climax ... Full Review

Gautaman Bhaskaran | News18: - | 4/10
Suresh Triveni's work, despite two good actresses in Vidya Balan and Shefali Shah, falls into the rut of wanting to fill the plate with too much with the result that none of it has any meat ... Full Review

Anupama Chopra | Film Companion: - | 8/10
Jalsa Is A Gripping And Unsettling Dissection Of Morality, Motherhood And Money. This film is about the bond between women, between women and children and that sliver of humanity which binds and ultimately, saves us ... Full Review

Rahul Desai | Film Companion: - | 8/10
A Beautifully Constructed Bridge Between Parallel Mothers. The film is designed as a tense anti-procedural. You root for truth and justice, only to realize that it’s never as clean-cut as that ... Full Review

Komal Nahta | Film Information: - | 6/10
Jalsa has an intriguing story and wonderful performances to make for interesting OTT viewing ... Full Review

Shubra Gupta | The Indian Express: 2.5/5 | 6/10
Vidya Balan, Shefali Shah film has one of the most tightly-executed beginnings, which develops the odd bump as the plot progresses, until it reaches a cathartic end ... Full Review

Saibal Chatterjee | NDTV: 3/5 | 6/10
Discount the overreach and a flaw here and a blemish there and Jalsa works just fine not only because two wonderful actresses are at their very best ... Full Review

Bollywood Hungama: 2.5/5 | 5/10
Despite fine performances, the length of JALSA diminishes the impact ... Full Review

Shubham Kulkarni | Koimoi: 3.5/5 | 7/10
Vidya Balan & Shefali Shah Steal The Show In A Noir Where Moralities Are Put To Test. It is a filmmaker evolving and two of the most prolific actors exploring their craft and maybe surprising their own selves as well ... Full Review

Anna MM Vetticad | FirstPost: 4/5 | 8/10
Balan has the ability to transport a viewer into the universe of her emotions, but rarely has she done so as thoroughly as in Jalsa, playing off Shah’s completely unself-conscious rendition of the distraught, progressively bitter Ruksana ... Full Review

The Hindu: - | 6/10
Director Suresh Triveni delivers a casting coup of sorts with the fantastic ensemble of actors, while also charting a relatable and riveting tale on how a self-righteous approach crumbles under circumstances ... Full Review

Sukanya Verma | Rediff: 3.5/5 | 7/10
Jalsa creates a platform for their incredible talent but refuses to delve on the repercussions. Vidya Balan and Shefali Shah are powerhouse talents and are tailor-made for Jalsa's overwrought premise ... Full Review

Deccan Herald: 2/5 | 4/10
Fails to make an impact. Jalsa tries to redeem itself with a twist towards the end but it proves to be a case of too little too late ... Full Review

Cinema Express: 3.5/5 | 7/10
An absorbing, hard-to-slot morality drama ... Full Review

Phuong Le | The Guardian: 2/5 | 4/10
Drama about a reporter who knows too much about a gruesome traffic incident checks off a grocery list of urgent questions without examining them ... Full Review

Binged: 2.5/5 | 6/10
Performances Rescue The Psychological Drama ... Full Review

Aaj Tak: 3.5/5 | 7/10
जलसा की ताकत उसकी कहानी में दिखी, एक्टिंग में दिखी, लेकिन इस सब को सही तरीके से परोसने का काम डायरेक्टर सुरेश त्रिवेणी ने किया है. मतलब फिल्म देखते हु ... Full Review

Pankaj Shukla | Amar Ujala: 3.5/5 | 7/10
फिल्म ‘जलसा’ की कहानी, इसके कलाकारों की अदाकारी, इसके संवाद और इसका निर्देशन लाजवाब है। पटकथा इसकी थोड़ी और कसावट मांगती है। ... Full Review

IANS | Zee News: 3.5/5 | 7/10
This well-made film is at odds with its roiling emotions. 'Jalsa' begins with a promise, but by mid-point, its tempo slackens and the pulse does not revive ... Full Review

Biz Asia Live: 4/5 | 8/10
Watch ‘Jalsa’ to see Balan and Shah at their best and feeding off one another on screen. Watch it if you want an intriguing story to get your teeth into which pulls you in and keeps you at the edge of your seat ... Full Review

The Week: 4/5 | 8/10
Both, Shefali Shah and Vidya Balan transport the viewer into a universe of emotions, The film is fast paced and keeps the viewer gripped at all times ... Full Review

The Wire: - | 8/10
Solid and Motivated Throughout – Defies Expectations and Is a Must Watch. This is not the cinema of one-upmanship or settling scores. It’s a muted sentiment of the marginalised that can be summarised in a line – “This is how it feels.” ... Full Review

Stutee Ghosh | The Quint: 3/5 | 6/10
Jalsa isn’t so much about crime and punishment as it is about relationships and humanity. The stellar cast doesn’t disappoint and for most parts it holds our attention and for that Jalsa should be seen ... Full Review

WIONews: - | 7/10
The climax is open-ended but has clarity. It doesn’t leave you with the feeling of having been left hanging at crossroads. It’s intelligent cinema and we are here for it! ... Full Review

Bollywood Life: 3/5 | 6/10
Vidya Balan and Shefali Shah deliver a masterclass in the “art of acting without acting”, helping iron out the uneven creases and pacing issues of Jalsa to a large extent. This is a complex human drama made more than watchable on the strength of two fine performers at the top of their game ... Full Review

PinkVilla: 3.5/5 | 7/10
At a time when every second release is a biopic or a remake, Jalsa is a must-watch thriller with top notch storytelling and enjoyable performances ... Full Review

Outlook India: 2.5/5 | 6/10
While Vidya Balan is good, it is Shefali Shah who salvages the film. Had the trailer been more open about ‘Jalsa’ being more of a drama around human emotions, it would have been a much better watch ... Full Review

TV9 Hindi: 3/5 | 6/10
विद्या और शेफाली की जोड़ी ने इस फिल्म को एक मजबूती दी है. जब लेखन और निर्देशन इस फिल्म में लड़खड़ाता दिखा है, वहां पर विद्या और शेफाली की अदाकारी ने इसे मजबूती से पकड़कर रखा है ... Full Review

Jagran: - | 8/10
Put boiling emotions to test in this brilliant slow burner, the film starring Vidya Balan and Shefali Shah lays bare unadulterated human emotions while managing to not humanise the crime at the same time ... Full Review