Sameer movie review: This Mohammed Zeeshan Ayyub film is predictable

Sameer movie review: Mohammed Zeeshan Ayyub, whom we’ve seen earlier this year in Tubelight, makes a meal of his young college student forced into a difficult situation not of his making.

Rating: 1.5 out of 5
Written by Shubhra Gupta | New Delhi | Published: September 8, 2017 12:22 pm
Sameer movie review, Sameer review, Sameer movie, Sameer, Mohammed Zeeshan Ayyub, Sameer cast, Sameer rating, Sameer film Sameer movie review: This Mohammed Zeeshan Ayyub and Anjali Patil starrer is a worthy attempt, but the raw edges show.

Sameer movie cast: Mohammed Zeeshan Ayyub, Anjali Patil, Subrata Datta, Chinmay Mandlekar, Seema Biswas
Sameer movie director: Dakxin Bajrange
Sameer movie rating: 1.5 stars

A blast in a Hyderabad neighbourhood leads to the rounding up of a suspect. His name is Sameer ( Ayyub), and he says he is not a terrorist.

The first feature of documentary filmmaker Dakxin Bajrange is an idea that has been explored before. We are given, in addition to Sameer, who is presumed guilty unless proven otherwise, a tough ATS cop (Datta), a feisty reporter (Patil), and a town under attack.

There is something in this film. A certain knowledge of the area: most of the film is set in Ahmedabad. The idea that, sometimes, terrorists do not spring from the ether; they are born out of circumstances. And a couple of well fleshed out characters, especially that of Sameer. The talented Ayyub, whom we’ve seen earlier this year in Tubelight, makes a meal of his young college student forced into a difficult situation not of his making. And there’s a young character who is oddly affecting, even when you can see where his arc is headed.

But the rest of it is thin and predictable, barring a thread. Even this, the alert viewer can twig on to well in time. Patil’s reporter is exaggerated; so is the cop, though Datta’s innate abilities are never in question.

Worthy attempt, but the raw edges show.

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    Hemant Sharma
    Sep 20, 2017 at 12:29 pm
    The kind of cinema this is, its way beyond your thoughts. Its a thought provoking movie and deserves more audience definitely. Must watch if someone is interested in more real cinema.
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      Raja hindustani
      Sep 20, 2017 at 2:55 am
      Luckily for me, I have read this review after watching the Movie a couple of times. If reviewer gives 1.5 star fort his what would she give for bs fantasy movies like bahubali a minus 5 star? This is the best film Hindi movie I have watched that is made in 2017 so far. Must watch .4/5 stars.
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        Mohit Raval
        Sep 12, 2017 at 12:18 am
        Not agree with review !! It seems reviewer has not seen movie properly !! Movie is About dirty politics, Ahmedabad and few other serial blast , working style of ATS ,area of Ahmedabad Gujarat with mix populations of Hindu Muslim and a guy SAMEER who is centre point of the movie. Movie is wonderfully directed and not allow you move from seat till end and suspense runs till end. 100 worth sending 2.5 hours with 150 rs ticket and for sure at least one time watch movie. Role of SAMEER- Zeeshan, ATS officer - Subrata Dutta , Anjali as a reporter and Seema Biswash and chinmay as a Muslim family who lost their family member in community ritos are very well played. Also role of rocket played by Shubham is very heart touchy. Specilley if u like movie likes Tin Diware, kahani , Raman Raghav stone man , Wednesday, Amit Arrora murder case kinds of suspense movie then you will like SAMEER for sure.
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          VINIT KUMAR MISHRA
          Sep 10, 2017 at 11:45 pm
          Are bhai..This Madame ji has given 1.5 to Haider and 3.5 to Ragini MMS 2...
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          1. manish joshi
            Sep 9, 2017 at 1:04 am
            You are so biased 1.5 stars unbelievable. You have given 3 stars to many movies in the past. This movie has a nice pace and brilliant acting by all the cast besides being very bold. You are never happy with a movie so why watch them and review. Please change your line bevause you are so misleading to a movie goer.
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