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Pataakha Review

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Pataakha Movie Review

Average Ratings:3.05/5
Score: 85% Positive
Reviews Counted:10
Positive:6
Neutral:3
Negative:1

 

Ratings:2.5/5 Review By: Rajeev Masand Site:  News18

It’s funny that the protagonists of Vishal Bhardwaj’s new film Pataakha – a pair of bitterly squabbling sisters – are named after flowers, the very emblem of serenity and peace. Ultimately Pataakha feels inconsistent and never fully satisfying. It’s a lightweight offering that’s got its sparks, but doesn’t quite live up to its firecracker name. I’m going with two-and-a-half out of five.

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

On the whole, Pataakha has some appeal for the gentry audience only. Too many four-letter words, too many dialogues in Rajasthani, and lack of justification for the fights will go against its box-office prospects. In other words, its fate at the ticket windows will be poor.

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

Like 7 Khoon Maaf, which was also based on a short story, Pataakha is a slim story stretched till it snaps. Dipper explains that the sisters are like India and Pakistan, born from the same mother yet constantly at loggerheads. But the metaphor weighs too heavily on the thin narrative. Once the sisters are married, the story alternates between scheming and screaming. The narrative becomes even more repetitive and labored. It’s cacophony without juice or magic.

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Ratings:3/5 Review By: Shubhra Gupta Site:Indian Express

It took me a while to fully get into the film. Why do these sisters look as if they do not bathe for days on end? Their matted hair and unwashed faces distracted me, as did their thick accents which feel faux in the beginning. Why are they fighting in the first place? But soon enough, it is clear that everything is working to a design. Vishal Bharadwaj’s Pataakha, based on Charan Singh Pathik’s short story Do Behnein, has managed to pull off a rousing parable.

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Ratings:3.5/5 Review By: Rachit Gupta Site:  Times Of India

Vishal Bhardwaj, as he always does with his films, has tried to put many quirky spins into this comedy. The music is rustic, but very pleasing. He has also provided an interesting background score. During the second half, as the film briefly explores a psychological reason for the sisters’ tendency to fight, the sci-fi sounding background music adds a delightful touch to the proceedings. But for all its wonderful and creative touches, Pataakha still feels like a story that stretches a short concept, for a little too long.

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Ratings:3/5 Review By: Meena Iyer Site:  DNA

A rural audience may connect with this sometimes funny, at other times humourless film. However, one must admit that it left me scared, scarred and shivering because of its screechy pitch. I, for one, am grateful that I don’t have a sister! Verdict: Watch Pataakha if you like a walk on the dark side. In all fairness, not all cinema can be escapist fare.

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Ratings:3/5 Review By: Hungama Site:  Bollywood Hungama

PATAAKHA is a black comedy and definitely has its moments. The duration thankfully is controlled, at 136 minutes. The beginning portions are breezy and entertaining. Thankfully, the scenes of physical fights between the sisters are not incorporated every now and then.On the whole, PATAAKHA is a decent entertainer which has its moments but the post-interval portions are quite unconvincing. At the box office, it will need to rely on word of mouth to register decent collections.

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Ratings:4/5 Review By: Shaheen Site:  Deccan Chronicle

Overall Pataakha is very good but it could have been great if the plot was stronger than just a story about two sisters with dreams. However we are not complaining much since it is a full-on entertainer for the masses. And oh, did I mention, Sanya has shown her feminine side in this film and comes out way bolder than Dangal? So it might be the right time to transfer her name from the ‘Dangal girl’ to the ‘Pataakha’.

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Ratings:2.5/5 Review By: Vickey Lalwani Site:  SpotBoye

Overall Pataakha is very good but it could have been great if the plot was stronger than just a story about two sisters with dreams. However we are not complaining much since it is a full-on entertainer for the masses. And oh, did I mention, Sanya has shown her feminine side in this film and comes out way bolder than Dangal? So it might be the right time to transfer her name from the ‘Dangal girl’ to the ‘Pataakha’.

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Ratings:4/5 Review By: Raja Sen Site:  Hindustan Times

Pataakha is Vishal Bhardwaj’s adaptation of a short story by Charan Singh Pathik. In the beginning, it felt a bit flat to me till we get to see what these firecrackers are dreaming about.The delights are in the details. The turns of phrase are rollicking and unassumingly poetic. Badki, appalled by the ticket prices for a new film, wonders if this time Salman Khan — an actor famous for climactically removing his shirt — will take his pants off as well. Later, the narrator compares the girls to balloons while calling their nightmares pin-pricks, making them go boom.

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Pataakha Story:

Based on Charan Singh Pathik’s short story, Do Behnein, it revolves around two sisters, Badki and Chhutki who grow up in a small village in Rajasthan and are constantly at war but when marriage separates them, they realise they can’t seem to live with or without each other.

Pataakha Release Date:

Sep 28, 2018 ( India)

Pataakha Cast:

Sanya Malhotra as Genda ‘Chhutki’ Kumari
Radhika Madan as Champa ‘Badki’ Kumari
Sunil Grover as Dipper Naradmuni
Vijay Raaz as Bechara Bapu
Saanand Verma as Tharki Patel

Director:  Vishal Bhardwaj

Producer: 
Vishal Bhardwaj
Rekha Bhardwaj
Dheeraj Wadhavan
Ajay Kapoor
Ishan Saksena
 

Run Time:  2 hour 14 Minutes

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