Kabir Singh Reviews
Shahid Kapoor takes the movie and tries to run with it. But he has been a hero at the centre-stage for too long; his responses are too practiced, too familiar. He feels too old for this role.
This Shahid Kapoor film is perhaps the most misogynistic Indian film in a long time -- the hero is a bully, an abuser of women, an insensitive lout, an alcoholic surgeon, and a foulmouthed hothead.
Reddy’s direction is impressive. He knows his material well and keeps it on a tight leash, never skipping a beat. Let’s face it, the love story genre is well loved but it is also one of the toughest to crack. Reddy despite a brooding despairing protagonist takes things many notches higher and makes it one helluva trippy ride.
This film is a fascinating character study that should resonate with those willing to overlook its occasional clunky narrative.
From treating women like toys, trampling all over their feelings and then acting like a wounded martyr and misunderstood genius wronged by the world, Kabir Singh rounds up every foolish male's ultimate fantasy.Lack of rules can be refreshing, but to watch a sicko getting away after ticking every wrong in the book just rankles.
Shahid stretches himself very thin trying to convince us that Kabir Singh is a present-day incarnation of Devdas.
It is difficult to watch “Kabir Singh” as a standalone film if you’ve watched “Arjun Reddy.” Sandeep Reddy Vanga’s new film is a scene-by-scene remake of his 2017 Telugu-language blockbuster, and much like his protagonist, its flaws are obvious to everyone but himself.
While Kabir Singh is a welcome change from stereotypical love stories, this kind of love affair needs some getting used to. If you can generally accept the fact that human beings can be flawed (sometimes deeply flawed), you will be able to stomach this rebellious story of love with extreme madness, often lacking rationale and reason. Through his protagonist, Sandeep bets all his cards on his leading man, making sure you either love him or hate him, but you can’t ignore him.
Kabir Singh spends 120 minutes of its 154 in showing Kabir either drinking or drunk or snorting cocaine or needling in morphine or fighting with people or, slapping his girlfriend or screaming at her. Or making out. In the remaining 24 minutes, his repentance is done with, and we all go home with a happy ending. If you think it is okay, if you think it is justified because 'movie hai yaar, it's not real life', you are part of the problem.
Kabir Singh gives Shahid Kapoor another chance to prove himself yet again of how brilliant an actor he is. It’s not Shahid who shines alone, it’s a team film where everyone perfectly contributes to the narrative. Highly recommended!
KABIR SINGH is a well-made love saga which has tremendous appeal for the youth. The deadly cocktail of adult theme, lovemaking scenes, hit music, taut script and bravura performances would surely bring audiences in hordes to the cinemas.
Kabir Singh is definitely not a film you can watch with your family. Your partner or friends are the perfect company to watch Kabir Singh with. Kabir Singh will make you laugh, cry and love, and do it all with a lot of passion.
Kabir Singh and its Telugu forebear Arjun Reddy must rank among the most disturbing examples of the obsessive stalker hero being glamourised by Indian cinema.
Kabir Singh is an ace up Shahid Kapoor’s sleeve and a treat for his fans. Watch it if you want some intense romance laced up with knock-out performances.
The film is Shahid Kapoor's canvas and he portrays the noir and naturally flawed character, Kabir Singh with unmatched sincerity. A nuanced performance, inclusive of all the excesses his character is guilty of, Shahid makes them look real, even though in reality they may seem incredulous. His pain, anger, obsession, caring and even self-destruction appear raw and real.
This Shahid Kapoor, Kiara Advani adaptation of Arjun Reddy could have been 40 minutes shorter
Audience Reviews for Kabir Singh
'Kabir Singh': Slap Map!
'Kabir Singh's is the official remake of Sandeep Reddy Vanga's blockbuster 'Arjun Reddy'. But right from the trailer, you go in ready for the thing that this is a film that's nothing but a frame-to-frame reworking in the North Indian context. This film is so simplistic and universal that if Shahid Kapoor and Kiara Advani, and Sohum had dubbed for Arjun, Preethy and Shiva, it would have looked the same.
This is a problematic celebration of tight misogyny of its protagonist- a deplorable, bland jerk, disruptive but frightening. He might be real, but so was 'Arjun Reddy', which was original and way more compelling than this piece of poop.
What worked for me however, and the reason why the film is perfectly watchable inspite of it's toxic masculinity is the romance: Kiara and Shahid have lovely chemistry, tuned in with Jubin Nautiyal and Arjit Singh's lovely songs: 'Bekhayali' might have the best lyrics of a film this year. I also liked the carefree number 'Tujhe Kitna Chahne Lage'. Added to that is the skilled performance of Shahid Kapoor: he is super competent. He doesn't match the youthful beauty of Vijay Deverakonda which uplifted the film to near-perfection, but he is so good, he is ultimately transformed. Also a word for Sohum Majumdar's Shiva, who adds necessary humour to the film.
Don't mistake the film's directorial conviction. It's nothing more than a faithful remake, sans the strong screenplay or passion of the original. Infact it's so forgettable and deplorable, it's not worth more than a shot. And you can also skip it.
Kabir Singh is a movie that gives you adrenaline rush every time Shahid Kapoor's arrogant and sexist and patriarchal character charges himself up because of a constant external stimuli in the film - anything and everything related to his love interest (Kiara Advani) whom he singlehandedly and forcibly makes fall in love with him, giving us one of those rare cinematic products in Bollywood that show how certain abusive relationships are born and extended without any influence of the barking society at large or the silent participants themselves. TN.
Shahid Kapoor was awesome and what a film!🔥
Outstanding n fantastic movie ever of shahid
Kabir Singh is a awesome movie ever for Shahid n Kiara.
Outstanding direction and superb screenplay
And the acting of Shahid and Kiara was mind-blowing
It's a damn sure super hit movie and it's the best movie for love couples .
Please go theatre for watching Kabir singh.
I give Kabir Singh 10 out of 10 STAR