Mantra Movie Review
Rating :- 3.5/5 Reviewed by:Reza Noorani Site: TimesofIndia
The film is more a collection of anecdotes which reflect a dysfunctional family fighting to stay afloat amidst the chaos that life in urban India is. A crowd funded effort, Mantra is a brave film that delves into the complex world of urban relationships and poses the right questions. In a bid to cover all bases, the film does fall short in reaching a clear conclusion and the execution falls short in places. Still, the story and performances make sure you are involved till the very end.
Rating :-3/5 Reviewed by: Sarit Ray Site: Hindustan Times
You end up wishing more screen time had been dedicated to the smaller, more relatable stories. Nostalgia is eternally beautiful because memory is so selective. Mantra is worth watching if only to be able to be able to look back at that period – the 1990s to the early 2000s – and remember what it was really like.
Rating :- 2.5/5 Reviewed by: Stutee Ghosh Site: Thequint
There is nostalgia alright, but the screenplay lacks complexity, making it difficult for viewers to connect to the plot. We never really manage to care enough; and that’s a pity because despite some brilliant performances, ‘Mantra’ ends up as just an average affair.
Rating :- 2/5 Reviewed by:Surabhi Redkar Site: koimoi
Mantra has an interesting plot that touches upon the post liberalization state of affairs in the business circuit.Lack of a coherent script and fluidity in the screenplay leads to a half baked attempt.Mantra is not meant for a theater watch. At best, the film should have been a short film but as a feature film, it is passable.
MANTRA Official Trailer | Rajat Kapoor | Kalki Koechlin | Nicholas Kharkongor | March 17