• It’s often terrifying on this highway, but you’ll be glad you were there for the ride…

  • Shubhra Gupta
    Shubhra Gupta
    Indian Express


    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
    Raja Sen


    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
    Anupama Chopra
    Hindustan Times


    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
    Rohit Vats
    Hindustan Times


    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
    Sushmita Murthy
    Deccan Chronicle


    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
    Srijana Mitra Das
    Times Of India


    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
    Sarita Tanwar
    DNA India


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

  • Rohit Khilnani
    Rohit Khilnani
    India Today


    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
    Saurabh Dwivedi
    India Today


    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
    Suhani Singh
    India Today


    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!

  • Sachin Chatte
    Sachin Chatte
    The Navhind Times


    Singh keeps you on the edge of the seat throughout the film, and the story cuts to the chase right from the word go. Sure there are some loopholes in the plot but you are willing to forgive them because the film is under two hours and for large parts it is crisp. The violence is unflinching and that makes the events even more effective.

  • Watching NH 10, given the complexity of the story and the way it played out, seems an exercise in futility. The film makes for a frustrating watch, more so because it is such a squandered opportunity.

  • Rachit Gupta
    Rachit Gupta


    Performances by Neil Bhoopalam, Darshan Kumar and Deepti Naval are credible. None of them falter, not even a bit in convincing you about their characters. As for the film itself, it does not offer the same conviction. It has the trappings to sway the average Hindi movie buff, some might even see a ggreat leveller in it. But to the Hollywood regular this one’s just another release.

  • What you take home from the movie is this: Is it worth fuelling your ego? The horrific fact of honour killings. Jungle law on the outskirts of Delhi, ”where democracy ends,” as one cop succinctly puts it and woman power of unrefined proportions.

    A word of caution: This one is not for the faint-hearted.

  • Prateeksha Khot
    Prateeksha Khot


    NH10 makes an impact on you because the movie stays away from outlandish Bollywood drama – most of the times – and puts forth a day gone wrong situation which could happen to anyone. If you caught yourself looking over your shoulder more than once on the way back home you know this movie made an impact on you.

    Don’t miss this one.

  • If one has to point out drawbacks, some of the twists in the story seem too convenient and the second half dips a wee bit in energy as compared to the first half. But, overall, the choice of locations, the performances and the brutally honest take on a story that needed to be told, makes this film a hell of a scary ride but absolutely worth it. Don’t miss it.

  • Subhash K Jha
    Subhash K Jha


    There is much to commend in this dark tale of a woman’s night out with psychotic killers. Most of all , it coils its serpentine narrative around its character with such sinewy charm that your come away from the experience shaken, stirred and sobered down.

  • Navdeep’s less assured hands don’t lend ‘NH10’ the punch it deserves. It’s a good movie but not great.

  • …for all of NH10’s accomplishments, there are a few questionable lapses in logic, like when the couple uses a map chart instead of Google Maps on their expensive iPhones, and still lose their way. At times, the film overdoes it and keeps telling you ‘North India is full of horrible people’, because everyone in the film is seemingly out to kill the couple. Yes, some of the patriarchal rubbish in this country needs to be addressed, but does every man in the film need to be antagonistic to convey the point?

  • NH10 was not an easy film to make and it isn’t an easy film to watch, but give it five minutes, and it will suck you into its menace-riddled story. A thoroughly average idea and a flawed script add up to a gripping experience, thanks to Singh’s direction, Merchant’s editing and Sharma’s acting. That’s rare, particularly in Bollywood.

  • Johnson Thomas
    Johnson Thomas
    The Free Press Journal


    The night-time cinematography is creditable, and the performances are pretty much adequate. Anushka. Neil and Darshan Kumar as the villain dig in well but it’s a feisty Deepti Naval, who makes her all-too-brief cameo a memorable one. In fact her entry point is when the film picks up speed. Otherwise, Navdeep Singh’s film is a mere genre pusher.

  • Komal Nahta
    Komal Nahta
    Komal Nahta's Blog


    NH10 is raw and entertaining in its own way. No doubt, it is meant more for the class audience but since the investment in the film (Rs. 14 crore approximately) is not big, it would very easily fetch commission. Sadly, the recovery from all other sources, except India theatrical, would be very limited. In spite of that, the film will fetch profits. It is a film which will win a lot of critical acclaim and one which will make the producers, director, technicians and actors associated with it, proud.

  • Piyush Chopra
    Piyush Chopra


    NH10 is a dark and wild ride into the lawless small town and villages of India, with plenty of thrills and gory action. Not meant for the fainthearted and tailor-made for cinema aficionados, Hindi cinema in 2015 hits a new high this weekend.

  • Daily Bhaskar
    Daily Bhaskar
    Daily Bhaskar


    Is it a typical Bollywood film? No. In fact, it is very brave of Anushka to have chosen such a project to mark her production debut in Indian film industry which usually serves women dolled up, acting like eye candies in the film. Talk about breaking the mould!

  • While this one also gives off the feel of a horror flick, it is essentially a thriller. The number of coincidences in a plot is obviously inversely proportional to how credible the story seems. There are quite a few coincidences here, and an equal number of moments where some suspension of disbelief is a must.

  • Get ready for a new sojourn, only to feel the thrill while ‘NH10’ takes you to an unseen destination.

  • Vidula Menge
    Vidula Menge


    NH10 deserves a watch for the sheer honesty and boldness of its execution. Watch out for Anushka’s terrific performance!

  • IndiaGlitz
    India Glitz


    Mixing the grittiness of Kelly Reilly starrer ‘Eden Lake’ (2008) with the junk of Khap and the spunk of women power , Anushka Sharma’s debut as producer ’NH10’ is jaw dropping but unoriginal mess of impulsive and peculiar film-making.

  • Subramanian Harikumar
    Subramanian Harikumar
    Bollywood Life


    It is very rare to find an action film, which is so believable and which will leave you dumbfounded. Anushka’s NH10 is the brave kind of cinema which I look forward from Bollywood, which is not afraid to entertain by telling disturbing truths of our society. I give two thumbs up for NH10. Watch it for hard hitting action, and Anushka’s praiseworthy performance.

  • Uday Bhatia
    Uday Bhatia


    The violence which almost caused the censors to ban the film is still there, and very disturbing indeed. Yet, it doesn’t feel like a put-on. There’s no flamboyance to it; it isn’t movie violence—which is why I have a small issue (oblique, spoiler) with the last-gasp attempt to feed the audience’s need for retribution. It may have been dramatically necessary—every nerve in my body was crying out for it—but it was also slightly implausible. Still, this is a minor quibble.

  • Director Navdeep Singh who made the delightful Manorama Six Feet Under, whips up a film that’s unrepentantly dark, gritty and gruesome. And you still watch with rapt attention, as the story that is unfolding is so deliciously intense and the performance by the leading lady so earnest and untethered. This is a jolt-filled ride you don’t want to miss!

  • …despite the intentional laxity in the writing, your muscles stay taut. The mind stays worked up and alert thinking of what you would do in real life, despite the unreal coincidences. Most of all, the intensity doesn’t leave you long after you’ve left the theater. How many thrillers can you say that about?

  • Rahul Desai
    Rahul Desai
    Mumbai Mirror


    NH10 is atmospheric, well acted, moody and crafted with a definite vision. A little more writing and less ‘inspiration’ would have made this its own distinct film.

    Perhaps if the filmmakers didn’t assume that not more than fifty Indians have watched Eden Lake, I’d recommend this in a heartbeat. Of a strong, thumping heart.

  • NH10 cannot be interpreted at a simple text and story level (Calling it a rip-off of Eden Lake would be as reductionist as stating that Quentin Tarantino’s Death Proof is inspired by Spielberg’s Duel) simply because a road trip is not about the car but about the road.

  • JPN


    If one has to point out drawbacks, some of the twists in the story seem too convenient and the second half dips a wee bit in energy as compared to the first half. But overall, the choice of locations, the performances and the brutally honest take on a story that needed to be told, makes this film a hell of a scary ride but absolutely worth it. Don’t miss it.

  • NH10 is entertaining and creepy for most parts. It’s an example for perfect casting too. Darshan Kumar as the rod-toting brute, Sharma as the vulnerable woman teetering on the edge of sanity and Bhoopalam as her sensitive partner fits right in. It’s also devoid of melodrama, making NH10 an enjoyable ride.

  • Murtaza Ali Khan
    Murtaza Ali Khan


    NH10 doesn’t come across as a crowd puller but it will certainly appeal to the sophisticated audiences. The movie is recommended for serious viewers and for those casual viewers who aren’t easily turned off by violence.

  • There is an urgent need for men to get involved in bringing an end to the violence against women and criticize it loud and clear every time it takes place until it ends in the end.

    Watch it as it speaks against everything that is wrong in our nation.

  • Navdeep Singh’s NH10 starring Anushka Sharma is a must watch if you like romance, thrill, action and good story, mixed in one single film.

  • Watch NH 10 for a real, but cinematically brilliant ride. It’s hard to stomach, but then so is the inimical Indian reality that it portrays on screen.

  • Ambarish Ganesh
    Ambarish Ganesh


    Blood, gore and a big middle finger to regression – NH10 packs it all. A recommended watch.