Chauranga (2016)

Hindi 1 hrs 46 mins Horror, Drama
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Total Reviews: 27
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Review Summary: Mishra does a commendable job as first time director, highlighting the uncomfortable truth around caste in rural India

Average Critic Rating: (2.87)
Cast: Soham Maitra , Ena Saha , Riddhi Sen , Sanjay Suri , Tannishtha Chatterjee , Dhritiman Chatterjee , Swatilekha Sengupta , Arpita Pal , Anshuman Jha
Director: Bikas Ranjan Mishra
Release Date: 08 Jan 2016
Est. Budget: 5.0 CR
Est. Box Office Collection: 1.0 CR

Plot: A fourteen-year-old Dalit boy (Soham Maitra) is growing up in an unnamed corner of India. His dream is to go to a town school like his elder brother (Riddhi Sen) and his reality is to look after the pig that his family owns. His only escape is to sit atop Read more

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Chauranga - Top Reviews

This dark film on caste oppression holds up an uncomfortable mirror
Subhash K Jha, First Post
Watch Chauranga because it is honest, provocative and piercing. It announces the advent of a promising new voice in Mumbai’s independent cinema.
Chauranga is neither provocative nor skillful in its portrayal. Though its last scene ushers in a ray of hope to nullify the haunting gory glimpses from the film, it never soars high enough to affect you.
Mohar Basu, Times of India
Chauranga movie review: What’s missing in the film is a fluid narrative
Shubhra Gupta, Indian Express
I’m going with two out of five
Rajeev Masand, Rajeev Masand
It's difficult to believe the film is set in the present day. The India portrayed in the film is replete with casteism, patriarchy and repression of the worst kind.Chauranga could also have been an intriguing study of human nature, had it been more layered
Sonia Chopra, Sify
So on an overall basis 'Chauranga', despite of being a part of various film festivals, ends up being yet another half baked product type of film which caters only to film festival type of audience.
Divya Solgama, Cine Markets

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Chauranga - All Reviews

CHAURANGA is a bold movie which unveils a dark truth
Martin D'Souza, Glam Sham
This is not an easy watch, but definitely an important one.
The film brings to light certain aspects of our society that we have allowed ourselves to neglect
Tania Rana, BookMyShow
A low-key film that tells a story that needs to be told, but doesn't tell it well enough
Anna M.M. Vetticad, First Post
A pure festival film in treatment and manner of storytelling, it scores for allowing the audience join the dots and doesn't care to simplify or sanitize the proceedings for universal appeal
Kunal Guha, Bangalore Mirror
A hard-hitting trip to rural India
Jaivardhan Chaudhary, Claps N Slaps
A first-time director effectively takes on the dynamics of the caste system
Performances apart, 'Chauranga', is laced with a powerful message, is delivered in a somewhat convoluted manner, through a haphazard screenplay.
Source, Santa Banta
जमीनी हकीकत को दर्शाती है 'चौरंगा'
R J Alok, Aaj Tak
A strong voice against caste barriers
Rohit Vats, Hindustan Times
Rural caste-based drama ‘Chauranga’ is a throwback to parallel cinema
Nandini Ramnath, Scroll.In
Simplistic and earnest, yet this Sanjay Suri-starrer lacks a punch
Tanul Thakur, First Post
In the end, Wazir could have and should have been a better film. On paper at least, the set up must have been stellar, but ultimately, the end result remains unsatisfying despite Bachchan's and Akhtar's unmistakable presence and charisma
Jay Mamtora, Bolly Brit
The film Chauranga deals with an aspect of life in India still mired in tragedy - revenge killings for intercaste interactions deemed inappropriate by the community
Asia One
Sanjay Suri’s social drama is a mirror to our society with a few jagged edges!
Sreeju Sudhakaran, Bollywood Life
... It is more like a documentary on the appalling condition of the Dalits
Namrata Thakker, REDIFF
In fact, Chauranga is interesting in how it shows that a disadvantaged woman could use the exploitation to her own advantage, being more proactive than her mute upper caste counterparts.
The Indian Talks
The sound handled by Arun Nambiar and Tanmay Das is brilliant and probably the highlight of the film. The film fails to leave an impact on the viewers.
Business Standard
'Chauranga', is more muted and quiet in its rage
The director has nicely detailed the various characters and also presented the double standards of casteism by showing how the upper-caste head of the village