• Stree is especially entertaining, packed with laugh aloud moments and a cast that’s on top of their game. It’s one of the most original films this year, and I recommend that you make the time for it.

  • Shubhra Gupta
    Shubhra Gupta
    Indian Express


    Shraddha Kapoor’s part is a bit risible, but she has some breathy moments with Rajkummar Rao. Rao, whose Bicky seems like an extension of his Bareilly Ki Barfi avatar, carries the film.

  • Anupama Chopra
    Anupama Chopra
    Film Companion


    …a horror-comedy, which turns out to be subversive commentary on the position and treatment of women in India

  • Stree is a movie anyone can enjoy, but only if they can compromise on the horror part.

  • Hindustan Times
    Hindustan Times
    Hindustan Times


    There are some laughs in this loony comedy about a female ghost who kidnaps men, though the film had the potential to be much smarter.

  • Deccan Chronicle Team
    Deccan Chronicle Team
    Deccan Chronicle


    Overall, Stree has a lot to like about – it is funny, spooky, crazy and a little bit different. It has some really interesting ideas; its execution is less than stellar, but it still works. If you like humour and meta element in your horror, you will love this movie.

  • Not only are the concerns expressed in Stree (patriarchy, consent, prejudice against women) mere excuses to touch our ‘sentimental hotspots’, the movie itself is a few tricks cobbled together…

  • Stree plays an unwavering hand in demonstrating that dread can be unbridled fun when it serves a larger thematic purpose. Go watch this spine-tingling film. It is completely madcap but there is method in its manic madness.

  • Rachit Gupta
    Rachit Gupta
    Times Of India


    Despite all its flaws and ambiguous ideas, Stree is still an entertaining film. This is an experimental comedy, that creates an eerie atmosphere and it manages to be funny and scary at the same time. Writers Raj and DK (who have directed films like Go Goa Gone, 99 and Shor In The City) bring in their trademark humour. The film has its absurdities, it also has its moments but the final act let’s it down.

  • “Stree” is the most fun I’ve had at the movies in a while.

  • Meena Iyer
    Meena Iyer
    DNA India


    Shraddha Kapoor and Rajkummar Rao’s spooky horror-comedy provides thrills and laughs in equal measure

  • Samrudhi Gosh
    Samrudhi Gosh
    India Today


    Stree has its flaws, but is one of the better horror comedies to come out of the Bollywood stable in recent times. Watch the film for its satire and stellar performances.

  • All said and done, watch Stree for some outstanding dialogues & gut-busting performances. Justifying its genre to the core, Stree is one super-entertaining movie.

  • STREE is a unique concoction of humour and horror that floors you completely. At the box office, this entertainer surely has a chance to tickle the audience’s funny bone, send a chill down their spine and ultimately give them a roller coaster experience. Impressive!

  • Much like Rajkummar Rao’s ‘Bareily Ki Barfi’, ‘Stree’ is a small-town story that has its own charm. And also its fair share of laughs and scares.

  • Rajkummar Rao, in absolute top form, plays this part to near perfection, adding yet another facet to his filmography that is probably as, if not more eclectic than any of his contemporaries’

  • Stree is like a blind date that turns out well – a tryst with the unexpected filled with exciting surprises. It is a thought-provoking laughathon-cum-spookathon, and one of the most unusual Bollywood films of the year so far.

  • Komal Nahta
    Komal Nahta
    Komal Nahta's Blog


    Stree is entertaining and engaging. Its comedy and horror will be lapped up by the audience, making it a hit fare.

  • Manisha Lakhe
    Manisha Lakhe


    There’s a tale of Chander town of a ‘chudail’ (witch) called ‘Stree’ (woman) who shows up during the four days of the local temple festival and preys on men, taking them and leaving only their clothes behind. A young lad Vicky who’s the local tailor and his two friends get embroiled in the witchy tale and begin suspecting a beautiful visitor who shows up only during the festival. Small town rumors and witty one liners make this horror tale funny, but you come away with a niggling dissatisfaction

  • Ankita Chaurasia
    Ankita Chaurasia
    Bollywood Life


    Stree certainly deserves a watch for its funny content and the concept that will keep haunting you for long. By the end of it you might also figure out as to what is it that women actually want. Also, what’s more delightful than watching good actors on screen!

  • IANS


    Stree moves in mysterious ways through a labyrinth of lip-smacking interludes, some razor-sharp others blunt to the point of blandness. Even when the momentum of the eerie gets overly airy, there is still enough steam in the storytelling to keep us interested, if not enthralled, to the end.

  • Kunal Guha
    Kunal Guha
    Mumbai Mirror


    Debutant director Amar Kaushik establishes the setting elaborately but doesn’t manage to deliver on the writing. A film like this required a steady hand to carefully balance the chills and thrills along with the outlandish one-liners, ensuring neither is watered-down by the other.

  • Namrata Joshi
    Namrata Joshi
    The Hindu


    Between chuckles and stabs of fear the film offers some lessons in gender sensitivity

  • Despite the audacious storyline, there’s some semblance of structure and sense. The black comedy also takes a nick at gender disparity without making it overly boring. The same couldn’t be said for the songs, which are enjoyable but serve no higher purpose.

  • Murtaza Ali Khan
    Murtaza Ali Khan


    Nicely wrapped within Stree has a strong message that no one can ignore. If the film has any major weakness it is the ending which somewhere fails to match the film’s overall brilliance. Also, it leaves the viewer high and dry. Nonetheless, Stree has enough to keep everyone engaged until the very end. Also, the clever blend of horror and humor is expected to provide a much needed push at the box office.

  • Hindi cinema isn’t known for making good horror comedies. But, well, Stree changes that. It has got something for everybody. The film is brilliantly hilarious and scary. The plot leaves a lot of questions unanswered at the end. You find yourself rewinding the story in your head searching for explanations. Despite its confusions, Stree deserves a watch and an excellent word-of-mouth.

  • Madhuri


    Along with the laughs and scares, Stree also delivers a strong message without spelling it aloud and that’s where the film stands out the most. In one of the scenes, while speaking his heart out to Shraddha, Rajkummar says, “Mor jab saawan ke mausam mein jhoom uthata hain, toh sab log usse dekhar mantra mugdha ho jaate hain, jaise hum aapko dekhkar mantramugdha.’ The actor’s charming act does exactly that to you.

  • Stree is boring, slow and stretched. But a few fun jokes and the overall light-hearted treatment makes it a bearable watch.

  • What this movie succeeds at being is a well-mounted excuse for marrying light horror with glib and unremitting humour (the often hilarious dialogue is by Sumit Arora). The cast is in full flow here, with Rajkummar Rao brilliantly leading the herd as a not-too-bright mushball who becomes Chanderi’s unwilling hero. Rao faces competition on occasion from Pankaj Tripathi, and even the perfectly cast Shraddha Kapoor seems to be paying attention after a very long time. Even as Stree begins to collapse under the weight of its contradictions, the actors are always on cue, delivering the steady patter of conversational humour with aplomb and leaping out of their skins at just the right moment.

  • Overall, Stree serves justice to the genre that’s not much explored in Bollywood. Go out and watch it, get entertained and don’t you worry as ‘Mard ko dard nahi hoga’.