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All audience reviews of Haseena Parkar

  • Haseena Apaha.

    Dev Raj Gulati (2,661 DM Points)

    Desimartini | Updated - September 23, 2017 23:10 PM IST
    2.5DM (5834 ratings)

    Verdict - A powerful period crime drama.

    Haseena ParkarWatch trailerRelease date : September 22, 2017

    The Kaskar family has remained in the news for over forty years .A one sided view has been projected by the media and the powers that be so far as their criminalities are concerned.This could be true though never prooved in a court of law.
    All but one of the twelve siblings had fled the country to escape the hot pursuit.Haseena Parkar ,the daughter and sis of the most wanted has stayed back.The film is the story of this person for the period 1973 to 2007.
    Why were court proceedings initiated against her? She was accused of being guilty for extortions,cheating and conspiracy .Surprisingly none for killings and causing terror.
    What line of reasoning the prosecutrix takes in the court? She's guilty because of her association with a powerful brother whose a fugitive?
    The court grants her anticipatory bail.
    Where does the film succeed? It's well researched.The screenplay is powerful.All performances are top class and look real.Shradha Kapoor shones in her aura ,confidence and essaying a difficult and complex role at a fairly young age of hers.Her characterisation inspires - a domestic housewife,loses her husband in gang war,has to shoulder the burden of her family despite no help from others( who have fled),bear the smear campaign against her and above all the frequent knocks at her door by the investigative agencies.The minor details of the period have not been ignored.
    Where the presentation lacks? The editing could be linear rather than as flash back of the court proceedings.This causes confusion.The songs could have been avoided.
    A general observation- with the communities being highly polarised it becomes difficult to say whether an act is a crime or made in self defence? With the law and order machinery's hands being held back partly because of corruption and partly because of political interference criminals are never brought to the book.
    To me HP is a kind of Muslim social so far as the Kaskars are concerned .By documenting the period details with neutrality ,it's not judgemental.
    Recommended for those who view cinema with a critical mind .

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  • Madan Mohan Marwah

    Madan Mohan Marwah

    389 Reviews , 23 Followers
    Rated 2.0September 28, 2017

    Weak direction, acting and presentation bring down this film

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  • Dev Raj Gulati

    Dev Raj Gulati

    193 Reviews , 5 Followers
    Rated 4.0September 23, 2017

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  • Disha Dhingra

    Disha Dhingra

    29 Reviews , 1 Followers
    Rated 1.5September 23, 2017

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