Haseena Parkar Movie Reviews

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Reviewer: Rajeev Masand

Rating: –/5 Stars

Reviewer: Anupama Chopra

Rating: 1/5 Stars


Reviewer: The Times Of India

Rating: 2/5 Stars

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 The disappointingly shallow biopic is a testament to director Apoorva Lakhia’s penchant for making films on Mumbai’s underworld dons that ride on sensation over substance. You walk into the film, hoping to understand the controversial journey of a woman, who became the aapa (elder sister) or the Godmother of Nagpada, beyond her identity as Dawood’s sister. But all you get is a poorly written, acted and executed film that unintentionally victimises and thus justifies her warped sense of power under the pretext of ‘protecting her family’.

Reviewer: Indian Express

Rating: 1.5/5 Stars

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This could have been a deeply interesting sketch of a woman who is clearly capable of being much more than she started out with. But ‘Haseena Parkar’ offers no such insight. Shraddha Kapoor manages the young wife-and-mother part well enough, but her transition to the other side is never fully realized: she appears to be speaking her lines to order, and the cheek-pads to add flesh to her jowls, and the deliberately heavier voice, is all put on. Also, she never really looks old enough for the older woman’s part. That’s double the artifice.

Reviewer: Hindustan Times

Rating: 1/5 Stars

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 The film shows how Haseena pays the price of being Dawood’s sister as if she was clean otherwise. Then there are efforts to present Shraddha as a menacing mob-boss. There she appears a misfit. The tone of the film is another problem. The director keeps switching between a stylish film and a period film. Not that they can’t exist together, but he changes gears so frequently that Haseena Parkar begins to look jumbled.

Reviewer: Koimoi

Rating: 2.5/5 Stars

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For all those who savour and relish gangster dramas, Haseena Parkar can be seen just once, even though it does not qualify to be a ‘must watch’. Secondly, those who idolise Shraddha Kapoor as an actress and worship Apoorva Lakhia as a film maker, you can also watch this film, despite the jarring screenplay.

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