Waiting
Naseeruddin Shah and Kalki Koechlin-starrer "Waiting" releases in India on May 27 (Friday). Pictured: Poster of "Waiting"Facebook

Naseeruddin Shah and Kalki Koechlin have impressed Bollywood critics again with their performances in Anu Menon's film "Waiting." Anu Menon's directorial has also opened to positive reviews.

"Waiting" is a comedy-drama about two people from different walks of life. Naseeruddin and Kalki meet each other in a hospital where they are nursing their spouses. One would expect the film to be serious, as it is shot in a hospital, but the film is a comedy drama and critics have said that it stands true to its genre.

Apart from Naseeruddin and Kalki, the film also features a talented cast, including Rajat Kapoor, Suhasini Maniratnam and Arjun Mathur in pivotal roles.

Read below what critics have said about "Waiting."

Rohit Bhatnagar of Deccan Chronicle said: "If you are willing to watch a sensible film with soul, 'Waiting' is definitely a good pick this weekend!"

Martin D'Souza of Glamsham said: "WAITING is all about waiting and Menon raises the bar of subtlety with her deft direction. WAITING is a lesson in life... WAITING is stark and makes you uncomfortable. WAITING also has you making choices for the protagonists."

Mohar Basu of the Times of India said: "For Kalki and Naseer's effortless performances, this movie deserves to be watched."

Saibal Chatterjee of NDTV said: "One supporting actor who stands out is Rajeev Ravindranathan as Girish, the simple-minded but helpful guy from the Kochi office of the female protagonist's husband.

"Waiting is beautiful and believable, a well-chiselled marvel that is watchable all the way."

Surabhi Redkar of Koimoi.com said: "Waiting is a clear sign of mint-fresh direction. Lovable and relatable characters etched into a fine story makes this one a great slice of a life film!"

Uday Bhatia of Livemint said: "Yet, apart from a few wobbles, Waiting walks the line between emotional resonance and emotional manipulation skilfully."

Rahul Desai of Catch News said: "Eventually, 'Waiting' serves a calm and dignified reminder of how the act itself is anything but. It is a fine little film about love, and a kind of anguish that has its own little quirks and half-smiles."

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