Verdict: Film Critics have given Mixed Reviews to Anek Movie Starring Ayushmann Khurrana, J.D. Chakravarthy, Andrea Kevichüsa, Manoj Pahwa, Kumud Mishra.
Anek Reviews
Ratings: 5.56/10

Score: 50%
Reviews Counted: 30
: 15 | : 15

Read Bollywood Hindi Anek Movie Reviews.
Director: Anubhav Sinha
Producer: Bhushan Kumar, Krishan Kumar, Anubhav Sinha
Writer: Anubhav Sinha, Sima Agarwal, Yash Keswani
Genre: Political Thriller
Release Date: 27 May 2022

Monika Rawal Kukreja | Hindustan Times: - | 4/10
Ayushmann Khurrana skillfully shoulders this relevant film that loses focus after every few steps, fails to keep up with the expectations sets by Thappad, Mulk, Article 15 ... Full Review

Times of India: 4/5 | 8/10
An unsettling, thought-provoking narrative from the northeast ... Full Review

News18: 3/5 | 6/10
For a film set in the hotbed of insurgency, it was important to keep the audience engaged throughout. If it wasn’t for its cast, Anek would’ve been a test of your patience. Thankfully, it isn’t ... Full Review

Rahul Desai | Film Companion: - | 4/10
Anek Is Too Muddled And Messy To Make A Statement. The film buries itself under the privilege of having to explain – and accessorize – a decades-long conflict ... Full Review

Anupama Chopra | Film Companion: - | 4/10
Anek Is A Confused Step In The Right Direction. The film has too many narratives jostling for prominence ... Full Review

Komal Nahta | Film Information: - | 4/10
Anek will find very few takers even among the class audience and will, therefore, flop at the turnstiles. Anubhav Sinha’s direction seems to cater to a very thin section of the elite audience only. He falters on two main counts: the narration is confusing, and the human drama fails to touch the heart ... Full Review

Shubra Gupta | The Indian Express: 2.5/5 | 5/10
Ayushmann Khurrana and the film stay woolly, being careful to stay in the middle of the while-on-the-one-side, but-also tightrope. Anubhav Sinha dips his toe into relatively unexplored territory, with mixed results ... Full Review

Umesh Punwani | Koimoi: 2/5 | 4/10
Ayushmann Khurrana’s Message Loses In Translation, Creating A Complicated Chaos! Anubhav Sinha had so much to showcase, but he chose the wrong platform to do so ... Full Review

Anna MM Vetticad | FirstPost: 2/5 | 4/10
Visually spectacular, politically blurred, well-meaning and yet Anek fails to reach out across the barrier of the screen ... Full Review

India Today: 3/5 | 6/10
Ayushmann Khurrana outshines in this moderately-gripping tale of injustice ... Full Review

Anuj Kumar | The Hindu: - | 6/10
Still, Anek needs to be watched for its incisive inquiry into a disturbing truth that needs to be faced ... Full Review

Sukanya Verma | Rediff: 2.5/5 | 5/10
There's too much going on in Anek, and a lot of it is terribly disjointed ... Full Review

Uday Bhatia | Live Mint: - | 4/10
How to generalize a conflict. Anubhav Sinha's fatally vague film agonizes over the Indian government's treatment of the northeastern states ... Full Review

Nandini Ramnath | Scroll: - | 4/10
Political thriller muddles its way through the North East. Anek too confuses intent with impact. If the idea was to make mainlanders understand why some Indians reject the flag and the Constitution, a less bombastic and more coherently plotted film was needed ... Full Review

Phuong Le | The Guardian: 4/5 | 8/10
The film might be didactic in tone, but it is the kind of didacticism that injects political integrity into a cinematic landscape sorely lacking a backbone ... Full Review

Devesh Sharma | Filmfare: 3.5/5 | 7/10
Watch the movie for all the ugly truths it explores and for the inspired acting of the ensemble cast ... Full Review

Filmi Beat: 2.5/5 | 5/10
Ayushmann Khurrana's Film Turns Out To Be A Muffled Voice Despite A Powerful Concept ... Full Review

Cinema Express: 2/5 | 4/10
The weakest of Anubhav Sinha’s recent films. Ayushmann Khurrana stars as a covert operative stationed in the Northeast in this feeble, didactic film ... Full Review

Cinestaan: 2/4 | 5/10
This well-meaning political thriller only works in parts ... Full Review

ABP Live: 3.5/5 | 7/10
Anek is an important film that needs as much attention as a film like 'The Kashmir Files' gets. It addresses a different sphere and part of the country, a different ideology and an important assertion of freedom of speech ... Full Review

Zoom TV: 3/5 | 6/10
The film picks humanity over jingoism and that's what makes Anek worth your time. There are no in-your-face one-liners, but conversations that headline the story. Anek's heart is in the right place, and for that, it's an important film in a world that's increasingly turning polarised ... Full Review

Lehren: 2.5/5 | 5/10
Too Much Makes It Messy. My biggest problem is that when inclusivity of the North-East is so essential today, Anubhav Sinha’s digressions do quite the opposite. As in, the North-East and its issues remain unfamiliar ... Full Review

OTT Play: 3.5/5 | 7/10
Ayushmann Khurrana-Anubhav Sinha's film hits you where it hurts. Andrea Kevichusa makes her debut with Ayushmann and Anubhav's second collaboration after Article 15 ... Full Review

The Wire: - | 4/10
'Anek' Is Missing the Micro Moments That Make a Convincing Movie. Anek doesn’t have characters as much as argumentative Political Uncles — the embodiments of insufferable PhD theses one desperate moment away from saying “subaltern” ... Full Review

The Quint: 3/5 | 6/10
Anek is preachy in parts, but the film has its heart in the right place and it could have done better if the film didn’t feel rushed, leading to less clarity ... Full Review

WIONews: - | 7/10
Anek is the latest gem from the Anubhav Sinha-Ayushmann Khurrana partnership and it succeeds in creating a thought-provoking narrative for its viewers ... Full Review

Manjusha Radhakrishnan | Gulf News: 3/5 | 6/10
Ayushmann Khurrana shines in this thriller, has its high points, but is bloated ... Full Review

Mashable: 3/5 | 6/10
Anek tries very hard to bring forth the problems of North-east people in India but the message doesn’t quite reach properly. Kudos to Anubhav Sinha for making a movie on such a topic and finally giving North-eastern people the recognition they deserve ... Full Review

Cine Tales: 3.5/5 | 7/10
Ayushmann Khurrana Delivers Brilliant Performance In This Gripping Concept ... Full Review

Subhash K Jha | IWM Buzz: 4.5/5 | 9/10
Is A Film That Will Be Talked About For Years. This is a film that demands an educated literate audience which can tell the difference between Pure Cinema and its hybridized versions that flood the movie theaters ... Full Review