Meeruthiya Gangsters | Movie Review 19 Sep 2015   477


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Star Cast: Jaideep Ahlawat, Aakash Dahiya, Vansh Bhardwaj, Chandrachoor Rai, Shadab Kamal, Jatin Sarna, Nikhil Punia
Direction: Zeishan Quadri
Genre: Crime
Duration: 2 hours 9 minutes

Critics Review/Rating

Times Of India (TOI):

The only respite in Meeruthiya Gangsters is the sly humour writer-director Zeishan Quadri laces his lines with. Barring that, there is hardly a show of his inspired writing. A bunch of dreamy-eyed local goons creating havoc – is a story we’ve often explored on
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Mid-Day:

The best thing about this film is that it doesn’t attempt to please. It takes a while for the story about six aimless and living-precariously-in-the-moment young criminals (Jaideep Ahlawat, Aakash Dahiya, Vansh Bharadwaj, Chandrachur Rai, Shadab Kamal, Jatin Sarna) to grow on
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Hindustan Times (HT):

Zeishan Qadri of Gangs of Wasseypur fame makes his directorial debut with Meeruthiya Gangsters that hit theatres on Friday. Anurag Kashyap has been going gaga over the film and even claimed that he could see his own reflection in Qadri.
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NDTV Movies:

Co-presented by Anurag Kashyap, Meeruthiya Gangsters is a pretentious, frivolous tale of a group of good-for-nothing friends from Meerut, who by happen to become gangsters. It is a staged drama which is often seen in films from Mr Kashyap’s stable.
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CNN IBN:

At the onset, Zeishan Quadri’s ‘Meeruthiya Gangster’ is your regular thriller film about some lawless vagabonds set in the heartland of the country. You expect some formidable performances, some local humour, a dark story about crime and the grim situation of the society- all wrapped in a very
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The Indian Express:

A bunch of jobless fellows shooting the breeze in a college canteen can be a gas. Especially if those guys speak in local accents ( the town is Meerut, the action spilling over into neighbouring Noida), and are easy with guns and gals and ‘gaalis’.
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India Today:

Zeishan Qadri’s directorial debut centres on six small town boys with big aspirations. They are rebels without a cause. They are wannabe gangsters who shoot but don’t kill. A few are fools in love. They all want to get rich without working too hard.
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Rediff:

Meeruthiya Gangsters is a decent attempt from a debutant director, says Nishi Tiwari. Zeishan Qadri, who was born and raised in the Wasseypur town of Jharkhand’s Dhanbad district, was put on the Bollywood map after he co-wrote and starred in Anurag Kashyap’s ambitious crime drama Gangs of Wasseypur.
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Glamsham:

First-time director Zeishan Quadri is like a small boy taken on a merry-go-round ride for the first time in a mela. He takes you on a royal spin, until you get a headache as the trolley man merrily pushes the cameraman round and round and round and round and round and round
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