Ugly (2014)

Hindi Thriller
81 %
Total Reviews: 42
Sahi: 34 Nahi: 8

Review Summary: Dark, disturbing and unsettling, Ugly is another Anurag Kashyap's masterpiece!

Average Critic Rating: (3.49)
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Est. Budget: 5.5 CR
Est. Box Office Collection: 3.4 CR

Plot: Shalini (Tejaswini Kolhapure) is a middle-class housewife forced to stay at home by her second husband, police-chief Bose Shoumik (Ronit Roy). She considers suicide, and is about to shoot herself in the head with her husband’s gun when she is interrupted by her daughter, Kali (Anishika Shrivastava). Unaware of her... Read more

Ugly - Movie Reviews

One, however, must say that this film manages to deeply disturb you, mildly depress you and tag along with you for a long time even after you come out of the theatre. That obviously is Kashyap's intent
The film is ugly from the word go
Sify
These are actors who must be seen more often. Or their souls would be broken beyond repair… just like the characters that they play so well they don’t seem to be playing them at all.
Ugly movie review: Anurag Kashyap takes darkness to an extreme, much more than Paanch
Indian Express
Brilliantly dark. A crime thriller that will choke you out
Filmfare
Ugly -- a constantly riveting, ticking timebomb of a film -- is by far Kashyap’s finest film
Rediff
This may not be Anurag Kashyap’s best film, but it is infinitely and indescribably better than all the muck that mainstream Bollywood passed off for entertainment this year.
Despite being dark, Anurag Kashyap's film is disappointing
First Post
Ugly won't make your Christmas merry: it is a simple, hard-hitting and dark movie. It shows you how we mess up our own lives because of ego, jealousy and misunderstood notions of people around us
Hindustan Times
There is a deceptively simple proverb, Bagal mein chhora shehar mein dhindora
The Hindu
The vast space between helplessness and desperation is morbidity, and Ugly lives in that world.
First Post
I disliked what I saw, and I dislike thinking or even writing about its familiar environment. And this vile aftertaste is perhaps Mr. Kashyap's most significant achievement.
Mumbai Mirror
Neither Mumbai’s streets nor her morally bankrupt citizens are a pretty sight in “Ugly
Variety
Lovely Portrayal Of Ugly Side Of Human Nature
Filmi Beat
This is a thriller which leaves us with a sense of utter futility about the quality of life that we lead
JAGRAN
This morning when I saw the short film, Kali Katha, which is a prelude to the story of Ugly, I was highly intrigued to find out what will happen next. I kept wondering as to what Kali’s character would be like? How does she get kidnapped? Who would have done it? Well, in the evening when I saw the film, I not only had the answers to these questions but was also left with a brilliant cinematic experience.
BollywoodLife
The movie stars Surveen Chawla, Rahul Bhatt, Tejaswini Kolhapure, Ronit Roy and Vineet Kumar. Let’s see what miracle does Anurag screen this time around.
Bollywood 3
Script is a smorgasbord of romance and action-movie leftovers
Gulf News
Ugly is a mean, dark and unsettling film that will rip you off in its last scene
Koi Moi
Post ‘ Wasseypur’ Kashyap visits his source in ‘UGLY’ , with more force and maturity.
India Glitz
Anurag Kashyap's UGLY is fast-paced and stays true to its genre
Glam Sham
Film has no chances at box office as Aamir Khan starrer 'PK' is creating havoc at box office.Go for this one if you love such dark cinema with good substance!
BoxOfficeCapsule
“Ugly” is a disturbing film which will make you squirm in your seat. But if you don’t mind that, it is worth a watch
Reuters India
Ugly should not be missed
India Today
Ugly won't make your Christmas merry: it is a simple, hard-hitting and dark movie. It shows you how we mess up our own lives because of ego, jealousy and misunderstood notions of people around us.
Bollywood.Com
On the whole, technically brilliant with some wonderful performances, UGLY strictly caters to a niche audience. Moreover the choice of releasing it during a festive period isn't a great idea either. Watch it if you are an Anurag Kashyap fan, else avoid!
Bollywood Hungama
Film has no chances at box office as Aamir Khan starrer 'PK' is creating havoc at box office.Go for this one if you love such dark cinema with good substance!
BoxOfficeCapsule
The amazing script, riveting performance of the stars and the thoroughly interesting suspense makes this film a good watch.
Bollywood Mantra
Anurag Kashyap dishes out a deliciously dark thriller
It delivers a packed narrative, intentional violence and shock value
Deccan Chronicle
Ugly is a film about how we are forgetting the little things in pursuit of money, revenge and power
BookMyShow
Ugly is not your cheerful holiday movie but the kind of film that must be seen.
Bolly Spice
Overall, this is a film which is meant for very select set of audience and not for the entertainment seeking viewers
Bharat Student
This morning when I saw the short film, Kali Katha, which is a prelude to the story of Ugly, I was highly intrigued to find out what will happen next. I kept wondering as to what Kali’s character would be like? How does she get kidnapped? Who would have done it? Well, in the evening when I saw the film, I not only had the answers to these questions but was also left with a brilliant cinematic experience.
Bollywood Life
Sulekha
t's not for the faint-hearted, but for those who are willing to let the morally decrepit live.
Times of India
Do not miss this film. It may be all things dark and forbidding this festive season, but it is, with flaws and all, one of the best films you'll watch this year.
DNA India
Possessing the bloody radical non formulaic idealism in his romanticism as a filmmaker, Btown cult Anurag Kashyap’s ‘Ugly’ is a classy, tight, disturbing, gut- wrenching and haunting beauty that feast its beast on greed, anger, resentment, lies, betrayal, fear, humour and murder in this shocking, dark thriller topped by terrific performances.
India Glitz
अग्ली' अनुराग कश्यप के सिनेमा का एक और मास्टरपीस है। 'अग्ली' की स्क्रीनिंग कई फिल्म समारोहों में हो चुकी है। इसने अपनी रिलीज से पहले ही दुनियाभर में खूब तारीफ बटोरी है।
In the end, Ugly is a priceless little gem of a film that is head-and-shoulders above almost everything that you've seen this year, and neck-to-neck with Haider as the best film in the past 12 months
Now Running
It takes darkness to an extreme
Indian Express
A grungy, dark police procedural set in motion by a little girl’s kidnapping, Ugly has few discernible auteur touches to set it apart from standard genre fare
Hollywood Reporter