Victory (2009)

Hindi 2 hrs 30 mins Drama, Sports
Critics Score
Total Reviews: 20
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Review Summary: VICTORY is a strictly average fare. Barring a few moments in the second hour there's not much that you carry home.

Average Critic Rating: (2.30)
Cast: Harman Baweja , Amrita Rao , Anupam Kher , Gulshan Grover , Dalip Tahil , Brett Lee , Mike Hussey , Simon Katich , Stuart Clarke , Brad Haddin , Allan Border , Michael Slater , Dean Jones , Shoaib Mallik , Suhail Tanvir , Rao Iftekhar , Kamran Akmal , Waquar Yunus , Sanath Jayasurya , Chaminda Vaas , Kumara Sangakkara , Muthaiah Murlitharan , Mahroof , Fernando , Ajantha Mendes , Graeme Smith , Andre Nel , A. Morkel , M. Morkel , Pat Symcox , Harbhajan Singh , Dinesh Karthik , R. P. Singh , Praveen Kumar , Yusuf Pathan , Ashish Nehra , Ramesh Powar , Navjot Singh Sidhu , Maninder Singh , Atul Wassan , Martin Crowe , Anant Mahadevan , Arun Bakshi , Tinu Anand
Director: Ajitpal Mangat
Release Date: 30 Jan 2009

Plot: The story revolves around the life of Vijay Shekhawat ( Harman Baweja ) and his father Ram Shekhawat ( Anupam Kher ). Ram has great aspirations for his son Vijay, who he dreams will play for the Indian cricket team one day. His dream eventually comes true when Vijay makes Read more

Victory - Top Reviews

Rajeev Masand, Rajeev Masand
Indeed a topical story that sees the phoenix rise once again literally with the last ball of the last match despite a blurry vision and a broken head.
Nikhat Kazmi, Times of India
Films on cricket have had a strange luck-history, oscillating between super hits to dismal flops.
Sonia Chopra, SIFY
(PS: After over two years and three months of this column, I move on with deep gratitude to you dear HT readers for sticking by me. It’s always tough saying it..but here it is. Goodbye).
Khalid Mohamed, Hindustan Times 
VICTORY is a strictly average fare. Barring a few moments in the second hour there's not much that you carry home.
Taran Adarsh, Bollywood Hungama
Sports movies are intrinsically formulaic.  When we walk into the theatre we know that we’re going to see an inspiring story about an underdog who defies all odds, redeems himself and becomes a winner.  The climax will of course feature a match, which wil
Anupama Chopra, NDTV 

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Victory - All Reviews

A passable cricket treat, average.
Bharat Student
Victory is the story of Vijay Shekhawat (played by Harman Baweja), a middle-class boy from Jaisalmer, whose dream of playing for the Indian cricket team gets fulfilled when he gets selected for India's tour of Australia. He becomes an overnight sensation
Bhargav Saikia, Planet Bollywood
Victory is a below average sports based film. It has its moments but not enough to make it a thrilling watch. It's extremely predictable too.
Ashok Nayak, Now Running
Movie Review : VictoryDirector : Music : Lyrics : Starring :Ajitpal Mangat  Anu Malik  Syed Gulrez, Amitabh Varma  Harman Baweja, Amrita Rao, Anupam Kher, Gulshan Grover and Dilip TahilVictory Movie Review January 31, 2009 2:18:46 PM ISTBy Martin D'Souza,
Martin D'Souza, Glam Sham
Cricket and Hindi films are a potent mixture, one that has been explored and exploited excellently by directors like Ashutosh Gowariker and Nagesh Kuknoor
Movie Talkies Team, MSN India
‘ఆరు పలకలు’ (సిక్స్ ప్యాక్) కాదు
HaribabuBolineni, Chirtamala
Cinematography is excellent though
S Pankaj, Smash Hits
Merely a mediocre.
India Glitz
For a change, lets begin the Victory review with Hurman’s performance. Quite a few things have changed since the Love Story 2050 debacle last year for Harman Baweja, who has now changed his first name to Hurman. First and foremost, he seems to have shaken
Nithin, who entered the films with 'Jayam' had a couple of hits to his credit. However, he started tasting failures successively. He was off the screen for some time and tried to make a come back with 'Aatadista' but that too proved a failure. As some of his contemporaries are making attempts to attract the audiences with sixpack bodies, he too made use of his leisure time to tone up his body. RR Movie Makers, which brought out a message-oriented film like 'Samanyudu' had come forward to produce a film with the same director and this time, Ravi C Kumar prepared a story with land mafia in the backdrop. Naturally, when the hero fights with land mafia, should have the muscle power too and the six-pack body was expected to come in handy for the role. But the director miserably failed to run the film with a good tempo and the haphazard and chequered screenplay spoiled the dreams of Nithin, who kept high hopes on success.
India Glitz
Overall, Victory is an average movie that falls short of expectations and interesting angles. Unfortunately, no “Victory” here. This one is a rain out.
Roshni Mulchandani, Bolly Spice
The opening of the film with semi-surrealistic images is impressive and new. In fact Bhudevi’s voiceover made the surrealism and metaphors understandable. Big effort is kept in designing titles and that deserves great mention. One can understand the difficulty in showing titles that way only by watching it. Using MS Narayana’s character to focus on the flaws in society and government is purposeful and it is adopted from old dramatic style.
Great Andhra
It is a very joyous journey for family audience. It is double paisa Vasool cinema 'Victory'. The team effort in every shot and scene is magnificent.
India Glitz
There's something that directors Ajitpal Mangat and Ashutosh Gowariker have in common, besides the fact that both of them have made movies on cricket -- Victory in the first case, and Lagaan [Images] in the second.
Bikash Mohapatra, Rediff