• Shashwat Sisodia
    Shashwat Sisodia
    268 reviews
    Top Reviewer
    7

    The sky is bleached of all the hues in 'Sonchiriya', which, very specifically, is a bloody Abhishek Chaubey film. By an Abhishek Chaubey film, I mean a sincere ensemble of performances foiling the most insignificant of the bumps in storytelling. No, seriously! We have seen him tickling our funny bone with Naseeruddin-Arshad-Vidya starrer 'Ishqiya', doubling the woman power with Naseer, Arshad and Madhuri Dixit and Huma. In 'Udta Punjab', he elevated the talent with Diljeet, Shahid, Alia and Kareena.
    But this time, he transcends the boundaries of a talented star-craft, with Bhumi Pednekar, Sushant Singh Rajput, Manoj Bajpayee, Ranvir Shorey and Ashutosh Rana taking leads and playing dacoits-in-distress, India, 1975. Chambal burns in the fire of Indira Gandhi's emergency, and after seven years of 'Paan Singh Tomar' we have another spirited, finely delved in story of daakus and their reason for killing. We are not specifically introduced to the characters, they practically present them. 'Sonchiriya' is a must watch because nothing's more enticing than a Bollywood people speaking in rustic language of badlands. Well, even Gangs of Wasseypur was well-versed in language. But what makes it special is the qualified approach, this one uses practically 1% Hindi. Chaubey diligently uses his casting choice to every limitless quotient, and has well-made a drama about humans, not butchers as they seem. This is a prapt from the daaku dramas we've seen in Bollywood. It also celebrates them, in a quiet way.

    December 25, 19
  • Shashwat Sisodia
    Shashwat Sisodia
    268 reviews
    Top Reviewer
    7

    The sky is bleached of all the hues in 'Sonchiriya', which, very specifically, is a bloody Abhishek Chaubey film. By an Abhishek Chaubey film, I mean a sincere ensemble of performances foiling the most insignificant of the bumps in storytelling. No, seriously! We have seen him tickling our funny bone with Naseeruddin-Arshad-Vidya starrer 'Ishqiya', doubling the woman power with Naseer, Arshad and Madhuri Dixit and Huma. In 'Udta Punjab', he elevated the talent with Diljeet, Shahid, Alia and Kareena.
    But this time, he transcends the boundaries of a talented star-craft, with Bhumi Pednekar, Sushant Singh Rajput, Manoj Bajpayee, Ranvir Shorey and Ashutosh Rana taking leads and playing dacoits-in-distress, India, 1975. Chambal burns in the fire of Indira Gandhi's emergency, and after seven years of 'Paan Singh Tomar' we have another spirited, finely delved in story of daakus and their reason for killing. We are not specifically introduced to the characters, they practically present them. 'Sonchiriya' is a must watch because nothing's more enticing than a Bollywood people speaking in rustic language of badlands. Well, even Gangs of Wasseypur was well-versed in language. But what makes it special is the qualified approach, this one uses practically 1% Hindi. Chaubey diligently uses his casting choice to every limitless quotient, and has well-made a drama about humans, not butchers as they seem. This is a prapt from the daaku dramas we've seen in Bollywood. It also celebrate them,

    December 25, 19
  • Tejas Nair
    Tejas Nair
    252 reviews
    Top Reviewer
    4

    Abhishek Chaubhey's Sonchiriya (Golden Bird) is a deeply distressing chronicle of the rebels of Chambal, Madhya Pradesh and their activities that defy local law enforcement in the most bloodiest way possible that brings various issues involving caste, politics, personal vendetta, and gender discrimination with much rawness albeit with a tiring frame that can put you off countless times in its 150-minute running time.

    March 18, 19