Movie Review: Striker (2010)

Users Rating: [ratings] ★★½☆☆
Box Office: Flop

strikerSome stories seem very interesting on paper. You get hooked, perhaps captivated. But there are times when these stories lose sheen when translated on celluloid.As a storyteller, you need to have the convincing power to keep the viewer hooked. Also, you ought to know when and how to conclude the story. Like they say, never stretch a story beyond a point…

STRIKER, directed by Chandan Arora, falters because the story doesn’t arrest your attention in entirety and also, it seems like a never-ending ride, even though the running time is approx. 2 hours. Frankly, the story overstays its welcome.


Cinema is all about narrating stories and Chandan Arora makes a sincere attempt to narrate one in STRIKER, but the multiple tracks and layers in the film act as a spoilsport. The screenplay is patchy and the focus shifts from one episode to another constantly. It’s not sacrilegious to have multiple tracks in a film, but you need to conclude each track before the actual story reaches its culmination. Clearly, the screenplay writing lets STRIKER down.


Good Reviews  |  Average Reviews  |  Bad Reviews
Positive Reviews
3.0 “An interesting film with a lot on its mind”
3.0 “The film has more meat — and meaning — than it promises”
Times Of India
3.0 “entertaining in bits and manages to keep your attention”
3.0 “On board… and strikes a chord too”
Movie Talkies
3.0 “lets off steam, like a pressure cooker come to boil”
Khalid Mohamed
3.0 “Worth it, all the way”
Hindustan Times
3.0 “works for the fact that it actually narrates a never seen before story”
Real Bollywood
3.0 “a film that is even more real than reality…expect Striker to strike a chord with you”
Average Reviews
2.5 “Misses the mark”
2.5 “fails to strike the right chord”
Buzz 18
Negative Reviews
2.0 “a movie that keeps jumping the gate and finally unravels all over the floor.”
2.0 “Just another underworld yarn”
1.3 “don’t have to rush to the head of the queue to buy tickets for this one”
Full Hyderabad
1.0 “doesn’t strike; is extremely slow-paced “
Zee News


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