Verdict: Film Critics have given Negative Reviews to Raksha Bandhan Movie Starring Akshay Kumar, Bhumi Pednekar, Sadia Khateeb, Sahejmeen Kaur, Smrithi Srikanth.
Raksha Bandhan Reviews
Ratings: 4.48/10

Score: 39%
Reviews Counted: 30
: 11 | : 17

Read Bollywood Hindi Raksha Bandhan Movie Reviews.
Director: Aanand L. Rai
Producer: Zee Studios, Aanand L. Rai, Alka Hiranandani
Writer: Himanshu Sharma, Kanika Dhillon
Genre: Family Comedy, Drama
Release Date: 11 August 2022

Monika Rawal Kukreja | Hindustan Times: - | 6/10
Akshay Kumar's films delivers a strong message on dowry without trivialising the issue while managing to be an entertaining watch ... Full Review

Archika Khurana | Times of India: 2.5/5 | 5/10
A touching sibling bond story that turns into a social commentary ... Full Review

News18: 2.5/5 | 6/10
One of Akshay Kumar's Most Earnest Performances in a Simple, Straightforward Story ... Full Review

Rahul Desai | Film Companion: - | 1/10
Raksha Bandhan Is Wrong At Every Conceivable Level. Akshay Kumar stars in a tone-deaf family drama that gets progressively regressive ... Full Review

Komal Nahta | Film Information: - | 4/10
Aanand L. Rai’s direction is fair but he has tried to return to the kind of films he has been successful with, with a script which is not universally appealing. In the process, he has catered to the audience of small centres but quite ignored the youth in the big cities ... Full Review

Shubra Gupta | The Indian Express: 1.5/5 | 3/10
A committed Akshay Kumar can’t save this mothballed, melodramatic film. Do the filmmakers truly believe that such low-rent family dramas, with their uneasy mix of humour and crassness, is the way out for a beleaguered Bollywood? ... Full Review

Saibal Chatterjee | NDTV: 1/5 | 2/10
Akshay Kumar Has Enormous Workload In Tone Deaf Film. It is hard to believe that anybody would make a film such as this in 2022. The girls of Raksha Bandhan, like the film itself, are caught in a time warp ... Full Review

Bollywood Hungama: 3.5/5 | 7/10
RAKSHA BANDHAN is a touching family saga, with a highly emotional second half that uplifts the film ... Full Review

Taran Adarsh: 3.5/5 | 7/10
HEARTWARMING. #AanandLRai gets it right this time… Simple plot. Relatable backdrop. Strong emotions… Several moving moments [interval point and second hour] big plus… #AkshayKumar top notch ... Full Review

Umesh Punwani | Koimoi: 2.5/5 | 5/10
Raksha Bandhan celebrates all right things in the end, but it’s the journey to that celebration that doesn’t really intrigue you to stay invested ... Full Review

India Today: 2/5 | 4/10
Akshay Kumar is in top form in Raksha Bandhan, but film crumbles under flawed script ... Full Review

Anuj Kumar | The Hindu: - | 7/10
The film’s engaging powerful anti-dowry sentiments, along with Akshay’s brilliant comic timing, ensures that there is enough to keep the audience tied for two hours ... Full Review

Sukanya Verma | Rediff: 1/5 | 2/10
Dangerous messaging punctuates every ounce of its storyline wherein dowry is normalised, the kidney is a small price to pay for it ... Full Review

Live Mint: - | 2/10
The greatest gripe here is not just that this is a regressive drama that barely gives three of the sisters substantial screen time, but that it does not give agency, guts or glory to any of the women characters, not unless a man is championing their cause ... Full Review

Nandini Ramnath | Scroll: - | 3/10
An outdated ode to brotherly love. Aanand L Rai’s movie, despite its progressive messaging, sets the clock back in more ways than one ... Full Review

OTT Play: 3/5 | 6/10
Akshay Kumar-starrer is problematic yet poignant. Raksha Bandhan can be funny and infuriating in the same shot, but, then again, so are families ... Full Review

Devesh Sharma | Filmfare: 3/5 | 6/10
The film rests squarely on Akshay Kumar’s able shoulders. He gives off the perfect elder brother vibes, despite the age difference he shares with his screen sisters, from the first and the last frame. And handles all the heavy-duty emotional scenes well too. Full marks to him for sincerity and commitment ... Full Review

Filmi Beat: 2/5 | 4/10
Unfortunately, the audience doesn't have that much patience to watch a problematic mess unfold on screen. In a nutshell, Raksha Bandhan is a film stuck in a time warp ... Full Review

Cinestaan: 1/4 | 2/10
Loud, regressive tale of sibling bonds ... Full Review

Zoom TV: 4/5 | 8/10
Raksha Bandhan works because it is rooted in reality that is effectively etched out onscreen by some simple yet beautiful storytelling and performances. Inspiring and interesting, Akshay Kumar and Bhumi Pednekar’s film is a must watch ... Full Review

Glamsham: 3/5 | 5.5/10
Like most Aanad L Rai films, Raksha Bandhan too tries to deliver a message. Having said so, it still appears to be too late to satiate and convince in 2022 ... Full Review

Stutee Ghosh | The Quint: 1/5 | 2/10
Regressive & Loud, ‘Raksha Bandhan’ Is an Unbearable Watch ... Full Review

Shomini Sen | WIONews: - | 6/10
Despite the loud acting and glaring flaws, 'Raksha Bandhan' works. Simply because it has a very important message for its audience ... Full Review

Bollywood Life: 3.5/5 | 7/10
All said and done, Raksha Bandhan brings back old-school Hindi cinema with old-school values to good effect ... Full Review

PinkVilla: 2/5 | 4/10
All in all, a pure title like Raksha Bandhan warranted a better film. The film has all the trappings to manipulate the audience on the emotional front, but nothing really connects towards the end due to the rather superficial treatment ... Full Review

Poulomi Das | News9 Live: 0.5/5 | 1/10
Raksha Bandhan robs its women of any agency or voice, suggesting that their destinies are written by the decisions of men ... Full Review

Free Press Journal: 1/5 | 2/10
Akshay Kumar’s film is all pretence and no relevance. 'Raksha Bandhan' resembles a melodramatic Indian television show that is high on drama, tension, pain, grief and the loudest background score ... Full Review

Subhash K Jha | IWM Buzz: 4/5 | 8/10
Is Elevated By Akshay’s Animated Performance. This is a film that tells you, it’s okay for a man to cry when he hurts . It’s okay to let it all hang out. Go have good cry in the movie theatres this weekend ... Full Review