• Although handsomely mounted and evocatively shot, Noor lacks a sense of genuine urgency. The protagonist’s journey from flaky to fully reformed is never convincing, and in the end you’re left feeling that she could learn some empathy in addition to responsible reporting.

  • Shubhra Gupta
    Shubhra Gupta
    Indian Express


    Sonakshi Sinha is breezy when she faces up to the good-looking men in her life. The trouble is that she is a complete klutz as a journalist.

  • Sweta Kaushal
    Sweta Kaushal
    Hindustan Times


    Noor does not understand journalism, it fails to establish enough angst for the protest it hopes to ignite, it stops being the rom-com (the one thing that the movie was getting right) pretty soon and it does not give the victims enough time for us to empathise, nor does it ponder over the aggressors enough, for us to loathe them.

  • Arnab Banerjee
    Arnab Banerjee
    Deccan Chronicle


    Under Sippy’s direction, the cast has acknowledged the clamoring script with performances that are hard, brittle and strained to the breaking point. Sinha is splendid, except when she is being consciously cute in this disappointingly shallow movie.

  • So long it’s true to its confection roots, Noor works, thanks to the attractive bonhomie Gill and Kohli’s real guy appeal generates around Sonakshi’s star. But when it engages in shallow activism for the heck of it, it rambles and drags. 

  • Sonakshi’s film shows the mundane but essential pursuits of an ambitious but confused middle-class girl…

  • Nihit Bhave
    Nihit Bhave
    Times Of India


    This is the great debut that has come seven years into Sonakshi’s career. And for that, you must go meet Noor at theatre.

  • DNA Web Team
    DNA Web Team
    DNA India


    The film is strictly for Sonakshi Sinha’s fans. It doesn’t offer anything new. You can give it a miss.

  • Suhani Singh
    Suhani Singh
    India Today


    The only thing that Noor gets right about journalism today is that it takes little to go viral. We still can’t make sense of what Noor has done to become a sensation but by the looks of it recording a “Mumbai, You’re Killing Me” rant, which will make Brihanmumbai Municipal Corporation turn red, and uploading it on Facebook is all it takes.

  • The film is a poor take on investigative journalism with a lead character that is highly flawed.

  • Rachit Gupta
    Rachit Gupta


    For all its flaws, Noor still gets some basic truths bang on. It’s themes of love life and not hate it, and its play on kindness and compassion are its big victories. When the film presents the big bad world and its problems from a shallow teenage perspective, it feels wrong. But when it gets intimate and presents Noor as a bundle of contradictions and emotions, Noor just feels like bright summer sunlight. This film has some great ideas. Thankfully the dodgy execution and lack of depth in writing don’t spoil it all. For the casual viewer, Noor serves up a refreshing new story. One that has a solid heart of gold.

  • Vishal Verma
    Vishal Verma


    NOOR is an endearing lovable hoor (women) waiting at your nearest screen that shows Sonakshi Sinha in her top form. She is clumsy, confused but charming oozing with positivity and lots of fun. Do make a date with this NOOR. CHASME BADDOR. – See more at: http://www.glamsham.com/movies/reviews/noor-movie-review.asp#sthash.SD8FKKZ8.dpuf

  • Noor’s life that way is meant to mirror the urbane, liberal, progressive, metropolitan upper middle-class. As for her work, as I said, there are several colleagues in my newsroom who have stories like hers, if not better, and might actually want to make this film. This sense of recognition can be rankling. Throughout, you can’t help but wonder how much better this movie could’ve been. But then, like journalism, this film should be seen for what it is. And hey it isn’t bad at all.

  • Subhash K Jha
    Subhash K Jha


    Noor is not one  of the best films on journalistic ethics. It doesn’t do to the contemporaryMumbai media world what the Paul Newman-Sally Field  starrer Absence Of Malice did  30 years ago . It pricks at the conscience in a rather undemanding way. Noor takes  sly and slender satirical swipes at sensationalism in journalism , more delectable for its many jibes than the actual prick at the conscience.

  • 4 years have flown between the remarkable Lootera and this film which, despite its follies, serves as a good showcase for her talent. Here is hoping we do not have to wait another 4 years for a film that does treat her like a prop.

  • Manisha Lakhe
    Manisha Lakhe


    Despite an earnest performance by Sonakshi Sinha Noor fails to make an impact. The movie is so poorly researched it gives journalist a bad name.

  • IndiaGlitz
    India Glitz


    ‘Noor’ is a straight forward tale of an urban girl dealing with her life and problems. The movie will be loved by urban girls as the connectivity will be very high. As, for rest the slow pace might be a problem for this one time watch film.

  • Bollywood Life
    Bollywood Life
    Bollywood Life


    Noor has its flaws, and it certainly isn’t this year’s Queen, if you really want to get into comparison mode. But Noor still manages to endear to you with its light-hearted, fresh treatment and Sonakshi Sinha’s winning performance, if you don’t attach too many expectations.

  • Uday Bhatia
    Uday Bhatia


    A likeable comedy becomes an unconvincing protest film…

  • IANS


    Overall, the minor lapses in the portrayal of journalism as a profession, notwithstanding, ‘Noor’ is an enjoyable, breezy film which pivots around strong issues but is light-hearted too.

  • It is difficult to say if I’d have enjoyed Noor better if it were more focused on one or two aspects of life that it picked to comment on. The lectures in the second half were so full of themselves that it is a task to be objective about the film and imagining Noor without them.

  • Watch this if you are in the mood for an enjoyable feel-good film.

  • Madhuri


    Sonakshi Sinha’s latest offering isn’t a picture-perfect world when it comes to viewing as it has its own set of flaws. But it does make up for a fluffy watch with your pals who stick by your side no matter what life tosses at you. In a nutshell, Noor’s self-discovery journey triumphs over her journalist self and she at least deserves a chance!

  • Noor is not path breaking cinema. But it’s not regressive as well. It tries too hard man. But it has some well-written scenes too. It gets unnecessarily lengthy. But it does have a message at the end. Yeah, a message that comes after much drama and deliberation.