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Overall Rating: 2.25/5

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Ratings:2/5 Reviewer:Nikhat Kazmi Site:TimesOfIndia

Om Puri is a fine actor. And so is Shreyas Talpade. But fine actors need a script, a narrative and a momentum to keep the interest high. The story isn’t the problem with The Hangman. It’s an interesting tale of a father’s ambition to see his son move up in life and not end up like him, pulling the rope over convicts and killers. Sadly, it’s a story that loses focus and winds up in incongruous venues, like rave parties and brothels. Enough to get you all fidgety and fussy. This one’s strictly for alternate cinema buffs.

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Ratings:2.5/5 Reviewer:Subhash K Jha Site:SantaBanta

A long-delayed film but one that comes with its own baggage of silent merit, The Hangman hinges on a rather heart-wrenching irony. A noble hangman Shiva (Om Puri) must finally execute the son on whom hinges his whole hope of the future. The story could’ve done with a less pedantic treatment. Tackling a concept that is thoroughly outdated The Hangman never proceeds beyond conveying the mood and modality of a serious high-school morality- play performed with touching earnestness.It’s the sincerity of Om Puri and Shreyas Talpade’s performances that place this film a peg or two above the trite level. If we add Gulshan Grover’s acting as an upright jailor The Hangman is a bearable depiction of a rustic family’s dreams gone to seed. But Do Bigha Zameen, this is not.

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