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Filmistan Rating: 3.59/5 

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Ratings:3/5 Review By: Rajeev Masand Site:CNN IBN

‘Filmistaan’ works best as a movie about the magic of movies. It’s a celebration of India’s song-and-dance film culture and heightened emotions… one that unites fans in their shared love for this unique art-form. For its sheer inventiveness and for some terrific comic moments, this film is worth a watch. I’m going with three out of five.

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Ratings:4/5 Review By: Taran Adarsh Site:Bollywood Hungama

FILMISTAAN is one of those rare Hindi films that juxtaposes drama, humor and emotions seamlessly [screenplay: Nitin Kakkar]. An absorbing plotline is spread out splendidly into a 2-hour film and believe me, there’s never a dull moment in the entire narrative. Although the film does highlight cross-border terrorism, it also sheds light on the love that people from both sides have for Bollywood. On the whole, FILMISTAAN walks the tightrope between offbeat and commercial with gusto. This is a massively entertaining film. A film that shouldn’t be missed at all. Watch it. Now.

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Ratings:4/5 Review By: Anupama Chopra Site:Star World ( Hindustan Times)

Filmistaan is a delightful film. It has heart, imagination and intelligence. Filmistaan is a celebration of our enduring love affair with Hindi cinema. But it is also an exploration of the shared humanity between Indians and Pakistanis. Debutant director Nitin Kakkar, who has also written the film, has created a comedy that is permeated by a profound sadness. So don’t be put off by the name or the lack of stars. This is a lovely little film that will sneak into your heart. I’m going with four stars.

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Ratings:– Review By: Komal Nahta Site:Zee ETC Bollywood Business

On the whole, Filmistaan may win accolades from the critics and a thin section of the audience in the big cities but that’s about all. Save for a few multiplexes in the major cities, it can’t hope to score at all. Even if collections pick up, that will happen in a handful of cities only.

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Ratings:5/5 Review By: Paloma Sharma Site: Rediff

Filmistaan chooses to speak about the sensitive issue of Pakistan and does so with amazing clarity. Employing crisp humour, often using famous dialogues from Hindi films, the film stresses on the shared culture (including the sanskaars given by Cine Maa) to remind us how easy it is to get along with our neighbours when we look at them as human beings.Filmistaan is packed with great background scores, unfaltering narration and stellar performances. It’s also one of the best films I’ve watched since Queen and D-Day; it’s absolutely flawless.

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Ratings:2/5 Review By: Shubhra Gupta Site: Indian Express

Filmistaan’ has great premise, of creating an Indo-Pak cross-border hot-spot and getting Bollywood to douse the flames. This should have made the film soar, because there is nothing quite like mad passion for movies to lighten even the grimmest of brows. But the execution falters. ‘Filmistaan’ is mildly entertaining in brief spurts but sluggish overall.

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Ratings:3/5 Review By: Suhani Singh Site: India Today

Filmistaan depends far too much on its hero to control the proceedings. The climax drags as one awaits Sunny’s fate. As a film recognising the influence of cinema, Filmistaan is engaging, but not as a kidnapping thriller.

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Ratings:2.5/5 Review By: Rahul Desai Site: Mumbai Mirror

Filmistaan could have worked as an untiring situational comedy without the heavy handedness of borders and antagonists. It is still worth a watch, at least for a genuinely unique protagonist that almost overshadows a botched-up final act.

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Ratings:4/5 Review By: Subhash K Jha Site: NDTV

Filmistaan is neither for or against either country. It’s blissfully pro-Bollywood. So what happens when a struggling assistant director from India bonds with a CD pirate of Bollywood films in Pakistan? We find out with the same thrill of discovery that the director feels as he lets the two protagonists sort out their differences. This quirky charmer from first-time director Nitin is fresh in vision and enchanting in execution. The only happy outcome of the cross-border divide is a heartwarming film such as this. As we often say about the Wagah border, this you gotta see.

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Ratings:4/5 Review By: Madhureeta Mukherjee Site: Times Of India (TOI)

In this National Award winning film, Kakkar subtly laces the scars of Indo-Pak hostility with humour and satire, while beautifully making way for all the malice to melt over undivided love for movies. It’s slightly stretched in parts; Arijit Datta’s music blends well. Sharib in a superlative act completely surrenders to the role and Innamulhaq piques the emotions with perfection. The camaraderie between the pure souls who understand only the language of Bollywood is heart-warming. Datt, with few dialogues, is deadly. In a nation of star-worshippers, this film devoid of superstars brilliantly stands out. Aaj khush toh bahut hain hum! Ab bas, tareef pe tareef …

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Ratings:4/5 Review By: Saurabh Dwivedi Site: India Today

The film never goes over the top. From mimicry of Bollywood actors to infusing emotion and drama, every thing goes in a balanced way. The film has a perfect balance of humour, seriousness and emotions. The film beautifully defines the relationship between India and Pakistan and forces us to re-think about the baselessness of our sour bi-lateral relations.

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Ratings:– Review By: Sneha May Francis Site: Emirates24by7

Much in line with gifted Roberto Benigni’s heart-wrenching, yet oddly charming take on the gruesome Nazi torture, director and story writer Nitin Kakkar’s ‘Filmistaan’ tackles the Indo-Pak cross-border politics with humour. For an (almost) all new cast and first-time director, it’s commendable how ‘Filmistaan’ creates a vibrant frame in spite of relying (rather heavily) on the clichéd Bollywood dream. So, head to the cinemas, you won’t regret it.

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Ratings:4/5 Review By: Mohar Basu Site: Koimoi

Filmistaan is probably every filmy insaan’s wet dream translated on screen. This film uses humor and subtlety to convey the dynamics of India and Pakistan without switching on the mandatory preachy mode. Sharib Hashmi is superlative in a film that is every bit brilliant. I was awed and aww-ed by the film’s simplicity and sincerity in telling a story whose theme is usually complimented with a heavy narrative. But don’t we often negate the fact that the real power of cinema lies in telling tender stories which have soul and comes straight from the heart! A riveting film that will delight you with its innocence.

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