Movie Review: Irada (2017)

Box Office: Flop

iradaA much decorated soldier-turned-writer Parabjeet Walia (Naseeruddin Shah) finds his world crashing down when his daughter falls prey to lung cancer. However instead of grieving over the loss, he decides to dig deeper to unravel the mystery and comes face-to-face with a harsh reality closely guarded by the haughty corporate tycoon Paddy.F.Sharma (Sharad Kelkar) who masquerades as a philanthrophist in the town along with the support of the state’s corrupt chief minister Ramandeep Braitch (Divya Dutta). Enter NIA officer Arjun Mishra (Arshad Warsi) who is asked by the CM to attempt a cover-up when one of Walia’s ‘quick shot’ remedies threatens to blow the lid off Paddy’s devious intentions which has already endangered the town. Meanwhile, there is a journalist named Simmi (Sagarika Ghatge) who is out to avenge the murder of her RTI activist boyfriend in the hands of Sharma. Soon, the trio embark on a common mission to save the town from being pushed in the abyss of death, disease and destruction.


Good Reviews  |  Average Reviews  |  Bad Reviews
Positive Reviews
3.0 “Arshad Warsi’s Film Is A Gripping Tale”
NDTV Movies
3.0 “Arshad Warsi, Naseeruddin Shah’s eco-thriller raises pertinent questions.”
Average Reviews
2.5 “The film’s attempt to educate the audience on the perils of chemical contamination, reverse boring and groundwater pollution that is a harsh reality around urban townships is half-baked.”
Times Of India
2.5 “Overall, the film is a sincere and decent attempt by the Director in her maiden venture.”
2.5 “A Noble Intention Lost In Execution!”
2.5 “Good intention poorly executed.”
Zeenews India
Negative Reviews
2.0 “A haphazard on the eco-hazard, IRADA starring the endearing ISHQIYA duo Naseeruddin Shah and Arshad Warsi is a meandering pop corn”
2.0 “This Eco-thriller Has No Solid Message”
2.0 “Full marks to the ambition, but this hotch-potch of a movie is good reminder that compelling movies are made of much more than a hit pair and a good idea.”
1.5 “Irada is very disappointing”
1.5 “Powerful Subject Marred By Poor Execution”
1.5 “This film ends up being a waste of time. “
1.5 ” For a film that had a subject as relevant as that of Udta Punjab, this movie turns out to be a major let down. “
0.5 “Naseeruddin Shah, Arshad Warsi film is a hazardous watch”

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