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Sulemani Keeda  Rating: 3/5

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

The film coasts along smoothly for the most part of its 90-minute running time, except for the flabby, repetitive middle portion in which Dulal and Ruma engage in profound conversations each time they meet. Slickly shot, capturing a real, lived-in feel of the city, this is a charming little indie that manages to say something important, while never forgetting to make you laugh. I’m going with three out of five for Sulemani Keeda. Give it a chance.

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Ratings:2.5/5 Review By: Anupama Chopra Site:Film Companion
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Ratings:2/5 Review By: Shubhra Gupta Site: Indian Express

Sulemani Keeda gives us a couple of struggling script-writers that make us smile. But the film takes the “slacker” part of its title (slacker comedy) a bit too seriously: these kids are all right, but their journey is not very new, and their script is, yes, slack. A little more fun would have put a little more, much-needed spring into Sulemani Keeda, which apparently loosely translates as “pain in the rear”. The title has its tongue firmly in the cheek; the film not as much.

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

The first half is entertaining because it is so different and also because of the humour. But the second half becomes a bit boring. In fact, it wouldn’t be in­correct to say that the film loses steam after interval. On the whole, Sulemani Keeda is an entertaining fare in parts and is meant for a very thin section of the audience. It is different and will appeal to youngsters looking for different cinema but its commercial prospects are, of course, weak.

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Ratings:4/5 Review By: Paloma Sharma Site: Rediff

Sulemani Keeda — which is slang for pain in the rear (as one of Mainak’s crude writings explain in the film) — is slacker comedy at its best. The film will obviously find a loyal audience in the urban youth who, upon finding no respite in television, have turned to the internet for some Hinglish entertainment they can connect with. Finally an unpretentious indie, Sulemani Keeda, simply put, is by the filmis, of the filmis, and for everyone.

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Ratings:2.5/5 Review By: Srijana Mitra Das Site:Times Of India (TOI)

Sulemani Keeda is a buddy comedy that evokes the original Chashme Buddoor, dudes sharing dreams, desires and the rent. The film rises in straight scenes focusing on pretentious Gonzo and the pitiable writers. It wobbles elsewhere, with crudities that don’t amuse, with stopovers at Gonzo’s farmhouse, inhabited by the censor board chief and his towel-clad date. This meandering is a pity for at times, the story captures that real-life air hanging between young people, talking of sun-signs and s**, failures and success.

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Ratings:3.5/5 Review By: Rahul Desai Site: Pune Mirror

We’ve lately seen so many shiny self-referential movies about movies, but none as self-aware and poker-faced as this charming little effort. If you’re of the opinion that Luck By Chance is the definitive B-town film of our times, chances are you will appreciate this appropriately lowbudgeted, homegrown writer rendition.

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Ratings:3/5 Review By: Rohit Vats Site: Hindustan Times

Sulemani Keeda is a perfect example of a well-made, low-budget independent film. It’s engaging, entertaining and witty. Watch it, you won’t be disappointed.Similarly, the whole drama surrounding the ‘new wave Indian cinema’ and how it gets flushed down the gutter in absence of a proper outlet has been captured well. The fuss about making a ‘different’ and ‘classical’ film is the essence of Gonzo Kapoor’s character. Karan Mirchandani has got his hands on right strings. He is simple, subtle and understandable.

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Ratings:3.5/5 Review By: Shubha Shetty Saha Site: MID Day

One regret, though. There is this one totally crazy, absolutely wonderful scene about a cat accidentally sniffing coke and dunking itself in the fish bowl. Wish there were more of those. For a story that is not really novel, this movie would have been much more exciting with a wee bit more confidence and craziness. Nevertheless, it’s definitely worth one watch for a good laugh.

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  1. Wonderful movie 🙂 Could totally connect to every scene, every dialogue!

    Writer’s hell! Viewer’s paradise! [3.5/5]

    It’s not hard to locate self-proclaimed cinema people with a promising story to tell on screen in the city of dreams, Mumbai. You don’t have to knock too many doors to meet & greet struggling film-writers like Dulal [played by Naveen Kasturia] & Mainak [Mayank Tewari]. SULEMANI KEEDA is their Narak Yatra i.e. the trip to hell [a Hindi Novel written by Gyan Chaturvedi can be seen in one of the earliest frames] to make it big in the Hindi film industry but in a very realistic, engaging and entertaining manner. Humor flows vigorously from the flagrant flares of lust, itch for fame and human coarseness in characters to the ‘real to the core’ verbal exchange between them.

    Soon after breaking up with his girlfriend of 2 years, Dulal is seen explaining the genesis of an idea to evoke in him the much-needed push for writing. Taking inspirations from Sahir Ludhiyanvi saab’s, “maine jo geet tere pyaar ki khatir likhe, aaj unn geeton ko bazaar mein le aaya hoon”; he too wants each failed relationships of his life to be kept alive in his writings, of course with a disclaimer that he will change the names. On other hand, Mainek is more like a chaotic, topsy-turvy missile who can never hit the right spot, on purpose. Together, they bang doors of every big name in the industry to back and buy their story but end up taking painfully deep, profound and inexplicable lecture on life by Mr. Mahesh ‘know-it-all’ Bhatt.

    Their only existing hope is a 35-year old star-son of a B-grade film producer who wants an out-of the-box story with no story as such to be his long-awaited launch-pad where he can play an 18-year old romantic lead. This colorful character Gonzo- a Torkovsky fan doesn’t really stand the term ‘Hero’ in the script, thinks it’s time to revolutionize Hindi films with full-frontal nudity and loves to call her cat ‘Fellini’. Meanwhile, Dulal’s 3-day sting with a beautiful, positive and self-assured photographer Ruma [Played by Aditi Vasudev] lands him in a brawl with Mainek and a late realization of love striking again in his life.

    With writers trying hard to just get an appointment with makers, being ignored, overlooked and even disgracefully shooed away for asking their payments [my favorite moment in the film with Mainek being the victim] and then, making creative compromises to sustain at the last; first-timer Amit Masurkar’s SULEMANI KEEDA is an impressive take of how things work in Bollywood especially if you haven’t crossed the line of success yet. The best part, all of it gets told with fine suggestions sugar-coated in competent wit. Even in its most dull and regular moment [there are few, comparatively], you are never thrown in state of boredom or depression.

    The editing is superbly done. The camerawork beautifully captures the essence of Mumbai as a city full of dreamy illuminations and existent imaginations in daylight and nightlife both. The sound designing keeps surprising you with experiments that never go wrong. On the performances, Naveen is perfectly cast as a cutely confused but decently sound writer. Mayank Tewari succeeds in making you laugh with his ease at the craft. Aditi Vasudev is impressive.

    To sum up, SULEMANI KEEDA is an indie best to celebrate friendship that doesn’t falter in extremes, is rudely controlling and a bag full of conflicting shades of different personalities but filled with loads of happier moments to rejoice later in life. Watch it, if you ever had a roommate who can convince you not to wear your favorite t-shirt on one of your big days and later, to find the same on his body at the same event. And do not miss, if you ever had thoughts of being a film-writer in Bollywood! [3.5/5]

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