• Shubhra Gupta
    Shubhra Gupta
    Indian Express


    The trouble with ‘Shagird’, despite its sharp, often funny exchanges, and a few spanking scenes, is that it is not new enough.

  • Nana Patekar fans will enjoy his purposefully eccentric, casually ruthless cop but honestly, it felt like déjà vu to me.

  • There isn’t much going for the film apart from Patekar’s wit and Kashyap’s acting talent. Without them, this film would probably have not got a single star.

  • On the whole, Shagird may be a well-made film but it has several things going against it – lack of face value (Nana Patekar alone doesn’t sell), dated look, lack of promotion, dull title and horrifyingly poor initial. It will, therefore, sink at the box-office without a trace.

  • Sachin Chatte
    Sachin Chatte
    The Navhind Times


    Nana Patekar has been there, done that but it is still fun to watch him with his dead pan expressions. The director has shown a bit of flair for telling these kinds of stories but you wish he would have done it with a bit more panache.

  • SHAGIRD fails in its attempt to be a taut thriller and overstays its welcome.

  • Subhash K Jha
    Subhash K Jha


    Shagird is not devoid of merit. The Patekar characters affinity to vintage film songs gives a centre to an otherwise-doddering tale of desperate corruption.