Director: Sunhil Sippy
Producer: Bhushan Kumar, Krishan Kumar, Vikram Malhotra
Cast: Sonakshi Sinha, Kanan Gill, Shibani Dandekar, Purab Kohli.
Run Time: 1 hours and 47 Minutes
Noor is based on the book Karachi: You’re Killing Me by Saba Imtiaz. Director Sunhil Sippy, Produced by Bhushan Kumar, Krishan Kumar, Vikram Malhotra, The film also stars Kanan Gill, Shibani Dandekar, Purab Kohli.
Summary: Noor is a story of a young girl,who wants to get into some sensesional journalism yet confused and complicated with her own life. one fine day Noor catches a newsbreak that she is convinced will make her. In mishandling that report though, she ends up ruining people who matter to her and almost finishing herself. Noor is a story about how she will manage to come over all the troubles and how she gets her world back on track.
Reviews By The Expertise
Review By Bollywood Hungama News Network From Bollywoodhungama:
The first twenty minutes of the film establishes the film’s characters. The first half of the film is decent but the film’s second half plays the spoilsport with its excessive length. The pace of the film is the biggest culprit post interval. Also had the culmination been convincing, the film would have created an even stronger impact. On the whole, NOOR is a decent one time watch for the subject it addresses.
Review By Mayank Shekhar Mid day:
Noor’s life that way is meant to mirror the urbane, liberal, progressive, metropolitan upper middle-class. As for her work, as I said, there are several colleagues in my newsroom who have stories like hers, if not better, and might actually want to make this film. This sense of recognition can be rankling. Throughout, you can’t help but wonder how much better this movie could’ve been. But then, like journalism, this film should be seen for what it is. And hey it isn’t bad at all.
Review By Nihit From Times Of India:
There’s an instant connect with Noor’s world; her friends are as silly as yours, her issues are at times frivolous but her quarter-life crisis seems credible. The film is slightly over-written (a whole lot of dialogue) but lines are mostly funny.Since the movie gets this generation right, it has to get its flaws right too. Noor introduces a conflict which is serious and relevant, but offers very little by way of resolution. it simply cannot cover-up the lazy writing towards the end.
Review By Raja Sen From NDTV:
Noor, a skilfully photographed adaptation of Saba Imtiaz’s book, Karachi, You’re Killin Me. Sinha musters up a couple of sincere moments but frequently tries too hard, while her character comes across airheaded, incompetent and unlikable – which wouldn’t have been a bad thing had the film gone full Legally Blonde and embraced its silliness. Alas, it doesn’t. It tries to sermonise, with lines like “We’re not just journalists, we’re human too” tossed around by these exclusively Bengali journalists who are appallingly cavalier about how they must behave “like vultures.”
Review By Manjusha From Gulfnews:
The characters in this film are flawed but fabulous. There’s no unnecessary melodrama in the first half. But the same couldn’t be said about the second half.After the interval, the film unravels and the grasp that Sippy had earlier displayed on his subjects and his plot comes slightly unhinged. The community journalism burning in Noor and the dramatic twists that came with exposing an organ-stealing racket seemed forced. . Noor may remind you of Bridget Jones, the hit Hollywood character played by Renee Zellweger, but that doesn’t make her any less real. Watch this if you are in the mood for an enjoyable feel-good film.
Review By Lokesh From Masala:
Noor is not path breaking cinema. But it’s not regressive as well. It tries too hard man. But it has some well-written scenes too. It gets unnecessarily lengthy. But it does have a message at the end. Yeah, a message that comes after much drama and deliberation. This is by far Sonakshi’s most candid performance. She is quite a natural and full points to embracing her weight issues and making it look so cool.
Review By Nandini From Scroll:
Noor would not have passed Scroll.in’s copy test for sure, but she is a perfectly acceptable romcom heroine, unable to understand where her heart lies until it is spelt out for her. Noor’s nose for news is weak, but at least she gets the romance beat right. She would make a questionable investigative journalist, but a fine relationship advice columnist.
Check out the tweets by the celebs Wishing For Noor
— Karan Johar (@karanjohar) April 20, 2017
— Akshay Kumar (@akshaykumar) April 20, 2017
— Chetan Bhagat (@chetan_bhagat) April 20, 2017
— John Abraham (@TheJohnAbraham) April 19, 2017
Noor is out today! Go watch it to see a fun and heartfelt @sonakshisinha
All the best with the film ?????
— Punit Malhotra (@punitdmalhotra) April 21, 2017