• Shubhra Gupta
    Shubhra Gupta
    Indian Express


    Except for one segment, right at the end, which has Swara Bhaskar and the young Jha, and a sense of time and place, the rest have practically no weight, nor heft. They just go past in a blur, without any real markers. The lines sound forced, and Kapoor says them without investing anything in his character.

  • Sarit Ray
    Sarit Ray
    Hindustan Times


    Experiments are good. Hindi cinema certainly has room for more. But you run the risk of things blowing up in your face. That’s what this one does.

  • In its misappropriation of Freudian themes, the movie gives its protagonist a truckload of guilt, but nothing more to chew on. And all this, means that the grand statement made isn’t anything more than a South Mumbai kid’s version of the all-conquering, all-observing, all-knowing feminine power.

    There’s a lot of worship for women that’s comes through in X. But is there enough love?

  • Mohar Basu
    Mohar Basu
    Times Of India


    Avoid, X : Past is Present. It will fail to suit your filmi palettes and make you stay away from biryani for life with a very grotesque reference. You can do without such negativity.

  • …tries too hard at being modern-day filmmaking but in the lieu forgets audience’s commercial tastes. In one of the dialogues, K says that he does not believe in God but in Science. Well, God, Science and Filmmaking, all three seem to be a lost cause here.

  • Overall, this movie is like a biryani prepared by 11 cooks. You can imagine the taste if one cook has forgotten to inform the other whether he has added salt!

  • Shishir Gautam
    Shishir Gautam


    X Past is Present is an experiment at best and should be watched as one; if at all!

  • IndiaGlitz
    India Glitz


    …a movie like this sure would have looked good on paper, but its execution just doesn’t work well with the viewers. Too many cooks do spoil the broth, we say.

  • Kunal Guha
    Kunal Guha
    Mumbai Mirror


    The film may be called X: Past is Present, but it surely promises a headache in the immediate future.

  • FullyHyd Team
    FullyHyd Team
    Fully Hyderabad


    Although it feels aimless and self-indulgent throughout the first half, X: Past Is Present finds some purpose towards the end. However, you’ll have to be exceedingly forgiving to sit through the first half waiting for the movie to find itself later on.

  • Go for the film only if you want to watch a film with a different and striking storyline or if you don’t have anything better to do this weekend and just want to kill some idle time. But dont expect yourself to get entertained, because as already mentioned earlier, you might just start thinking that you were better off back home.