Anwar (2007)

Hindi 2 hrs 30 mins Social
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Review Summary: ANWAR tries to make a statement but too many sub-plots in the screenplay spoil the show.

Average Critic Rating: (2.25)
Cast: Manisha Koirala , Siddharth Koirala , Rajpal Yadav , Vijay Raaz , Yashpal Sharma , Hiten Tejwani , Nauheed Cyrusi , Sudhir Pandey , Pankaj Jha , Lalit Tiwari , Kashish Duggal , Sanjay Mishra 1 , Prithvi Zutshi
Director: Manish Jha
Release Date: 12 Jan 2007

Plot: Anwar, a Muslim, lives a middle-class lifestyle in Lucknow, India, with his mother, brother, and sister-in-law, Suraiya. Anwar is researching on ancient Hindu mandirs. The family rents out a room to a poor widow and her attractive daughter, Mehru, whom Anwar falls in love with. Anwar is certain of Mehru's love Read more

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ANWAR tries to make a statement but too many sub-plots in the screenplay spoil the show.
Taran Adarsh, Bollywood Hungama

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The problem with 'Anwar' is overambitiousness on the part of the director Manish Jha who floats in too many directions at the same time. He sets out to tell a story and for some strange reason he introduces a way too many sub plots (was it to make all the friends happy or what). There are too many characters and many of them are doing stupid things. Manisha Koirala should quit films if she has lost out on options and Rajpal Yadav should desist from spoiling his talent to stoop to such performances. The only saving grace happens to be Mithoon's two brilliant compositions (wish he had composed all the songs). But still, nothing can save 'Anwar' from being a disaster.
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In today's world, religion and politics go hand in hand. Politicians spare no opportunity to play the religious card when the need arises.
Vipin Vijayan, Rediff 
'Anwar' is something that we expect from Amal Neerad. A technically perfect offering with that savvy technocrat with plenty of slow motion walks, SUV's, jackets, beachside visuals, and expected Uturns, the movie only suffers much from a script line that harms than heals the film. A perfect landing for a thought provoking product, the movie couldn't make the greater use of it as the creators just seems to have thought about making a thriller, than concentrating on the core issues, that forms its subject.
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