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Movie Review: Kabir Singh (2019)

★★★☆☆
Box Office: TBA

KABIR SINGH is the story of a heartbroken man on the path of self-destruction. Kabir Singh (Shahid Kapoor) is a top ranked medical student from a Delhi medical school. He is hot tempered and once during a football match, he gets into physical altercation with a rival college student named Amit (Amit Sharma). The college Dean (Adil Hussain) asks him to tender an apology or else he’ll be fired. Kabir choses the second option as he’s of the opinion that he did no wrong. But in no time Kabir changes his mind after he sees the first year student Preeti (Kiara Advani). Luck favours on him as Preeti’s family is family friend of Kabir’s and he’s asked to take care of her. Kabir is much feared on campus and he starts to give her personal lessons. Preeti enjoys this attention and soon they begin a romantic relationship. After their course ends, they move back to their respective residences in Mumbai. Kabir’s brother Karan (Arjan Bajwa) is getting married and Kabir goes to Preeti’s house to pick her up. Things turn awry here as Preeti’s father spots the lovebirds cosying up to each other. In a sudden turn of events, Preeti is compelled to get married to one Jatinder and Kabir is unable to stop this union. What happens next forms the rest of the film.

Reviews:

Good Reviews  |  Average Reviews  |  Bad Reviews
Positive Reviews
4.0 “KABIR SINGH is a well-made love saga which has tremendous appeal for the youth.”
Bollywoodhungama
4.0 “An uncompromising, pious, bold and volatile tale of love that is made solidly intoxicating by the performance of Shahid Kapoor”
Glamsham
4.0 “A High Shahid Kapoor Delivers A ‘Higher’ Performance!”
Koimoi
3.5 “It’s also a much-needed departure from the usual syrupy Bollywood love stories that showcase grand gestures.”
Gulfnews
3.5 “While Kabir Singh is a welcome change from stereotypical love stories, this kind of love affair needs some getting used to.”
TOI
3.5 “Shahid Kapoor shines, engages audience”
Sify
3.5 “Shahid Kapoor Flies High In This ‘Trippy’ Unabashed Love Story!”
Filmibeat
3.5 ” Shahid Kapoor’s visceral performance and superb background score is the highlight”
TNN
3.5 “Not your typical, conventional love story”
Mid-Day
3.0 “Shahid Kapoor is heart and soul of this scene-to-scene remake of Arjun Reddy”
Indiatvnews
3.0 “A shot by shot remake in Hindi of the Telugu hit film Arjun Reddy, this film stays true to the tale of an obsessed lover.”
Nowrunning
3.0 “What keeps us from noticing the film’s flaws outright is the power-packed performance by Shahid Kapoor..”
Filmfare
3.0 “Shahid Kapoor at the top of his game”
Deccanchronicle
3.0 “Shahid Kapoor is FANTASTIC in this Arjun Reddy Remake.”
Masala
Average Reviews
Negative Reviews
2.0 “Watching a sicko get away just rankles”
Rediff
1.5 “Shahid Kapoor, Kiara Advani’s Film Is Beyond Redemption”
NDTV
1.5 “Shahid Kapoor plays Vijay Deverakonda in B-Grade Arjun Reddy”
Indiatoday
1.5 “Shahid Kapoor plays the fool in this toxic, troubling film”
Hindustantimes
1.5 “The Shahid Kapoor-starrer is all flourish”
Indianexpress

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