Bhonsle is the latest Hindi movie to premiere on streaming platforms. The Manoj Bajpayee-starrer is now streaming on SonyLIV streaming service, after a 2-year delay. Bhonsle is a political drama that shows the story of a righteous Mumbai cop who takes on street thugs. Written and directed by Devashish Makhija, Bhonsle stars actors including Manoj Bajpayee, Abhishek Banerjee, and Santosh Juvekar. Critics have streaming Bhonsle on SonyLIV and here is a review roundup to help you make the streaming decision.
Bhonsle Review : Manoj Bajpayee is a sight to behold in this political drama
Pallabi Dey Purkayastha from Times of India writes, "‘Bhonsle’ is the gateway to understanding what’s it like to be ‘the other’ in a city full of ‘others’. While some of us are ‘privileged’ enough to be born here, and may never know how a migrant survives in a place like Mumbai, this film is for those who do."
Bhonsle movie review: Manoj Bajpayee delivers acting masterclass, film a definitive word on ‘insider-outsider’ debate
Jyoti Sharma Bawa from Hindustan Times says, "At two hours, Bhonsle flows at its own pace as it takes us to a world that mirrors our own realities, and is as relevant today as it was a few years ago when it won over audiences at film festivals. Watch it for some answers and many questions that we all ought to ask. And, of course, for a masterclass on acting."
Bhonsle Review: Manoj Bajpayee's Spectacular Performance Keeps Film On Tight Leash
Saibal Chatterjee from NDTV.com writes, "Bhonsle is, in a way, a comment on Mumbai itself, and by extension on every big city, where for every dream that is fulfilled there are tens of thousands that are thwarted. Even Vilas, whose friskiness and sense of frustration are brought out vividly by Santosh Juvekar, doesn't have his life sorted. The politician that he banks upon for some support and a little push has no time for him.
Bhonsle is a searing, shattering statement on lives engulfed in the darkness of a bright, bustling city."
'Bhonsle' movie review: Manoj Bajpayee's film on Maharashtra's insider-outsider debate should have been a short film
Shaheen Irani from DNAIndia.com says, "The film, according to me, is a mirror which touches base with the tough life we all are living. However, if Makhija had removed some elements and focused purely on the script, mainly from the second half of the film, (even if it made for a short film), the movie could strike a chord with more audiences. Nonetheless, it was a great effort which could have been told in a better way."
Bhonsle Movie Review: Manoj Bajpayee Is Exceptionally Good In The Social Drama
Sanyukta Thakare from Filmibeat.com writes, "Overall, Bhonsle is grey and grim much like the current world, but it asks the right questions and makes you hope for the better. However, Bhonsle by no means will hand you the hope, it will rather make sure you find it deep within, only as you struggle to answer those questions."