• Rohit Vats
    Rohit Vats
    Hindustan Times


    Roar can’t boast of big names and perfect acting skills but it can always show you something that you didn’t even know existed in India. Yes, CGI is largely responsible for it but even then somebody had to use it judiciously. Sadanah, also the editor of Roar, has somehow managed to keep the tempo satisfactory till the end. In my opinion, Roar deserves your attention because it’s a smartly executed film.

  • You’d be naive to go into this one looking for top grade acting or direction but if you have liked any adventure film starring Dwayne Johnson, then the Sunderbans are the place for you.

  • Renuka Vyavahare
    Renuka Vyavahare
    Times Of India


    Those who are not hooked onto Hollywood films won’t mind watching (former actor) Kamal Sadanah’s ambitious directorial debut, which can be applauded for its novelty and decent VFX. Kamal has dared to make an animal-centric thriller, a genre unexplored in Bollywood.

  • I am glad Roar could atleast make me laugh. Because the film is so pointless that it doesn’t serve anything it attempts to or thought of achieving. In the end, you come out with both a headache from all the stupidity you had to witness and a stomach ache from all the laughing. I am going with a zero. I wasted enough time writing about my harrowing experience and stars aren’t needed beyond that.

  • Saurabh Dwivedi
    Saurabh Dwivedi
    India Today


    At times the film looks like an extension of Save Tiger campaign. Story of the film is weak. Roar may be a good attempt but director Kamal Sadanah shouldn’t expect accolades yet.

    If you enjoy films like Anaconda, then go for it. Roar might just heal your wounds inflicted by Happy New Year.

  • Suhani Singh
    Suhani Singh
    India Today


    Roar makes little sense…A friend summed it up best. “The audience will need tiger balm after seeing Roar.”

  • On the whole, despite its decent VFX work, ROAR: TIGERS OF THE SUNDARBANS is a weak film.

  • Sachin Chatte
    Sachin Chatte
    The Navhind Times


    Their whole approach to hunt the tiger borders on the ridiculous at times. In between all the tiger hunting, there is also a molestation attempt, of one of the women that is. It is hard to understand the characters and their motivations, they are way too superficial. The special effects are a mixed bag, the odd one is impressive while some of it looks fake. The acting also borders on the amateurish. On the whole, these tigers are not burning too bright.

  • Rachit Gupta
    Rachit Gupta


    Director Kamal Sadanah has done a genuinely remarkable job at shooting this film. The camera work is at par with any big-budget Hollywood film. The cinematography showcases the flora and fauna of the Sundarbans on a grand scale. It also helps elevate the daffy tension in the narrative. The credits scenes show you how the chroma shots were converted into the final visuals. And that really is the big victory for this movie. The special effects are superlative.

  • Good attempt Kamal Sadanah. It takes the brave to explore the lives of the tigers. At least it was better than BANG BANG and HAPPY NEW YEAR put together!

  • By the time the credit rolls, it’s evident that the intention of the film is to throw light on the depleting number of tigers in the country. But the journey to get the message is too slippery and full of loopholes. However, if you’re looking for a series of inadvertent laughs, then you’ll do just fine.

  • Subhash K Jha
    Subhash K Jha


    You may not think much of the characters’ shallow shindigs during the time of exceptional stress. But one thing is for sure. You’ve never seen anything like this in Hindi cinema.

  • Despite the intent to highlight a topical issue, the unintelligent plot reduces it into a movie of irrelevance.

  • Nandan Kini
    Nandan Kini


    In short, Roar is a terrible film, made with the best of technology and access available at Bollywood’s disposal. Director Kamal Sadanah obviously frittered away all sense and logic at the edit table. We can only hope the’ tigers don’t stalk their prey into any theatres. With so few of them left, a glimpse of Roar might just make them suicidal.

  • Daily Bhaskar
    Daily Bhaskar
    Daily Bhaskar


    An interesting film failed by bad direction and terrible acting…

  • I feel for the ‘Save the Tiger’ campaign. But if a film about a tiger, such as this, was in front of you, I would suggest that you save yourself first.

  • The film claims to have not hurt any animals. But what about the poor audience? There ought to be a parallel SPCA — Society For The Prevention Of Cruelty To Audience.

  • Aubrey D'souza
    Aubrey D'souza


    You will groan in certain places, but you will grin when the tiger starts to prowl. In the end, it is a film that has been made with passion and care. It just falls short in certain elements. The movie is good for a weekend watch with friends.

  • In the end, director Kamal Sadanah perhaps intended a well-meaning film but got the grammar of filmmaking all wrong. With a subject such as this, it’s truly an opportunity missed.

  • Roar is a welcome reboot for the man-versus-beast thriller B-movie in India. And bad actors come with the territory.

  • Visually the film is good and is based on a nice concept, so for those who like logic less Bollywood movies, this movie is worth the try. If not, then i just you opt for another movie.