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Afwaah review: Nawazuddin Siddiqui's film has nothing to offer

There are very few scenes that grab your attention in this movie

Afwaah review: Nawazuddin Siddiqui's film has nothing to offer

Last Updated: 02.35 PM, Feb 26, 2024



Rahab (Nawazuddin Siddiqui) is in an advertising agency. He crashed into Nivi, a heiress who just ran away after finding out the truth about her fiance. Will they have a happy ending, individually?


Afwaah commences with introducing Rajasthan in the conventional way - with a man on a camel and Rajasthani music. Our hero, Nawazuddin Siddiqui, walks through the duststorm in his Range Rover.

Soon, Sharib Hashmi as Chandan is introduced with his moustache and in a jeep. Sumeet Vyas as Vicky has the same introduction except the long moustache. The scene goes from boring to realistic, real soon. Sharib comes at the centre of it too.

The introduction of the film is executed interestingly, to an extent, but goes on-and-on, thus disrupting the viewing experience.

Nawazuddin's re-entry is very normal. Although he tries to be impactful, the actor doesn't leave as much of an impression.

Bhumi Pednekar's entry as Nivi in the film isn't that impactful either. While she acts well, the introduction to the scene does not work. Eventually though, it works.

As a whole, she has no dialect between Rajastani and fuck. That does not work well for her.

A scene where she lashes out at a Muslim is one of the better scenes in the movie. The scene that follows, also leaves an impact to an extent.

Sumit Kaul and Eisha Chopra make a cameo appearance in the film. They both barely leave an impression.

Appurv Gupta as Bobby is completely out of place in this film. While he is a good actor, this one does not fit in the story.

The music in the film comes at random. It does not help the storyline anywhere. Not only music, even the songs are an random. Thankfully, there are shorter in time.

The chase sequence in the film is amazing. It keeps you wondering what next.

The story has a slow pace. The real story establishes nearly half the film later. Even then, the pace is slower.

The film seems to only work on abuses. From Bhumi to Sumeet, all talk only in that language.

Afwaah loses its charm, again-and-again. The song adding to scenes of Love Jihad absolutely do not mix.

An incident changes the narrative. Things get more intense with it. Unfortunately, that doesn't last long either.

The movie has a message - of how the internet is a boon and bane at the same time. That is conveyed well, loud and clear.

Afwaah tries to mix commercialization in some scenes. That is of no help when it comes to what is actually happening in the film.

The donkey reference is the only relief in the otherwise non-intriguing film. The post-credit scene does very little to amp up the story too.


Afwaah is not your typical film. It has almost nothing that works. Better to skip out on this one.


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