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Critic Rating

6.9

47 Reviews
36 Ratings
92%
in favor

Audience Rating

7.1
4 Reviews
33 Ratings

Movie Info

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Language

Hindi

Synopsis

Meera (Anushka Sharma) and Ranveer (Neil Bhoopalam) are professionals living in Gurgaon. When Meera walks out of a party late one night, she gets attacked by a group of unknown men. Although she escapes through the skin of her teeth, it leaves her traumatised. Ranveer, partly blaming himself for not being there that night, tries to make up for it by treating her to a luxurious desert holiday. As they stop on a Highway dhaba for dinner, they witness a young girl being picked up by a bunch of hoodlums. Ranveer chooses to step in, unmindful of the danger ahead.Wikipedia

NH10 Reviews

7

It's often terrifying on this highway, but you'll be glad you were there for the ride...

Shubhra Gupta
Indian Express

4

It’s not that Sharma, who has also produced the film, is not trying hard. She is, and up to a point, she is in fine fettle. But at the point when she turns from flee to fight, I stopped believing.

Raja Sen
Rediff

8

Well shot and featuring mostly minimal background music, NH10 is starkly different from what we are routinely served up at the movies. It is a scary, compelling ride featuring an actress who surpasses herself.

Anupama Chopra
Hindustan Times

7

Navdeep keeps you at the edge of your seat. The supporting cast — Neil, Deepti Naval and especially Darshan Kumaar — is solid. But ultimately, NH10 rests on the able shoulders of Anushka, who doesn’t hit a false note. Her transformation from confident city girl to shattered victim and eventually avenging angel is entirely convincing. The almost-silent climax is brilliant. Meera’s face — defiant, pitiless and unafraid — stayed with me. Go, see NH 10.

Rohit Vats
Hindustan Times

5

Navdeep Singh nails it in the first half, but the second half lacks the same fluidity and penetration power. NH10 displays a great potential and then fails to capitalise on it.

Sushmita Murthy
Deccan Chronicle

6

There’s not much you take home from the film except a churned tummy perhaps, but if you’re one who likes to tease your senses in the here and now, drive your way to NH10, but be warned of the sharp curves ahead.

An underwhelming climax, sadly, dilutes the triumphs of the stark thriller.Its consistently realistic tone plummets into standard avenging angel territory full of over-the-top theatrics and stylised rage. This compulsive need for a last word kills the impact of many a strong, better-off-silent scenes in Hindi films.

NH10 is an adventurous Bollywood film that breaks the shackles of convention and is none the worse for it. Eminently watchable.

Srijana Mitra Das
Times Of India

7

NH10 is a relentless thriller you wish you could see with your eyes closed - because truly, as its song goes, chill gaye naina.

“NH10” scares, thrills and entertains throughout its 115 minutes. It also suggests that Bollywood finally might have turned a corner this year, and is ready to churn out films that more faithfully reflect the country we inhabit – the whole country.

Sarita Tanwar
DNA India

8

It's a neatly constructed nail-biter. Go watch it.

Rohit Khilnani
India Today

7

If you like action and revenge dramas this is great one! But if you can't watch blood and torture then there is no way you can watch this.NH10 is a power packed revenge drama!

Saurabh Dwivedi
India Today

8

NH10 is also a cry of protest against patriarchy. The mindset that is prevalent in both men and women...Do watch this film. This film will give you a fear - fear that teaches you something, that gives you courage.

Suhani Singh
India Today

6

Even as the edgy second half engrosses you, NH10 still feels contrived as it nears the finishing line. But that's not taking away from Sharma's performance, which adds vigour to an average screenplay and sets aside other characters as superfluous, so much so that you don't remember their names.

NH10 is a need of the hour. There may be many road trips that you have taken but there can be nothing as gruesome as this. Watch it for girl power.

NH10 is a wonderfully made film with an outstanding performance by Anushka Sharma. It will be well appreciatedby an intelligent audience that's gunning for women safety and empowerment. The sound cinematic credentials and gripping narrative is the high point of the film. But, as mentioned earlier, the glorification of violence isn't easy to stomach. You need to be really motivated to absorb it. This National Highway has its shares of potholes, but, it is a must visit. Do go the NH10 way!

Audience Reviews for NH10

  • Midhun Ben Thomas (Dilseben)
    Midhun Ben Thomas (Dilseben)
    160 reviews
    Top Reviewer
    6

    "Gripping thriller which will cater to only a niche audience!!!"

    With the World Cup & exams in full swing, the films has been far & few in the last fortnight or so. Actually the last Bollywood film that I had watched was "Dum Laga Ke Haisa", which was pretty good though I haven't written the review for it. This week saw the release of "NH10" which has Anushka Sharma donning the role of a producer for the first time. It has been showcased as a road movie & the promos promises it to be an edge of the seat thriller. So has Anushka invested her money wisely???

    Meera (Anushka Sharma) & Arjun (Neil Bhoopalam) are happily married couples settled in Gurgaon who decides to take a break from their high profile jobs to usher in Meera's birthday over the weekend at a private villa. They set off on their trip at a leisurely pace until they stop over at a dhaba for some refreshments. There they witness a couple being mercilessly thrashed by a bunch of hoodlums, who incidentally seemed to be led by the girl's brother. Arjun tries to intervene & placate the situation but to no avail as he gets slapped in the process before the gang leaves the scene with the couple in their grasp. Meera & Arjun resumes their journey, but on the way they witness the gang's vehicle & much to her displeasure he follows them. So what were the gang going to do to the couple & can Arjun save them from further torture???

    After the critically acclaimed "Manorama Six Feet Under" which released in 2007, Navdeep Singh is back with his latest venture which yet again proves his credentials. The script by Sudip Sharma is undoubtedly inspired from "Eden Lake" & it has been Indianised quite impressively by bringing in the angle of honour killing. Navdeep gives us an ample view of the vast expanses of lawlessness & male dominated terrains still prevalent in many parts of the nation. Both the halves keeps us engaged & gives us a lump in the throat, when we realise that incidents like honour killing does exist in our society. All the technical aspects were spot on be it Jabeen Merchant's sharp editing, Arvind Kannabiran's impressive visuals or the BGM by Karan Gour which was in sync with the mood of the movie.

    Anushka Sharma was fantastic as the protagonist as her body language, expressions (oscillating from helplessness to nerves of steel) made the character so impactful. It wouldnt be prudent to proclaim that she is presently in pole position to sweep the awards. Neil Bhoopalam has done a fine job while Darshan Kumar does evoke a chill in our spines. The rest of the cast have done an equally praise worthy job & Navdeep needs to be appreciated for his apt choice of actors. A special word of mention for Deepti Naval who sizzled in a guest role as the village sarpanch.

    Verdict: The film is undoubtedly one of the best thrillers in recent times but it's going to appeal only to a niche audience. Since the investment is peanuts when compared to many of the other movies, I believe it wouldn't burn Anushka's fingers. In short, if you are ready for a dark thriller...this is surely an apt choice!!!

    Rating: 3/5

    Regards...Ben

    September 18, 16
  • Tejas Nair
    Tejas Nair
    205 reviews
    Top Reviewer
    5

    Released just over a week after the controversial and incorrectly named documentary "India's Daughter" flocked the media, NH10 is a social commentary that neither inspires nor deciphers.

    A couple (Sharma & Bhoopalam) witness an aggressive incident of honor killing during a holiday trip. Abashing causes the ubiquitous male ego to splutter, and what follows is a serious commentary on crime in a morally corrupt rural India. Basically, the film is a chronicle about attacks and harassment against women that start from the core (national interiors) and spreads to the urbane neighborhood. It is surprising to learn that superstitional crime is spearheaded by a matriarch and that women are not at only the receiving end, but are even a part of it. It will be wise to conclude that Gandhi's ahimsa (violence) is the best way to look at the ongoing mishappenings around us, even if it means letting your ego go and sustain mental suffering.

    The terrorizing experience when an ordinary person gets embroiled in crime is greatly captured. But Mr Singh's amateur direction is evident throughout the narration. Suspense is created solely with the help of manipulative score and good photography. And while the themes are interesting, the screenplay may repel its sensitive audience. Which means, the intensity of crime elements will not be suitable for a person who enters the hall expecting typical Bollywood.

    Neil Bhoopalam is the new Arjun Rampal, with a wooden face, version 2. Anushka Sharma definitely steals the limelight, and I have to say she strikes the right chord with her maiden production (only if she had paid more attention to the originality and closure of the script). Deepti Naval's brief role was like Anil Kapoor's forgotten one in Mission: Impossible 4 (2011).

    Alas, the chronicle is narrated of a world which is a mixture of reality and artificiality. Since the beginning, the screenplay tries inventive ways to base its construction, but eventually falters. How else can one explain the procuring of firearm for women's safety as a way of disentanglement? And the film continues to work itself on fool's ideas. There is some more sermoning on the caste system in India, but it takes you nowhere. While the ugly side of India is captured well with obscene inscriptions behind restroom doors and decrepit walls that we often see in trains and elsewhere, the film loses traction when it turns into a revenge drama, hoping to provide a solution I told you about.

    It, thus ends up in an abyss of illogic and mindless pudding. And the aftermath is left to us, perhaps to increase our misery already pumped up by the highly uncomfortable watch.

    BOTTOMLINE: Advocating criminality in the name of women empowerment is ridiculous and an incorrect way of tackling the subject, and for that matter, NH10 does only that. Thus, while the film is a gripping thriller per se, it shouldn't be taken seriously, and thankfully for the way it is made, it most probably will not. 5/10.

    April 08, 15
  • Bindu Cherungath
    Bindu Cherungath
    126 reviews
    Top Reviewer
    7

    NH 10, a thriller film by Navdeep Singh. Just last month we saw badlapur of Varun Dhawan and here is Anushka’s badlapur story – NH 10. A great performance by Anushka. This is also a debut of Anushka as a producer. This movie is not a light-hearted entertaining movie, but definitely, it is going to touch your heart. It might leave you disturbed, make you wonder, why all these has to happen at all. Every now and then when we flip newspapers in the morning, the newspaper tells the story of honour killings in our country. Honour killing is a brutal act. I often think, how can one’s own parents or a sibling can be reason of their murder. We as a society say that we are progressive, but is it really so? What progressiveness we are speaking about, we are still stuck in dualism: either-or, win-lose, me-you, us-them. I say that I adore my religion, but I have no space to accept others’ religion. So much engrossed in ‘me-ness’ and ‘me-right-attitude’ that we are not able to look at other’s right. In this 21st century also, we have so many honour killings in our country, just because one chooses his or her life partner going against the wishes of parents or so called societal norms/ traditions. NH 10 is a film, which shows, how a couple accidentally becomes witness to an honour killing and then what follows form the story.

    Anushka plays the role of Meera, a high profile corporate executive, and wife of Arjun (Neel Bhoopalam – Serial 24 fame – Arjun’s profession is not clear but appears to be influential). Initial frames of the movie shows Meera and Arjun attending a high profile party. Meera has to leave the party due to urgent office work – a product launch, and is attacked by a group of men but survives the same. Arjun get a licensed gun for Meera (with the influence of his friendship with DIG officer) hoping that this is good for Meera’s self-defense. Meera is traumatized after the incident. Arjun understands her trauma and wants to take her for a holiday on her birthday.

    And that is how, the story of NH 10 begin. Arjun and Meera start their getaway trip by road from Gurgaon – National Highway 10. Arjun has booked a private villa for them. When they stop at a road side dhaba for some food, they witness a young girl and her husband being picked up by a bunch of goons. Arjun tries to intervene, and stops the man clutching girl’s hair, but is told that she is his sister. Arjun persists and gets slapped by the girl’s brother Satbir (Darshan Kumar – Mary Kom movie fame). Enraged Arjun chases them in spite of Meera asking him not to do so, absolutely unaware of the danger which lies ahead. Arjun just wanted to teach the villagers a lesson.

    What happens thereafter? How Arjun and Meera’s journey for relaxation turn out to be tumultuous and turbulent? What happens to them, when they become witness to this young couple’s honour killing? How do they respond, when they find themselves in the middle of a land where they find the misfit between percption & reality

    March 14, 15
  • Ayush
    Ayush
    6 reviews
    Reviewer
    8

    18+ only

    I've seen Ghajini, I've seen Wanted.+_+
    But NH10 is totally different. It's trailer proves why the movie is A-rated .
    Based on a Rural Background, NH10 focuses on the Narrow-mindedness of the village folks. The movie shows some unnatural scenes.
    Let's come to the acting. Neil Bhoopalam, the actor has no important role. Infact, he acts only in the first half of the movie. He's a actor who should act in a movie like "Happy New Year 2". Anushka Sharma, has played a role. She has displayed the theme of "Pain of Seperation " perfectly.
    Lol! I feel Indians are crazy. Some of them brought their small kids. Seriously? For a movie like "NH10".
    "Women empowerment " has been portrayed in the movie in the last part.
    The movie's script is OK. Not that great.

    December 19, 15