• 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.

  • Sweta Kaushal
    Sweta Kaushal
    Hindustan Times


    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.

  • Rohit Bhatnagar
    Rohit Bhatnagar
    Deccan Chronicle


    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
    Mohar Basu
    Times Of India


    …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.

  • Harshada Rege
    Harshada Rege
    DNA India


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

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

  • 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!

  • 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
    Subhash K Jha


    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.

  • This simple film is so much more about dealing with life, death, and the fuzzy space in between, that suddenly becomes precious when you’re hit with the thought of losing the most loved one. You can sense the tragedy. We all have. But we can do nothing about it.

  • IndiaGlitz
    India Glitz


    ‘Waiting’ is lengthy due to its slow narration, but at the same time is quite refreshing in terms of performances and the theme of the film. The movie had all the possibilities to end up as one fine cinema, but settles down to being a fair attempt.

  • You will be particularly amazed at this beautiful work of Anu Menon and the whole vibe of the movie with such heavy undertones of life’s impermanence shared with us in a simple yet profound way that even after the movie concludes you are left with this feeling of having been through the turmoil of life and loss of the two characters. This understated slice of life movie is a must watch!

  • Anu Menon has done a fine job with this film and has brought to us an emotional journey of two strangers who cross paths in waiting for what life had in store for them and their loved ones. So if you really want watch something meaningful do grab a seat for this one.

  • Rahul Desai
    Rahul Desai


    Eventually, ‘Waiting’ serves a calm and dignified reminder of how the act itself is anything but. It is a fine little film about love, and a kind of anguish that has its own little quirks and half-smiles.