Striker (2010)

Hindi 2 hrs 30 mins Social, Crime
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Review Summary: STRIKER lacks a solid script to strike a chord.

Average Critic Rating: (2.60)
Cast: Siddharth , Padmapriya , Rajendra Gupta , Aditya Pancholi , Anupam Kher , Anoop Soni , Vidya Malvade , Seema Biswas , Sitaram Panchal , Nicollete Bird , Ankur Vikal , Usha Jadhav
Director: Chandan Arora
Release Date: 05 Feb 2010

Plot: Born into a poor family, Surya grows up with few luxuries. Poor health keeps him away from school often and that is when his elder brother, Chandrakant, introduces him to carrom. Winning the Junior Carrom Championship at 12 is not enough to keep Surya's fire for the sport burning through Read more

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Striker - Top Reviews

Eventually then, Striker just isn’t compelling enough for a trip to the theater. But there are many good things here. So I recommend that you wait for the DVD.
Anupama Chopra, NDTV 
Rajeev Masand, Rajeev Masand
Some stories seem very interesting on paper.
Taran Adarsh, SIFY
When it comes to indoor sports, Carrom scores like no other.
Sukanya Verma, Rediff 
Surya grows up as a skilled carrom player in the ghetto of Malvani a Mumbai suburb which has remained free from communal tension until December 1992. Chasing his dreams to lead a life free from crime Surya watches his idyllic locality fall apart to the gr
Nikhat Kazmi, Times of India
STRIKER lacks a solid script to strike a chord.
Taran Adarsh, Bollywood Hungama
There was a time when everyone was making movies about Mumbai’s underworld.
Sonia Chopra, SIFY

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Striker - All Reviews

A serious film, which may not appeal to many!
Those looking for pure entertainment and a film that requires no brain power probably are better off missing out on this one as it is one for the stronger hearted. At the end of the day Striker should impress those who watch the film with the right frame
Prathna Tiwari, Bolly Spice
Contrary to expectations, Sonali Kulkarni does not get to do much in the film; she's just a mute fourth.
Thani, Rediff 
Story: Surya grows up as a skilled carrom player in the ghetto of Malvani, a Mumbai suburb which h...
Sulekha Reviewer, Sulekha
Great Andhra
Director : Music : Lyrics : Starring :Chandan Arora  Shailendra Barve, Amit Trivedi, Yuvan Shankar Raja, Swanand Kirkire, Vishal Bhardwaj and Blaaze  Jeetendra Joshi, Prashant Ingole, Nitin Raikwar, Swanand Kirkire, Gulzar and Blaaze  R. Siddharth, Aditya
Martin D'Souza, Glam Sham
'Striker' is a movie that keeps jumping the gate and finally unravels all over the floor. A murky mélange of borrowings from far superior Bollywood drama thrillers based on the life's in Mumbai interiors. The best way to describe the style of Chandan Arora's 'Striker' is like this: director Mahesh Bhatt does Vidhu Vinod Chopra by the way of Govind Nihalani, the result is while not entirely devoid of entertainment value, doesn't work as a whole. The movie tries to establish a simile between a carrom champ who strikes the board as per convenience but in real life is a real looser, this drama thriller done with a slight dark tone raises the bar when it comes to setting, detailing like the Mumbai of the late 80's and early nineties, the insides of the smoky gambling joints filled with booze and attitude with poker machines and others installed in those amusement video game shops makes us feel we are almost there. Chandan tries to issue this in favor of mainstream thrills and is top lined by a performance by all in the lead where Siddharth excellently leads but the story and the screenplay are unfortunately not up to the job which makes this first solo entry of south Indian hottie Siddharth a tedious watch though its performed with outmost sincerity by the actor.
India Glitz
Overall, go watch 'Striker' as it is worth the time and money
K. N. Gupta, Smash Hits
, the story is about Surya (siddharth) who grows in the ghetto of Mumbai along with his family and he develops a liking for carom. The area is controlled by a local don Jaleel (aditya) and due to Surya's brother Chandra (anoop), there are few old settleme
Bharat Student
So I recommend that you wait for the DVD
HaribabuBolineni, Chirtamala
Striker, directed by Chandan Arora, falters because the story doesn''t arrest your attention in entirety and also, it seems like a never-ending ride, even though the running time is approx. 2 hours. Frankly, the story overstays its welcome.Cinema is all a