Reviews

  • Mar 26, 2020

    Possibly one of Maniratnam, Arvinswamy, Manisha and ARR's best movie. makes you wonder why, why is there violence. Everyone is the same.

    Possibly one of Maniratnam, Arvinswamy, Manisha and ARR's best movie. makes you wonder why, why is there violence. Everyone is the same.

  • May 01, 2019

    Exceptional film. A masterpiece. An underrated classic

    Exceptional film. A masterpiece. An underrated classic

  • Mar 07, 2015

    Terrific in every sense. Second part in Mani Ratnam's Trilogy on Terrorism has one of the most beautiful cinematography and showed riots in a great realistic way. Add to that A R Rahman's brilliant music and Arvind Swamy & Manisha Koirala's great performance. Take a bow Mani Ratnam.

    Terrific in every sense. Second part in Mani Ratnam's Trilogy on Terrorism has one of the most beautiful cinematography and showed riots in a great realistic way. Add to that A R Rahman's brilliant music and Arvind Swamy & Manisha Koirala's great performance. Take a bow Mani Ratnam.

  • Dec 01, 2014

    It's a great film although at times its a little jarring and lacks an element of polish.

    It's a great film although at times its a little jarring and lacks an element of polish.

  • Mar 17, 2013

    Living in London - one simply couldn't be unaware of Bollywood. This film is one of the best I have seen. The others are awful and cringe worthy but this film has superb acting, excellent visuals and a wonderful plot.

    Living in London - one simply couldn't be unaware of Bollywood. This film is one of the best I have seen. The others are awful and cringe worthy but this film has superb acting, excellent visuals and a wonderful plot.

  • Apr 26, 2011

    Maniratnam & Rahman @ its best

    Maniratnam & Rahman @ its best

  • Sep 15, 2010

    A very excellent and touching movie from South India that thematises the conflicts between hindus and muslims in India during the 90's. Very beautiful and tender love sequences but also scary moments characterize this movie.

    A very excellent and touching movie from South India that thematises the conflicts between hindus and muslims in India during the 90's. Very beautiful and tender love sequences but also scary moments characterize this movie.

  • Jul 25, 2010

    amazing movie with some breathtaking performances by ARVIND SWAMI and MANISHA KOIRALA and also great music by A R REHMAAN

    amazing movie with some breathtaking performances by ARVIND SWAMI and MANISHA KOIRALA and also great music by A R REHMAAN

  • Jul 15, 2010

    i just saw this movie today and wow, what a strong message. This is one of Mani Ratnam's finest films and Aravind Swamy, Manisha Koirala, and the supporting cast gave such strong performances that it overwhelmed me. I hope people really take this movie's message to heart. Must See!

    i just saw this movie today and wow, what a strong message. This is one of Mani Ratnam's finest films and Aravind Swamy, Manisha Koirala, and the supporting cast gave such strong performances that it overwhelmed me. I hope people really take this movie's message to heart. Must See!

  • Jun 01, 2010

    a socially conscious theme and a quick pace make the movie well worth watching. Mani has wrapped the bitter facts in chocolate. All the songs and the love story are exhausted by the intermission and you have an inkling it is going to be serious stuff thereafter. The movie sticks to the theme and runs like a powerful, frank documentary in the second half. You can see that the director has carefully balanced the Hindu and Muslim atrocities. They happen in a meticulously alternated sequence! The movie ends abruptly, (censor?) and you half-expect a card saying "Mera Bharat Mahaan"!

    a socially conscious theme and a quick pace make the movie well worth watching. Mani has wrapped the bitter facts in chocolate. All the songs and the love story are exhausted by the intermission and you have an inkling it is going to be serious stuff thereafter. The movie sticks to the theme and runs like a powerful, frank documentary in the second half. You can see that the director has carefully balanced the Hindu and Muslim atrocities. They happen in a meticulously alternated sequence! The movie ends abruptly, (censor?) and you half-expect a card saying "Mera Bharat Mahaan"!