The Tomatometer rating – based on the published opinions of hundreds of film and television critics – is a trusted measurement of movie and TV programming quality for millions of moviegoers. It represents the percentage of professional critic reviews that are positive for a given film or television show.
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The Tomatometer is 60% or higher.
The Tomatometer is 59% or lower.
Movies and TV shows are Certified Fresh with a steady Tomatometer of 75% or higher after a set amount of reviews (80 for wide-release movies, 40 for limited-release movies, 20 for TV shows), including 5 reviews from Top Critics.
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So mediocre. The movie is trying so hard to make you feel something, but fails miserably. Other than Shabana Azmi, who brilliantly gets into the shoes of the character, no one else in the movie knows how to act.
I thought the beginning was very promising; the photography of rural India plus the mesmerizing carnatic music had a lot of potential. But only Shabana Azmi lived up to her usual high standards of acting. Everyone else was pretty bad; the 'modern' music was very low quality, and their understanding of the music world is quite flawed. As if in 2005 a professional musician will use a battery small boom box to listen to his music... it's like portraying a professional photographer succeeding with a disposable camera. The young actress had the longest roots and no acting skills. The classical music was awesome.