Ankhon Dekhi (2014) Hindi Movie Review | 17 Critic Reviews | Sanjay Mishra, Rajat Kapoor


Sanjay Mishra, Rajat Kapoor, Seema Pahwa, Taranjeet, Maya Sarao, Namit Das, Brijendra Kala, Manu Rishi Chadha

Ankhon Dekhi Posterdirection:

Rajat Kapoor


Rajat Kapoor


Rajat Kapoor



Rafey Mehmood


Sagar Desai

produced by:

Manish Mundra


weird aggregate rating 6.9/10Hindi



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run time:
107 Minutes


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  •  Bollywood Hungama -Taran Adarsh Rating-6
A number of political parties have started focusing on the aam aadmi. A number of movies too have been highlighting the life of a common man. Rajat Kapoor's ANKHON DEKHI mirrors the life of one such person beautifully!ANKHON DEKHI tells the story of Bauji

  •  Times of India -Renuka Vyavahare Rating-5
Societal norms often dictate our actions and beliefs. Day in, day out, you try hard to fit in. Who would want to come across as ignorant, odd and a prude to the judgmental lot after all? It's easier to agree with the majority, hold our heads high and ego higher.

  •  India Today -Rohit Khilnani Rating-7
Bauji's daughter is seeing a boy and he is told that the guy has a terrible reputation. Worried family members reach his doorstep, they abuse him and even hit him but all he does is stands and cries till Bauji interferes. He finds out that the boy is exactly opposite of what he had heard.

  •  Indian Express -Shubhra Gupta Rating-8
What if you come across a man who will believe only what he sees with his own eyes, and negate everything he can’t? Will you call him eccentric and ignore him? Or humour him, and hear him out? Rajat Kapoor’s beautifully written and directed ‘Aankhon Dekhi’ breathes life into such a man,

  •  Koimoi -Mohar Basu Rating-7
When it comes films like these, it probably becomes the hardest to write reviews. Not because the subject matter is too diverse but it is preferable to relish such films rather than dissecting them. However, to fulfill my professional commitments I absolutely must begin.

  •  Glamsham -Martin D'Souza Rating-6
Rajat Kapoor's ANKHON DEHKI is serious 'intellectual cinema' made for a select audience. And although it has a striking resemblance to Nishikant Kamath's MUMBAI MERI JAAN, it does not represent a system or a city but just the life of one individual, in this case Bauji (Sanjay Mishra).
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  •  IBN Live -Rajeev Masand Rating-7
Life is a medley of experiences, but are you savoring them or do you just go through the motions? Through the wonderfully whimsical Ankhon Dekhi, writer-director Rajat Kapoor shows us how the journey could be more meaningful if we lived life the way we choose to.

  •  The Front Row -Anupama Chopra Rating-7
Ankhon Dekhi is a delicate and delightful film about invisible people - those ordinary folk you pass on the street but rarely pay attention to. Writer -director Rajat Kapoor finds beauty and richness in their lives. He constructs a keenly observed portrait of a lower-middle class family in Delhi,

  •  Rediff -Sukanya Verma Rating-8
Very few films concern themselves with questions. Most of them are too eager to provide inspiration or make statements. But in Rajat Kapoor’s Ankhon Dekhi, curiosity is what drives its premise and suspension of disbelief is entirely abandoned.

  •  India Today -Saurabh Dwivedi Rating-8
Raja Babu is angry, and this anger is somewhat reflected also in his appearance. His sweater is loosely hanging, his beard is unkempt and hair disheveled. He is angry because his nephew has been given very poor marks by his mathematics teacher in school.

  •  Mid Day -Shubha Shetty Saha Rating-8
Directed by Rajat Kapoor, 'Ankhon Dekhi' is the simple story of an ordinary man. Bauji (Sanjay Mishra) leads a monotonous life in his small house in old Delhi till he is struck by a 'unique' thought one day. His life takes a turn when his daughter (Maya Sarao) falls in love with Ajju (Namit Das)

  •  Time Out -Uday Bhatia Rating-8
An intertitle at the end informs us that Ankhon Dekhi is dedicated to Kumar Shahani and Mani Kaul. This makes sense – not only because Rajat Kapoor assisted these directors early in his career, but also because his latest feature is a fair idea of what a Shahani or Kaul film might look like

  •  Book My Show -Tanaya Ramyani Rating-6
Some people say ‘Seeing is believing’. However, we seldom question it. Raje Bauji dared to question this stereotype.With a motley of characters, Rajat Kapur’s Ankhon Dekhi is a simple yet ruminative film. After movies like Mithya (2008), Mixed Doubles (2006) and Fatso (2012),

  •  India Today -Suhani Singh Rating-8
It all starts with a declaration of the most reasonable kind. Bauji (Sanjay Mishra), a 55-year-old travel agent in New Delhi, has decided that he will only believe what he sees and experiences himself. A tiger roars? Only if I see it for myself, will I believe it.

  •  Now Running -Mansha Rastogi Rating-7
In the world of make-belief, gossip, rumours there lives a man who refuses to accept anything that he hasn't experienced, witnessed or seen. How would the world react to such a person, who actually rejects anything that he hasn't come in close contacts with?

  •  Bollywood Life -Prateek Sur Rating-7
Actor-director-writer Rajat Kapoor‘s latest offering Ankhon Dekhi, all set in Purani Dilli, is one of those films which will make you go into introspective mode. The movie is based on a simple concept of ‘Seeing is believing’ and Sanjay Mishra’s character bauji has brought it out in a fantastic way.

  •  Indiaglitz -Vishal Verma Rating-5
Rajat Kapoor's attempt to be the 'Anand' of today the 'Megha Dhaka Tara' amongst India's 'indie' helmers who draw inspirations from Ray, Ghatak, Mani Kaul, Shahani, Bergman, Basu Da, and all in popular 1984 series 'Hum Log' type settings in 'this lok' (read era) for a cinematic 'udaan' (height)
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    Ratings Breakdown

    Rating scale - Out of 10
    weird aggregate rating(WAR) - 6.9 (17 reviews)
    Male critics - 6.7 (8)
    Female critics - 7.1 (9)
    Highest Rating - 8
    Least Rating - 5
    Most Given Rating - 7 (6) & 8 (6)

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    Ankhon Dekhi (2014)
    6.9 out of 10
    based on
    17 reviews.