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Waiting

Critic Rating

6.7

28 Reviews
20 Ratings
80%
in favor

Audience Rating

6.8
0 Review
9 Ratings

Movie Info

Director

Language

English, Hindi

Synopsis

WAITING is a film about the special relationship between Shiv and Tara, who befriend each other unexpectedly in a hospital while nursing their individual spouses in coma. It is a film about grief, yes, but it is also about confronting it with optimism and learning to live with courage, love with faith and laugh with hope.

Waiting Reviews

6

Despite its problems – and there are a few – Waiting is well worth your time. It sags post intermission, and the plotting is weak. But it raises important questions about life, love, and letting go. Plus there are those two splendid performances. That’s plenty to merit a viewing.

Shubhra Gupta
Indian Express

5

Both Naseeruddin and Kalki Koechlin are good fits for their parts in a film which segues easily between English, Hindi and a smattering of Malayalam.

Sweta Kaushal
Hindustan Times

7

Packaged with Naseeruddin as the adorable old man struggling to understand a younger generation and Kalki as the charming young, energetic woman, Waiting is a delight.Powerful performances and a realistic approach make this a film you’d want to watch.

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Deccan Chronicle

7

If you are willing to watch a sensible film with soul, 'Waiting' is definitely a good pick this weekend!

Anu Menon’s true triumph lies in how she doesn’t vilify a profession or its uncomfortable reality to gather empathy for her characters...

An understated and superbly acted film about loss, grief and the human need to cling on to the physical presence of loved ones, Anu Menon's Waiting is at once heart-wrenching and uplifting.

Mohar Basu
Times Of India

7

...the writing wears thin in the latter half. Shiv's big revelation was unnecessary and the writers seemed unsure how to end it for Tara. And yet, none of it matters. For Kalki and Naseer's effortless performances, this movie deserves to be watched.

Waiting is a delightful film that breaks the norms of soppy emotional dramas to present something real.

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DNA India

6

Watch this sensitive tale for Naseer and Kalki's brilliant performances.

-

Humour blends with sadness beautifully in the film without making the script melodramatic.

10

The dialogues that stitch the film together are the soul of the film apart from the very realistic portrayal of their respective characters played by Shah and Koelchin. Both are terrific, nay, they gob-smack you with their handling of emotions which oscillates from the sane to insane!

Suprateek Chatterjee
HuffingtonPost.in

-

As a viewing experience, Waiting is refreshingly restrained when compared to most other Hindi films. It struck me as a cross between Lost In Translation (2003) and The Descendants (2011).

The film gives a strange sense of comfort as it begins. A script so beautifully rare, 'Waiting' makes you happy when it begins.

Subhash K Jha
SKJBollywoodNews

8

Not since Ritesh Batra’s The Lunchbox have I seen an Indie film addressing itself to the ageless issue of  human desolation and individual grief with such warmth, dignity grace honesty and humour.

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NowRunning

5

What happens when two strangers who meet because their loved ones are in the hospital and they're waiting for news of their health? The need for human understanding, how you connect with the hospital staff, the madness of reading up on the disease... It's all there. Human and real and funny and serious.

-

Waiting is a film which you must include in your “Must watch” list. Director Anu Menon paces the film masterfully and her hold on the narrative rarely flounders. It has an enviable DNA with the likes of Naseeruddin Shah, Kalki Koechlin and Rajat Kapoor. It can’t get better than this!

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