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Movie Review: Haseena Parkar (2017)

★★★☆☆
Box Office: TBA

haseenaHASEENA PARKAR is the story of an ordinary woman who is forced to turn to crime due to circumstances. Haseena Parkar (Shraddha Kapoor) lives with her close to dozen siblings in a small house in central Mumbai. She is very close to one of her brothers (Siddhanth Kapoor) who however turns to crime. Haseena gets married to the kind-hearted Ibrahim Parkar (Ankur Bhatia) and yet, she is compelled to face the brunt of her brother’s actions. As her brother turns big in the underworld scene, his enemies also increase manifold. One of the enemies eliminates Ibrahim Parkar in a fit of revenge. On the other hand, the 1993 serial bomb blasts in Mumbai send shockwaves everywhere. Haseena’s brother emerges as one of the key conspirator in this ghastly crime. But he has escaped to Dubai and again, it’s Haseena who falls into trouble. This is when she realizes that she can no longer be a victim – she hits back and emerges as the only ‘aapa’ in Mumbai underworld. What happens next forms the rest of the story.

Reviews:

Good Reviews  |  Average Reviews  |  Bad Reviews
Positive Reviews
3.5 “Apoorva is in his elements when crafting a crime thriller, with his technical expertise pulling together a taut film.”
Movietalkies
Average Reviews
2.5 ” An Amalgamation Of Good Research & Bad Direction”
Koimoi
Negative Reviews
2.0 “HASEENA PARKAR fails to impress as it’s too superficial and unexciting.”
Bollywood Hungama
2.0 “The crime drama fails to offer an insight into Haseena’s life whatsoever as an individual, beyond her infamous identity as Dawood’s sister, who dropped her bhai’s name to settle property disputes, extort money from builders etc.”
Timesofindia
2.0 “Fails to engage or entertain”
Sify
2.0 “Apoorva Lakhia’s Haseena Parkar is partial and another biopic glorifying underworld”
Indiatvnews
2.0 “Haseena Parkar suffers from Lima Syndrome”
Rediff
2.0 “Shraddha Kapoor’s best efforts can’t save the film”
DNA India
2.0 “A caramel quoted version of distasteful reality.”
Filmfare
2.0 “Shraddha Kapoor tries hard yet misses the mark”
Zeenews
1.5 “Apoorva Lakhia’s latest offering fails to impress and is surely not on the list of recommended gangster films.”
Deccanchronicle
1.5 “Shraddha Kapoor Bites Off More Than She Can Chew”
NDTV
1.5 “Known for telling stories cashing on sensationalisms rather than substance, Apoorva Lakhia does another crime after the unpardonable remake of Amitabh Bachchan’s ZANJEER in 2013. “
Glamsham
1.5 “It’s brave of a really young actor Shraddha Kapoor to want to play Marlon Brando in The Godfather. And full marks for effort. But Haseena Parkar is a poorly researched film, which just makes you laugh at the end of it all. “
Nowrunning
1.5 ” Shraddha Kapoor’s Stuffed Cheeks Draw More Attention Than The Film!”
Filmibeat
1.5 ” It is an utterly exhausting watch”
Mid-Day
1.5 “This Shraddha Kapoor film is a tiring watch”
Indianexpress
1.0 ” Dawood Ibrahim in Shraddha Kapoor’s film will make your blood boil”
Indiatoday
1.0 “Shraddha Kapoor’s film is dull, tedious and jumbled”
Hindustantimes
1.0 “The Sister Of Bad Movies”
Filmcompanion

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