Heartless (2014) Hindi Movie Review | 14 Critic Reviews | Adhyayan Suman, Ariana Ayam


Adhyayan Suman, Ariana Ayam, Om Puri, Deepti Naval, Madan Jain, Shekhar Suman


Heartless PosterShekhar Suman


Shekhar Suman


Nina Arora


Niranjan Iyengar


Derrick Fong


Gaurav Dagaonkar

produced by:

Alka Suman




weird aggregate rating 4.0/10Romance, Thriller

release date:

run time:
131 Minutes


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  •  Times of India -Meena Iyer Rating-7
Shekhar Suman's directorial debut Heartless is inspired by the Hollywood medical thriller Awake. The film, nicely adapted and understated (except for the misplaced title track) deals with the disturbingly real phenomenon of anesthetic awareness in which surgery patients
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  •  Bollywood Hungama -Taran Adarsh Rating-5
Times are changing and actors are finding it challenging [and lucrative, in many cases!] to hold the production/directorial reins in their hands. Last week, Abhay Deol's production debut ONE BY TWO made it to cineplexes. This Friday, it is Shekhar Suman's rendezvous with destiny.
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  •  Koimoi -Mohar Basu Rating-3
Roger Ebert has written about Awake that it was a lethal film. Shekhar Suman perhaps took the cue to replicate the same but the distasteful disaster he creates is sad. For script, the writers have lazily lifted every possible move from the Hollywood thriller. Is there any originality in the film? Definitely no.
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  •  DNA -Tushar Joshi Rating-4
Aditya (Adhyayan) is a rich kid who has a life threatening heart condition and needs to have a transplant in order to carry on. His mother Gayatri (Deepti Naval) smothers him and wants the surgery to be carried out by her friend Dr Trehan (Om Puri) against her sons wishes who wants Sam (Shekhar)
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  •  Now Running -Noyon Jyoti Parasara Rating-3
Heartless begins with a notice explaining the phenomenon 'Anesthetic Awareness' and how there are cases where one feels the pain while being operated on, despite being paralyzed and incapable of reacting due to anesthesia. The message clearly implies that the story is going
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  •  Indian Express -Shubhra Gupta Rating-1
The only reason to watch this one was to see what Shekhar Suman would do in his directorial debut. The performer who was a one-man comedy central on his hugely popular TV shows, who popularised stand up before it became such a hot proposition, and who spent some time with the beauteous Rekha
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  •  IBN Live -Divya Pal Rating-4
Actor Shekhar Suman has earned huge attention with his comedic skills, well-crafted acts, and a powerful connect with the audience in his TV shows. This is precisely why when he started promoting 'Heartless' we all felt he'd earn the same adulation for his aspirations behind the camera.
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  •  Book My Show -Tanaya Ramyani Rating-5
With a perfect concoction of romance, suspense and thriller, Shekhar Suman’s Heartless is an absolute winner. When most Bollywood movies are going gaga about rowdy police officers, super-toned heroes and item numbers, Heartless gives the audience a heart-touching story
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  •  India Today -Faheem Ruhani Rating-4
Most Hindi films are about dil-vil and pyaar-vyaar. Actor-turned director Shekhar Suman's debut directorial is about that for the first (and large) part of the film. Once the jazz of the regular rich boy-poor girl romance, met with parental opposition is over and done with is when you arrive at the heart
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  •  Mumbai Mirror -Rahul Desai Rating-3
Suman himself, as Dr. Sameer in this film, plays his own son's friend - a meta tribute to the agelessness of medical jargon ('pass the new heart please') used in Hindi films over the years. The pals even have their own friendship song, sung by themselves, called 'Thanks brother for being there'.
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  •  Sify -Sonia Chopra Rating-4
The story is hollow, and has enough meat to sustain perhaps an episode of a tv thriller series. There are hardly any thrills in the film, but one guesses any film with a bit of a twist, murder and motive could technically qualify for this genre. The songs are pleasant enough, but they're too many.
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  •  Mid Day -Shubha Shetty Saha Rating-5
Dil has been manipulated, exchanged and also made to do some unwittingly hilarious things in the name of medical miracles. So the theme of Shekhar Suman’s directorial debut, Heartless, is no novelty. But what sets this film apart is that it talks of another medical phenomenon
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  •  Glamsham -Martin D'Souza Rating-5
The film focusses on 'Anesthesia Awareness' wherein a patient is fully awake, though paralyzed, when a surgery is taking place. However, he is unable to scream and express his pain. In this case, the protagonist is undergoing a heart transplant, when through his pain he overhears a plot
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  •  Indiaglitz -Vishal Verma Rating-3
What to say when you get inspired from a hollywood movie named 'Awake' which demanded an ICU treatment around seven years back when it got released for your debut as a director with wife as producer and son as the lead actor...it makes you speechless.
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Heartless (2014)
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