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Movie Review: Simran (2017)

★★★☆☆
Box Office: Flop

Simran_PosterSIMRAN is the story of a girl with flaws who has to resort to crime when things go horribly wrong. Praful Patel (Kangana Ranaut) is divorced and is living in Atlanta in United States of America. Fed up with the rants of her parents (Hiten Kumar, Kishori Shahane), she decides to move into her own house. She even gets pre approval for her loan. A chance visit to Las Vegas with her cousin Amber changes her life. After initial victory at the casino, she loses lot of money, including her savings. Yet, she continues to play since she gets addicted to it. A private moneylender loans her $32,000 and she loses that as well. The moneylender is dangerous and warns her of dire consequences if Praful doesn’t repay the amount along with interest. With no other option, Praful starts robbing banks. How it messes her life further forms the rest of the film.

Reviews:

Good Reviews  |  Average Reviews  |  Bad Reviews
Positive Reviews
4.0 “If you are a Kangana fan, Simran should make your weekend”
Movietalkies
3.5 “Frankly, you can’t emotionally invest in Simran or root for her as much as you might want to. But when you watch the film, you will find yourself warming up to her occasionally, because she’s all you’ve got. Let’s give Kangana her due..”
Times Of India
3.5 “Overall, this frothy entertainer Simran is a film Kangana carries squarely on her shoulders and makes the most slipshod scenes look endearing. Watch it only for Kangana Ranaut.”
Sify
3.5 “It’s a clean and happy film. “
Filmfare
3.0 “Reserve this for a one-time watch as it’s incredible to see Ranaut play a self-destructive rebel.”
Gulf News
3.0 “Kangana is adorable”
Rediff
3.0 “Go and watch this film for Kangana Ranaut’s yet another stellar performance.”
Koimoi
3.0 “Kangana, making badass look simple, human and so full of heart.”
Mid-Day
3.0 “This Kangana Ranaut film is tonally confused”
Indianexpress
Average Reviews
2.5 “Despite Kangana Ranaut’s strenuous work, the narrative of director Hansal Mehta’s latest film doesn’t grip you”
Anupama Chopra
2.5 “SIMRAN is a movie which can be easily skipped without any regrets.”
Bollywood Hungama
2.5 “Is it just another film eclipsed by Kangana Ranaut’s finesse?”
Indiatvnews
2.5 “Kangana Ranaut Is A Live Wire, But The Film Still Runs Out Of Steam!”
Filmibeat
2.5 “A Kangana Ranaut show all the way”
Deccan Chronicle
2.5 “Kangana Ranaut is the hero in this less heroic Hansal Mehta tale”
Zee News India
2.5 “Kangana Ranaut is brilliant but that is all”
Indiatoday: Ananya Bhattacharya
Negative Reviews
2.0 “Kangana Ranaut exudes infectious charm in a losing battle aka gamble. She is just terrific. .”
Glamsham
2.0 “Kangana Ranaut delivers as the flawed heroine in an uneven film”
Indiatoday: Suhani Singh
1.5 “Based loosely on the story of the Bombshell Bandit – Punjabi girl Sandeep Kaur, Simran could either be a great comic caper or a tragic story of greed gone wrong. It’s neither..”
Nowrunning
1.5 “Kangana Ranaut shines in a self-indulgent, chaotic film”
Hindustantimes

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