Stree movie review and release: Highlights

Stree movie review and release: Highlights

Here's what celebrities, critics and fans said about Stree, starring Rajkummar Rao, Shraddha Kapoor and Pankaj Tripathi.

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Shraddha Kapoor and Rajkummar Rao share screen space for the first time in Stree.

This week’s big release is Stree. Directed by Amar Kaushik, the horror comedy stars Shraddha Kapoor, Rajkummar Rao, Pankaj Tripathi, Aparshakti Khurrana, Abhishek Banerjee and Vijay Raaz among others.

Stree is inspired by the urban legend of Nale Ba about a woman who knocks on the doors of houses at night and if you answer, you will never be seen again.

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Talking to PTI about Stree, Shraddha said, “People don’t know whether I am Stree or not. There has to be a sense of mystery around my character. We made sure we maintain that. In horror films, it is all about how well you built up the scare quotient. It is quite interesting.”

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Our verdict

Stree, in many places, is muddled, not being able to make up its mind whether it wants us to cower or chortle, especially when it slips into Four Easy Ways To Tame A Bhootni And Deal With Misogyny mode.

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Stree is a a delightful horror comedy, says Onir

Onir wrote on Twitter, "#Stree ... what a delightful horror comedy. Amazing work as a debutant dir by my friend @amarkaushik . Super writing and excellent performances by the entire cast.@RajkummarRao @ShraddhaKapoor @TripathiiPankaj @Aparshakti #Abhishek."

Saqib Saleem on Stree

Saqib Saleem posted on Twitter, "Do yourself a favour go watch #stree this weekend. @RajkummarRao @ShraddhaKapoor @Aparshakti @TripathiiPankaj @nowitsabhi fab performances by each n everyone .. most happy fr you brother @Sumitaroraa well done mere sher.. congratulations #amarkaushik n #dineshvijan"

Watch: In conversation with Stree actors Rajkummar Rao and Shraddha Kapoor

Stree off to a good start

What an amazing horror comedy, says Darshan Kumaar

Darshan Kumaar shared on Twitter, "#Stree Wht an Amzing horror comedy. a rollercoaster ride filled with Laughter n thrills...Superb performances @RajkummarRao @ShraddhaKapoor @TripathiiPankaj @Aparshakti @nowitsabhi Brilliant concept @krishdk @rajnidimoru n direction @amarkaushik @MaddockFilms"

Stree spooks and tickles you in equal measures, says Nitesh Tiwari

"Plz go n watch #Stree A rare combination of horror n comedy that spooks n tickles you in equal measures. Add to that some really fine performances, superb dialogues n nice camera work. Great job @amarkaushik @RajkummarRao @ShraddhaKapoor @TripathiiPankaj @Aparshakti #Abhishek," Nitesh Tiwari said via Twitter.

Stree is a very well directed, enacted and crafted film, says Sanjay Suri

Sanjay Suri tweeted, "Congratulations @amarkaushik on cracking a genre so brilliantly! Very well directed, enacted & crafted film #Stree. Congrats to the entire team @RajkummarRao @TripathiiPankaj @ShraddhaKapoor #RajDK #Maddock cast n crew."

Absolutely enjoyed watching Stree, says Yami Gautam

Yami Gautam shared on Twitter, "ओ Stree कल आना ! और आप सब ज़रूर देखना । @RajkummarRao you are one of the most incredible & versatile actors ! Loved your performance! Absolutely enjoyed watching the movie -spine chilling horror with madness & laughter ! And @ShraddhaKapoor u looked fab ! @MaddockFilms 😊"

Our verdict

Stree is enjoyable for the most part. Shraddha Kapoor’s part is a bit risible, but she has some breathy moments with Rajkummar Rao. The three fellows feel like real friends, not just brought together by a casting director, and both Aparshakti Khurrana, who is sprouting from everywhere these days, and Abhishek Banerjee do a good job of looking scared and foolish at the same time. Rao, whose Bicky seems like an extension of his Bareilly Ki Barfi avatar, carries the film.

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Stree quick take's Sampada says, "Stree works as a horror comedy. The dialogue writing deserves a special mention here. The film starts getting a little clumsy in the second half when it comes to the plot but the comedy saves the day. Kudos to the casting team for a phenomenal supporting cast."

Mukesh Chhabra on Stree

Mukesh Chhabra wrote on Twitter, "so so so good #Stree bhai @RajkummarRao aap kya ho ? payar se dekh aankooo main 🤣😂😘🤣 everyone is so good @ShraddhaKapoor @Aparshakti #AbhishekBanerjee maza aa gaya so happy for @amarkaushik :))"

Stree is one of the finest horror comedies in recent times, says Siddhanth Kapoor

Siddhanth Kapoor posted on Twitter, "Watched #Stree, one of the finest Horror Comedies in recent times. Spectacular Performances by @RajkummarRao, @ShraddhaKapoor @Aparshakti, Pankaj Ji, Abhishek Banerjee is OUTSTANDING! Kudos @MaddockFilms for choosing such a Fantastic and Different subject. Top Direction Too."

Watch: Rajkummar Rao and Aparshakti Khurrana guess Hindi names of supernatural creatures

Go watch Stree for a good laugh with a tinge of spook, says Taapsee Pannu

Taapsee Pannu took to Twitter and wrote, "It’s so good to see horror comedy done right in a Hindi film. Congratulations to the entire team of #Stree @amarkaushik #Dinoo @RajkummarRao #AbhishekBanerjee @Aparshakti #PankajTripathi @ShraddhaKapoor. go watch it for a good laugh with a tinge of spook!"

Cracked up laughing, says Mini Mathur

"Just watched #Stree ... what an amazing new genre of horror -comedy with a powerpacked cast!! Cracked up laughing & shrieked all together ... SO MUCH fun🙀🧟‍♀️😹@RajkummarRao @ShraddhaKapoor @Aparshakti @TripathiiPankaj #vijayraaz @amarkaushik @nowitsabhi @MaddockFilms," Mini Mathur said via Twitter.

Stree is a superb blend of horror and comedy, says Kriti Sanon

Kriti Sanon wrote on Twitter, "Just watched #Stree ! Superb blend of horror and comedy! @amarkaushik @MaddockFilms ♥️ @RajkummarRao birthday boy you were fab as always! @TripathiiPankaj sir u are outstanding ! @Aparshakti @nowitsabhi u guys made me crack & how! & @ShraddhaKapoor u looked stunning!"

Stree is going to change the game, says Ali Fazal

Ali Fazal shared on Twitter, "@RajkummarRao you’re so good bhai. #stree is going to change the game. @Aparshakti bhai aap mahaan ho @ShraddhaKapoor you are so honest,ur presence so strong. @TripathiiPankaj pankaj ji,maine aapke naare lagaye hain juhu pvr mein"

Stree is a perfect mix of comedy and horror, says Kartik Aaryan

Kartik Aaryan tweeted, "#Stree is a perfect mix of comedy n horror @amarkaushik @RajkummarRao bro wat an amazing performance😎 @Aparshakti n @nowitsabhi u guys wer 2 gud 😆😆 @TripathiiPankaj sir aap chaa gayein. N d girl wid no name @ShraddhaKapoor u wer fab😁 Congrats #DineshVijan @MaddockFilms"

Stree is so much fun, says Hansal Mehta

Hansal Mehta posted on Twitter, "Stree is so much fun. It’s a crazy mix of horror and comedy written and directed with expertise. @RajkummarRao is adorable and in top form as usual. Raj, this is a great birthday gift! #AparshaktiKhurana, #PankajTripathi, #ShraddhaKapoor and all of the ensemble is terrific. FUN! Stree is very well shot, well cast and very, very fresh. It’s full of laughs and scares and executed with great dexterity. Amar Kaushik makes a terrific debut. Raj and Dk are at their quirkiest while the dialogs are a riot. Had a blast at the movies after a long time. And @RajkummarRao i repeat as I do every time I see your performances - I’m so proud of you. You inspire me. Happy birthday my dearest Raj. #Stree will rock!"

According the makers, Stree is the story of a bride's wandering spirit which roams the streets for four days during an annual pooja. She calls out to young, unsuspecting men, and if they turn, she takes it as their acceptance to be with her.