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Movie Review: Kedarnath (2018)

★★★☆☆
Box Office: TBA

KEDARNATH is a love story that takes place right before a natural catastrophe. Mansoor (Sushant Singh Rajput) is a ‘pitthoo’ aka porter who carries pilgrims to the holy Hindu town of Kedarnath from the base. His Muslim identity doesn’t come in the way of fulfilling his duty and believing in the faith in Kedarnath. Another resident of Kedarnath is Mandakini aka Mukku (Sara Ali Khan). Her father Briraaj (Nitish Bharadwaj) is a priest and he owns a lodge and a shop on the way to the temple. He has fixed her marriage with Kullu (Nishant Dahiya), a big name in the temple town. Mukku is against this marriage as she doesn’t love Kullu. Also, Kullu initially was to marry her sister Brinda (Pooja Gor) but then he decided to opt for Mukku instead. Mukku meanwhile bumps into Mansoor and love happens. Kullu anyways hates Mansoor due to his Muslim identity. When he finds out that both Mukku and Mansoor are having an affair, it leads to madness. What happens next forms the rest of the film.

Reviews:

Good Reviews  |  Average Reviews  |  Bad Reviews
Positive Reviews
3.5 “Sushant Singh Rajput and Sara Ali Khan’s film is a perfect mix of love and tragedy”
Timesnownews
3.0 “A Star Is Born”
Rediff
3.0 “For a love story, there are no romantic tracks that really hold your attention.”
TOI
3.0 ” Competently crafted but lacks soul”
Sify
3.0 “Sara Ali Khan shines in this gloomy love story”
DNA India
3.0 “Kedarnath totally banks on its leads and they deliver. Sushant brings calm and Sara a breezy freshness to it. They give the film what its average VFX fails to—a purpose.”
News18
3.0 “Summing up, Kedarnath dazzles you with its scenic imagery and it’s fresh pairing. “
Filmfare
Average Reviews
2.5 “Kedarnath ultimately falls short of living up to its promise, but I was happy to visit its world. The imagery is overwhelming, even if the writing feels laboured. I’m going with two-and-a-half out of five.”
Rajeevmasand
2.5 “An Overwrought But Under-Cooked Love Story”
Anupama Chopra
2.5 “Kedarnath fails short of stirring up emotions the way it intends. It ends up being an empty, unmoving watch. “
Khaleejtimes
2.5 “Sushant Singh Rajput starrer works intermittently; Sara Ali Khan weaves magic”
Indiatvnews
2.5 “Sara Ali Khan Makes A Smashing Debut But The Film Struggles To Stay Afloat.”
Filmibeat
2.5 “Sara Ali Khan Makes an Impressive Debut but the Film Fails to Engage”
Masala
Negative Reviews
2.0 “KEDARNATH is a poor fare owing to the unexciting and flawed writing and weak execution. “
Bollywoodhungama
2.0 ” Sara Ali Khan Steals Much Of Sushant Singh Rajput’s Thunder”
NDTV
2.0 “The romance is fun, and Sara Ali Khan actually carries the film with her energy.”
Nowrunning
2.0 “Heavy Downpour Of Melodrama From The Clouds Of Absurdity!”
Koimoi
2.0 “Falls short to stir adequate emotions”
Deccanchronicle
2.0 ” Sara Ali Khan makes a damp debut”
Hindustantimes
2.0 ” Watch the film for Sara Ali Khan and Sushant Singh Rajput’s performance”
Indiatoday
2.0 “Sushant Singh Rajput-Sara Ali Khan’s film is a weepie minus the tears”
Indianexpress
2.0 “An Indian Disaster Movie That Succumbs To The Cultural Excesses Of The Genre”
Filmcompanion
1.5 ” Sara Ali Khan-Sushant Singh Rajput film leaves you cold”
Indiatoday
1.5 “So Predictably ’90s”
Mid-Day

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