• 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.

  • 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.

  • 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!

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • 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.