Movie Review: Pari (2018)

Box Office: Avg.

pariAfter a matrimonial meeting with Piyali (Ritabhari), Arnab (Parambrata) is returning home with his parents when suddenly an old lady is hit by their car. Like a law-abiding citizen, he notifies the police and the subsequent investigation leads him to the old woman’s daughter Rukhsana (Anushka), tied in chains in her hut by the swamp in a forest. Guilt-ridden, he decides to help her and even agrees to let her stay in his house. Meanwhile, a professor Qasim Ali (Rajat) is looking for Rukhsana and wants to kill her after learning that her mother had the ‘devil’s mark’ on her hand. Will Arnab get to know the truth about Rukhsana and forsake her?


Good Reviews  |  Average Reviews  |  Bad Reviews
Positive Reviews
4.5 “It will send chills up your spine”
3.5 “If you like horror as a genre, and prefer a genuine theme over sheer succession of scary sequences, you will like this one, which isn’t bound by the diktats of commercial cinema.”
3.5 “As Anushka Sharma already warned; Not a fairytale!.”
3.5 “One Of The BEST To Come Out Of This Genre”
3.5 “Pari is a delightful treat and it is advised that people with weak hearts should enter the theatre at their own risks.”
3.0 “As an atmospheric piece alone, first-time director Prosit Roy’s film starring Anushka Sharma could be to Hindi horror cinema what Kahaani was to thrillers”
Filmcompanion: RAHUL DESAI
3.0 “Anushka Sharma’s horror film is a world apart from other ghoulish Bollywood offerings, and that’s a good thing”
Gulf News
3.0 “Pari wants to scare you”
3.0 “Anushka Sharma thrills in this spooky ‘pari’tale”
DNA India
3.0 “To Anushka Sharma, ‘We Love You Too’ For Giving Us Some Genuine Chills & Thrills!”
Average Reviews
2.5 “PARI – NOT A FAIRYTALE has an interesting premise with a fair amount of chills and thrills.”
Bollywood Hungama
2.5 “This movie is slow to create the scary world, and even though you enjoy it, it takes too long to actually make you gasp for air.”
2.5 “A more dramatic story and tauter screenplay would have turned it into a true blue horror film. “
Negative Reviews
2.0 “Anushka Sharma Pulls Out All Stops In Uneven, Forgettable Film.”
2.0 “Anushka Sharma is haunted by demons and a blotchy script”
2.0 “arts of Prosit Roy’s film starring Anushka Sharma are genuinely scary, but it is ultimately let down by a scatter-brained story”
Filmcompanion: ANUPAMA CHOPRA
1.0 “The Anushka Sharma starrer fails to rise above its silliness”
1.0 “Anushka Sharma-starrer is Low on Chills and Short of Thrills”

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