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Sonchiriya Movie Review


Cast: Sushant Singh Rajput, Bhumi Pednekar, Manoj Bajpayee, Ranvir Shorey and Ashutosh Rana
Director: Abhishek Chaubey
Genre: Action movie
Duration: 1 hr 48 mins Average combined rating of all critics: 3/5

This Friday saw relese of much-anticipated movie Sonchiriya. The action drama directed by Abhishek Chaubey stars Sushant Singh Rajput, Bhumi Pednekar, Manoj Bajpayee, Ranvir Shorey and Ashutosh Rana in lead roles. The film presents a rooted tale set in Chambal.

Well‑made and a well shot movie it has a strong narrative. The plot of the movie revolves around dreaded, warring dacoits who once terrorised the Indian heartlands. Role of Manoj Bajpayee as Man Singh and Sushant Singh Rajput as Lakhna is commendable. Ashutosh Rana is playing a Gujjar cop out for vengeance. Bhumi Pednekar as Indumati Tomar is crucial part of the film. Lets find out the ratings Sonchiriya got from leading media houses.  

The Times of India: 3.5/5

Though centred around dacoits, cops, gun battle, ambush and dangerous confrontations in the dark of the night, the film isn’t really about crime but the aftermath of it and the curse that follows the perpetrators of violence....Read More

Hindustan Times: 3/5

Set in 1975, Sonchiriya tells of rebels and ravines in the Chambal, but without the usual trappings. All is hardcore, from language (Bundelkhandi, which necessitates subtitles) to laughter. The one time a dacoit throws back his head to laugh is nothing like Gabbar Singh of Sholay; the laughter here comes from devastation and heartbreak. Read More

NDTV: 3/5

Sonchiriya is an immersive dacoit drama set in the harsh, dusty ravines of Chambal in the 1970s. The film completely upends the conventions of the genre. It draws the themes of crime and retribution, caste and gender, despair and redemption into the near-mythic, overarching sweep of the narrative.Read More

News 18: 3.5/5

Director Abhishek Chaubey (Ishqiya, Udta Punjab) glides us into the harsh lifestyle of bandits or rebels as they like to call themselves. They speak of their difficulties in as many words but can’t leave this life because they have never known anything better. It’s cruel, pointless and vengeful. Everything is personal and nothing is personal. Read More

The Indian Express: 2/5

Abhishek Chaubey’s very scenic Sonchiriya, tramping along those nooks and crevices of the Chambal, expending hundreds of bullets and quarts of spraying blood, made familiar by countless ‘daaku’ films of the 70s and 80s, almost always feels like a retread. Read More


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