‘Miss Tanakpur Hazir Ho’ movie reviews roundup: Not up to basic expectation!

miss tanakpurThe reviews of today’s release ‘Miss Tanakpur Hazir Ho’ are out after all the controversies and the movie facing ban in Muzzafarnagar theatres.

Reviews say that “The film mocks rape” and the ‘comedy’ is boring and drags on. ‘Miss Tanakpur Haazir Ho’ is directed by Vinod Kapri. The star cast includes Annu Kapoor in the main lead along with Ravi Kishan, Rahul Bagga, Hrishitaa Bhatt, Sanjay Mishra and Om Puri.

Starting with the review from Sweta Kaushal of Hindustan Times, who says, “When a film opens with a close-up shot of a bra-shop in a street-market and when it’s first ten minutes are dedicated to what the filmmaker thought was a joke on how women buy their undergarments in our villages where they may not be aware of their sizes, you can pretty much guess what’s in store for.”

She wonders why the Muzaffarnagar khap panchayat (which first announced a reward of 51 buffaloes for anyone who beheads the director and later warned theatre owners against screening the film) had to even bother giving the film unnecessary publicity. “If they had kept quiet, we wouldn’t have bothered wasting the time reviewing this film,” she wrote.

In his effort to make a realistic film, Kapri has ended up with cheap and vulgar dialogues with excessive use of cuss words and explicit jokes. Despite actors like Om Puri, Sanjay Mishra and Ravi Kishan, the performances are not up to the mark.  Not a single thing in Miss Tanakpur Haazir Ho makes it worth-watching and the writer recommends not to see the film.

NDTV’s Sibal Chatterjee warns audience saying, “Do not look for surface gloss in Miss Tanakpur Haazir Ho. There is none. It is after all a film about a baffled buffalo whose plight is meant to show us why the law is such a blind ass.”

For those looking for a break from the Bollywood staple of star-studded, buffed up, feel-good entertainers, this film might be two hours and a bit well spent. But be warned: its blend of the unabashedly scatological and the wildly absurd may not be for overly touchy palates. For all its obvious flaws, television journalist-turned-filmmaker Vinod Kapri’s debut is a meaningful and bruising satire on a pliable judicial system that cannot protect the weak and the meek.


Roktim Rajpal from IBN Live gives out live reviews to the audience by tweeting from the theatre. What he says is, It was just about a month ago that movie buffs and industry insiders received a pleasant surprise when the official trailer of ‘Miss Tanakpur Haazir Ho’ garnered over one million views on the social media within three days of being released. Interestingly, the film achieved this feat despite being a low key affair. Now, ‘Miss Tanakpur Haazir Ho’ has finally arrived in theatres.

Directed by Vinod Kapri, the movie is touted to be a political satire. It features Annu Kapoor, Ravi Kishan and Om Puri in lead roles. Roktim Rajpal from IBNLive movies is inside the theatre, live tweeting the movie.


Coming to FirstPost we have Tanul Thakur who says, “Don’t discount the importance of good beginnings. The first 20 minutes of Miss Tanakpur Haazir Ho is anything but a model of clarity.”

Film characters can, of course, be stupid and not make sense; however, in Miss Tanakpur Haazir Ho, their stupidity is not a function of who they are but an attempt to appear needlessly funny. The biggest disappointment “is that unlike other mediocre Bollywood films, it held a lot of promise; it could have said so much and so easily about the kind of people we are slowly becoming, about us being buffoons living gratuitously serious lives.”

” Whatever, it may be every movie should be given a try, till then you will never know how to differentiate.”

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