Waiting (2016)

Hindi 1 hrs 38 mins Comedy, Drama
Critics Score
Total Reviews: 35
User Score
Total Votes: 0

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Review Summary: Waiting is heartfelt with strong performances from both leads. A rare small film that makes a big impression

Average Critic Rating: (3.31)
Cast: Naseeruddin Shah , Kalki Koechlin , Arjun Mathur , Rajat Kapoor , Suhasini ManiratnamRajeev Ravindranathan , Marin Babu
Director: Anuradha Menon
Release Date: 27 May 2016
Est. Budget: 10.0 CR
Est. Box Office Collection: 2.0 CR

Plot: The film is about the special relationship between two people from different walks of life, who befriend each other in a hospital, while nursing their spouses in coma. The story of the film divulges into the the themes of coping with grief and at the same time discovering hope. It Read more

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Waiting - Top Reviews

Waiting…or how to bond, human bond
Khalid Mohamed, Spot Boye
Both Naseeruddin Shah and Kalki Koechlin are good fits for their parts
Shubhra Gupta, Indian Express
In the end, Waiting is a film about hope, even in the face of impossible odds.
Suprateek Chatterjee, Huffington Post
I’m going with three out of five
Rajeev Masand, Rajeev Masand
What happens when two strangers who meet because their loved ones are in the hospital and they're waiting for news of their health? The need for human understanding, how you connect with the hospital staff, the madness of reading up on the disease... It's all there. Human and real and funny and serious.
Manisha Lakhne, Now Running
Waiting is beautiful and believable, a well-chiselled marvel that is watchable all the way.

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Waiting - All Reviews

Not since Ritesh Batra’s “The Lunchbox” have I seen an indie film addressing itself to the ageless issue of human desolation and individual grief with such warmth, dignity, grace, honesty and humour.
At 98 minutes, “Waiting” is a good attempt that explores the mindset of two people whose lives are altered forever, but it does its subject a huge disservice by never daring to go beyond the surface.
Naseeruddin Shah and Kalki Koechlin’s brilliant performances are the only highlight of the film!
Moumita Bhattacharjee, Bollywood Life
Waiting is a delightful film that breaks the norms of soppy emotional dramas to present something real.
Surabhi Redkar, Koi Moi
Actors rule the roost
The Statesman
Waiting' is lengthy due to its slow narration, but at the same time is quite refreshing in terms of performances and the theme of the film. The movie had all the possibilities to end up as one fine cinema, but settles down to being a fair attempt.
India Glitz
Shiv has no option but to wait and hope for a miracle to happen.
Komal Nahta, KomalsReviews
The need for human understanding, how you connect with the hospital staff, the madness of reading up on the disease... It's all there. Human and real and funny and serious.
Manisha Lakhe, Nowrunning
Naseerudin, Kalki spark along this sunshine of a film
Sweta Kaushal, Hindustan Times
Mikey McCleary is back in business, delivering a bunch of immensely likeable ditties
Vipin, Music Aloud
It is a poignant, well-observed exploration of tough love
Rahul Desai, Catch News
Watch it for heart wrenching moments
Box Office Capsule
If you are looking to explore the potential of Bollywood storylines, this is a must watch
Waiting’ is too sparsely plotted to realise its ambitions
Nandini Ramnath, Scroll.In
The movie’s ending is kept open-ended. Because Waiting was never about finding out what happens to the ailing spouses but about the journey of the two who patiently waited for them to recover.
Ushnota Paul, Filmfare
'Waiting', may lack the quintessential massy numbers, but this is one music album that has a soul
Sreeju Sudhakaran, Bollywood Life
Waiting will undoubtedly remind you of a time when a loved one had taken ill, but that'€™s not the only reason why you should buy a ticket to watch it
Shreevatsa Nevatia, Film Companion
Waiting may be funereal in the larger scheme of things but it is a joy to see two great actors in fine form playing characters that learn from each other
Aditya Shrikrishna, New Indian Express
The film deserves a watch for being one that doesn't try too hard and for its approach to an extreme situation
Kunal Guha, Mumbai Mirror
Anu Menon took a complex subject of individual grief and presented in the simplest way, which gets deep in to your heart
Sajid, Cinema Glitz
A tender, often humorous tale whose sparkling performances are never quite moving
Deborah Young, Hollywood Reporter
Naseeruddin-Kalki-starrer Waiting is a tragic, witty affair
Gautaman Bhaskaran, Hindustan Times
Waiting doesn't come with it any commercial ingredients that would help it find a place in the charts
Joginder Tuteja, Bollywood Hungama
Anu Menon'€˜s personal script results in a highly touching and poignant drama with touches of humour played out by two highly competent actors
Tara Agrawal, Business of Cinema
The audio of Waitingï¿ is situational, although one expected Mickey to come up with some more soulful and catchy songs
Rafat, Glam Sham
Naseeruddin Shah and Kalki Koechlin shine in a lovely film
Anna MM Vetticad, First Post
An unmissable journey of two strangers
Rohit Bhatnagar, Deccan Chronicle
Naseer, Kalki Add Heft To This Homage To Humanism!
WAITING has you making choices for the protagonists
Martin D'Souza, Glam Sham