Noor movie review: Sonakshi Sinha shines as a journalist, but dragged plot almost ruins her efforts

Overall rating: 2.5
Sonakshi Sinha-starrer Noor hit the theatres on April 21. Here's our quick review

After action roles in Akira and Force 2, Sonakshi Sinha is fighting, this time against the deadlines. In case you are still clueless, she is a journalist. And an unhappy one, for whom both professional and personal lives are in doldrums. Based on Pakistani novelist Saba Imtiaz’s Karachi, You’re Killing Me!, the Sunhil Sippy directorial venture was awaited by some sections of the journalistic fraternity.

Noor Roy Chowdhary (Sonakshi Sinha) is a 20-something journalist aspiring to make it big in the industry. However, life is not a bed of roses for her as the daddy’s daughter has to bear the tantrums of a ruthless boss. While she is not cribbing about her job, she is busy finding ways to lose her weight. She has best friends Saad (Kanan Gill) and Zara (Shibani Dandekar) who stay with her in both good and bad times. Still, Noor is unhappy. The reason being the absence of a soulmate. She has a soft corner for Ayan Banerjee (Purab Kohli) and likes spending time with him. All of a sudden, an incident changes her life completely. Noor is on a mission and will help the needy get justice. What the incident is all about, we are not gonna tell you.

What’s great

Sonakshi Sinha has justified her role as a journalist who wishes to do some serious work but is confined to covering trash stories. The actor had won accolades for her role in the trailer and instantly struck the chord with her fans. Kanan Gill who plays her best friend Saad is impressive, and you don’t need to elaborate on Purab Kohli’s acting prowess. Anchor-singer Shibani Dandekar has done a decent job, so is Manish Chaudhary as Noor’s boss.

The song Gulabi Aankhen is a treat to watch in the theatres. You will get goosebumps while Sonakshi’s dance moves are an icing on the cake.

Losing the plot

Now that’s the point which should be noticed. Although Noor begins on a positive note, it becomes a tedious watch towards the end. Maybe the writers wanted to push in punchlines to have the maximum impact on the viewers. Add to this, over-zealous monologues almost kill the entire film. It can be seen that both Sonakshi and Kanan Gill have shouldered the burden, and look weary by the time you begin to get up from the seats.

Overall, the film is a one-time watch. If you are sitting at home and want to lighten up your mood, there’s no harm in rushing to the nearest theatre.

Also read: Noor Live movie review: Sonakshi Sinha is all set for some serious journalism

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