A gang of friends decide to take justice into their own hands.Wikipedia
The only bits that do work in Ungli are the seemingly unscripted lighter moments between the friends, and of course the scenes in which everyone from political bullies to sadistic auto-rickshaw drivers are brought to task in imaginative ways. The film's overarching theme - of making offenders accountable - will no doubt resonate, but there had to be a more intelligent way to tackle the same idea.
The opening credits are animated, and Ungli would have been better off if all of it had been an animation film, aimed primarily at children. As live action for grown-ups, it is the most amateurish piece of work I’ve seen in a while, all fingers and thumbs.
The story is interesting, but it plays out at such an amateurish level that you can’t take any of it seriously. The film is filled with fine actors but none of the characters has any meat on it. I felt especially bad for Kangana, who is totally wasted here. Ungli feels dated and tedious. A story like this needed to hit a lot harder.
The only way you can enjoy this mindless film is by looking at the fun side of the 'witty punishments' the vigilante foursome unleashes on its victims. Ah yes, even the dialogues: They are so miserable that you just cannot the miss their fun side.
So if you are looking for a fun ride, Ungli won’t disappoint. But because of its simplistic approach, Ungli is only entertaining, not thought-provoking.
Ungli begins with a bang and that’s about it!
Ungli has a few attributes that you will not usually encounter in a Karan Johar production. It has no big stars, no elaborate song and dance set pieces and no major love story.But when a film is more interesting for what it isn't than for what it is, giving it a miss might be the most prudent option.
The film has an interesting premise, but the second half and shoddy climax does Ungli to any chances of it leaving a lasting impression on us.
The intention may have been good but the plot is silly and way to unrealistic! It's kind of clear that some of it was possibly salvaged in post production but quite a bit was beyond repair. So Ungli releases with all the loopholes at a theatre near you.
I think it’s putting too much of a responsibility on a film to instigate a social change. It’s job is to primarily entertain and make better cinema. Ungli’s novelty is its highlight point. Benefitting from sharp writing, lucid narrative and a few clapworthy zingy dialogues which have the punch, I do think Ungli is one of 2014′s most novel concepts. Well rendered and acted with zeal, don’t miss five people showing an entire system, the finger.
Ungli has a lofty, well-meaning premise which is presented wearily, with dialogue writer Milap Milan Zaveri, the crew member most responsible for the mishap.
...if you want to watch a film about rebelling against the corrupt system then UNGLI is a decent watch for this weekend.
Rampant use of clichés and skewered logic aside, the one single fact that murders any and all prospects of this film is its campy dialogue. Some of the lines force you to throw your head into your lap. The kitschy nature of these dialogues is beyond belief... End of the day, what could’ve been a thrilling and defiant movie, turns out to be such a listless affair.
D'Silva has taken dollops of cinematic liberties and one can even see the residue of RANG DE BASANTI (which he co-wrote) but the movie does connect. And that is what matters.
The good looking bunch of actors with decent performances (Hooda and Hashmi stand out) managing-to-keep-you-hooked kind of script and a fairly laidback, easy, not in your face direction (Rensil D'silva) could have made this film wonderful, but for the dialogues.
‘Ungli’ is a good effort, judging purely by the mediocrity we’ve been dished out in the name of cinema of late, but that doesn’t make this effort great.