Firaaq (2009)

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Review Summary: FIRAAQ is one of the finest docu-dramas made in India.

Average Critic Rating: (3.15)
Cast: Naseeruddin Shah , Paresh Rawal , Raghuveer Yadav , Deepti Naval , Sanjay Suri , Shahana Goswami , Tisca Chopra , Dilip Joshi , Suchita Trivedi , Sumeet Raghavan , Vicky Ahuja , Amruta Subhash , Arun Kumar , Mohammad Samad , Nasser , Nowaz , Dinesh Lamba , Nawazuddin Siddiqui
Director: Nandita Dass
Release Date: 20 Mar 2009

Plot: Firaaq follows the life of several ordinary people, some who were victims, some silent observers, and some perpetrators one month after the 2002 violence in Gujarat. It focuses on how their lives are affected and (irrevocably) changed. Khan Saheb ( Naseeruddin Shah ) is an elderly Muslim classical vocalist, who remains Read more

Firaaq - Top Reviews

A slice of harsh reality
Rajeev Masand, Rajeev Masand
Oblivious to its brutal job description, an impassive truck monotonously carries a pile of dead bodies and dumps it into a ploughed ground.
Sukanya Verma, Rediff 
The film is a balanced sensitive documentation of contemporary India's most trying times and posits a much-needed plea for sanity peace and tolerance.
Nikhat Kazmi, Times of India
Film-makers across the globe have often told stories of calamities/riots/disasters - natural and man-made, and the aftermath.
Taran Adarsh, SIFY
Genocide throws up a some typical reactions: Absolute disapproval from those who manage holding on to their senses.
Sonia Chopra, SIFY
Interweaving stories requires impeccable skill and control as films like Crash and Babel have shown us. There are areas in which Das, a first-timer, stumbles. The pacing drags and the transitions become clunky. Also, Sameer and his wife exchange far too m
Anupama Chopra, NDTV 
FIRAAQ is one of the finest docu-dramas made in India.
Taran Adarsh, Bollywood Hungama

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Firaaq - All Reviews

Though not flawless in subplots and pace, the movie succeeds in conveying its message of cordial relations between the two historically divided communities
S Pankaj, Smash Hits
Fabulously stupendous....
India Glitz
Though there are some heavy-handed scenes and characters, Firaaq scores in its overall restraint. It’s not often that an actress turns director; Nandita Das certainly gives us reason to celebrate with this film.E-mail author: shashi.baliga@hindustantimes.
Shashi Baliga, Hindustan Times 
Movie Review : FiraaqDirector : Starring :Nandita Das  Naseeruddin Shah, Paresh Rawal, Sanjay Suri, Shahana Goswami, Raghuvir Yadav, Tisca ChopraFiraaq Movie Review March 20, 2009 6:23:41 PM ISTBy Martin D'Souza, Bollywood Trade News Network view FIRAAQ v
Martin D'Souza, Glam Sham
One might have expected slightly better from such an admirable personality like Nandita Das, but there are several parts of the film in which she redeems herself and proves that she has the makings of a very fine director – she just needs a better script.
Aly Kassam, Bolly Spice
tale, the story is set on the backdrop of the aftermath of the Gujarat Riots that happened in the year 2002 and it is a tale of six families who have no connection with each other. There is Mohsin (Md Samad) who has lost his entire family in the riots and
Bharat Student
[an error occurred while processing this directive]More of a docu-drama, Firaaq narrates six different stories that are not connected with one another. Nor are they similar, nor do they meet towards the culmination. Told with utmost sensitivity, the film