Movie Review: Inkaar (2013)

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

At one of India’s leading ad agencies, the battle for the top job between Rahul [Arjun Rampal], a venerated advertising CEO, and Maya [Chitrangda Singh], his ambitious protégé, takes a dramatic turn when she files a sexual harassment complaint against him. It’s the job of the committee set up by the agency to hear both sides of the story and work through the layers of lies and accusations to find out who’s really telling the truth and who’s lying. The stakes are high because only one of them [Rahul or Maya] will walk away with their reputation intact. Will the committee really be able to uncover the truth?

INKAAR is a tough film to make and one must compliment Sudhir Mishra for sticking his neck out. Let me add, INKAAR is not just about sex. It’s about greed, ambition and power play. Generally, in a majority of Hindi films, it’s the man who seeks sexual favors, while the woman is projected as someone who’s meek. But the woman here is shrewd and spiteful. When the two sexes collide, what the spectator gets to see is not just the issue that the film raises, but also the games the ambitious play to reach the top spot.


Good Reviews  |  Average Reviews  |  Bad Reviews
Positive Reviews
4.0 “The dynamics of office politics have never been more dynamic. Inkaar is one helluva jolt in January.”
3.5 “Inkaar is another of Sudhir Mishra’s brilliances captured on celluloid. Don’t say a ‘no’ to this one.”
Zee News
3.0 “INKAAR is for spectators of serious cinema. Caters to a niche audience!”
Bollywood Hungama
3.0 “INKAAR is Such an anti-climax movie.”
Times of India
3.0 “The film has whole lot of grays which underline the conclusions that it seeks to draw from what is obviously a complex thematic proposition.”
NDTV Movies
3.0 “INKAAR is not your regular cinema. If you are willing to experiment with cinema that breaks the norms, then INKAAR is definitely for you.”
3.0 “If you don’t mind a film that seems to move at a slow pace to make a point, do go watch it.”
3.0 “Definitely go for this movie.”
Daily Bhaskar
Average Reviews
2.5 “What happens to be a potent seed for a crackling story, Inkaar gets mired by the cliches of conventionalism and loses its steam. Watch it still for the brilliant performances and gripping narrative.”
Negative Reviews
2.0 ” Inkaar trivialises something serious like sexual harassment into a terrible joke.”
2.0 “Inkaar is a love-revenge saga gone wrong, but it’s not worth the effort.”
2.0 “Inkaar could have been truly radical. But it becomes a film that prefers to cop out, rather than deliver on the promise it held out so bravely in its initial passages.”
2.0 “Inkaar has the seed of a good story but the characters don’t turn out to be ones you care about, nor does the narrative grip you enough to keep you engaged.”
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