Ugly (2014) Hindi Movie Review | 24 Critic Reviews | Ronit Roy, Rahul Bhat

Ugly Review

Ronit Roy, Rahul Bhat, Tejaswini Kolhapure, Vineet Kumar Singh, Surveen Chawala, Siddhant Kapoor, Anshika Shrivastava, Girish Kulkarni
Ugly (2014) Hindi Movie Posterdirection:
Anurag Kashyap
Anurag Kashyap
Anurag Kashyap
Nikos Andritsakis
G.V. Prakash Kumar, Brian McOmber
produced by:
Arun Rangachari, Vivek Rangachari, Vikramaditya Motwane, Vikas Bahl, Anurag Kashyap, Madhu Mantena Varma
Weird Aggregate Rating Ugly 7.2/10language:
run time:
128 minutes
censor certification:

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Ugly Hindi Movie Review

Ugly Critic Reviews- (Ratings out of 10)

  •  Times Of India | Review By -Meena Iyer Rating-8
A despondent Shalini (Tejaswini Kolhapure) leans too hard on her whiskey bottle. Your heart races as she fingers a gun placed in her dresser drawer and just when you think she'll pull the trigger, she puts it back. So what has driven Shalini to the edge? Well, she was once an attractive

  •  Rediff | Review By -Raja Sen Rating-9
The cop wants to know how caller ID can display the picture of the person calling. It is a nightmarish situation, with your daughter kidnapped, your wife unaware, and you panicking in a police station, desperate to get things moving in... well, in some direction. Any direction.

  •  India Today | Review By -Rohit Khilnani Rating-8
It may not be the best film to watch around Christmas but it's one hell of movie that shouldn't be missed. Anurag Kashyap is at his best once again. Ugly is dark and hard-hitting like his critically acclaimed film Black Friday (2007). The film is an eye opener. It reflects human nature in today's times.

  •  NDTV | Review By -Saibal Chatterjee Rating-6
A 10-year-girl, left alone in a car in a busy Mumbai neighbourhood, disappears. Her actor-father and his casting agent-friend go to a nearby police station to lodge a complaint. What ensues is by far the best-written scene in Anurag Kashyap’s Ugly, a disquieting noir thriller that hinges

  •  Indian Express | Review By -Shubhra Gupta Rating-4
You wonder, sometimes, about Anurag Kashyap’s inner life: what is it that makes him veer so much towards the dark side? All his films, even in their upbeat parts, celebrate that part of ourselves which we prefer keeping in the shadow, hidden even from our own eyes.

  •  The W14 | Review By -Mayank Shekhar Rating-6
Things start getting ugly right from the beginning of this film when a little girl gets kidnapped from a car parked in a congested area while her dad leaves her alone for a few minutes to run a quick errand. The dad is a “struggling” Bollywood actor. He’s divorced. The child lives with

  •  Koimoi | Review By -Surabhi Redkar Rating-8
Bollywood has always stayed away from dark dramas and among the very few filmmakers, Anurag Kashyap is one who dares to bare it all in his films. Ugly is raw, grim and a in-the-face film which deals with multiple characters who falter prey to their own greed as they are caught up

  •  Bollywood Hungama | Review By -Hungama Network Rating-4
Anurag Kashyap revels in portraying Real characters who mouth expletives, kill-like-animals, and the actresses in his movies have to glorify the no-makeup-look to such a degree that they start looking abhorable. UGLY lives up to Kashyap's world view perfectly. As a viewer you are left with

  •  CNN IBN | Review By -Shomini Sen Rating-8
Right in the beginning of 'Ugly', there is a scene where Rahul Bhatt and Vineet Singh go to file a case of a missing child. The inspector on duty, played by a brilliant Marathi actor Girish Kulkarni, is more intrigued about how a picture appears on the phone when someone calls.

  •  Mid Day | Review By -Shubha Shetty Saha Rating-6
What's the opposite of rose-coloured glasses? Grey-tinted? We all know that Kashyap is a glass-half-empty sort of a guy, but with 'Ugly' it looks like he's caught in the web of his own image. This 'gritty' and 'dark' director, on whose shoulders cynicism and realism sat easy during

  •  Hindustan Times | Review By -Sweta Kaushal Rating-9
Ugly won't make your Christmas merry: it is a simple, hard-hitting and dark movie. It shows you how we mess up our own lives because of ego, jealousy and misunderstood notions of people around us. Director Anurag Kashyap earned critical acclaim two years ago for Gangs

  •  Deccan Chronicle | Review By -Kaushani Banerjee Rating-8
Anurag Kashyap's 'Ugly' is a gritty thriller ripe with emotions. 'Ugly' is about an awful event (child kidnapping), showcasing awful people, who reveal themselves to be more awful than originally thought, which ultimately reaches a conclusion more awful than how it all started. The movie kicks
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  •  Moviez Adda | Review By -Divya Solgama Rating-6
If only Anuraag Kashyap's debut film 'Paanch' would have released at its scheduled time, our Hindi cinema would have experienced a very bold and dark film with some fantastic performance attached to it. Though, he did venture back into this dark territory with his film 'No Smoking'

  •  Mumbai Mirror | Review By -Rahul Desai Rating-6
For the second time this year, the darkness of human spirit is evaluated through the foul mist surrounding the disappearance of a little girl. There's probably a realistic middle ground somewhere between Mardaani's Delhi-based child-trafficking underbelly and Anurag Kashyap's nauseating

  •  Bollywood Life | Review By -Prateek Sur Rating-9
I went to watch this film not having much expectations from it, but Anurag Kashyap won me over with his storytelling and direction. If you are a lover of good cinema and if you can handle dark, raw truths of the society, then this is a must watch. It is worth every penny spent!

  •  Daily Bhaskar | Rating-7
What do you expect from the director of films like Gangs of Wasseypur and Black Friday? A hard hitting film, which stays with you even after you leave the theater, a film which has a dark side to it, yet it is entertaining. Ugly is another masterpiece from Anurag Kashyap's closet.

  •  Hindustan Times | Review By -Sarit Ray Rating-8
If fairy tales exist, so must nightmares. But Bollywood so often escapes into the former - happy, carefree romances, or unreal stories of achievement - that Ugly comes as a shock. It's set in Mumbai, a not-uncommon backdrop. But through Anurag Kashyap's lens, it's not the 'city of dreams'.

  •  Sify | Review By -Sonia Chopra Rating-6
The film is ugly from the word go, and only gets progressively ominous. No, you won't be chomping through your popcorn through this one. You won't have the appetite for it. Remember the saying about the glass half full or half empty? In Anurag Kashyap's 'Ugly' world, not only is the glass

  •  Glamsham | Review By -Martin D'Souza Rating-9
Anurag Kashyap has come up with a gripping, intense whodunit which has intensity oozing from every character. As an audience it keeps you glued and involved, trying to piece the puzzle of the missing Kali (Anshika Shrivastava). The 10-year-old is the daughter of Shalini

  •  Filmi Beat | Review By -Suparno Rating-8
The much awaited movie Ugly directed by Anurag Kashyap has released today amidst much expectations. Anurag Kashyap is known for his unorthodox approach towards relationships and this film Ugly digs deep into the human nature which is certainly ugly at times.

  •  Business Of Cinema | Review By -Udita Jhunjhunwala Rating-6
Anurag Kashyap returns to the stark, dark, and yes, ugly world that he once painted in his debut, unreleased Paanch. There are no good guys in this world and everyone is fair game to be judged. A ten year old goes missing from her father’s car. But when the father and his best friend

  •  Now Running | Review By -Piyush Chopra Rating-8
The year 2014 has almost drawn to a close, and along with it ends a terrible year for Hindi movies. If my memory (and "the list of Bollywood films in 2014" on Wikipedia) serves me correctly, I could count on the fingers of my one hand all the films this year that I would remember fondly.

  •  Indiaglitz | Review By -Vishal Verma Rating-8
Possessing the bloody radical non formulaic idealism in his romanticism as a filmmaker, B-town cult Anurag Kashyap’s ‘Ugly’ is a classy, tight, disturbing, gut- wrenching and haunting beauty that feast its beast on greed, anger, resentment, lies, betrayal, fear, humour and murder

  •  Deccan Herald | Review By -Arkadev Goshal Rating-8
To say that Anurag Kashyap is a master character-constructor would be an understatement. And more so with “Ugly”, which revolves around characters that instantly connect with the audience one moment, and become entirely outlandish in another. Such are Kashyap's brush-strokes

Ratings Breakdown-

Rating Scale - Out of 10
Weird Aggregate Rating(WAR) - 7.2/10 (24 Reviews)
Male Critics - 7.3 (15)
Female Critics - 7.0 (9)
Highest Rating - 9.0 (4)
Least Rating - 4.0 (2)
Most Given Rating - 8.0 (10)
Yes - 92%
No - 8%
Neutral - 0%

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