Irrfan Khan starrer "Qissa" has finally released at Indian theaters. The Indian-German drama film was released in Germany last year, but opens in India on 20 February
"Qissa" tells the story of a Sikh Umber Singh (played by Irrfan) who is determined to have a son and for that he raises his fourth daughter as a boy.
The film is directed by Anup Singh and features Irrfan, Tisca Chopra, Tillotama Shome and Rasika Dugal in the lead roles.
The award winning film has received rave reviews with critics calling it one of the best films of its genre.
Read the reviews below:
Saibal Chatterjee of NDTV said: "Qissa is that rare cinematic treat that no genuine film lover should deprive himself/herself of."
Surabhi Redkar of Koimoi.com said: "Qissa is a painful story dealing with issues of identity crisis and is particularly hard-hitting. The raw nature of this film is not meant for everyone and so watch this film if you want to see something meaningful."
Deepanjana Pal of Firstpost said: "Qissa is far less dense and a simpler narrative. Despite losing its way in parts, it's a thought-provoking film that looks beautiful and has some superb acting performances by Dugal, Shome, Khan and Chopra. That isn't enough to make Qissa satisfying, but it does leave you haunted by the questions that riddle Kanwar, Neeli, Mehar and Umber's stories."
Rohit Vats of Hindustan Times said: "Qissa is 'dastaangoi', and much more than that. One of the best films in recent times, it's an experience not to be forgotten easily. Your experiences in life will decide your views towards the film and vice-versa."
Vishal Verma of India Glitz said: "A marvel of ambition, intelligence and observation NFDC's first German collaboration 'Qissa' is a distinctive adage veined with thought-provoking gender defining moments and outstanding performance."