Aug 9, 2014 Dec 27, 2015 @ 18:12PM PT With its darkly romantic themes, the film has developed a cult following in India. This month’s release brings together two of the most renowned filmmakers of Indian cinema: Anurag Kashyap and Brahmna Nalini Sharma. According to their Deccan Derby writer Karthick Perankingam, this is “the ultimate Indian epic… with a lavish stage dressing”. Read on for our review of the film and an in-depth look at its artistry. The Verdict: 4/5 Aug 10, 2015 Aug 22, 2015 The Verdict: 5/5 The Verdict: 3.5/5 Anurag Kashyap’s adaptation of Jhansi rule author Arjun Rampal’s brilliant novel is an epic drama about an eastern prince who finds his aspirations shattered by betrayal and persecution. The prince centuries ago is captured by Muslim raiders who turn him into an outlaw known as Arjun der Tot (Tot Arjan). He spends his days wandering the wilds looking forraven dangers and when he once again finds solace in the arms of his glorious queen, Saroo Devi (Aishwarya Rai Bachchan), he marries her daughter. But her husband returns from battle with secrets that will destroy Arjun—and it seems there is no one left to save him but his beautiful young daughter. From poet to
The Verdict: 4/5
The film has a surplus of positives and negatives, which are balanced out by a rich and emotional track record minishortner. The Verdict is a powerful film that redefines how iconic a film can be and what can be done with it. It’s will to succeed, whether that’s through technology, a new generation of filmmakers, or a new artistic vision, is mesmerizing.