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Noor Review: Sonakshi as journalist tries to fit in but cumbersome plot ruins it all

Noor Review: Journalist Sonakshi Sinha tries to fit in but tedious plot ruins it all

Tripti Karki [Updated:11 Aug 2017, 7:20 PM IST]
Noor Review: Sonakshi as journalist tries to fit in but
Noor Review: Sonakshi as journalist tries to fit in but cumbersome plot ruins it all
Movie Name: Noor
Critics Rating: 2.5 / 5
Release Date: APR 21 2017
Director: Sunhil Sippy
Genre: Drama/Romance

At the very beginning of the movie we are introduced to a messy and cribbing Sonakshi Sinha. Her clumsiness does manage to raise a laughter or two but as she steps into the shoes of Noor the journalist, a hint of exaggeration seems to overtake. 

Sonakshi as Noor Roy Chowdhary is extremely conscious about her weight and unhappy with her crappy life. She has best friends Saad (Kanan Gill) and Zara (Shibani Dandekar) who stay with her in both good and bad times. Still, Noor is unhappy. 

The reason being the absence of a soulmate. She has a soft corner for Ayan Banerjee (Purab Kohli) and likes spending time with him. All of a sudden, an incident changes her life completely. Noor is on a mission and will help the needy get justice. 

Thumbs up

Noor movie really brings Sonakshi Sinha to the forefront and for once, we can actually relate to her. She’s dressed well and scores brownie points for her acting particularly in the comic scenes. Her scenes with Purab Kohli and her bond with Kanan Gill are delightful to watch.

The song Gulabi Aankhen is a treat to watch in the theatres. Sonakshi’s dance moves are spot on.

Thumbs down

Although Noor begins on a positive note, it becomes a tedious watch towards the end. Maybe the writers wanted to push in punchlines to have the maximum impact on the viewers. On top of it, over-zealous monologues almost kill the entire film. It can be seen that both Sonakshi and Kanan have shouldered the burden, and look weary by the time you begin to get up from the seats.

The makers have tried to speak to today’s digital crowd by giving out details of how social media functions, but the results do not translate to good viewing. One starts to get bored after a point and finds Noor a little too self-centred and a tad too annoying. 

The climax is too drab and lacks a punch. Logic evades you at many points, especially in the second half. For example, Noor’s distressed maid has Facebook access and is pretty well versed with the digital space. The makers take the liberty of showing Noor’s star power in solving a heavy-duty organ trafficking case with so much ease that it becomes tough to digest.

As a whole, Noor is a one-time watch. So, if you want to see Sonakshi Sinha in a different avatar or if you are in a mood for a  feel-good movie, then Noor is worth your watch.

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