INDIAN EXPRESS MOVIE REVIEW SHUBHRA GUPTA
MAR 20, 2009 NEW DELHI
Deepti Naval, always such a pleasure to watch in her rare appearances on screen these days, holds her own in her small but pivotal part : her continual subservience and her final rebellion feels achingly real. And fittingly signals the rise of a new day, and perhaps, a new way.
TARAN ADARSH, INDIA FM SIFY MOVIES
Firaaq has an ensemble cast and each of them sparkle in their respective roles. But the faces that continue to haunt you even after the film has ended are that of the child actor, Deepti Naval and Shahana Goswami.
SUBHASH K. JHA
Wed 18th MAR, 2009
Das' narrative is propelled forward by powerful characters played by actors who not only know their job but also know how to make their jobs look like anything but professional hazard.
It would be criminal to pick performances. Deepti Naval (looking like a ravaged guilt-ridden avatar of the nurturing foster-mom Sharmila Tagore in Shakti Samanta's "Amar Prem"), Paresh Rawal (as a trashy unscrupulous bourgeois broker) and of course the redoubtable Naseeruddin Shah (as an aged classical singer caught in a sublime time-warp) deliver performances that glisten with glory and sensitivity.
MOVIE REVIEW AFTERTHOUGHT 21/03/09
Performance of Naseeruddin Shah, Deepti Naval and Raghubir Yadav is brilliant.