The second half of the year has seemingly started on a positive note for Bollywood. Following on the trail of success of I Hate Luv Storys, the past weekend saw three films hitting the theatres and two of them – Tere Bin Laden and Udaan have been extremely well received.
Udaan with its unique plot, medium budget and relative new comers as the leading stars, Vikramaditya Motwane’s directorial debut was the talk of town, prior to its release. The film was screened at the Cannes film festival this past May, and hence the expectations were monumental, and fortunately, the film has surpassed them.
The film is getting rave reviews and not just from critics and fans, the stars of Bollywood are coming out and saying how much they loved this film. In fact, Twitter was a live with tweets praising the film.
Here’s what some of the celebs tweeted in favor of Udaan:
Aamir Khan – Hearing such nice things about both Udaan and Tere Bin Laden. Great to see fresh young talent getting such a good reaction. Super.
Imran Khan – PLEASE go and watch Udaan. It’s a powerful, moving film. Truly worth your time,’
Javed Akhtar – Udaan is a sensitive heart ,throbbing on the screen. What a film !! Hats off.
Shabana Azmi – I was deeply moved by UDAAN. So sensitively handled. Ronit Roy + Ram Kapoor are fabulous. Vikram Motwane Anurag Kashyap kya baat hai
Gul Panag – Just watched Udaan. A nice film ‘made in india’. Finally.
Sanjay Suri – Saw Udaan, beautiful film. Guys go and watch it.
Ranvir Shorey – Watched ‘Udaan’. Haven’t been such a bundle of raw nerves watching a film for a while. Felt my life flashing in front of my eyes at times. Udaan:Take a bow, Vikram Motwane and team, especially the cast, for spilling our guts and tears, and celebrating the resilience that is life
Abbas Roshan – Anurag Kashyap and Vikramaditya Motwane!! Great work on Udaan!! Skilled writing, fab direction n performances! Go watch. If u believe in change and a new wave of cinema…go see Udaan!
Konkana Sen – I loved Udaan and you will too!!
Punit Malhotra – Just saw Udaan. To say its a good film is an insult… Its simply brilliant!!! You need to see this one… As good as it gets.
Taran Adarsh – Udaan & Tere Bin Laden. No big stars. No fancy budgets. Both directed by first-timers. Yet, both are gems that should not to be missed.
Shibani Bathija – Saw Udaan last night. A sensitive and intense film and a must for all. Do watch it and spread the word. It’s honest and powerful cinema.
Vinta Nanda – Udaan is what I just saw, simply breathtaking and emotionally lifting…
Among all the tweet-talks, Shahenshah Amitabh Bachchan made a note of the film on his blog (bigb.bigadda.com). Here are some of his thoughts.
Amitabh Bachchan – “In all the noise and thunder of the popular cinema now prevalent, this film comes as a fresh breeze of air. Its simplicity is brimming over with the intensity of its content,” he wrote.
We here at BollySpice loved it too! Be sure and check out our review!