Main Aur Charles | Movie Review 30 Oct 2015   434


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Star Cast: Randeep Hooda, Richa Chadha, Adil Hussain
Direction: Prawaal Raman
Genre: Drama/Thriller
Duration: 2 hours 3 minutes

Critics Review/Rating

Times Of India (TOI):

Prawaal Raman does a commendable job of recreating the 60s-70s. He also gets his protagonist’s physicality and smugness bang on. Working on a wafer-thin account given to him by the real-life Delhi cop, Amod Kanth, Raman still manages to infuse life…
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Mid-Day:

The most important thing in a biopic is the actor who plays the role of the personality the film is based on. In this regard, director Prawaal Raman couldn’t possibly have got a better bet than Randeep Hooda to play Charles Sobhraj…
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Hindustan Times (HT):

The intriguing personality of ‘Bikini Killer’ Charles Shobhraj handed Prawaal Raman the perfect recipe to create an enticing thriller on the platter. By casting Randeep Hooda, the director-writer also ensured that he had a face as charming as Shobhraj’s…
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DNA:

The problem with biopics is that they can’t be somewhere in between. You either go all out and give the audience a rush of excitement with your protagonist or then you sort of fictionalise elements of his life to  creating drama. Unfortunately,  Main Aur Charles does neither…
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NDTV Movies:

The decision not to cast the Charles Sobhraj story in the mould of an average Bollywood underworld drama serves writer-director Prawaal Raman’s efficiently mounted biopic rather well…
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The Indian Express:

Those with memories which stretch back to the 70s and 80s will remember the tales of Charles Sobhraj, a serial killer who preyed mostly upon nubile young women. But instead of being remembered as a dastardly criminal…
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Rediff:

The first word used to describe Charles Sobhraj in Prawaal Raman’s Main Aur Charles is ‘hypnotic.’ This would be fine — even obvious — were Raman to kick things off with a pair of bikini-clad girls gushing about him…
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Glamsham:

I’m going to try my best to make you understand what I understood of MAIN AUR CHARLES. Prawaal Raman got creative, I’m getting too! Charlie baba speaks with this rather twisted twang… Like this: ”You luk butiful”…
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