• The film coasts along smoothly for the most part of its 90-minute running time, except for the flabby, repetitive middle portion in which Dulal and Ruma engage in profound conversations each time they meet. Slickly shot, capturing a real, lived-in feel of the city, this is a charming little indie that manages to say something important, while never forgetting to make you laugh. Give it a chance.

  • Shubhra Gupta
    Shubhra Gupta
    Indian Express


    The three main characters as well as the bit parts do their job well. But after a point, it all becomes a bit too laidback, even the trying-to-get-laid bit. A little more fun would have put a little more, much-needed spring into Sulemani Keeda, which apparently loosely translates as “pain in the rear”. The title has its tongue firmly in the cheek; the film not as much.

  • Rohit Vats
    Rohit Vats
    Hindustan Times


    Sulemani Keeda is a perfect example of a well-made, low-budget independent film. It’s engaging, entertaining and witty. Watch it, you won’t be disappointed.

  • The film will obviously find a loyal audience in the urban youth who, upon finding no respite in television, have turned to the internet for some Hinglish entertainment they can connect with.

    Finally an unpretentious indie, Sulemani Keeda, simply put, is by the filmis, of the filmis, and for everyone.

  • Srijana Mitra Das
    Srijana Mitra Das
    Times Of India


    Dulal’s wry take – “Dialogues acche the. Film theek thi” – works here too. This keeda could’ve had a much sharper bite.

  • At 88 minutes, Sulemani Keeda (Hindi street slang for “pain in the ass”) doesn’t feel laborious, but it also doesn’t make any profound or memorable points. Just like its characters, it ambles along towards some sort of a conclusion. Along the way, it makes you laugh, but that is about all it achieves.

  • Rohit Khilnani
    Rohit Khilnani
    India Today


    …cinephiles are likely to appreciate the attempt to show how hard it is for outsiders to break into an industry which is still driven by nepotism and commerce. Despite the film’s flaws, Masurkar shows promise as a filmmaker drawing from what seem like his own experiences as a filmmaker. It will be interesting to see what he comes up with next.

  • Masurkar’s inventive thinking is what is the best part of Sulemani Keeda. His Mise en scene-ish expression drives the film and his bizzaro vein of thinking makes the film a delightful watch. A vibrant, slice of life which has a tight story, fabulous performances and the feel good fuzziness as an afterfeeling, must not be missed. I quite loved it and will make my way to the theaters to catch this!

  • Rachit Gupta
    Rachit Gupta


    A thousand likes to Masurkar for deviating from the norm and having the audacity to try something different. But, a story is the heart and soul of a film. And Sulemani Keeda falls short on that aspect by some margin. Clever writing and word play do save the scene. But then it could’ve been better.

  • For a story that is not really novel, this movie would have been much more exciting with a wee bit more confidence and craziness. Nevertheless, it’s definitely worth one watch for a good laugh.

  • Subhash K Jha
    Subhash K Jha


    Eccentric in its own write–and that is not a typo–Dulal and Mainak, as played with unconditional fluency by Naveen Kasturia and MayankTiwari ,are what Jai and Veeru would have been if Sholay had been a film about Salim and Javed search for success in blunder-land. In Sulemani Keeda , debutant director Amit Masurkar is so easy-going in his storytelling you fear what success would do to him.

  • Refreshingly narrated and well-acted by the cast, the storytelling falters midway. Still, the witty one-liners, cuss-flecked dialogues and deadpan humour are as real as it gets. The film echoes sentiments and experiences of all screenplay writers worldwide, whether in Bollywood or Hollywood. That must be the reason for the young film’s instant connect with moviegoers in the festival circuit wherever it has been screened so far. This is their story, just padded with some caricature and prettiness.

  • Komal Nahta
    Komal Nahta
    Komal Nahta's Blog


    Sulemani Keeda is an entertaining fare in parts and is meant for a very thin section of the audience. It is different and will appeal to youngsters looking for different cinema but its commercial prospects are, of course, weak.

  • Daily Bhaskar
    Daily Bhaskar
    Daily Bhaskar


    Sulemani Keeda is a light-hearted, which will keep you engrossed till ends, given you are aged below 30. But if you are looking for paisa vasool stuff at the theatres this week, then you could wait till the DVDs are out. You won’t regret watching the film.

  • Samiya Dinware
    Samiya Dinware


    Sulemani Keeda is an indie film full of humor, love, emotions and Bollywood. The film excels when it comes to the performances and dialogues, but the story lacks pace and loses its grip by the end. However, if you love indie films, then you must watch Sulemani Keeda with your friends.

  • Director Amit V Masurkar’s indie slacker comedy hits home for the most part as it is gives us these deeply flawed, real characters that we laugh at and laugh with. We emotionally invest in their everyday tragedies and smile at their comical solutions. In that sense, the film is as rich, complex and tragicomic as life itself. Go for it!

  • Admittedly, the film doesn’t age as well as one would have hoped. I first watched this film over a year ago at the Mumbai Film Festival, and it seemed so much less like a low budget indie back then. In fact, it is apparent just how much of ‘jugaad’ – getting things done by hook or by crook – has gone into this film. Yet, that’s also the beauty of it. In it’s message as well as in the manner in which it was made, it is a film that inspires you to undertake the journey you seek. For only then will you have been a story.

  • At times, Sulema­ani Keeda feels like an in-group Ver­sova film that needed more to say hello to the world. At others, it feels yet anot­her variation of Luck By Chance, albeit from the margins. It didn’t stay with me for long.

  • Rahul Desai
    Rahul Desai
    Mumbai Mirror


    If you’re of the opinion that Luck By Chance is the definitive B-town film of our times, chances are you will appreciate this appropriately low-budgeted, homegrown writer rendition.

  • Anuj Kumar
    Anuj Kumar
    The Hindu


    …after the effortless setup, the screenplay starts meandering. Some of the camera angles are amateurish. At times Masurkar gets carried away and brings in comedy-show kind of situations in an organic structure. But Naveen and Aditi ensure that the performances tide over the flaws in writing.

  • Arindam Sen
    Arindam Sen


    The 89-minute running time should ensure that the screen time isn’t wasted however the script could have been doctored a bit more and the pacing could be worked on, which is the main issue I had with the movie. The ending was Roman Holiday-esque hence grounded which I felt was very well done. I cannot wait for what Amit Masurkar does next. We need to support these indie films and I highly recommend you check it out this weekend.