Verdict: Film Critics have given Positive Reviews to Jhund Movie Starring Amitabh Bachchan, Akash Thosar, Rinku Rajguru, Kishor Kadam, Tanaji Galgunde.
Jhund Reviews
Ratings: 6.58/10

Score: 77%
Reviews Counted: 30
: 23 | : 7

Read Bollywood Hindi Jhund Movie Reviews.
Director: Nagraj Manjule
Producer: Bhushan Kumar, Sandip Ssingh, Raaj Hiremath
Writer: Nagraj Manjule
Genre: Biographical Sports
Release Date: 4 March 2022

Monika Rawal Kukreja | Hindustan Times: - | 7/10
Amitabh Bachchan scores a goal in this sports drama with a heart. Jhund is not and should not be looked at as a sports biopic. It shows you real issues and what goes behind the scenes when you try to accomplish something that everyone says you can't ... Full Review

Rachana Dubey | Times of India: 3.5/5 | 7/10
To sum up, this one’s a dramatic sports film, which may not have the typical thrilling moments around every corner for you, but the point it tries to drive home will definitely kick your insides hard ... Full Review

Anupama Chopra | Film Companion: - | 5/10
Jhund’s Formulaic Hindi Film Touches Flatten Nagraj Manjule’s Voice. There are long passages that soar and yet, Jhund doesn’t match the blistering excellence of Nagraj’s earlier films ... Full Review

Rahul Desai | Film Companion: - | 5/10
Jhund Loses Itself Somewhere Between Caste And Cast. The film is very thought-provoking – but only on paper. The screen is another ballgame ... Full Review

Komal Nahta | Film Information: - | 5/10
Jhund may have its heart in the right place but that’s not enough to set the cash registers ringing. The film will win more critical acclaim than box-office rewards. Flop ... Full Review

Shubra Gupta | The Indian Express: 2/5 | 4/10
An overlong meander. This Nagraj Manjule film can never quite make up its mind whether it wants to treat Amitabh Bachchan’s Borade as a hero, or focus the spotlight on the hardscrabble lives of the slum kids ... Full Review

Saibal Chatterjee | NDTV: 4.5/5 | 9/10
It upends the Bollywood sports biopic template and uses the game of football and an altered narrative form to craft an incisive and deeply felt commentary on the reality of the systemic oppression ... Full Review

Bollywood Hungama: 4/5 | 8/10
JHUND is a superb social entertainer, with writing, direction, and performances being its core strengths ... Full Review

Taran Adarsh: 3.5/5 | 7/10
GRIPPING. #Sairat director #NagrajManjule’s first #Hindi outing is not just a sports drama - peppered with terrific moments - but also tackles real issues that hit you hard… #BigB is spectacular, #Shahenshah among actors ... Full Review

Shubham Kulkarni | Koimoi: 3.5/5 | 7/10
Amitabh Bachchan & Nagraj Manjule Skillfully Redefine The Sports Genre By Adding Heart, Empathy, Voice & Authenticity To It. Jhund is a film that wants your attention and once it has it, there is no looking back ... Full Review

Anna MM Vetticad | FirstPost: 2/5 | 4/10
A Bachchan-struck Nagraj Manjule cutesyfies poor Dalits for a Bollywood palate . Jhund is excessively long and ultimately pretentious. Despite its grand ambitions and good intentions, it fails to click as a cohesive, gripping whole ... Full Review

Sukanya Verma | Rediff: 3.5/5 | 7/10
Jhund revolves around football, but it does not build itself around a thrilling match. Sometimes the greatest goal a man can score is to toss the knife in the trash can ... Full Review

Nandini Ramnath | Scroll: - | 7/10
A feel-good saga with a strong reality check. Bachchan delivers one of his most relaxed and charming performances – the grace note in a rumbustious symphony staged in a football field that turns out to be a lot like Indian democracy itself ... Full Review

Deccan Herald: 3.5/5 | 7/10
Brilliant Amitabh Bachchan headlines engaging sports drama. 'Jhund' features a moving narrative and brilliant performances ... Full Review

123 Telugu: 2.75/5 | 6/10
Jhund has its heart in its right place storywise. Amitabh Bachchan is also amazing in his role but too much drama spoils the fun. A few more thrilling scenes of the sport would have made things better. If you love sports dramas, give this film a shot ... Full Review

Behind Woods: 2.75/5 | 6/10
Jhund is a must watch for its solid content and politics ... Full Review

Filmi Beat: 3.5/5 | 7/10
In one of the most touching scenes in Jhund when the slum kids bare their life stories to Amitabh Bachchan's Vijay Borade, the youngest of them innocently asks him, "Bharat matlab?" For a moment, Borade looks a bit shocked, but dismisses it with a slight smile. Nagraj Manjule's latest outing succeeds more when it is soaked in realism to hit you hard in the gut ... Full Review

Jagran: 3.5/5 | 7/10
यह फिल्‍म कड़वी वास्तविकता को दर्शाते हुए कहीं हंसाती है तो कहीं झकझोरती भी है। लंबी अवधि के बावजूद आप कहानी साथ बंधे रहते हैं ... Full Review

Ravi Bule | ABP Live: 3/5 | 6/10
झुग्गी बस्तियों की इस कहानी में दर्शकों के साथ बॉलीवुड के लिए भी बड़ा संदेश है. फिल्म पर निर्देशक नागराज मंजुले की पकड़ है और अमिताभ बच्चन के साथ सभी कलाकारों का परफॉरमेंस याद रह जाता है ... Full Review

The LallanTop: - | 5/10
कुल मिलाकर ‘झुंड’ में एक्टिंग अच्छी है, कास्टिंग बढ़िया है, डायरेक्टर अच्छा है लेकिन एक पैकेज के तौर पर फिल्म के पास नया कुछ भी नहीं है. फिल्म ‘फैंड्री’ या ‘सैराट’ के आसपास भी नहीं पहुंचती ... Full Review

Zoom TV: 3.5/5 | 7/10
Amitabh Bachchan's supreme act and Nagraj Manjule's impeccable narrative makes this 'masterpiece' a riveting watch ... Full Review

Desi Martini: 3.5 | 7/10
Jhund is one of those delayed Bollywood films which you can gladly say was worth the wait. It makes you both laugh and ponder deeply about the world around us and is a rare treat that definitely deserves your attention ... Full Review

Stutee Ghosh | The Quint: 4/5 | 8/10
Earthy and unpretentious it has the unforced, unhurried reality of a documentary and the emotional power of great drama. Expect a story soaked in realism with a lack of concessions to mainstream contrivances ... Full Review

Poulomi Das | News9 Live: 3/5 | 5.5/10
The problem with Jhund starts and ends with the towering presence of Bachchan, who after a point, becomes the film. Jhund often comes across as a movie that works better as individual scenes than as a whole movie ... Full Review

National Herald India: - | 8/10
Nagraj Manjule’s take on entrenched social iniquities and prejudices has an exhilarating flourish and pulsating energy that marks a new narrative departure for familiar “triumph of the underdog” trope ... Full Review

Newsbytes App: 4/5 | 8/10
The first half is engaging and fun; the narrative does lose focus later but remains heartwarming throughout. Manjule's treatment of the eve-teasing nature of the slum boys as "innocent" is problematic, too ... Full Review

Subhash K Jha | IWM Buzz: 4/5 | 8/10
In spite of its zigzagging progression and its tendency to be fidgety rather than focused Jhund keeps you invested in the lives of these underdogs till the end. In short, it’s a privilege to share the lives of these underprivileged ... Full Review

OTT Play: 3.5/5 | 7/10
Underdog story by Nagraj Manjule with incredible Amitabh Bachchan as the backbone is a must-watch. If you're searching for a sports biopic, Jhund isn't it. It's a crucial chapter that only someone as capable as Manjule could have taken on and completed with flying colours ... Full Review

WIONews: - | 6/10
Amitabh Bachchan's film gets it right, eventually. 'Jhund', true to its title, crowds the plot with too many characters including a divorced Muslim girl with three child who wants to play football. Admittedly there should have been a stricter quantity control ... Full Review

Bollywood Life: 3.5/5 | 7/10
Jhund has its heart at the right place and it is clearly one of the best we have watched in recent times ... Full Review