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Shagird  Rating: 2.43/5

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Ratings:3/5 Reviewer:Taran Adarsh Site:BollywoodHungama

On the whole, SHAGIRD is a powerful film with an equally power-packed screenplay. Though a well-made film, the awareness levels have been pretty low and the hype, therefore, is missing. But here’s a film that deserves to be watched for its captivating screenplay and striking performances.

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Ratings:3.5/5 Reviewer:Nikhat Kazmi Site:TimesOfIndia

Watch the film for its topicality. Shagird holds up a hard-hitting mirror on India: corrupt to the core, India: permanently scarred by the unholy nexus between tainted politicians, ruthless gangsters and dishonest cops. Punctuated with thrilling chases and shoot-outs in the crowded by-lanes of Delhi, Shagird is another interesting film from maverick director Tigmanshu Dhulia who made an impression with Haasil, his very first film.

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Ratings:3/5 Reviewer:Raja SenSite:Rediff

It’s a simple cop drama, or, as Nana casually tells a shocked guest as he chases a drug-dealer down the hallway at a party, There is much of merit in the film. The actors, as said, are in top form. So that makes it a strange lineup: an interesting assortment of character actors, a wooden hero and Rimii SenThis is the problem. Shagird is a perfectly servicable drama with an interesting narrative and several deft touches but the hero-heroine casting compromise makes the film a lot less gripping than it should have been. Lines soaked with gallows-humour are all well and good, but a cat and mouse game can never work as well if the mouse isn’t any fun at all.

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Ratings:2.5/5 Reviewer:Anupama Chopra Site:NDTV

Shagird has moments of power and a rough, sweaty texture that throbs especially as the camera snakes through the bylanes of Old Delhi. The story isn’t startling or new. Still, this intricate web of deceit and betrayal could have been a compelling thriller but Dhulia, who co-wrote it with Kamal Pandey, just doesn’t weave it skillfully enough. There is a strange childhood love angle and an even more ridiculous kidnapping plot.Nana Patekar fans will enjoy his purposefully eccentric, casually ruthless cop but honestly, it felt like déjà vu to me. I’m going with two and a half stars.

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 Ratings:2/5 Reviewer:Shubhra Gupta Site:IndianExpress

‘Shagird’ sets out to be a gritty cop drama, and gets some of it right.The trouble with ‘Shagird’, despite its sharp, often funny exchanges, and a few spanking scenes, is that it is not new enough. Zakir Hussain’s neta who wouldn’t know a moral if it bit him in the face, is a good act. But it is familiar. Kashyap’s Bunty bhaiyya, which looks like a clear take-off on the real-life Rajju Bhaiyya ruling-from-the-jail history- sheeter, isn’t given enough teeth. And Rimi Sen’s improbable TV reporter is made to lose the plot, both of her arc, and the movie’s.

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Ratings:1/5 Reviewer:Blessy Chettiar Site:DNA

There are other very vague characters and subplots that make Shagird look like an outdated joke that needs explanation. The film loses track so many times, forcing you to give up keeping track.There isn’t much going for the film apart from Patekar’s wit and Kashyap’s acting talent. Without them, this film would probably have not got a single star.

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Ratings:2/5 Reviewer:Pankaj Sabnani Site:Glamsham

Just like Hanumant Singh’s character, the film tries too hard to be ‘cool’. In spite of having copious twists and turns, it fails to hold your attention. A thriller needs to be tight, but the screenplay lags on many occasions. The perpetual killing spree of Hanumant Singh and his men, becomes too much to grasp. On the other hand, there are some witty and comic dialogues which provide the intermittent relief.SHAGIRD fails in its attempt to be a taut thriller and overstays its welcome.

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