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Aurangzeb

CBFC Rating: U/A

Runtime: 2 hours 15 minutes (135 minutes)

Genres: Drama, Crime, Action

Worth

A

Watch!

Dark,

Hard-hitting

&

Unpredictable!

3 out of 5

Aurangzeb Review

What's Good:
Engaging plot, starking dialogues, stellar performances and first-half thrill factor.
What's Bad:
Lengthy screenplay due to poor editing, second-half and climax.
Verdict:
Despite immense thrill factor in the plot, it turns out to be a dull, dry, boring drama narrated at a slow pace.
Watch or Not:
'Aurangzeb' is a film worth a watch for all its complexities.

Audience Ratings for Aurangzeb

58.0%
71 Ratings
1 2 3 4 5
hate it don't like it it's ok it's good it's great

Plot Summary

Gurgaon 2013. A family of policemen… A family of gangsters… To bring down a criminal, the law will have to think like a criminal! This summer, there will be only 1 Emperor… Directed by Atul Sabharwal and produced by Aditya Chopra, AURANGZEB stars Arjun Kapoor, in a double role, along with Prithviraj, in lead roles in this intriguing and gripping drama. The film boasts of an enviable and dynamic ensemble star cast of Rishi Kapoor, Jackie Shroff, Sikandar Kher, Amrita Singh, Deepti Naval, Tanvi Azmi, Swara Bhaskar and also launches Sasha Aagha.

Critics Reviews for Aurangzeb

56 Critics like this movie.
Reviews Counted: 9 | Positive Review: 5 | Negative Review: 4 | Average Rating: 2.5/5

Performances -- especially of Rishi and Arjun Kapoor -- are the best thing about Aurangzeb, makes it very engaging. Whether all kids inherit their parents’ moral temperament I do not know but where Bollywood is concerned, its conditioning on filmmakers is undeniable. And going by what the inspired but engaging Aurangzeb has to offer, it’s not such a bad thing.
Critic Score: 3/5

May 17, 2013 Full Review
Sukanya Verma
Sukanya Verma
Rediff.com

The recurrence of events and people in the climax is the biggest shortcoming of the film. The spontaneity of the story finishes at least 15 minutes before the actual finish, and it doesn't look very fitting after a nice build up. Overall, 'Aurangzeb' is a fun thriller with a racy first half and a dragged climax. It's not devoid of any essential ingredient of a 'masala' film and you can watch it for depicting the dark underbelly of the illegal land deals.
Critic Score: 2.5/5

May 17, 2013 Full Review
Rohit Vats
CNN IBN

The dialogues are apt and have the right amount of punch that is required. The film keeps you intrigued until the very end, but the climax does give a fair idea about what would draw the curtains down. Nonetheless, the ensemble cast will lift the credibility of the film even higher with its performance. 'Aurangzeb' is a film worth a watch for all its complexities!
Critic Score: 3/5

May 17, 2013 Full Review
Gayatri Sankar
Gayatri Sankar
Zee News

AURANGZEB has a great premise, but great plots don't, generally, translate into great films. This one's way too lengthy and mediocre [second hour] to leave any kind of an impression whatsoever. Disappointing!
Critic Score: 2/5

May 17, 2013 Full Review
Taran Adarsh
Taran Adarsh
Bollywood Hungama.com

Aurangzeb succeeds at a thematic level, but falters with the details. Critical plot points are weakly executed. While the ambition of Aurangzeb is to be lauded, there just isn't enough steam to see it through till the end. And at well over two hours, that end seems very far off. Try it then, for its complexity and Kapoor and Shroff.
Critic Score: 2.5/5

May 17, 2013 Full Review
Karan Anshuman
Karan Anshuman
Mumbai Mirror

Aurangzeb is a plot that resorts to the 70s formula - family drama, illegitimate son, twins separated at birth and similar domestic dilemma. Unfortunately, while the 70s storyline demanded melodrama, the treatment here is very contemporary and the drama is largely subtle and underplayed. And in this unusual and seemingly incompatible fusion, Aurangzeb loses its authority. Aurangzeb had the potential to be a much better film. Alas it only comes across as a TV serial, sans the melodrama!
Critic Score: 2/5

May 17, 2013 Full Review
Gaurav Malani
Gaurav Malani
Times Of India

The first half is strong, but the climax and focus on the family ties and relationship dilutes the hardcore gangster flick that it set out to be. Dialogues are sharp, but scenes between Arjun and his mother, or his relationship with Jackie are lengthy and ramble on beyond a point. Also, Sabharwal gives away too much too soon making the climax fall flat. Watch Aurangzeb for some stellar performances lead by Arjun Kapoor and a solid supporting cast.
Critic Score: 2.5/5

May 17, 2013 Full Review
Tushar Joshi
Tushar Joshi
DNA

Aurangzeb could have been so much better, perhaps even a classic. It is Atul Sabharwal's faulty treatment that leaves it shaky. There is immense passion and thrill in the story, which its actors remit strongly. The thrill ends up flaccid killing all that could have been sensational!
Critic Score: 2.5/5

May 17, 2013 Full Review
Mohar Basu
Mohar Basu
Koimoi.com

'Aurangzeb' creates an impression, but just not enough. Packed with some stellar performances, the thrilling drama falters and fumbles and falls short of turning into a classic. What it does pack is some stellar performances and a promise of better movies in the future.

May 17, 2013 Full Review
Sneha May Francis
Sneha May Francis
Emirates 24/7

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