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Movie Review: Stree (2018)

★★★☆☆
Box Office: Super Hit

STREE is based on folklore and a myth that has found acceptance in several states across India. Set in the Madhya Pradesh town of Chanderi, it tells the story of a bride’s wandering spirit who roams the streets for four days during an annual pooja. She calls out to young, unsuspecting men, and if they turn back, she takes it as their acceptance to be with her. Vicky (Rajkummar Rao) is a gifted tailor in this town and he doesn’t believe in this myth. On the first day of pooja, a mysterious young girl (Shraddha Kapoor) approaches him to design her ghagra. She shows interest in him romantically and Vicky falls for him. Vicky tells his friends Jana (Abhishek Banerjee) and Bittu (Aparshakti Khurana) about his love interest. Jana is happy for Vicky but Bittu cautions Vicky to be careful of her. Trouble arises when Bittu analyses the situation and realises that Vicky’s love interest might be none other than Stree. What happens next forms the rest of the film.

Reviews:

Good Reviews  |  Average Reviews  |  Bad Reviews
Positive Reviews
4.0 “Stree is a gorgeous quirk-tale of mirth & scares”
Sify
4.0 “Stree is a blast and brings a much-needed freshness to an otherwise mishandled genre – horror or horror-comedy – in Bollywood.”
Timesnownews
3.5 “With this film starring Rajkummar Rao, Shraddha Kapoor and Pankaj Tripathi, director Amar Kaushik creates a horror-comedy, which turns out to be subversive commentary on the position and treatment of women in India”
Filmcompanion
3.5 “STREE is a unique concoction of humour and horror that floors you completely. “
Bollywoodhungama
3.5 “Rajkummar Rao Leaves You Bewitched With His Brilliant Comic Timing!”
Filmibeat
3.5 “Shraddha Kapoor, Rajkummar Rao Are Terrific In Madcap Film”
NDTV
3.5 ” Rajkummar Rao, Shraddha Kapoor’s film is spooky and crazy packed with brilliant performances.”
Indiatvnews
3.5 “Shraddha Kapoor and Rajkummar Rao’s spooky horror-comedy provides thrills and laughs in equal measure”
DNA India
3.5 “A Ridiculously True Phenomenon Entertainingly Told!”
Koimoi
3.0 “Despite all its flaws and ambiguous ideas, Stree is still an entertaining film.”
Timesofindia
3.0 “A Quirky Entertainer”
Movietalkies
3.0 “Stree is a horror comedy and while it does provide you with the laughs, it fails to scare you properly.”
Filmfare
3.0 “A good attempt to blend styles that are hard to blend”
Deccanchronicle
3.0 “Rajkummar-Shraddha film has more laughs than scares”
Indiatoday
3.0 “Shraddha Kapoor, Rajkummar Rao’s spooky comedy needed more spirit”
Hindustantimes
Average Reviews
2.5 “The Rajkummar Rao and Shraddha Kapoor starrer is enjoyable for the most part”
Indianexpress
2.5 “Shraddha Kapoor and Rajkummar Rao’s Horror Comedy is Lighthearted But Fails to Impress”
Masala
2.5 “The film swings from fun to tedious and then piques your interest in the horror and lets it fizzle out, making the whole experience like finding that your expensive coffee is only froth and no brew.”
Nowrunning
2.5 “Rajkummar-Shraddha’s Funny Ghost Story Has Something for Everyone”
News18
Negative Reviews
2.0 “A Trick Movie”
Rediff

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