Time Out says
These assorted jitters lend a crucial dose of nervous energy to a sometimes sluggish, overdetermined adaptation of what’s after all a sluggish, overdetermined book. But the film is bolder and more vivid than its source, aided by cinematographer Frederick Elmes’ limpid palette and by the eros and sensuality that pulsates between Ashoke and Ashima, poster children for arranged marriage. Khan and Tabu’s soulful performances and heart-stopping chemistry are the film’s bright core. Gogol remains a one-and-a-half-note role, and yet the film uses him with ruthless precision to leave its most intense impression, one that will be recognisable to many adults who have ever contemplated the loss of a parent: the wrath of regret.
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