Heeramandi: A Spectacle of Grandeur


A review by Sanjiva Sahai

If you’re into drowning in grandeur and have a lifetime to spare, indulge in this 8-hour-and-a-half spectacle called हीरामण्डी where the set design gets more screen time than the plot itself.

    Who needs historical accuracy when we can have a jolly good मुंबइया spin in all the recently released movies? Who cares about facts anyway when we’ve got the glitz and glamour of a Bhansali extravaganza to distract us?

    Indeed, amidst the narrative, several performances shine with profound depth. Manisha Koirala, Sonakshi Sinha,  Aditi Rao Hydari, Richa Chadha and the entire female ensemble deliver commendable portrayals, leaving a lasting impression. Additionally, the music, both vocal and instrumental, stands as a formidable asset.

    Ah, if only Bhansali had a knack for precision! A concise 2-hour 15-minute film instead of this drawn-out series would have spared us all a lot of eye-rolling and tea breaks.
          __ Sanjiva Sahai

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3 Responses

  1. Avatarwp-user-avatar wp-user-avatar-48 alignnone photo Gouri says:

    Hi though I have not watched it as yet I think you have a valid point

  2. Avatar Mohan Himthani says:

    Watching and enjoying with feel of retro cinematic features Hiramandi, this screening inevitably recalled Pakizah the Indian Cinema Epic movie which nobody could dare to remake…
    yes, Indeed, Sanjay Leela B joined the Showmen Club of Indian Cinema at his initial releases Hum Dil Chuke Sanam, remake of Devdas,… now with releases of Bajirao Mastani, Gangubai Kathiyawadi… and Hiramandi Made him a sole Bollywood showman as his immense contribution to Indian Cinema would continue to enrich taste of Indian/world cinema viewers in the years to come.

    All the best
    Sanjay Bhansaliji

    Mohan Himthani

  3. Avatar K K Jaiswal says:

    संजीव सहाय
    कुछ भी ?

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