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Movie Review: NH10 (2015)

★★★☆☆
Box Office: Hit


NH10-Movie-posterAn incident on the streets of Gurgaon in the night leaves Meera traumatized. Arjun has been feeling guilty for letting her drive alone as he wanted to stay back at the party. He wants her to forget the episode and plans a birthday treat for her; a desert holiday.

All seems going according to plan. When they reach the toll booth on the outskirts of Delhi, there is a huge commotion. He learns that the attendant has been killed by four youths when he asked them to pay. This, more or less, explains the scene on the outskirts of the capital and also gives us an inkling of what is in store.

On the Highway, they stop for a meal when they witness a young girl and a boy being mercilessly beaten by six people. When he tries to intervene (the only one from among the crowd of onlookers) he is punched in the face by one who tells him to stay away as that is his sister. He tries again and is punched again.

Fuming at the insult, he begins his journey as Meera tries to pacify him. As he is driving along on NH 10, he chances upon the Scorpio that abducted the two. He follows them, parks his car in the jungle, takes out his gun and goes in search of them. Meera is paranoid and rightly so. She asks him to let go of his ego. He assures her by saying that he will just frighten ”these villagers”.

But these are no ordinary villagers, these are butchers. A fact he realizes too late after they are both trapped. From here on, the movie breaks into a frantic pace as Meera and Arjun take cover in the jungle. Meera’s trauma in the dead of night and her race to get help is what the film is all about. When it culminates, you are as exhausted as Meera.

Reviews:

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Positive Reviews
5.0 “NH 10 is fast and bloody furious!”
Glamsham
4.0 “NH10 is a strikingly believable horror film”
Rediff: Raja Sen
4.0 “NH10, a dark and wild ride into the outskirts of our nation with plenty of thrills and gory action.”
Nowrunning
4.0 “‘NH10’ is a kind of a rare movie.Don’t miss it. “
Mid-Day
3.5 “Watch NH10 for its bare truths and gruesome elements. It is time that every girl awakens a Meera within her.”
Koimoi
3.5 “A ruthless film that Anushka Sharma impressively brings to life”
Daily Bhaskar
3.5 “The film, partly inspired by Eden Lake, is an engaging watch throughout.”
Sify
3.5 “Watch it for fabulous direction, performances and sharp snappy editing that brings it down to 120 minutes of thrill and adventure.”
Masala
3.0 “NH10 is a wonderfully made film with an outstanding performance by Anushka Sharma.”
Bollywood Hungama
3.0 “NH10 is a compelling thriller”
Rediff: Sukanya Verma
3.0 “NH10 is an adventurous Bollywood film that breaks the shackles of convention and is none the worse for it. Eminently watchable. “
NDTV
3.0 “Inconsistent thriller riding on the brave shoulders of Anushka Sharma”
Filmfare
3.0 “A heady concoction of anxiety, fear, shock and rage”
Deccanchronicle
2.5 “Watch Navdeep Singh’s display of girl power in its most lethal form, and Anushka Sharma’s spectacular performance.”
Indiatoday: Suhani Singh
3.0 “Navdeep Singh’s NH10 starring Anushka Sharma is a must watch if you like romance, thrill, action and good story, mixed in one single film. “
Filmibeat
3.0 “Watch it as it speaks against everything that is wrong in our nation.”
Indiatvnews
Average Reviews
2.5 “Too much drama hampers the essence of the film”
Hindustantimes
2.5 “NH10 is a revenge drama that’s definitely not for the fainthearted.”
Indiatoday: Rohit Khilnani
2.5 “Anushka Sharma’s debut as producer ’NH10’ is jaw dropping but unoriginal mess of impulsive and peculiar film-making.”
Indiaglitz
Negative Reviews
2.0 “Anushka Sharma film is so horrifying that you can’t blink”
Indianexpress

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