Kangana Ranaut has become the queen of controversies in Bollywood. The actress is set to entertain everyone with her upcoming movie Simran, which has received mixed reviews from Bollywood critics.
Apart from promoting Simran, the actress grabbed attention when she revealed shocking details about Hrithik Roshan, Aditya Pancholi and her career on Aap Ki Adalat.
In fact, it didn't stop there. In the name of Simran's promotion, she joined hands with AIB and made a video in which she took a dig at her past relationships, Bollywood, Shah Rukh Khan and Karan Johar.
Directed by Hansal Mehta, Simran presents Kangana as a quirky divorcee, who likes to lead life in her own way.
The movie is about an ambitious Gujarati housekeeping lady (Kangana) in the US. But she gets involved in a world of crime.
Simran will remind you of Kangana's blockbuster Queen, but the storyline and the character are entirely different. The movie has received a mixed response from the critics, while celebs have lauded the actress' performance.
Take a look at Bollywood critics' review:
Suhani Singh of India Today said: "Simran surrenders itself to the all-encompassing star power of Ranaut who is at peak when handling moments of silence and loneliness. Whether it is breaking down in the car after her first robbery or just raising a toast to the world on a rooftop, she beautifully shows that Praful is an enigma, a young woman who thinks from her heart than her head. She is convinced she deserves better. After all the hoopla the audiences deserved a better movie too."
Raja Sen f NDTV said: "Based on the fascinating story of young nurse and compulsive robber/gambler Sandeep Kaur, this is a film that - judging from the warm, funny bits - would have benefited from an overall jauntiness, in the vein of Catch Me If You Can. Instead we have a film that wants to tell jokes, make us cry and make us gasp, and - with no real flow between the tonally different sequences, save for jarring songs every now and then - only the jokes ever work."
Mohar Basu of Mid-Day said: "The first half of the movie casts a spell as you travel with Praful on her misadventures – boys, beer and betting included. A tighter second half, fewer songs and a less hurried ending would have made Simran a watch for keeps. But there's more reason to celebrate Simran than diss it. The quirky perspective at finding laughs in troubled times is a refreshing way of viewing problems. And then there's Kangana, making badass look simple, human and so full of heart."
Meena Iyer of the Times of India said: "The writing falters in parts and naturally the execution follows. It is almost like Hansal Mehta is attempting a comic story. Frankly, you can't emotionally invest in Simran or root for her as much as you might want to. But when you watch the film, you will find yourself warming up to her occasionally, because she's all you've got. Let's give Kangana her due."
Anita Iyer of Khaleej Times: "Simran is an honest film made with a true heart and totally recommended to watch this weekend. The last scene will leave a smile on your face as you leave the theatres."
Pinkvilla: "Simran has so much going for it that you really want to like the film, root for Praful, draw satisfaction from a stellar performance of a fine artiste like Kangana. But then, something doesn't work for the film. Unfortunately, it's a great one-time watch which makes you wish that the makers had fine-tuned it enough to propel it towards a huge success!"
Manjusha Radhakrishnan of Gulf News: "Reserve this for a one-time watch as it's incredible to see Ranaut play a self-destructive rebel. But if you are looking for a cohesive cinematic piece, then you are looking at the wrong film."
Nandini Ramnath of Scroll.in said: "The monomania that characterises Simran – the furtherance of the assertion that Kangana Ranaut can carry off just about anything – dooms the movie to repetition and facetiousness. Ranaut gives the role her all, but her relentless optimism and self-belief in the face of trying circumstances are barely convincing. The charm is laid on thick, even when not required."
Let's check out the reviews by Bollywood celebrities:
Raghuvendra Singh: "With #Simran #KanganaRanaut again proves that why she is best talent in the country. You cannot take your eyes off from her in the film"
Kamaal R Khan: "I am all alone in the theatre to watch #Simran means educated people don't care too much about Kangana's controversy in overseas."
Nora Fatehi: "#Simran the film ❤️❤️ I must say this is a MUST WATCH @mehtahansal brilliant direction #KanganaRanaut YOU ARE something else!Best actress!"
Anupam Kher: "#Simran is beautiful & flawed- both. Like human beings are. Unpredictable, compassionate, funny, sad. Well done @mehtahansal! #GoForIt"
Rajkummar Rao: "#Simran is Brilliant. Watch it to know why #Kangana is 1 of d finest actors & @mehtahansal one of d finest directors tht we have. #Mustwatch."
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