Director: Sunhil Sippy
Paisa Vasooli: 1.5 / 5
Bollywood has seen some chick flicks recently; for example Aisha, Luv Ka The End or a better cinematic experience than both- Rules: Pyar Ka Superhit Formula. Joining the list is Noor. A chick flick with a moral agenda but a rubbish plot and zilch screenplay.
Noor, though can be described as Bridget Jones’s Diary meets Sex and the City.
Noor is the usual frustrated working woman in a big city awfully bored and sexually frustrated; whose geyser doesn’t work. She complains the first half hour. Next half hour she stumbles upon something big. Next half hour she loses the something big she had found half an hour ago and the last half hour she comes of age. Typical coming of age, chick movie. Not judging chick flicks, though. This film would be a disgrace to any category.
Tbh, we had rated the trailer itself 2.5 / 5 so we kind of expected this to fall flat.
What was not expected was Sonakshi’s performance. Sonakshi tries her best to resuscitate the film that bores you from the very first minute. You can feel Noor inside Sonakshi. That, we will not take away from her.
Sonakshi proudly portrays Noor and makes the character her own. Well done for that! Kanan Gill makes a decent debut. Purab Kohli is a breath of fresh air!
The film never rises above the character of Noor. There is no solace for the character and that is transferred to the viewer. There is absolutely no intensity which makes way for a frustrated audience rather than a sympathetic one. Also, it is funny to observe that coming of age films used to have characters that ‘come of age’ at 18-20 to 22-23. Today, it is 27-28 or even 30. Just an observation.
Noor is a perfect example of churning out rubbish in the name of ‘multiplex cinema’. Single screens should be proud they are not party to such horrible motion pictures!
Funny, but this film reminded me of another disaster Jhootha Hi Sahi, because of its sheer lack of pace, though atleast JHS had better music.
Noor se raho door.
Not even recommended as a chick flick.
Dalip Singh Grewal
He loves fantasy, the kind where he's in a situation and pretends to be the third person watching the situation from outside. He flies helicopters for a living. He takes long breaths because he's heard 'Life is the number of breaths you take'.