Yeh Hai Bakrapur (2014) Hindi Movie Review | 14 Critic Reviews | Anshuman Jha, Asif Basra


Anshuman Jha, Asif Basra, Suruchi Aulakh, Faiz Khan, Yoshika Verma, Shameem KhanAmit Sial, Utkarsh Majumdar 

Yeh Hai Bakrapur Posterdirection:

Janaki Vishwanathan


Janaki Vishwanathan


Janaki Vishwanathan



Abhinandan Ramanujam



produced by:

Ramesh S Arunachalam


weird aggregate rating 5.0/10Hindi


Comedy, Drama

release date:

run time:
100 minutes


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Reviews- (Ratings out of 10)
  •  Times of India -Renuka Vyavahare Rating-5
Residing in a distant village, the Qureshi family struggles to make ends meet. Hounded by debt collectors, they decide to sell off their pet goat 'Shahrukh' as the last resort. However, the goat means the world to the little boy in the family. Shahrukh is after all his best friend and constant companion.
  •  Koimoi -Mohar Basu Rating-5
If you sniff closely, Yeh Hai Bakrapur has the essence of a politically inclined story. But what draws your attention to the film is its childlike innocence and how the writing invests in building a tender story revolving around Shahrukh, the goat.The animal, for no credit of his, evolves into a seraphic creature
  •  Moviez Adda -Divya Solgama Rating-4
The movie has a unique and hilarious storyline attached to it. Weak screenplay and lethargic direction ruin the magic of this back humoured script. It's a good concept gone waste just like an interesting bleat of a goat which gets faded after a while.
  •  Bollywood Hungama -Taran Adarsh Rating-6
In an industry where fame and fortune changes every Friday, where equations and relations are correlated with the BO earnings [strange, but true!], the only thing that remains constant is change. Several film-makers are making an earnest attempt to be an integral part of the transformation,

  •  Mumbai Mirror -Rahul Desai Rating-4
Yeh Hai Bakrapur is not a bad film at all. The satire is understated, and its cheeky message on blind faith comes through in the first act without much fuss. The story is predictable if you've managed to catch a glimpse of the poster. A cash-strapped rural Muslim family owns a goat named Shahrukh

  •  DNA -Tushar Joshi Rating-4
Naming a goat Shah Rukh might be a good stunt to draw attention, unfortunately Janaki Vishwanathan's film Yeh Hai Bakrapur fails to rise above this gimmick. A social and political satire the film revolves around Zulfie and his pet goat Shah Rukh whose name draws it unwanted attention.

  •  Sify -Sonia Chopra Rating-7
The Qureshi family in the village is struggling to survive. With a loan on their head and scathing remarks by neighbours, they feel it’s best to sell their goat Shahrukh to the abattoir. Their little boy Zulfi (Shameem Khan), who is very fond of his pet, is sensitiveenough to close Shahrukh’s eyes

  •  Glamsham -Martin D'Souza Rating-6
All the actors come up with fine performances and when the pandit ventures to seek the blessing of the goat and drops in the 'Kaalia' angle and wants a share of the Rs 55 lakh (the amount promised by the Saudi sheikh for the goat), all hell breaks loose. Suddenly, the goat seems to be a curse.
  •  Now Running -Noyon Jyoti Parasara Rating-5
Satires have become an increasingly popular genre in Bollywood from being almost non-existent. A genre kick-started by the classic Jaane Bhi Do Yaaron, remained dormant before resurfacing stronger in the last few years. Subsequently films such Peepli Live, Well Done Abba,

  •  India Today -Faheem Ruhani Rating-3
Yeh Hai Bakrapur is one of those films that start off on a promising note to eventually go nowhere. Writer-director Janki Vishwanathan comes up with an interesting, whacky concept of a story which loses steam midway.What happens when the goat of a debt-ridden, poor family acquires

  •  Mid Day -Shubha Shetty Saha Rating-6
Yeh Hai Bakrapur is a quirky, social satire where the main protagonist is a goat called Shahrukh. Shahrukh is the only hope in this debt-ridden family that lives in a Muslim-dominated area. The young boy (Shameem Khan) of the family loves the goat and is traumatised by the thought of it being sold.

  •  Book My Show -Juhi Matta Rating-6
At first glance, Yeh Hai Bakrapur seems like the kind of movie that is going to be unintentionally funny. However, the film is surprisingly witty and a refreshing change from the norm. It wonderfully tackles topics like blind faith, casteism and social inequalities in Indian society.
  •  Indiaglitz -Vishal Verma Rating-6
This is one of the most engaging satire's seen in recent times. Janki Vishwanathan's sequestered narrative manages to capture the right mood and moments to make this mocking bird fly -even though it belongs to a realm that hasn't seen much creative success in Bollywood.
  •  Daily Bhaskar Rating-4
Set in rural India, Yeh Hai Bakrapur is a story about a young boy named Zulfie and his goat who is lovingly called 'Shah Rukh.' As the film progresses, the bond between boy and his pet gets entangled in the web of desires, greed and money, gingerly walking the line of communal conflicts.
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  •  Filmy Town -Paresh B. Mehta Rating-6
A social satire set against the back-drop of rural India. A multi-layered film, it dwells, at the primary level, on the relationship between Shahrukh, the rockstar goat, his young human friend Zulfi Qureshi and Jaffer, the village barber. A multi-layered film, it is primarily a hilarious take on
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Ratings Breakdown-
Rating scale - Out of 10
weird aggregate rating(WAR)  - 5.0/10 (14 reviews)
Male critics - 4.6 (9)
Female critics - 5.8 (5)
Highest Rating - 7 (1)
Least Rating  - 3 (1)
Most Given Rating - 6 (5)

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Yeh Hai Bakrapur (2014)
5.0 out of 10
based on
14 reviews.