Dhanak Hindi Movie Review | Critic Reviews

Dhanak Hindi Movie Review

Dhanak Hindi Movie Review

Total Reviews - 10
Average Rating - 6.7/10
Yes - 9
No - 1
Neutral - 0
Watchable? - 90%

Critic Reviews Dhanak

  • Times Of India | Review By -Mohar Basu Rating-6/10
Hetal Gadda and Krrish Chhabria are crackling together and it is their camaraderie that shines when the film doesn't. Even though Dhanak stays mysterious till its last scene, it gets too repetitive to hold your interest. Its soulful music, heartfelt style of narration and of course, delightful kids can't make this half-baked story soar.
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  • News 18 | Review By -Rajeev Masand Rating-6/10
Chhotu’s strength is his sister Pari, and Gada plays her beautifully, as protective and loving. Their fanaticism and bickering over their rival heroes will have you bursting into laughter. I’m going with an easy three out of five for Dhanak. It’s a crowd-pleaser that drives the point home about seeing with your heart instead of your eyes. Shrewd message for a film that’s not perfect, but is all heart.
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  • Indian Express | Review By -Shubhra Gupta Rating-4/10
The other problem, and this is the bigger one, is exotic Rajasthan being peddled in the name of naturalism — the ‘leheriya safas’ are too pristine, the clothes are too ‘costumey’, the huts the children live in are too constructed, they look like sets. A female bandit who looks like she’s walked straight off the ramp fiddles with a pretty pistol. The Rajasthani accents are mixed up too, and really, not everyone has to have a “sa” added to their names.
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  • Hindustan Times | Review By -Rohit Vats Rating-6/10
Director Nagesh Kukunoor explored Rajasthan in Dor like never before, and the same style of cinematography and character placement can be seen in Dhanak. Long shots capture sand sliding like water with minimal props. The secondary characters could have been given more depth though. Thanks to its use of fusion, Dhanak slowly grows on you. And, who knows, Chotu and Pari may help you in shedding that tough exterior you’ve been burdened with.
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  • Koimoi | Review By -Surabhi Redkar Rating-7/10
Dhanak is a delightful film that comes straight from the heart. An extremely endearing brother-sister tale, this film has a lot to offer when it comes to human nature and emotions.Dhanak is a must-watch for a brilliant act by the little ones in the lead. It is a reminder for all us that the world is not full of all evils. How long has it been since you sat to watch a film that put a smile across your face all through? I am going with a 3.5/5 for this!
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  • Deccan Chronicle | Review By -Asira Tarannum Rating-8/10
The film gets slightly repetitive towards the second half when the kids keep meeting one too many good Samaritans. Dhanak reminds us that life is beautiful and that no matter what the hardships, we should learn to see the brighter side of things. The film has moments which will leave a lump in your throat and moments that will make you laugh loud.
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  • Rediff | Review By -Namrata Thakker Rating-8/10
To have a movie revolve around just two characters is hard but Kukunoor does it and how! He proves yet again why he is a filmmaker to reckon with. In the recent years, I can't remember watching a film with a big smile on my face throughout. You'll probably feel the same after watching Dhanak.
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  • NDTV | Review By -Saibal Chatterjee Rating-8/10
A film that believes – and artfully coaxes the audience to believe – in miracles, Nagesh Kukunoor’s bewitching Dhanak is itself a full-blown marvel. It’s like a dazzling flash in the sky that lights up everything around it and soaks you instantly in its warmth. This sparkling little gem deftly darts back and forth between disarming simplicity and hearty cheerfulness to deliver a feel-good road trip fable. The spell it casts is so durable that it clings to you for hours after you’ve left the auditorium.
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  • Mid Day | Review By -Shubha Shetty Saha Rating-7/10
At the outset, 'Dhanak' looks like one of those typical films designed for festivals and to capture the attention of NRIs. There is a desert, there are colourful outfits, there is poverty, there is folk music and of course, there are kids tugging at your heartstrings. But thankfully, 'Dhanak' goes much beyond what one expected of it and actually manages to kind of temporarily transport you to a magical place where hopes don't die and the most impossible of wishes come true.
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  • Gulf News | Review By -Manjusha Radhakrishnan Rating-7/10
Nagesh Kukunoor’s Dhanak goes against the grain; it’s a drama that is endearing to children and their parents/guardians alike. Plus, the children don’t speak in a gratingly saccharine manner (insert a small thank you to Kukunoor). But don’t give up on Dhanak. Stay with Pari and Chhotu, There’s definitely a dhanak (rainbow) at the end of it all.
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Hetal Gada, Krrish Chhabria
Nagesh Kukunoor
Nagesh Kukunoor
Nagesh Kukunoor
Chirantan Das
Tapas Relia
produced by: 
Manish Mundra
run time: 
116 minutes
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Plot Synopsis
Dhanak revolves around the eight-year old visually-impaired boy Chotu and his 10-year-old sister Pari, who has promised her younger brother, that he will be able to see by the time he turns nine. Cheerful, spirited and cheeky, Chotu is the life of his small village in Rajasthan, while Pari is his eyes and his best friend. One fine day, Pari sees a poster of Shahrukh Khan (SRK) appealing to people to donate their eyes, and is convinced that her reel life hero can help her fulfil her promise to her brother. And so Pari sets out with Chotu on a magical road trip through Rajasthan where they encounter a motley bunch of characters.