Udaan

7.3 10

a film by Vikramaditya Motwane

16 July 2010
138 Minutes
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Udaan

a film by Vikramaditya Motwane

7.310

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16 July 2010
138 Minutes

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7.3
rajeev-masand
Rajeev Masand
CNN-IBN 8

It’s hard not to be moved by the coming-of-age journey at the heart of director Vikramaditya Motwane’s Udaan.With Udaan, Vikramaditya Motwane makes a terrific directing debut, offering up a film whose images will linger in your head long after you’ve left your seat. The film reaches out because it’s sincere. It tells Rohan’s story in

Taran_Adarsh
Taran Adarsh
Bollywood Hungama 7

This one’s a must-see for every parent, every child. This coming-of-age story is unique and speaks a universal language and hence, shouldn’t be missed! On the whole, UDAAN is a simple, straight-forward film that doesn’t need to be explained. It needs to be experienced.

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Udaan is unconventional Bollywood at its biting best. The film is a moody, introspective and ekdum different look at teenage angst: an issue that has never been given the importance it deserves in Hindi cinema Udaan has the edgy feel and the bitter sweet emotional core characteristic of India’s neo wave cinema. No, life ain’t

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Anurag Kashyap’s dialogues are superb.On the whole, low-budgeted Udaan is a bold film which has the merits to appeal to the youth but only in select cities. However, its poor promotion and dull initial will definitely tell on its box-office prospects.

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Gaurav Malani
Film Critic 8

Much against our will, at several instances in life, one has to helplessly bow down to some entity – be it your teacher, boss, kin or anyone else. Udaan narrates a tale where a son is almost on an extended detention under his disciplinarian father’s domain. Through this allegory, Udaan inspires one to break away

Sukanya_Verma
Sukanya Verma
Rediff 8

Udaan is refreshingly distinct and unyielding. In his superbly penned, alongside co-writer Anurag Kashyap, account of a teenage boy, he makes some relevant points while drawing a poignant picture of wounded relationships giving rise to unlikely family in the face of abuse and neglect.Udaan has a simple enough plot but it’s the finer nuances of

Shubhra_Gupta
Shubhra Gupta
Indian Express 8

Every boy heads towards manhood, and the rites of that passage determine what kind of life he will have. `Udaan’ is a terrific, moving coming-of-age film, made by first-time director Vikramaditya Motwane. Motwane knows his subject and terrain from the inside, and directs with complete assurance. Except for a couple of scenes which could have

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Blessy Chettiar
Film Critic 8

Udaan tells the story of thousands of youths from middle India’s middle-class families. It is an emotionally charged film that sometimes moves you to tears. Udaan is the story of anguish and breaking away to fly the kite of one’s dreams. The film’s soundtrack, with meaningful songs that suit the mood, is moving. Simple and

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Kaveree Bamzai
India Today 8

Problem parents is a running theme in Hollywood independent cinema especially movies such as Running With Scissors and What’s Eating Gilbert Grape. But dysfunctional families rarely make an appearance in Bollywood.Which is why Udaan is such an extraordinary movie. Rohan doesn’t say much. He prefers to express himself through his writing. But every frame speaks