Halla Bol (2008)

Hindi 2 hrs 30 mins Drama
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Total Reviews: 17
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Review Summary: HALLA BOL is a powerful film that has its heart in the right place.

Average Critic Rating: (2.74)
Cast: Ajay Devgn , Vidya Balan , Pankaj Kapoor , Kareena Kapoor Khan , Ishtiaq Arif Khan , Sridevi , Boney Kapoor , Jackie Shroff , Ruby Bhatia , Pahlaj Nihalani , Neeraj Vora , Tusshar Kapoor , Ranjit Kapoor , Mukesh Tiwari , Lekh Tandon , Sayali Bhagat , Darshan Jariwala , Abhay Bhargava , Anupam Shyam , Anjan Srivastava , Sulbha Arya , Rushita Singh , Iqbal Dosani , Deepak Pandit , Sitaram Panchal , Sadhana Singh , Sanatan Modi , Nilanjana Bhattacharya
Director: Rajkumar Santoshi
Release Date: 11 Jan 2008

Plot: Ashfaque ( Ajay Devgn ) is a small town boy aspiring to be a film star in the Hindi film industry. He joins a street theatre group run by a reformed dacoit Sidhu ( Pankaj Kapoor ), who uses street theatre as a medium to bring about an awakening in Read more

Halla Bol - Top Reviews

More gratings are those expressionless rich sons of that minister (Darshan Jariwala, howlarious) and a liquor baron (pure oakwood) wear shirts that couldn’t have cost more than Rs.
Khalid Mohamed, Hindustan Times 
HALLA BOL is a powerful film that has its heart in the right place.
Taran Adarsh, Bollywood Hungama
Watch Pankaj Kapoor tackle the bribe offered to him by the power brokers Ajay Devgan stand up to the wily politician in his palatial house or Vidya Balan publicly applaud her husband for his valour and you'll get your paisa vasool moments.
Nikhat Kazmi, Times of India
Theatre of the absurd
Rajeev Masand, Rajeev Masand
('What director is he who ends up changing?')
Raja Sen, Rediff 
If peeing on their Persian carpets could awaken a corrupt politician’s conscience, then the world would be a different place indeed.
Sonia Chopra, SIFY

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Halla Bol - All Reviews

Halla Bol is an attempt at reviving the genre of films that has a social messageThe script is fresh and energetic and the screenplay is engaging and leaves one with a profound messageHalla Bol is the second film apart from My Name is Anthony Gonsalves tha
Bollywood Mantra
enlightening movies for today's society, 'Halla Bol' is the story of Ashfaque (Ajay Devgan) who hails from a small town and dreams big of becoming a star. He starts off his life by becoming a street artist and soon joins the mentorship of Sidhu (Pankaj Ka
Bharat Student
Halla Bol discusses important social issues and also entertains. It's a movie packed with a powerful message and performances.
Ashok Nayak, Now Running
If you’re someone who admires daring genres, movies with substance and high-quality performances then Halla Bol will impress you without a doubt. Give it a go!
Prathna Tiwari, Bolly Spice
Halla Bol is a war-cry used to create an awakening. A small town god-fearing soul, a si...
Sulekha Reviewer, Sulekha
Ajay Devgan is at his best in Halla Bol. After the backto-back failure of the Ajay Devgan starrers, Cash and Ram Gopal Varma Ki Aag, his performance in Halla Bol is sure to win him accolades. He surprisingly carries the superstar image with ease; the care free attitude and his sense of humour are well expressed. Several sequences in the film are surely headed for a standing ovation from h
India Glitz
If you are familiar with movies like Ghayal, Damini, Ghatak, Lajja, The Legend of Bhagat Singh and Khakee, then Rajkumar Santoshi is no stranger to you. He is known for directing films having a social undercurrent. Halla Bol starring Ajay Devgan, Vidya Ba
Devgan as Ashfaq, a Bollywood star, is an unlikely hero. Once a conscientious young man, his ambition and dreams have made him thick-skinned and selfish. Ashfaq, also known as Sameer Khan, does what sells, be it making up childhood, poverty-ridden sob sto
Amodini Sharma, Planet Bollywood
For the weekend, Halla Bol is not a bad choice over My Name Is Anthony Gonsalves, as it doesn't bore you, at least
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Movie Review : Halla BolDirector : Music : Lyrics : Starring :Rajkumar Santoshi  Sukhwinder Singh  Dushyant Kumar, Sameer, Mehboob  Ajay Devgan, Vidya Balan, Pankaj Kapoor, Kareena Kapoor, Ruby Bhatia, Mukesh Tiwari, Lekh Tandon, Darshan Jariwala.By Marti
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