Dharam Sankat Mein (2015) Hindi Movie Review | 17 Critic Reviews | Paresh Rawal

Dharam Sankat Mein Review

Paresh Rawal, Naseeruddin Shah, Annu Kapoor, Auritra Ghosh, Alka Kaushal, Murali Sharma, Gippy Grewal
Dharam Sankat Mein (2015) Hindi Movie PosterFuwad Khan
David Baddiel
Alpesh Dixit, Sanjay Sharma, Vijay Desai
Alpesh Dixit, Sanjay Sharma, Vijay Desai
Anshuman Mahaley
Jatinder Shah, Meet Bros Anjjan, Sachin Gupta
produced by:
Sajjad Chunawala, Shariq Patel
Crime, Drama
run time:
129 minutes
censor certification:

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Dharam Sankat Mein Hindi Movie Review

Critic Reviews- (Ratings out of 10)

  •  Times Of India | Review By -Srijana Mitra Das Rating-5
This quirky film follows 2012's hit OMG, further inspired by British comedy The Infidel - but DSM lacks the cutting edge of either. What works here is the perfect Paresh Rawal - the actor again delivers a terrific performance, fuelling the film purely on his wonderfully delivered

  •  Indian Express | Review By -Shubhra Gupta Rating-3
It’s also much too long, saying the same thing over and over again. Rawal is such a good actor that he can make anything believable, and this film could have used the subject sharply to say something clearly and bravely. It goes down the path a little, throwing a out a line or two

  •  NDTV | Review By -Saibal Chatterjee Rating-3
The film is irretrievably marred by a patchy screenplay that flits aimlessly from one issue to another without quite articulating any of its pet peeves with the required clarity and force. In the bargain, Dharam Sankat Mein ends up making a hash of the simple point that it wants to put forth

  •  Mid Day | Review By -Shubha Shetty Saha Rating-6
The best thing about 'Dharam Sankat' is its story. The plot attempts to show an uncomfortable truth that perhaps each of us has experienced at some point in life, but are largely reluctant to make a conversation point. Ironically, this is a subject that is in dire need of being discussed

  •  Koimoi | Review By -Surabhi Redkar Rating-4
Dharam Sankat Mein is once again an all talk, no play movie. It is funny in parts but overall the preachy type film that addresses the same issues of religion and Godmen. I am going with a 2/5 for this film. Clearly, this film has only one hero and that is Paresh Rawal. He is as usual confident

  •  Rediff | Review By -Sukanya Verma Rating-5
Dharam Sankat Mein doesn’t dwell on the process but acknowledges its prevalence somewhat broadly. Its plot, plodded by countless mediocre songs, is more interested in the conflicts it leads to. Set in not-quite-dry Ahmedabad, the film opens with a peeved Paresh Rawal

  •  Hindustan Times | Review By -Sweta Kaushal Rating-4
Dharam Sankat Mein offers nothing new if you have watched PK, or OMG. Even if you haven't, the film is not a treat you want to go for. It is not funny, gets too preachy and has way too predictable storyline. Watch this, if you must, only if you are a big fan of acting prowess of

  •  The W14 | Review By -Mayank Shekhar Rating-6
God know the sort of prejudices Dharampal harbours is far more common among middle class Indians that most would have earlier admitted to. Only in the past couple of years, you may have noticed, some of these prejudices have morphed into shameless bigotry, openly expressed
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  •  Deccan Chronicle | Review By -Sushmita Murthy Rating-5
The film overall takes a light-hearted look at a grim reality ruled by religion and raises some very pertinent questions. While the story line is interesting and the film boasts of some very good actors, the treatment given to the film is a little amateur. It resorts to clich├ęs and a very caricaturish

  •  DNA | Review By -Bryan Durham Rating-5
Rawal rides solo on this one for the most part, driving each scene, despite Annu coming in as a competent foil and the back-and-forth between the two makes for some of the most emotional as well as hilarious moments of the film. The biggest triumph of this film is that it has its heart

  •  Now Running | Review By -Piyush Chopra Rating-4
Dharam Sankat Mein is more of an attempt at making some quick cash than to make a film with a heart and mind of its own. With very few moments of fun sandwiched between long stretches of snoozing, this film should be avoided like the ashram of a self-proclaimed baba.

  •  Book My Show | Review By -Navin Noronha Rating-5
Paresh Rawal is one of the finest actors in the Hindi film industry. While the overall plot starts falling apart, Rawal rises to the occasion to deliver a grounded performance. His comedic timing is spot-on and the dramatic bits are also noteworthy. The film has some genuine moments

  •  Bollywood Hungama | Review By -Hungama Network Rating-6
In totality, the film 'religiously' serves as an eye opener to a handful of religious myths and facts. And for this, the full credit goes to the film's director Fuwad Khan, who, after working as a cinematographer on many films, makes his directorial debut with DHARAM SANKAT MEIN.

  •  Moviez Adda | Review By -Divya Solgama Rating-5
There is occasional dum in this movie and on an overall basis, a decent film. But, as the entertaining scenes dries out the movie keeps dragging and fails to connect on any level. 'DSM' is a weak adaptation of 'Infidel' which should have been made with total faith and belief in its original
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  •  Bollywood Life | Review By -Prateek Sur Rating-2
The direction was directionless. Fuwad Khan wanted to make a film which gave out a socially relevant message and talk about religion at the same time, but he failed miserably at both. Right from the beginning the film was pointless. A grown 50 year old man dancing in the bathroom

  •  Business Of Cinema | Review By -Udita Jhunjhunwala Rating-6
Cinematographer turned director Fuwad Khan took an ambitious project for his debut and that inexperience is discernible across the canvas. Its surprising though that the camerawork in this film (Anshuman Mahaley) is uneven. No doubt censor cuts have further affected the
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  •  Glamsham | Review By -Martin D'Souza Rating-3
The movie then moves back and forth trying to clear the questions from Dharam Pal's mind as he addresses issues like he (Paresh Rawal) did in OMG. Naseeruddin Shah is wasted in a meaningless role to which he brings no novelty. If you have not had enough of PK

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