Zubaan (2016)

Hindi 1 hrs 48 mins Drama
Critics Score
Total Reviews: 33
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Total Votes: 0

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Review Summary: Zubaan has a good story to tell, but it takes a lot of good ideas and fails to execute them.

Average Critic Rating: (2.58)
Cast: Mozez Singh , Sarah Jane Dias
Director: Mozez Singh
Release Date: 04 Mar 2016
Est. Budget: 5.0 CR
Est. Box Office Collection: 2.0 CR

Plot: The film is the coming of age story of a young boy (Vicky Kaushal) who loses his faith and develops a fear of music & his journey in fighting that fear and thus finding himself. Read more

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Zubaan - Top Reviews

Zubaan emerges, sadly, like one of those ads where you can half-hum the song but you forget what it was for
Raja Sen, REDIFF
Zubaan movie review: Vicky Kaushal doesn’t come off as striking as he was in Masaan
Shubhra Gupta, Indian Express
Zubaan might test your patience but it is heartbreaking in parts. Luckily, the melodrama is kept at bay even when the protagonist finds himself divided between materialism and mirth.
Mohar Basu, Times of India
So on an overall basis, ‘Zubaan’ works brilliantly but only in the family drama type of scenes and fails in the romantic and musical part of the film. The movie which had potential to become a great film, still ends up being a good watch due to its captivating drama and fantastic performances.
Divya Solgama, Cine Market
Zubaan emerges, sadly, like one of those ads where you can half-hum the song but you forget what it was for
Raja Sen, Rediff
Zubaan stretches itself too thin at times in trying to raise its narrative tempo. In its quieter moments, however, it does manage to get its voice heard.

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Zubaan - All Reviews

औसत फिल्म है 'जुबान'
R J Alok, Aaj Tak
Charming celebration of soulful music and musical soul
Rohit Vats, Hindustan Times
You come away with mixed feelings even though you really loved the idea of 'tumhari zubaan kuch keh rahi hai...'.
Manisha Lakhe, Nowrunning
It's often said that big surprises come in small packages. Once can find that happening in our film industry with recent examples like 'Queen', 'Tere Bin Laden', 'Khosla Ka Ghosla', 'Phas Gaya Re Obama', 'Vicky Donor', 'The Lunchbox', 'Masaan' and few more. 'Masaan' was the smallest film among all these films with only notable names like Richa Chadda and Sanjay Mishra associated with it. This movie surprised everyone with its content, performances and a decent run over the box office followed by being the highest rated film of that year. Thus, right from the first promo of 'Zubaan' which is from the makers of 'The Lunchbox' & 'Masaan', the expectation levels are at its peak due to its promising cast and presentation.
India Glitz
विक्की कौशल की एक्टिंग के लिए देखी जा सकती है 'जुबान'
'Zubaan', is a well made motivational film worth a watch
Source, Santa Banta
If you want to see some good acting, you should definitely go for this movie. The story of this movie is very straightforward but it has been told in a creative way. The director has managed to add some good twists to the plot, that will keep you engaged throughout the movie.
Unfortunately, none of Dilsher's journeys demand the kind of spirit that his music, and his Zubaan, radiates.
Rahul Desai, Catch News
Zubaan is a film that you stay with till the end even as you rue that it could have been so much better.
Vicky Kaushal gives a terrific performance in this story of soul searching
Tushar P Joshi, Bollywood Life
Little Dilsher had begun to stam­mer while talking, after the shock caused by his father’s death.
Komal Nahta, KomalsReviews
As it stands though, this is a film that cannot overcome its split-personality disorder.
However, standing above the film and the script is Kaushal’s absolutely brilliant performance. The young actor, who impressed us with his debut performance in Neeraj Ghaywan’s Masaan (2015), is at admirable ease in front of the camera and while slipping into the role of the traumatised, stammering Dilsher.
"Zubaan" is a well made motivational film worth a watch.
Business Standard
Vicky Kaushal’s performance as an ambitious stutterer is the centrepiece of Mozez Singh’s coming-of-age musical drama.
Udita Jhunjhunwala, Scroll.In
On the whole, ZUBAAN comes across as a magnificent masterpiece of the recent times. Strong performances and extremely relatable screenplay will surely bring the audiences to witness the film that speaks about love, ambition, trust, faith and betrayal.
Bollywood Hungama
Falls flat despite strong acting
Zee News India
Mozez Singh'€™s 'Zubaan', is incredibly impressive, compelling and self-assured for a first time writer-director
Suparna Sharma, Deccan Chronicle
Zubaan is a film that does a lot of posing and posturing, but lacks focus to be taken as a serious narrative. It has a voice somewhere in the deeply spiritual roots it lays claim to. Sadly, it is drowned in too much noise for us to make any sense of it.
Mumbai Mirror
Vicky Kaushal who was terrific in Masaan plays the lead role, with Sarah Jane Dias playing an important character in his journey.
Tushar Joshi, Bollywood Life
The film reiterates the point that you have to move out of your comfort zone to find your true calling – something we all should take note of…
Ushnota Paul, Film Fare
Zubaan is a film that you stay with till the end even as you rue that it could have been so much better.
Good Acting Doesn’t Save ‘Zubaan’
Stutee Ghosh, The Quint
Zubaan is an uneven ride that appeals partially. It is the stellar performances by its cast that truly make it stand out
Surabhi Redkar, Koi Moi
An inspiring tale of self-discovery
The film does not quite deliver as an overall experience. But the performances by Meghna Malik, Manish Chaudhari, Raghav Chanana, Vicky Kaushal and Sarah-Jane Dias are well worth it.
Shweta Parande, India.Com