Kanu Behl's directorial film "Titli" is an impressive film, according to early reviews.
"Titli" is a heist thriller starring Ranvir Shorey, Amit Sial, Shashank Arora, Lalit Behl and Shivani Raghuvanshi. The film captures the explosive nature of a society where violence is just under-the-sheet.
"Titli" was screened at the Cannes Film Festival last year and it opened to good response. And almost a year and a half later, the film will release in India on 30 October.
Several critics have already seen the film and according to them, the film is a must watch.
Read the reviews below:
Gayatri Gauri of Firstpostpraising the debutant director said that the film "hits you in the guts and spills out blood".
"Behl, who makes an impressive directorial debut with Titli, has earlier shown the same unique sparks in Dibakar Banerjee's Love Sex Aur Dhoka, as co-writer and assistant director. With Banerjee and Yashraj Films backing the film as co-producers, Titli premiered at Un certain Regard section of Cannes Film Festival, 2014," she added.
Shubha Shetty-Saha of Mid-Day gave four stars and said Ranvir Shorey shines in the heist thriller.
"A great story (Sharad Katariya, Kanu Behl), good editing (Namrata Rao) and uncompromising execution makes this a film not to be missed."
Uday Bhatia of Livemintsaid that the film is "bleak, controlled and impressive".
"Unrelentingly grim, morally unmoored, Titli festers like a sore on your consciousness. Misleadingly funky second trailer notwithstanding, it's unlikely to be anyone's idea of fun. Yet, from time to time, it's important that a film like this get under our skin and remind us why we value catharsis so much," Uday added.
Subhash K Jha in his review said: "Interestingly the soundtrack includes a lot of bhajans playing in the background to provide a savagely ironic subtext to the abysmally immoral lives led by the characters. An absolutely unforgettable film."
Jay Weissberg of Variety said: "Kanu Behl makes a grittily impressive debut with this well-acted tale of a crime family in Delhi."