Irada Movie Review
Rating :- 3/5 Reviewed by: Saibal Chattarjee Site: NDTV
Irada is a gripping enough tale somewhat undermined by its two facile villains – one represents the manipulative big corporations, the other the pliant political class.The film mentions the long-term deleterious effect of the Green Revolution is mentioned in passing, but its plot hinges on a massive industrial waste treatment scam that has turned the water in Bathinda’s pipelines and the blood in its citizens’ veins toxic.It is easy to empathize with their crusade, but the film does not generate enough suspense and tension to make their investigation an edge-of-the-seat affair.
Rating :- 0.5/5 Reviewed by: Shalini Langer Site: Indianexpress
There has been very little good news coming out of Punjab, films wise. And Irada is no exception, but rather than drugs, it deals with the cancerous contamination of Punjab’s groundwater and fields.what might ultimately stay with you is that Dutta scene, hinting at what lies at the bottom of her malice. That, and the poetry the film is fond of spouting, often at times when it would do better talking. Shah does everything, from training his daughter in swimming and running, to writing a book, riding a bike, chomping a cigar and typing purposefully into a typewriter. And yet, does little at all.
Rating :- 2/5 Reviewed by: Aarti Iyengar Site: Bollywoodlife
The first half is crisp but without a proper flow. In fact, the scenes have been put together just so they’re able to introduce the characters and explain their background. The plot is so convenient that you’ll guess the story within the first half an hour. Its surprising that such fine actors chose to be a part of this film which lacks originality in all forms!The songs are unnecessary and the dialogues are way too dramatic! There is absolutely no suspense or intrigue element in the film. After having watched several crime shows myself, I would say that it’s a film you can’t enjoy, unless you keep your hopes low.
Rating :- 2/5 Reviewed by: Surabhi Redkar Site: Koimoi
Naseeruddin Shah and Arshad Warsi give strong performances in spite of a failing script.You may skip Irada for a theater watch. The Eco-thriller has no solid message. The dialogues are mostly dramatic and only Arshad Warsi gets the funny ones which form as a slight comic relief in the otherwise serious film.Irada fails to make the required impact. The film’s purpose is to create awareness but it does so in quite a haphazard manner.
Rating :- 2.5/5 Reviewed by: Meena Iyer Site: TimesofIndia
The film’s attempt to educate the audience on the perils of chemical contamination, reverse boring and groundwater pollution that is a harsh reality around urban townships is half-baked.There is also a sub-plot of a journalist (Sagarika Ghatge) seeking revenge for her dead boyfriend. Even this track is really weak. If intention is everything, you may feel kindly towards Irada. Unfortunately when it comes to a celluloid experience, story-telling is prime. Here, the film falters.
Irada | Official Trailer | Naseeruddin Shah | Arshad Warsi | Releasing 17th February 2017