Sonali Cable (2014) Hindi Movie Review | 22 Critic Reviews | Rhea Chakraborty, Ali Fazal


Rhea Chakraborty, Ali Fazal, Raghav Juyal, Anupam Kher, Smita Jaykar, Swanand Kirkire, Nilima Sharma


Sonali Cable (2014) Hindi Movie PosterCharudutt Acharya


Charudutt Acharya


Charudutt Acharya



Sudheer Palsane


Daniel George, Mike McCleary, Ankit Tiwari, Falak

produced by:

Ramesh Sippy, Rohan Sippy, Roopa De Choudhury




Weird Aggregate Rating Sonali Cable 3.2/10Drama

release date:

run time:
127 Minutes

Reviews- (Ratings out of 10)
  •  Hindustan Times -Sweta Kaushal Rating-5
Charudutt Acharya's Sonali Cable is single-mindedly focused on the problems it wants to highlight: corruption in our system and encroachment of big, rich players in the local market. Unfortunately, the script, selected for the Mumbai Mantra-Sundance Institute Screenwriters Lab 2012

  •  Bollywood Hungama Rating-3
A smart and beautiful go getter girl wishes to put all her entrepreneurial skills in one basket. With time, tide and luck on her side, she has everything going for her... till the time her shining business gets invaded by 'Shining'! At this juncture comes the helping hand from her USA returned

  •  Koimoi -Mohar Basu Rating-2
Let me begin by saying Sonali Cable isn’t a very diluted concept in Bollywood. The take might be partly novel, but when you have made a film that bad, it is hard to look at the brighter side of things. A small cable center supported by a local MLA, faces massive trouble when a big Corporate

  •  Moviez Adda -Divya Solgama Rating-2
After giving us some popular films like 'Andaaz', 'Seeta Aur Geeta','Shaan', 'Saagar', 'Shakti' and 'Sholay', director Ramesh Sippy started his production company 'Ramesh Sippy Entertainment (RSE)'. Under the banner of this new found company he produced several films along

  •  Mumbai Mirror -Rahul Desai Rating-3
Over the years, I've grown accustomed to the nameless voice that answers my frantic calls with an indifferent "Server is down, sir". Sonali (Rhea), the spunky 20-something owner of one such internet-service provider, answers calls similarly. The authenticity ends here though.

  •  Times Of India -Renuka Vyavahare Rating-4
Whether it's malls eating into the business of local baniyas, studios muscling out smaller films from the multiplexes or multiplexes pushing single screens out of the game, in the wake of independent businesses struggling to survive in big cities owing to corporate giants' rising dominance

  •  Indian Express -Shubhra Gupta Rating-3
The evil corporate’s job is to gobble, grunch and munch. The feisty underdog’s is to stand up and be counted, and refuse to become easy meal. ‘Sonali Cable’ has a nice premise, especially relevant in this age of the permanently wired universe,  soulless corporations, and the scams

  •  India Today -Saurabh Dwivedi Rating-4
A bombshell. Name Sonali Tandel. She runs a business of internet cable in Mumbai's colonies with some energetic youngsters. She has a sleeping partner local leader Meena Tai. Everything is going good. But then enters a corporate man Waghela who wants to takeover local businesses.

  •  Mid Day -Shubha Shetty Saha Rating-4
Looks like Sonali Cable on paper had some things going for it — an unoriginal but with-plenty-of-potential-story-premise of a corporate company eating up small entrepreneurs in the big money game, the Mumbai setting and a bunch of fairly competent actors. But, as we know by now a good

  •  CNN IBN -Rajeev Masand Rating-4
Leaping across rooftops (think Spider-man, but without the web-slinging abilities) to fix snapped wires and connections, linking the neighborhood through a maze of criss-crossing overhead cables, Sonali Tandel (Rhea Chakraborty), the protagonist of Sonali Cable, is a hard-working

  •  Rediff -Raja Sen Rating-3
Somewhere on paper, Sonali Cable might have been a solid idea. The basic concept -- of an enterprising girl selling broadband Internet connections, making sure her customers are ever loyal and never offline -- is both naturally intriguing and certainly timely, like an updated version of

  •  Now Running -Noyon Jyoti Parasara Rating-5
The debates about the big fish eating up the small fishes in the retail word has often been a part of many a recent discussions that I have been a part of. While some argue that the small retailer needs to flourish because it creates employment at the grassroots, others accept that the

  •  Glamsham -Martin D'Souza Rating-3
SONALI CABLE is a well-intentioned film which has got entangled in its own mess. It's the story about Sonali (Rhea Chakraborty) who has a stake in the local broadband connection along with a politician. She's the 'go to' girl when internet connections fail. Along with her team

  •  Deccan Chronicle -Kaushani Banerjee Rating-2
Director Charudutt Acharya's Sonali Cable deals with the done to death theme of corruption in the system and encroachment of big players in the local market. The script, which had been selected for the Mumbai Mantra-Sundance Institute Screenwriters Lab 2012, falls flat on the big screen.

  •  India Today -Vinayak Chakravorty Rating-4
Imagine your friendly neighbourhood cablewallah, self-confessedly driven by pluck to survive the big bad city; never needed college education for a living. Runs a neat little bandwidth business too, with a band of dedicated local boys. Now imagine the cablewallah is actually cablewaali.

  •  Daily Bhaskar Rating-2
Charudutt Acharya's Sonali Cable is about the problems that are faced by the common people due to the collaboration of big corporate companies and political leaders. Although the plot is strong, the presentation of it is equally weak. Unfortunately, a fresh concept which could have

  •  Book My Show -Aubrey D'Souza Rating-4
A young girl decides to strike out on her own. Facing insurmountable odds, she has to take the fight to the big nasty corporation. Will she make it? This is the story of Sonali Cable. Sonali is a plucky girl from the back streets of Mumbai, played by Rhea Chakraborty. She owns and operates

  •  Filmi Beat -Nandhini Rating-2
Sonali Tandel (Rhea Chakraborty) runs a cable business in Mumbai with some energetic people. Local leader Meena Tai is also a partner in business. The rosy story in their life gets interrupted by a corrupt corporate man Waghela (Anupam Kher) who wants to take over all local businesses in Mumbai.

  •  ABP News -Mayank Shekhar Rating-2
Javed Akhtar, possibly the finest raconteur in Bollywood, once said that there are two things you need to make a Hindi film: raw stock, and Anupam Kher. It’s been much over a decade since he said that. You don’t always need raw stock to make films anymore. You can shoot them in digital if you like.

  •  Indiaglitz -Vishal Verma Rating-3
RSE (Ramesh Sippy Entertainment) latest is a self entangled knot that perhaps was designed to aim for a cable heist of underdog triumph, the cliché politician business men nexus coined on the idea of corporate monopolization of the markets in this globalization.

  •  Hindustan Times -Sarit Ray Rating-2
Remember the early days of broadband internet in India, when you were dependent on the often-erratic service from local cable operators? Every time something would go wrong, or someone needed a new connection, a scrawny guy in torn jeans and T-shirt would come along

  •  Deccan Herald -Arkadev Ghoshal Rating-4
One of the biggest voids in the Hindi film industry, as of now, is story. Even big-ticket money-minting flicks suffer from this malady. Given this, Sonali Cable director Charudutt Acharya and his team should feel miserable, having let down a good — albeit straightforward — story with bad screenplay

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