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Ungli Rating: 2.05/5

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Ungli Hindi Movie Review

Ratings:2/5 Review By: Rajeev Masand Site:CNN IBN

There’s some good old fashioned earnestness at the core of writer-director Rensil D’silva’s Ungli, but the film is so steeped in naiveté and trades in such simplistic solutions, it’s as if you’re listening to a Class V moral science lesson. I’m going with two out of five for Ungli. It’s well-intentioned but utterly muddled.

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

Everything seems to be so easy for the Ungli gang that it almost makes it appear that all of us, who have endured corrupt public servants for all these years, are idiots. The Ungli gang, which should have been a source of inspiration for the common man, fails to become inspirational due to the laidback attitude of the gang members. Rensil D’Silva’s direction is ordinary. The drama fails to inspire the audience, which was a must for a film like this. On the whole, Ungli lacks entertainment as well as inspirational value and will, therefore, flop miserably at the box-office.

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Ratings:2.5/5 Review By: Madhureeta Mukherjee Site:Times Of India

Rensil D’Silva’s plot is fast-paced, in spite of the many potholes it slips into. He strings the story like episodes, never allowing the drama to intensify. The outlaws have a motive, but their plans are way too improbable and flaky. The film points a finger at our society, and rightly so. But much of the film is pointless too. This work of Rensil’s won’t leave a lasting fingerprint.

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Ratings:2/5 Review By: Anupama Chopra Site:Filmcompanion

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Ratings:2/5 Review By: Prasanna D Zore Site:Rediff

Director Rensil D’Silva and dialogue writer Milap Zaveri team up to dish out an inane thriller that lacks originality as well as a solid plot.The worst part of Ungli is the way the climax unfolds.The vigilantes go about exposing the Dayals — Mahesh Manjrekar and his son Rajat Kaul — without the latter doing any ungli to repulse the four friends. The scene just begins and ends in a blink-and-you-miss moment! Ungli begins with a bang and that’s about it!

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Ratings:1.5/5 Review By: Saibal Chaterjee Site:NDTV

Ungli has a few attributes that you will not usually encounter in a Karan Johar production. It has no big stars, no elaborate song and dance set pieces and no major love story. But when a film is more interesting for what it isn’t than for what it is, giving it a miss might be the most prudent option.

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Ratings:2.5/5 Review By: Tushar Joshi Site:DNA

Ungli suffers from the curse of the second half. Whatever expectations the film built in the first half come crashing down post interval. Also the romance between Emraan and Kangana seems forced.The film has an interesting premise, but the second half and shoddy climax does Ungli to any chances of it leaving a lasting impression on us.

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Ratings:1.5/5 Review By: Rohit Khilnani Site:Headlines Today

The script, screenplay and dialogues are just too juvenile! It’s quite something that all this was cleared to be made into a film. The intention may have been good but the plot is silly and way to unrealistic! It’s kind of clear that some of it was possibly salvaged in post production but quite a bit was beyond repair. So Ungli releases with all the loopholes at a theatre near you.

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Ratings:2/5 Review By: Saumya Shrivastava Site:Hindustan Times

Ungli is a torture, to say the least, and you certainly deserve a better deal on how to spend your 90 minutes. So, does Ungli have even one redeeming factor? Actually, it has one. The only way you can enjoy this mindless film is by looking at the fun side of the ‘witty punishments’ the vigilante foursome unleashes on its victims. Ah yes, even the dialogues: They are so miserable that you just cannot the miss their fun side.

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Ratings:2.5/5 Review By: Hungama Network Site:Bollywood Hungama

While the film establishes itself and its characters well within the first fifteen minutes, it loses the grip as it progresses. The first half of the film is effective and crisp, unlike the film’s second half, which is stretched, thus, making the film bereft of entertainment value. The end climax scene will be difficult for certain audiences to digest. All in all, if you want to watch a film about rebelling against the corrupt system then UNGLI is a decent watch for this weekend.

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  1. UNGLI:
    What a waste of a noble intent! [2/5]

    Corruption has now been so widespread in our system and quite an acceptable thing in a sense that we often don’t even try to be judgmental about it. No wonder when the creative brain behind the critically acclaimed RANG DE BASANTI, Rensil D’Silva decides to bring the story of an unusual ‘fight against corruption movement’ on screen again, even he doesn’t try to sound deep, profound and sure about the solution. So, we see a group of young souls coming together to punish the ‘corrupts’ in the most absurd but enjoyable manner, of course to the viewers and not the victims. Despite showing sincerity in the objective, UNGLI stays low, average, mindless and an infertile effort, mainly because of the lack of gravity in the treatment.

    A retired old man [S M Zaheer seen in a long time] is forced to make regular visits at the government office to get his hard-earned pension sanctioned as he can’t stand the significance of bribery in the system. An autowallah asks for double-fare as the distance is too short to make big money. And then, there is corruption in the police organization to get preferred profitable postings by paying heavy sum to some illicit third party. All the instances are no new but the punishments set by the new ray of hope fondly called as the ‘Ungli’ gang are sure innovative and dramatically entertaining. Corrupts are made running non-stop for their lives in the sports ground. Some go under trial to eat the money in its most literal sense. And the Mumbai autowallah is sent to Delhi in the rail-cargo with his auto to satisfy his hunger for ‘lamba-bhaada’.

    The ‘Ungli’ gang includes a medical intern [Kangna Ranaut], a crime-journalist [Randeep Hooda], a computer engineer [Neil Bhoopalam] and a pizza-loving muscleman [Angad Bedi] with the new entrance, an expert in kissing stuck in the midway to find out true colors in his personality [Emraan Hashmi]. Meanwhile, the police [Led by Sanjay Dutt playing his age for a change] are all seen treating them as the most dangerous group ever came on this planet. Come on, don’t they have enough celebrity programs to attend and provide security to the most undesirable politicians? Leave these guys alone, as they won’t last long considering their one-dimensional performances and the all uncooked mediocre lines they speak with full intensity. Picture this, “mujhe sudhaarte-sudhaarte, sudhaarne wale bigad gaye” or “Aansuon se sirf whisky dilute hoti hai”. Claps? Mention not, please!

    Rensil D’Silva’s UNGLI is also a big fail in its screenplay. You always get confused with the timelines after each cut in the shots. Neha Dhupia playing a TV journalist and the veteran Raza Murad playing the Commissioner of Police come back in a regular interval only to show their disappointment in trying to catch & cover the gang but nothing to call it a success in their kitties as the gang is apparently so smart; which again they aren’t. Performances are equally unremarkable. Sanjay Dutt being the most avoidable to comment and Randeep being the most tolerable of the lot!

    D’Silva’s UNGLI takes huge inspiration from his RANG DE BASANTI in its intention but ends up abusing it in similar ways he gives the title ‘Basanti’ to the booty-shaking girl [Shraddha Kapoor tries her hands] in the most idiotically written item song ‘Dance Basanti’. What a re-positioning! And what a waste of a noble intent! [2/5]

  2. Hindi cinema is constantly trying to relate their films to real life instances because realistic films, now, appeal a wider set of audiences. And what better than picking up the hottest issue of the country, Corruption.
    Produced by Dharma Productions and directed by Rensil D’Silva, ‘Ungli’ is a satire on the corrupt political system of the country.

    Ungli is the story of four friends, Abhay (Randeep Hooda), Maya (Kangana Ranaut), Kalim (Angad Bedi) and Goti (Neil Bhoopalam), who start a gang to provide justice to people who in a way are victimized by this corrupt system. They kidnap and torture corrupt political servants to teach them a lesson. The gang soon becomes a sensation in town because of their unique methodologies. The public starts referring them as ‘Ungli Gang’ because of their rebellious attitude of showing a middle finger to this corrupt system.
    The case is handed over to an honest police officer Kaali (Sanjay Dutt), who together with Nikhil (Emraan Hashmi) , tries every possible measure to get this Ungli gang behind the bars.

    Ungli starts on a pretty good note. The instances where the main characters punish the corrupt officials are funny and well written. You are likely to enjoy such scenes.
    But what is most important for a film and the film maker is the capability of keeping you at the edge of your seats which, infact, is the biggest problem with Rensil D’Silva’s, Ungli. Loose moments, a useless love story and some idiotic item numbers tend to spoil the well set drama.

    Emraan Hashmi is natural. Kangana, Angad and Neil are decent. Randeep Hooda and Sanjay Dutt would be my pick in terms of the performances. Neha Dhupia, in a supporting role, hardly influences.

    Ungli, inspite of a good concept, fails to hold you together as a film. I wish the film makers focused more on the idea rather than those lazy item numbers. (Yes, I am referring to ‘Dance Basanti’ here!)

    Rating- 2.5/5

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  3. Enjoyable movie. Must watch

  4. interesting film to change u r mood

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