• Shubhra Gupta
    Shubhra Gupta
    Indian Express


    In trying to please everyone, Kedarnath loses edge, and leads to a tepid cop-out. It’s a weepie minus the tears.

  • Raja Sen
    Raja Sen
    Hindustan Times


    Kedarnath is a pointless, entirely forgettable film, but some may remember the girl fondly — which may well be the film’s only task. In one scene, Sara rides down the mountain on Sushant’s back, and he calls her the heaviest load he’s lifted. She smiles and tells him to get used to it. Carry on, Indian cinema, carry on.

  • Rahul Desai
    Rahul Desai
    Film Companion


    This is basically a paranoid movie embracing social relevance to compensate for daring to accessorize a tragedy through the medium of art. Given the current climate, these inclinations aren’t surprising. After all, you know a film is on shaky ground when it’s a natural disaster that must rescue it from being a man-made disaster.

  • Rohit Vats
    Rohit Vats


    Kedarnath totally banks on its leads and they deliver. Sushant brings calm and Sara a breezy freshness to it. They give the film what its average VFX fails to—a purpose.

    Kedarnath is watchable and strikes a chord when needed.

  • Deccan Chronicle Team
    Deccan Chronicle Team
    Deccan Chronicle


    In the conclusion, Kedarnath does have some genuinely likable moments but when the monotony of the drama gets exposed, the film’s pace breaks down and the entertainment level drops. The film somewhat manages to regain its speed in the climax. But till then, you find it is already late.

  • Truth be told, Amrita Singh and Saif Ali Khan’s daughter has tons of filmi blood and it is what powers Kedarnath from start to finish

  • While Sushant Singh Rajput does much of the heavy lifting with a great deal of flair, the biggest asset is Sara

  • Rachit Gupta
    Rachit Gupta
    Times Of India


    For a love story, there are no romantic tracks that really hold your attention. Apart from the song Namo Namo, Amit Trivedi’s music doesn’t create the required mood for a love saga like Kedarnath. Director Abhishek Kapoor’s attempt to make a film set against the backdrop of a natural calamity of this proportion is ambitious and sincere.

  • For a film that ebbs and flows, the leads thankfully keep it afloat and steady. Rajput is wonderful as Mansoor, using his eyes and body language to convincingly convey his character’s emotions. But the true revelation is Khan, whose performance makes it hard to believe that this is her first film. She acts like a veteran, is a natural in front of the camera and handles the emotional scenes with ease. She is the most memorable thing about “Kedarnath”.

  • Meena Iyer
    Meena Iyer
    DNA India


    Watch Kedarnath for the spunky and spirited Sara Ali Khan. A star is born. 

  • Kedarnath starring Sushant Singh Rajput marks the big Bollywood debut of star kid Sara Ali Khan. The film is directed by Abhishek Kapoor. Actors Sara and Sushant shine in Kedarnath but the film drowns, says our review.

  • All said and done, Kedarnath is watchable just for Sushant Singh Rajput, Sara Ali Khan and its cinematography. There’s nothing you’ll take back with you once the lights turn on. This plot required a special treatment to establish the connection & the makers fail at the base level itself. Skip it!

  • KEDARNATH is a poor fare owing to the unexciting and flawed writing and weak execution. What works well is Sara Ali Khan’s stupendous performance and the flood sequences. At the box office, its fate will be an average one.

  • But overall the shift of tones while blending a fictional, inter-faith romance with a historical natural disaster, the film suffers to some degree from the maker’s romantic and idealistic ideas and thereby leaves you unsatisfied.

  • Be that as it may, is this the sort of romance dream-debuts are made of? Traditionally, yes. Sara Ali Khan’s mother, Amrita Singh, for instance, similarly hit the screen with Betaab – rich girl, poor boy, young love – in the early ’80s.

  • Sara Ali Khan-Sushant Singh Rajput’s aching chemistry anchors a heartbreaking love story…

  • Manisha Lakhe
    Manisha Lakhe


    A Hindu-Muslim romance set in the temple town of Kedarnath, at the time of the deadly cloudburst that wiped out thousands of people. The film launches Sara Ali Khan and she has infinite possibilities although the film doesn’t.

  • Bollywood Life
    Bollywood Life
    Bollywood Life


    Kedarnath is a visual spectacle but could have been a better love story. However, Sara couldn’t have asked for a better launch pad or a better co-star. Sushant’s shy demeanor complements her over-the-top antics perfectly. Watch it for the chilling climax scene to which the whole film leads and also for Sara’s spunk that is a clear indication that she is here to stay!

  • Khan shines in these later scenes, shedding the earlier self-consciousness to throw it all into the physically challenging finale. Rajput is natural as the compassionate Mansoor, though at times he seems to be searching for the soul of his character, which could have been another casualty of a confused script.

    Fortunately for Kapoor, the performances manage to keep things afloat, taking the emotions to a crescendo matching nature’s wrath.

  • IANS


    Though Sushant and Sara deliver their chops earnestly, their on-screen chemistry lacks charisma and the fault lies not with them, but the script

  • Kunal Guha
    Kunal Guha
    Mumbai Mirror


    If one must watch a fictional account of a natural disaster, we can always turn to Hollywood blockbusters which have done it too well and too often. This just seems like watching an ’80s Hindi movie for an hour-and-a-half and then an ’80s shark movie for another 10 minutes.

  • Namrata Joshi
    Namrata Joshi
    The Hindu


    Kedarnath for being “insensitive” to the 2013 Uttarakhand tragedy and turning it into a metaphor, is a proof that we are content remaining blind to the bigger picture; that we are not far from disaster but sitting right on top of it.

  • ‘Kedarnath’ is perfectly stormy and is good for a one-time watch.

  • At over two hours of screen time, the drill turns tedious and tiresome, and sinks into a mushy mess in the end, never ever coming together as a wholesome movie.

  • Ali Khan is a vibrant presence, lending her character spirit and charisma. She is the most watchable and memorable character in the pre-interval sequences, and gives a snappily told but somewhat cold film much-needed warmth when the mountains melt and everything goes under water.