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Ugly Hindi Movie Review (Anurag Kashyap)

Ugly Rating: 3.47/5 

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Ugly Hindi Movie Review

Rajeev Masand didn't gave a review for this movie but called this 3rd best movie of 2014 
Ratings:4/5 Review By:  Meena Iyer  Site:Times Of India (TOI)
Writer-director Anurag Kashyap is in top form in this suspense thriller that has you by the from the start. While the pace does dip in the second half, what makes Ugly tick is the searing honesty with which it is told. It's not for the faint-hearted, but for those who are willing to let the morally decrepit live.
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Ratings:3/5 Review By:  Saibal Chaterjee Site:NDTV
Ugly is about a bunch of perverse people fishing in troubled waters as the mystery of the missing girl deepens. The screenplay and the directorial methods are direct and realistic. Ugly works best when it focuses on the depression-afflicted woman who contemplates different ways of committing suicide. This may not be Anurag Kashyap’s best film, but it is infinitely and indescribably better than all the muck that mainstream Bollywood passed off for entertainment this year.
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Ratings:4.5/5 Review By:  Raja Sen Site:Rediff
Ugly is a tale of torment, masterfully woven around the universally urgent trigger of a disappearing minor — and yet where, in the larger scheme of things, that kidnapping itself becomes, I daresay, a minor detail. Genius.
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Ratings:2/5 Review By:  Shubhra Gupta Site:Indian Express
‘Ugly’ takes that darkness to an extreme, even more so that his first, unreleased ‘Paanch': a little girl goes missing, and what happens subsequently (and consequently) does not just flow from the fear and anguish that result from the disappearance, but also from anger and old resentment and twisted feelings and present torment. Kashyap’s point is to show up the ugliness that all humans have within them, that no one is innocent. But the plot starts to get a little too busy and begins to shoot off here and there.
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Ratings:2/5 Review By:  Bollywood Hungama Site:BollywoodHungama
A film like UGLY is not meant for the wide section of Indian audience that patronizes fun, entertaining escapist cinema. When the reality is so ugly for them why would they want to spend money on buying a ticket for UGLY. On the whole, technically brilliant with some wonderful performances, UGLY strictly caters to a niche audience. Moreover the choice of releasing it during a festive period isn't a great idea either. Watch it if you are an Anurag Kashyap fan, else avoid!
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Ratings:4.75/5 Review By:  Sweta Kaushal  Site:Hindustan Times
Watch the movie for brilliance and for its simple, touching and mind-blowing messaage. Watch it for Ronit Roy, Rahul Bhatt and Vineet Kumar Singh. Do not watch the film if you do not like being subjected to the dark and intense feelings of guilt, realisation and loss. Skip the movie if blood and shootouts is all you want to see in an Anurag Kashyap venture.
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Ratings:3/5 Review By:  Rahul Desai  Site:Mumbai Mirror
This isn't an easy film to watch, and not each of its 127 minutes is entirely purposeful. Everyone is an antagonist; there's not a moment when they are not driven by oppression and greed. Look closely enough, and the mystery is offered on a platter early on, when we're still figuring out who is who. This isn't exactly a whodunit, but more of a tragic whydunit—a cracked mirror held up to reflect the trappings of our fractured society. I disliked what I saw, and I dislike thinking or even writing about its familiar environment. And this vile aftertaste is perhaps Mr. Kashyap's most significant achievement.
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Ratings:4/5 Review By:  Rohit Khilnani  Site:Headlines Today
Ugly is the last release of 2014 but qualifies to be one of the best films of the year.Hirani's PK may be the flavor of the season with a positive social message but even Kashyap's Ugly gives you a reality check and hence should not be missed.
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Ratings:4/5 Review By:  Kaushani Banerjee  Site:Deccan Chronicle
'Ugly' takes steep turns that will leave you confused as to who to root for in the end. The ending is a haunting final shot, which pummels the moral centre of the movie. The film begins and ends with intentional violence which simply accentuates the ugliness instead of serving as a shock-value.
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(Taran Adarsh is no longer reviewing movies while Anupama Chopra will not review this movie )

Cast: Girish Kulkarni, Ronit Roy, Tejaswini Kolhapure, Vineet Kumar Singh, Surveen Chawla and Vipin Sharma
Director- Anurag Kashyap

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  1. Ugly is a very dark engaging film based on kidnapping a girl. Some where i felt its has some similarities with Dennis Lehane's novel Gone Baby Gone.
    The Film starts with a girl gone missing and everyone looking for her. Slowly the film unfolds with many layers and yes here all the characters are with grey shades. Which is really worth to watch.
    Background score is nice and keeps you in the movie.
    Acting is first rate.
    Direction is simply classic.

    Watch it cos its different form other bollywood films.
    A must watch.

  2. You should stop using taran adarsh's column in your website because he is a biased critic and his review affects the overall average rating of good movies.

  3. Taran Adarsh maybe don't understand cinema.... :D

    The film has been premiered in Cannes and Taran telling its bad...

  4. I totally agree to both anonymous above.
    They are right that Taran adarsh(bollywood hungama) is a biased critic and his review should not be added in this column...

    1. I must say that Taran Adarsh caters usually pure mass type or commercial high budget movies. And I doubt his actual knowlege about cinema . So as and when there is a nice director's cut classic movies; you will find him totally zapped & struglling to comment about those classic cult movies.

  5. where is Gaurav Rai today? Eagerly waiting for his review

  6. UGLY:
    Kashyap Returns to his territory! Dark gets darker! [4/5]

    A 10-year old girl is missing. Or kidnapped. Or murdered. And the cops at the nearest police station are busy scratching their nails deep into why actors change their names for screen and if everyone does it, why hasn’t Amitabh Bachchan done the same? This is a piece of reality anyone would relate to. Certainly, this doesn’t work in the favor. For that matter, even the departmental sniffer dog is also an inefficient one. But Anurag Kashyap never misses it, especially when it comes to paint the screen in the most under-lit shades. UGLY is dark, disturbing, real, riveting and one of the best thrillers in the lines of Kashyap’s earlier trysts with the genre; PAANCH & BLACK FRIDAY!

    The college love-triangle usually flourishing in the most vivid Karan Johar style romantic dream world returns to the hard & harsh world of reality, handled in Anurag Kashyap fashion. The ‘Rahul’ boy with the most charming looks [Rahul Bhatt] here is now a struggling actor with a bottle of rum in one hand and packs of pre & post workout protein supplements on the upper rack in his room.

    The girl in love [Tejaswini Kolhapure] has lost it completely. Her dream world is beaten, bashed and thrashed to the broken world of no hopes left. The silent-shy lover and the toughest cop in the circuit [Ronit Roy] do come to recue the girl but not without leaving his masculine ego to throw away lines like ‘tum bachi khuchi mili thin mujhe’. Circumstances bring both the contenders against when the daughter from the first marriage goes missing. And everyone is under the sharp knives of suspicion; from the real father and his friends to the step one!

    Kashyap’s UGLI is a winning combo of brilliantly written characters, worth-watching performances and a perfect expertise on the execution level. The cinematography is extremely grasping, explosive and exact. The background score keeps the tension high on meter and constantly haunts for the rest. And then, the most enjoyable characters with their indefinite shades.

    Girish Kulkarni as the ‘technology unconscious’ cop is both maddening and enjoyable. Vineet Kumar Singh is a shocking revelation. Watching him trying voice-modulation in one scene and his all swearing verbal outburst in the finale, is a rewarding experience. Tejaswini deserves a mention for playing hopeless soul torn between her miserable first choice and the unashamedly egoist savior in the second. Rahul Bhatt fearlessly shifts shades from a caring father to self-centered struggling actor. We have seen Ronit Roy as an arrogantly manipulative cop [in Akshay Kumar starrer BOSS] and a dominating male [in Kashyap produced UDAAN] before, but it looks like neither he’s done with it nor us. He’s repetitive but simply outstanding.

    With UGLY, Anurag Kashyap returns to his territory where dark is the only illumination to reveal and discover one’s inner-self. The violent, sadistic, opportunist, selfish and vengeful self that come out in light only when it gets dark. And real. And well-suited. When a subordinate updates his chief about the missing girl being a fine-looking and that this could make it narrowing the search to the child-sex rackets, he realizes later that it is the father who he’s talking to. Nothing can be so terrifying for a father and a sensitive viewer too. Definitely, the world outside is dark. Watch it if you want to wake up yourself from laid-back dreams and don’t if you have a fragile heart. UGLY remains awesome, in both settings! [4/5]

  7. For all the people who keep commenting about taran adarsh giving less ratings to ugly and giving high ratings to shitty movies, he gives ratings for how good a movie will perform on box office not for how good or bad the movie is. Also for the admin he/she should give it a thought if his reviews should be included here.

  8. Read ugly full review at

  9. Shubhra Gupta continues to baffle me. :/ I genuinely doubt why The Indian Express is still latching on to her.

    1. May be Indian Express has no extra budget and wish to continue with an old piece of nuisance. They are least bothered about audience & viewrs.

  10. Ugly is one of the darkest, hard-hitting, gritty thrillers to have hit Indian Screens in the recent times which manages to keep you glued to your seats till the end credits roll out. This is a must watch for those who have a penchant for dark, cynical thrillers but mind you it is not cut out for weak hearted and children below eighteen. For my detailed review, please visit............

  11. Taran is an idiot i saw film and loved it. Every character in a film speaks volumes 2/3 characters are like A start.

    Remove Taran adarsh, and people who review film should stop telling stories they kill the whole suspense of audience, i stopped reading reviews and never see review or read because they kind of kill my suspense and thrill of movie which i get when i see frames on screen

  12. though film has some brilliant performances I think the way it was ended was very pathetic. I didn't find it really great job of a director (anurag kashyap).IF Directors like him making such a depressing movies who gonna watch such shit by spending 200+ bucks. take note please.

    1. Dude shit is what u watch and like? If tarantino can do it, scorcesse can do it, they get accolades. Why can't he? Just because you are too dumb to see his vision stop labeling the movie as depressive and shit. What do you want in a movie same watered down, overacted, crap without a plot like salman and srk movies? Go and watch HNY and shut up .... TAKE NOTE ...GROW UP

  13. Simply outstanding movie. Hats off to Anurag kashyap. Sad that such brilliant movies dont perform well. but this definitely deserved my hard earned money.


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