Aurangzeb Movie Review

Ratings:2/5 Review By: Taran Adarsh Site:Bollywood Hungama

Like most Hindi movies, AURANGZEB suffers from the curse of the second hour syndrome, for the film languishes and fumbles soon after the intermission. There are too many issues, frankly. First and foremost, the drama loses sheen as it proceeds. Two, the drama seems never-ending and with too many characters and too many things happening in the movie, what comes across is a hodgepodge. Even the culmination fails to give you a high. Adding to the woes is its lethargic pacing! On the whole, AURANGZEB has a great premise, but great plots don't, generally, translate into great films. This one's way too lengthy and mediocre [second hour] to leave any kind of an impression whatsoever. Disappointing!

Ratings:2.5/5 Review By: Karan Anshuman Site:Mumbai Mirror

But at its heart, Aurangzeb is about family dominated by a parent-son theme. Blood and ambition, the film often reminds us, are the choices the characters of Aurangzeb have before them.And while the movie succeeds at a thematic level, it falters with the details. Critical plot points are weakly executed. While the ambition of Aurangzeb is to be lauded, there just isn't enough steam to see it through till the end. And at well over two hours, that end seems very far off. Try it then, for its complexity and Kapoor and Shroff.

Ratings:2/5 Review By: Gaurav Malani Site:TimesOfIndia (TOI)

Aurangzeb is a plot that resorts to the 70s formula - family drama, illegitimate son, twins separated at birth and similar domestic dilemma. Unfortunately, while the 70s storyline demanded melodrama, the treatment here is very contemporary and the drama is largely subtle and underplayed. And in this unusual and seemingly incompatible fusion, Aurangzeb loses its authorityAurangzeb had the potential to be a much better film. Alas it only comes across as a TV serial, sans the melodrama!

Ratings:3/5 Review By: Sukanya Verma Site:Rediff

What lends its sentimentality a crooked twist is how its premise is relentlessly influenced by the cutthroat philosophy of Mughal Emperor Aurangzeb. Director Atul Sabharwal tackles the conflicting interests of conscience and conditioning with his robustly executed first film for Yash Raj. Deeply derivative of the traditional Hindi film narrative where blood-ties gain precedence over individual turbulence, Aurangzeb works even in its inept form. Because, one, Sabharwal constructs a compelling, intricate conspiracy of deceit and motive around predominantly grey characters, where chances are anyone can turn a volte face, for better or worse.And because Aurangzeb’s momentum is steady and swift, the loopholes are skilfully minimised even if only temporarily

Ratings:2/5 Review By: Shubhra Gupta Site:Indian Express

Somewhere in the too-complicated strands of Aurangzeb is a film struggling to cohere. This is what we have : too many subplots with threads hanging, criss-crossing a main plot that is over baked and undercooked.Aurangzeb is trying for too much. This makes the film dense and uneven: some parts have power, the others are inert.

Ratings:2.5/5 Review By: Mohar Basu Site:Koimoi

What’s Good: A well scripted story and a few mind-blowing performances! What’s Bad: The film’s tedious length and poor editing. Watch or Not?: Aurangzeb is a film that lacks vision and deliberately botches up a good script. The film for the entire first part managed to grip on the thrill factor well. By the climax, it converts into a convoluted and repulsive mess. Arjun Kapoor, Rishi Kapoor and Jackie Shroff thankfully manage to infuse in well framed performances making it a manageable watch.

Ratings:3/5 Review By: Gayatri Sankar Site:Zee news

Sabharwal does go weak and faulty in certain areas, but his efforts are indeed worth applause. It is never easy to fictionalise tales of corruption and gangsters on the silver screen. The dialogues are apt and have the right amount of punch that is required. The film keeps you intrigued until the very end, but the climax does give a fair idea about what would draw the curtains down.Nonetheless, the ensemble cast will lift the credibility of the film even higher with its performance. ‘Aurangzeb’ is a film worth a watch for all its complexities!

Ratings:2.5/5 Review By: Rohit Vats Site:CNN IBN (IBNLive)

The recurrence of events and people in the climax is the biggest shortcoming of the film. The spontaneity of the story finishes at least 15 minutes before the actual finish, and it doesn't look very fitting after a nice build up. Overall, 'Aurangzeb' is a fun thriller with a racy first half and a dragged climax. It's not devoid of any essential ingredient of a 'masala' film and you can watch it for depicting the dark underbelly of the illegal land deals.

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fab film

Nice movie.Prithviraj did his roll very well n also arjun kapoor

Arjun kapoor is awesome!!So is rishi kapoor, you actually start hating him like we did while watching agneepath.The drama is not "never ending" is simply wow!!I was very skeptical about agneepath..even after watching it..but not bot this one!!awesome movie awesome!!must watch!!

arjun's actting looks good but movie dont know

liked the film and want to see it again . great performances from Prithviraj , Rishi and Arjun

the film was good.Performance marks Prithviraj entry to Bollywood with elan. Also not to limit Arjun and Rishi Kapoor's performance. Have to watch it again


sure flop

Flop movie.

flop bakwaas

Movie is good actually.. i watched it and it is engaging. there is no second hour syndrome as he has mentioned. Good performances by Rishi kapoor, Arjun Kapoor, Pruthviraj and yes, Jackie shroff, who is sidelined in 2nd half.

Well !! I expected such reviews. The promos were so Boring ! And Good that Sharadha refused it. I knew it from the begining that Shasha chick is nothing but a "annoying" show piece in the movie.

It's good that Shradha refused this movie because all most all critics called that role only skin show and nothing else... If it's YRF it doesn't mean that any role they offer you will do anything for your career!

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If Taran was in bad mood writing review for GGG, here he seems angry....No check from YRF?

Sasheh Agha isn't even mentioned in the reviews... That can't be good..

i saw it yday night and all i want to say is that i wasted my money.

2 from Taran..then it must be a bad movie!!! normally he never gives lesser than 3 ... :D :D

Poor ratings as expected. Shradhaa you dodged a bullet, girlfriend.

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That's too bad because it looks really good otherwise.

looks like taran adarsh didn't get paid this time LOL

wow Taran Adarsh gave ''2'' out of 5.

yeh ajab gajab hoi gawa. guess didn't get enough........................... LOL

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