• Renuka Vyavahare
    Renuka Vyavahare
    Times Of India


    The inability to expand the basic idea into a solid story lets this otherwise well-intentioned film down.

  • …a naive film which fails to leave any sort of impact.

  • Subhash K Jha
    Subhash K Jha


    Though the film flounders in the over-dramatic pauses in the plot it manages to hold its precarious narrative in place almost all the way.

  • IANS
    The Free Press Journal


    The script, written by directed by Nitin Chandra, is well-researched and mounted with passion and attempts to erase the “Bimaru” stigma (an acronym for – Bihar, Madhya Pradesh, Rajasthan and Uttar Pradesh), which denotes sick in Hindi. Padded with many misgivings about Bihar, the exposition is verbose which at times sounds too preachy for ones’ liking. Also not being singularly focused and with a few plot-holes, the story seems superficial, convoluted and manufactured. Overall, “Once Upon A Time In Bihar” will appeal only to Biharphiles.