Fly Away Solo (Masaan) Reviews

May 10, 2019
Powerful and sweeping, Masaan is a vital and unforgettable watch. Only some slightly contrived plot elements hold it back from total greatness.
February 11, 2019
The filmmakers manage to create a space that puts you in their characters' places, leaving you to imagine the loss of your own loved ones.
November 3, 2017
Ghaywan doesn't overstate his points, and even though the resolution he finds for his characters is predictable, their journey is interesting enough to make up for a cliched ending.
September 5, 2016
A movie that tries to approach European cinema of social criticism with a totally different language to Bollywood's films. [Full review in Spanish]
June 21, 2016
Neeraj Ghaywan's understated and assured Masaan takes its narrative cues from the flow of the Ganga river and the movement of the trains that pass over it.
July 24, 2015
A layered and sublime tale about life, death and beyond.
July 24, 2015
The film unspools in an unhurried manner, occasionally tugging hard at your heartstrings.
July 24, 2015
The assured direction and writing are bolstered by wonderful performances.
July 24, 2015
Varun Grover has written a tight screenplay that leaves no space for loopholes or stretched moments throughout the 109-minutes of the movie.
July 24, 2015
Helmer Neeraj Ghaywan hasn't found ways to overcome script and editing weaknesses, resulting in a disappointing drama that's unable to realize the potential of the one truly interesting character.
July 24, 2015
[Masaan] announces the arrival of new talents in its writer and director: Grover's story is eminently worth telling, and Ghaywan tells it beautifully.
July 24, 2015
Masaan, the Hindi word for crematorium, is part of the new generation of indie films whose clear intent is to set ablaze a hidebound society's constrictions on personal liberty.