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Veerappan Hindi Movie Review

Veerappan Movie Review


Total Reviews - 11
Average Rating - 4.3/10
Yes - 4
No - 7
Neutral - 0

Critic Reviews Veerappan Hindi Movie

  • Times Of India | Review By -Meena Iyer Rating-6/10
Since everything about Veerappan made headlines in his lifetime, the story has no surprises. Also the docu-feature style narrative doesn't have too many edge-of-the seat thrills. But if you are keen and curious, to see the life and times of one of the most dreaded criminals, who twirled his moustache and brandished his gun with equal finesse, Varma provides you that vicarious pleasure.
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  • News 18 | Review By -Rajeev Masand Rating-4/10
Varma takes frequent liberties with the truth in this remake of his own Kannada film Killing Veerappan, but what you leave the cinema with at the end are shattered eardrums from the incessant background music. I’m going with two out of five.
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  • Rediff | Review By -Raja Sen Rating-4/10
Also, as Hindi films go, it’s surprisingly no-nonsense for the most part, save for Joshii. It knows what it wants to do and while it can’t quite pull it off, it certainly kidnaps our attention for a while. It may well be a misfire, but Veerappan shows that at least RGV has his eyes open while squeezing the trigger. The dacoit is still at large.
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  • DNA | Review By -Bryan Durham Rating-3/10
The return of RGV to Bollywood's consciousness. He's not completely in his usual element here, but there are flashes of his brilliance here, and these, sadly, are few and far between. As Veerappan, Bhardwaj inhabits the character, truly bringing him to life, with more menace than one could've imagined.
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  • Deccan Chronicle | Review By -Asira Tarannum Rating-6/10
RGV has told it taut, specially in the second half that is all about Operation Killing Veerappan. Sandeep’s tranformation as Veerappan is commendable -- from his looks to his dialect. Here’s an actor waiting to be explored. Usha too plays it easy. Sachiin was a delight and perhaps this is his best performance so far.
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  • Bollywood Hungama | Review By -BH Network Rating-6/10
On the whole, VEERAPPAN has violence that may seem a bit over the top for a certain segment of audience. With its unconventional and extremely well-narrated story line and Ram Gopal Varma's trademark filmmaking skills VEERAPPAN will most likely be patronized by a niche segment of the audience.
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  • NDTV | Review By -Saibal Chatterjee Rating-3/10
Veerappan does not shy away from making a great deal of noise, but the film is more akin to soggy gelatin sticks delivering a damp squib than a big explosive device triggering an earth-shattering bang. At no point in the film does one get the impression that RGV might be anywhere near regaining his lost touch. The maker of Satya and Company is nowhere in sight in this messy, pedestrian thriller.
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  • Hindustan Times | Review By -Rohit Vats Rating-4/10
The basic idea is to present it as a morally ambiguous story where the good can also use evil means, but that isn’t enough. Having said that, this 126-minute film has pace and a narrative technique which may give you a glimpse of RGV’s old charm. But, the mojo isn’t completely back yet.
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  • Mid Day | Review By -Shubha Shetty Saha Rating-6/10
Is Ram Gopal Varma back in form with 'Veerappan'? Not really. But you do see glimpses of the lost genius in a few chase scenes and shooting sequences between the police and the criminal and you so wish he did. Also looks like Ramu has gotten out of his painfully sell-indulgent phase and is actually going back to serious story telling.
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  • India Today | Review By -Ananya Bhattacharya Rating-3/10
The director attempts to bring on screen the run-up to the bandit's killing, but fails miserably. The narrative is hardly gripping or taut, thanks largely to Sachiin Joshi's sleep-inducing dialogue delivery. At the end of the day, Veerappan is hardly the redemption Ram Gopal Varma could have hoped for. It is 2.5 hours of unbearable torture.
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  • Indian Express | Review By -Shubhra Gupta Rating-3/10
Based on Ram Gopal Varma’s own Kannada ‘Killing Veerappan’, never becomes that film. The dizzying camera angles which have marred so many of RGV’s recent outings may have mercifully gone missing but the ear-shattering background music is right there. It is enough to make you want to flee into the forests, even at the risk of running into Veerappan.
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cast: 
Sandeep Bharadwaj, Usha Jadhav, Sachiin J Joshi, Lisa Ray, Akash Chawariya, Zarine Khan
direction: 
Ram Gopal Varma
story: 
Ram Gopal Varma
screenplay: 
Ram Gopal Varma, RD Tailang
dialogue: 
cinematography: 
Aniket Khandagale
music: 
Jeet Gannguli, Sharib Sabri, Toshi Sabri
produced by: 
Raina Sachiin Joshi, Suresh Basant
language: 
Telugu
genre: 
Action, Drama, Thriller
run time: 
125 minutes
censor certification: 
A

Plot Synopsis
Veerappan is based on the events leading to Operation Cocoon to kill the dreaded bandit Veerappan. The story revolves around the search of Veerappan by a group of police officers headed by Kannan. Kannan is a non-conformist, one who would willingly flout rules as long as Veerappan is captured.
The film begins directly with the planning of Operation Cocoon. This was a mission headed by the Commander of the Tamil Nadu Special Task Force, Vijay Kumar, the mastermind behind Veerappan's final assault.
The plot tracks the team's attempts to corner Veerappan. Priya is hired by Kannan to befriend Muthulakshmi, so that the STF can get closer to her husband Veerappan.
The goal is clear - Veerappan has to be lured out of the forest. Will Kannan be successful in his mission and will he be able to find Veerappan?