Kabir Singh Movie Review: All Critics' Review Round-Up

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Kabir Singh Review Roundup

Consensus - Average

'Kabir Singh' is an action-drama film, which is a remake of the Telugu film 'Arjun Reddy'. The film is directed by Sandeep Reddy Vanga, who also directed the original 'Arjun Reddy'. 'Kabir Singh' features Shahid Kapoor and Kiara Advani in the lead roles. The film released on 21st June 2019 certified 'A' with the runtime of 175 minutes. Here, we bring you all the critic reviews and ratings of 'Kabir Singh'. We will keep updating this post as new critic reviews come in.

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Kabir Singh Critic Reviews & Ratings

If you can generally accept the fact that human beings can be flawed, you will be able to stomach this rebellious story of love with extreme madness, often lacking rationale and reason.

  • CNN News18 | Review By - Rajeev Masand | Rating-2/5
Kabir Singh is an unmistakably misogynistic film, but the sad part is that it’s exactly these troubling portions that the filmmakers peddle as intense love. Even more sad is that there will be many who’ll buy into it.

  • NDTV | Review By - Saibal Chatterjee | Rating-1.5/5
Kabir Singh is a hugely problematic film. The bloated, overlong love story seeks to lend a veneer of normality to acts of dreadful delinquency and sickening misogyny.

This Shahid Kapoor film is perhaps the most misogynistic Indian film in a long time -- the hero is a bully, an abuser of women, an insensitive lout, an alcoholic surgeon, and a foulmouthed hothead.

Kabir Singh is all flourish, mostly surface. You see him going through the motions, but you never really feel for him. And that, right there, is the problem: not enough pay off for three hours of pain.

  • Scroll | Review By - Nandini Ramnath | Rating-2.5/5
The epic length reduces the impact of individual scenes; the unwillingness to improve on them in the remake is a lost opportunity.

  • Rediff | Review By - Sukanya Verma | Rating-2/5
Scenes of self-destruction are exhausting after a point. At nearly three hours, Kabir Singh's belligerence is too much to bear.

  • India Today | Review By - Ananya Bhattacharya | Rating-1.5/5
Kabir Singh spends 120 minutes of its 154 in showing Kabir either drinking or drunk or snorting cocaine or needling in morphine or fighting with people or, slapping his girlfriend.

It's narratively bit uneven but the occasional lapses of focus are rescued by Shahid Kapoor's riveting lead performance.

While most lines seem verbatim translations, some of the rage seems to have been diluted for a more universal appeal. In any case, snipping off 40 minutes from the runtime would’ve surely helped.

  • Gulf News | Review By - Manjusha Radhakrishnan | Rating-3.5/5
Put a ring on ‘Kabir Sigh’ if you are in the mood for watching a love story that’s wonderfully wicked and warped.

Sandeep Reddy Vanga’s story is top-notch and very entertaining. And his direction is also quite impressive and he recreates the same magic that he managed to create in 'Arjun Reddy'.

Overall Average Rating - 2.41/5

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