Hiding Divya Reviews

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Diego Costa
Slant Magazine
August 30, 2010
Hiding Divya is so consistently sterile and unabashedly TV-movie-like that when the one great moment in the film comes around, it awakens you like a defibrillator.
Full Review | Original Score: 1/4
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Tom Long
Detroit News
August 27, 2010
A bit more clarity would have left fewer questions lingering.
Full Review | Original Score: C+
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Stephen Whitty
Newark Star-Ledger
August 27, 2010
Unfortunately Palini and her problems -- and her daughter, Jia, and her problems -- tend to overwhelm the story.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/4
Prairie Miller
WBAI Radio
August 20, 2010
Director Rehana Mirza Talks Stress, Taboo And Indian Culture In Hiding Divya
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Rachel Saltz
New York Times
August 20, 2010
In the end, you're none the wiser about mental illness or even about these characters.
Full Review | Original Score: 2.5/5
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V.A. Musetto
New York Post
August 20, 2010
The plot is full of hackneyed characters and contrived events better suited to TV than the big screen.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/4
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Frank Scheck
Hollywood Reporter
August 19, 2010
Although well-meaning in its attempt to dramatize the stigma the subject evokes in the South Asian American community, Hiding Divya ultimately falters in its execution.
Frank Lovece
Film Journal International
August 19, 2010
Intimate indie about a disaffected desi in Edison, N.J., who with her 16-year-old daughter must face her own mother's ever-more-evident mental illness.
Kam Williams
NewsBlaze
August 18, 2010
Bravo to Rehana Mizra for making such an impressive writing and directorial debut here, crafting a poignant, character-driven drama bravely tackling a taboo subject in such an absorbing, entertaining and ultimately satisfying fashion.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/4
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Aaron Hillis
Village Voice
August 17, 2010
Though the leads make for a believable family unit, the performances in writer-director Rehana Mirza's thin-skinned, no-frills drama unevenly range from functional to histrionic.
Prairie Miller
NewsBlaze
August 9, 2010
Graced with a decisive tough love empathy and sensitivity, the significance of this story for the greater healing and collective understanding of an entire community, could not be more urgent and resonant.
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