Sunday, September 2, 2007

Dhokha - Movie Review


Apun Ka Choice: Dhokha is not a path-breaking film, but it deserves to be seen solely because of the secular message that it gives. The movie, sort of, holds a mirror to the society.

CNN-IBN:
Dhokha, Pooja Bhatt's third directorial outing after Paap and Holiday, is unarguably the most relevant of her three films because it touches upon themes that are significant and critical.

DNA India:
Pooja Bhatt makes a brave attempt to make a socially relevant film with Dhokha, focussing on the alienation of the minority community and the psyche of a suicide bomber. But she leaves it half- baked by simplifying the whole issue and reducing it to a casual game of cops and robbers.

Glamsham:
A capable director with a vision to see the end result in the beginning is what is required. Pooja Bhatt excels in this role with Dhokha. She has a winner in the script and she whips up a fine performance from all the characters to present an educative film that stirs the emotions within you - hate, anger, betrayal, helplessness, hopelessness.

Hindustan Times:
The theme has its abiding relevance, and is dealt with a degree of courage. Now only if Pooja Bhatt's skills as a director matched her heart pangs.


IndiaFM: Powerful. Thought-provoking. Disturbing. That sums up Dhokha, directed by Pooja Bhatt. On the whole, Dhokha is a well-made film.

Movie Talkies:
Pooja Bhatt's Dhokha is to be lauded for the sincerity of its intent and for the fact that the film has a point to make. And even though it is a little laboured at times, and simplistic at others, it is a valid one.

Now Running:
Dhokha, with its renewable but non-derivative topicality, washes away the sins of excessive inspiration that plagues present-day cinema in Hindi.

Rediff:
The film, directed by Pooja Bhatt, seems to be a lecture to the Hindu community in India about the serious issue of terrorism.

Times Of India: Dhokha might have worked magically, like Chak De! India, if the film had not been didactic and indulged in long soliloquies about integration, assimilation and one nation.

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