Masaan (2015)

Hindi 2 hrs 4 mins Romance, Drama
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Total Reviews: 39
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Review Summary: Masaan is an incredible film. It brings good sensitive and real cinema to life. One of the best film to come out in years. Don't miss this one!

Average Critic Rating: (3.88)
Cast: Richa Chadda , Vicky Kaushal
Director: Neeraj Ghaywan
Release Date: 24 Jul 2015
Est. Budget: 6.0 CR
Est. Box Office Collection: 2.5 CR

Plot: Set in present day Benares, the plot of Masaan follows two seemingly separate story arcs that eventually converge. The first of these tells the story of Devi (Richa Chadda). The film opens with her and her fellow student, Piyush, checking into a hotel room. They are interrupted when the police bursts Read more

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Love, life and death summed up with artistic perfection
Rachit Gupta, FilmFare
An eagle's eye for detailing coupled with some excellent piece of writing is what largely works for 'Masaan', apart from other fine things
This dazzling debut film is an unmissable gem.
Worth every bit of the Cannes hype
Baradwaj Rangan, BaradwajRangan
There are multiple layers to this well-observed drama; kudos to the filmmakers for putting it on screen
Rajeev Masand, Rajeev Masand
And, it's said that the most simple things can bring the most happiness and that's what 'Masaan' does. It displays the circle of life in such a fine cinematic manner.
Divya Solgama, MovieZadda
Masaan is an immense achievement for a first-time filmmaker and must be applauded
Raja Sen, REDIFF
Varanasi: We see one of our central protagonists, Devi (Richa Chaddha) step gingerly into a public loo (the filthy kind flaunted in films to shock an international audience)
Sonia Chopra, Sify
Masaan review: There is a tussle between what has always been, and what can be
Shubhra Gupta, Indian Express
Compelling and Devastating!

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Masaan - All Reviews

An eagle's eye for detailing coupled with some excellent piece of writing is what largely works for 'Masaan', apart from other fine things
Picture this: Corpses are burning on a ghat in Varanasi and the men attending the pyres take lathis and hit on the skulls of the burning corpses while asking each other to ensure that the bodies burn properly.
The end leaves you craving for more. MASAAN is worth going miles to see!
Martin D'Souza, Glam Sham
This isn't a film that will make you want to book a ticket to Varanasi, but it will probably make you look up the poet Dushyant Kumar and wish you'd made someone feel like a bridge that's got a train running over it.
Deepanjana Pal, First Post
Director Neeraj Ghaywan makes a confident debut and one can see his approach quite affected by his mentor Anurag Kashyap whom he assisted in 'Gangs Of Wasseypur'. With little bit more honesty he could had made an excellent even better film!
Authentic Plot and Powerful Performance But Can Only Attract the Niche Audience
Just Bollywood
Masaan captures every important element of life, right from the joy of young love to the heartache caused by losing a loved one
Juhi Matta, BookMyShow
All very well deserved.
Deccan Chronicle
A film that runs the risk of predictability, but is compelling enough to keep you hooked to what happens next without succumbing to the danger of getting waylaid by its own indulgence, is what makes Masaan a film you cannot and mustn't miss.
Bryan Durham, DNA India
This Richa Chadha starrer gives an impactful, insider’s view of Varanasi
Meenakshi Shedde, First Post
Beautifully crafted social commentary on clash between modernity and age old traditions
Avinash Arun’s immersive cinematography captures Benaras without the touristy halo. It plays an important role in highlighting the glaring divide between the physical and digital infrastructure in the city.
Anuj Kumar, The Hindu
Neeraj Ghaywan's directorial debut Masaan is a tale of heartbreak and hope.
Ananya Bhattacharya, India Today
All the young actors (and the older Mishra) turn in strongly delineated performances that sharpen an understanding of their characters.
Deborah Young, Hollywood Reporter
मसाला फिल्म नहीं, सामाजिक मुद्दों पर बेस्ड है 'मसान'
Nishant A Bhuse, Bhaskar
Ghaywan’s film is austere but effective, managing to oscillate between its two story threads without losing its flow
Overall, Masaan is a rare gem of a film that you shouldn’t miss
The ideas in “Masaan” are worthy topics for exploration, but the execution lacks modulation. There’s little sense of how much time passes, and the multiple narrative strands are not well integrated, though they do come to together at the end
Jay Weissberg, Variety
Based on trailers, many would imagine Masaan to be a film meant for festival audiences. But with evolving audience tastes and the equity attached to novel storytelling, 'mainstream' is hardly a word of any consequence.
Kunal Guha, Bangalore Mirror
Masaan is a must watch for the discerning film audience. It’s also a break from big-ticket commercial films. It’s not an entertaining film, but a satisfying watch.
Archita Kashyap, Koi Moi
Masaan is an audacious tale of mistakes, mishaps & redemption in life
Piping Hot Views
Poignant, tender and beautiful, this Cannes winner is a portrait of small-town India
Gayatri Gauri, First Post
Many films, mainstream and not so mainstream touch upon issues, but seldom do we see a film that is so tender and yet so overpowering. While Baahubali and Bajrangi Bhaijaan continue to be a big lure and with good reason, do make time for this quiet little gem. You won’t regret it.
Kusumita Das, Deccan Chronicle
Masaan delivers much more than what it promises. It is not just an engaging watch... it is one that leaves you envious, and emotional!
Shishir Gautam, Nowrunning
On a whole, Masaan is another successful attempt to showcase the harsh realities of India and their people
Neha Prashar Gupta, Bollywood3
If I were to sum up the experience of watching this movie in one line, I would say that it is a small film with a big heart, a true gem that must not be lost in the hordes of films like Bajrangi Bhaijaan and Baahubali
Srishti Dixit, BollywoodLife
It is far from any commercial entertainer, but a simple story told very effectively.
The performances of the entire cast including that of the child actor Nikhil Sahni are praiseworthy. Masaan has pure desi magic woven in
Meena Iyer, Times of India