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Sonchiriya (2019) SONCHIRIYA is the story of a group of rebels in Chambal. The year is 1975. The Prime Minister, Indira Gandhi, has declared Emergency in the country. Man Singh (Manoj Bajpayee) meanwhile leads a gang in Chambal, a region that more or less is lawless. Vakil Singh (Ranvir Shorey) and Lakhna (Sushant Singh Rajput) are important members of this gang. Man Singh is in need of money to procure new arms. Based on a tip from Lacchu (Jaspal Sharma), he and his men descend to Brahmpuri village. A marriage is taking place in this hamlet where the groom is about to get a huge amount of gold and cash. Man Singh and his gang reaches the marriage venue in order to loot this wealth. However, the cops, led by Virender Gujjar (Ashutosh Rana) ambush the gang. In the tough fight, Man Singh and half of the gang get killed. Vakil, Lakhna and others escape. Vakil, now the leader of the gang, accuses Lakhna of betraying them and calling the cops. Lakhna is fed up of being a rebel and wants to surrender. Meanwhile, as they are running from the cops, they bump into Indumati Tomar (Bhumi Pednekar). She’s accompanied by her sister Sonchiriya (Khushiya) who has been brutally raped. Sonchiriya needs to be taken to the hospital urgently and she asks for Vakil’s help. The gang agrees. They halt to seek blessings of their goddess at a temple where Indu’s husband and other family members arrive. She is accused of killing her father-in-law and they ask the gang to hand over Indu and Sonchiriya. Vakil agrees but Lakhna realizes it’s not just and hence revolts. What happens next forms the rest of the film..
Bollywoodhungama.com  (Mar 01, 2019)
Rating:  3/5

On the whole, SONCHIRIYA is a well-made and a well shot movie with a strong narrative and brilliant performances as its USP. At the box office, its prospects will be restricted as it caters to a different set of a multiplex going audience..

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Koimoi.com  (Mar 01, 2019)
Rating:  4/5

All said and done, Sonchiriya takes, what Bandit Queen started, a level above. It maintains the ‘everyone crosses everyone’ metaphor very smoothly. I lost the count of how many times I screamed ‘WOW’ in awe of the powerful drama happening on scree.

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Rediff.com  (Mar 01, 2019)
Rating:  4/5

Chaubey and Sharma recreate a bygone era's lore and legends, groom it like a Western, pace it like a thriller, infuse it with surprises and social relevance around lyrical visuals and impactful writing, even its booming dishkyaons hit harder than all the .

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Indiatoday.in  (Mar 01, 2019)
Rating:  3.5/5

If you are looking for an interesting watch this weekend, Sonchiriya definitely deserves your time..

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Firstpost.com  (Mar 01, 2019)
Rating:  4/5

Commercial Hindi filmdom is either indifferent to, ignorant about or afraid of caste as a subject, as we were reminded most recently by the shameful manner in which it remade the Marathi film Sairat as Dhadak. The industry is also largely a patriarchal sp.

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Bollywoodlife.com  (Mar 01, 2019)
Rating:  2.5/5

Despite the flaws, Sonchiriya is complete cinema. Some powerful performances and social commentary are the biggest takeaways from the film. It does not entertain per se but presents an honest picture of an India many millennials might be unaware of....

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Hindustantimes.com  (Mar 01, 2019)
Rating:  3/5

The action is choreographed elaborately, with Chaubey continuing to display his love for Mexican standoffs, and the dialogues feel nakedly authentic. There are time the film plays beautifully with tension, but a pretentiously slow pace lets it down. The m.

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Filmfare.com  (Mar 01, 2019)
Rating:  3.5/5

All-in-all, Sonchiriya offers a potent blend of dacoit drama, karmic lesson and caste politics with some realistic action thrown in for good measure. The performances alone are worth the price of the ticket.

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Filmibeat.com  (Mar 01, 2019)
Rating:  2.5/5

There's a dialogue in the film which goes, "Sonchiriya jaake sab dhundh rahe hain, jo kaaho ke haath nahi aani ki." This Sushant Singh Rajput-Bhumi Pednekar starrer falls short of soaring high in the sky..

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Timesnownews.com  (Mar 01, 2019)
Rating:  4/5

Overall, Sonchiriya is another masterpiece from Abhishek Chaubey. Some might find it too disturbing and heavy but nothing is forced. With top-notch acting performances by each and every cast member, Sonchiriya is highly recommended..

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