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8/10
After Pink, this movie has talked about other side with super performances.
prafullasrivastav15 September 2019
Direction: After B.A.Pass, Ajay Bahl is back with hard hitting topping Section 375. His direction was mature enough that he engage the audience since from beginning to the climax. Movie started from one end and stop on other end. This is sheer beauty of direction.

Performances: Akshaye Khanna and Richa Chadda have stolen the show with power-pack performances. Meera Chopra looks innocent in her role. Rahul Bhat's acting was good. Kishore Kadam and Kruttika Desai added more justice to the script. Small but great performances by Shrikant Yadav, Shriswara and Sandhya Mridul.

Script: Manish Gupta has done brilliant job as he made engaging court room drama like we have always cherish court room drama of Pink movie. Climax has some ground reality which is another great inclusion. Similar approach was discussed for Pink but finally Manish left the audience puzzled at the end of movie.

Dialogues: Dialogues are the food for any good script. Ajay Bahl has written some great and punches dialogues with inclusion of great fact and analysis. This act as value addition to the script.

Box-office: This court room drama opened with lower collection on day 1. It has collection 1.45 crores on day 1. Day 2 has witness great growth and collection jump to 3.07 crores. Now all eyes on Sunday's collection. It will be 4-5 crores as word of mouth is so much positive for this movie. Life time collection must be in the range of 30-50 crores.

Last words: Don't miss this master piece by Ajay Bahl. I repeat Don't miss this.
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8/10
One of the Best Court Room Drama-Movies..!
Tejas_Vinda_AITS13 September 2019
A movie director is accused of raping a costume assistant working on his film.

While he is sentenced to jail by the Sessions Court, the case is reopened in the High Court then 2 lawyers battle it out.

The film is a gripping watch with a crisp runtime and top-notch performances.

Akshaye Khanna is intense, He is simply brilliant as he owns every minute that you see him on screen.

Richa Chadha follows up with same intensity.

'Section 375' is an bold effort. It is a good film that tackles a complex issue and one that will engage, inform and open up debates.

Good court room intense drama.
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9/10
Stunning drama between law and justice
msunando13 September 2019
Section 375 - A rape is registered, a woman is violated and trampled by a person in superior position, and for the ease of understanding, it's the film industry that's in focus. Harvey Weinstein, Kevin Spacey and others are people against whom the #MeToo movement began in Hollywood that later spread like a wildfire in India too. The film director in Section 375 played by Rahul Bhat strongly denies the allegations of the junior costume designer but there is almost infallible evidence against him, good enough for his conviction.

With a running time of 125 minutes, the narrative keeps you on the edge of your seat as the courtroom drama swings from one end of the spectrum to the other. Truth is often stranger than fiction and lawyers are in the business of law, not justice. Akshay Khanna delivers yet another superlative performance in the role of the suave, smooth talking and convincing defense lawyer, fighting a case that's all but lost, battling public and media fury on the one hand and opposition at home too. Richa Chadha is not exactly spectacular as the public prosecutor, somewhat undermined by her flawed dialogue delivery that sounds monotonous, but quite formidable in her upright mannerisms and conviction of the rape. The director manages to unfold the suspense slowly and logically, keeping the consequence and judgement open to debate, interpretation and it's for you to take sides.

Section 375 is deeply disturbing with graphic violence, uncomfortable interrogation of the victim in the courtroom, a botched police investigation and a judiciary under social turbulence. The subject is contemporary and of significant relevance in workplace, any for that matter. It has a message that needs to be absorbed amid all the throbbing drama where sympathy may change sides. If you don't enjoy depth and detail or are looking for entertainment, give Section 375 a miss. But if you like serious narrative, in-depth analysis, crevices of law and human psychology, please watch the film for a very rewarding mental stimulus.
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10/10
Section 375
shahrukhullahkhan13 September 2019
This film may not be successful at the box office but it's a well made and well acted film. Deserves more.
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10/10
section 375
aniruddhawaghmare15 September 2019
A really great movie for the country who needs to rethink about the law that was made to protect women using at as a weapon
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10/10
Akshay khanna always under-rated this movie is worth it
p-essu13 September 2019
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All of you just say he is under rated but no one will watch it in cinema go for it support actor that bring great content on the screen,please watch it in cinema.This movie is all about performance and they gave their best.
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10/10
Masterpiece
pushpendrameena-8933914 September 2019
Section 375 brilliant movie Akshay Khanna just stole the show Acting at it's best Best court room drama with fact

Justice is abstract Law is fact ....
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10/10
An eye opener
anindambasu10 November 2019
A law made for the security of the women can be misused is something this movie tells you about. Movie also tells you the bitter truth of how one person can ruin someone's life if they want to. An eye opener where you take decisions on the fact that there is public who is looking at you.

A must watch movie for everyone.
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10/10
The movie teaches you a lot.
rahuldivaker20 September 2019
Akshey Khanna the most underrated actor in Indian cinema delivers yet another powerful performance. How law sometimes overpower justice, that's the theme of this movie. Watch it and learn it.
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10/10
Great one in present scenario
arindamcs13 September 2019
Great one in present scenario. Director tried his best to represent the danger of one sided law.
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8/10
Stinging Indictment!
SinhaSomesh13 September 2019
#FinalVerdict

It's not just Director Ajay Bahl & writer Manish Gupta's best work but also one of the best to come out of Bollywood. Kudos to Panorama Studios, SCIPL, Abhishek Pathakk, Kumar Mangat Pathak and Aditya Chowksey! With stellar performances & superlative narration, besides presenting a captivating courtroom drama so effectively, Section 375 will hold your guts till the end & pinch your soul hard. It gets a bit technical to keep it realistic to the core. Near-perfect!

Boasting of a gripping screenplay that holds your attention till the end & despite the film's slow narrative, it keeps you engaged. The film has some hard hitting dialogues(Ajay Bahl, Manish Gupta), which elevates the situations & the corresponding elements. The interrogation sequence, Akshaye Khanna confronting with the judges & his opening speech & closing statements along with Richa Chadha's, Section 375 keeps going on a high. It demands your attention and you'll be glued to the screen throughout. Pedantic!

Teamwork makes dream work & this holds true for Section 375. The manner in which director Ajay Bahl has extracted realistic performances from the actors is definitely laudable. Manish Gupta is a genius. The verbal jousting is loaded with details and facts. Sudhir K Chaudhary's cinematography is most appropriate. Arif Sheikh & Praveen Angre's editing is razor-sharp. Clinton Cerejo's background score is exhilarating, filling in the silences very well. Apurva Singh Rathore's casting is spot on. Spiffing! From actors in smaller roles to the central players, there isn't a false note here. It's, undoubtedly & undisputedly the towering Akshaye Khanna who steals the show. It won't be erroneous to state that it's one of his career best and memorable performances. Trailing an extreme close second is Richa Chadha, who manages to'earn her place under the sun' with her no-nonsense portrayal of Hiral Gandhi. Meerra Chopra delivers a rock solid performance. She utilises to the maximum the screen time that is offered to her. Rahul Bhat gets into the skin of his character. Watch out for the scene when he comes on the set & blasts everyone. Menacing! Shriswara speaks a lot through her silences & makes her presence felt. Krutika Desai & Kishor Kadam are authentically impressive.

On the whole, Section 375 is a hard-hitting/power-packed courtroom drama and a compelling film. It makes its point with such force that it is difficult not to be impressed. It isn't often that Bollywood shows such spine. Don't miss this one! Double Thumbs Up!
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9/10
Fantastic flick! Stirs up so many thoughts..
mayank-sharma19849 November 2019
Standing ovation for Akshay Khanna on his impeccable dialogue deliveries and thought provoking impressions during courtroom scenes. Kudos to Richa Chadha on taking up such a role. Truly raged fire with her acting skills. In fact she should take more roles like this. Awesome direction by Ajay Bahl. One of the best court room drama I've seen in these recent years. And that too on such a sensitive topic. Raises up many questions at the back of your head. Very engaging script throughout. I kept glued to my chair till the very end. Excellent background score as well.

Congratulations to the entire cast for such an effort. Need more flicks like this. 👍
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10/10
You have to watch it....
predator-5050313 September 2019
Remember nirbhaya case accused mohd afroz who is free now.... This film showcase that situation but context is oppositie
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8/10
An excellent movie led by a superlative Akshaye Khanna
vibhav3008-726-59225321 November 2019
If there is one word that can describe my experience watching Section 375, that word would be uncomfortable. That however doesn't imply that this movie is bad by any stretch of imagination. On the contrary, I found it to be excellent and recommend everyone to watch it, however uncomfortable it might it be.

The movie navigates a rape case from its inception to its verdict. Akshaye Khanna and Richa Chaddha lead the cast and play the role of lawyers, representing the accused and the victim respectively. In one of the introductory scenes, Khanna is shown explaining the difference between law & justice. Rape is an extremely serious, unforgivable and delicate issue affecting India and the rest of the world. There have been multiple movies depicting stories & tribulations of rape victims which take us through their journey in seeking justice.

This movie is not quite that. Rather, the movie takes a step back and introduces some formerly unexplored nuances emerging in a rape case & showcases the perspective of the accuser, which makes the movie an extremely uncomfortable watch. I expected the movie to have a divisive reception, and after browsing through some critic and user reviews, I was right. Some reviews tagged the movie as being misogynistic. I honestly don't agree with this sentiment. Though the movie ventures into really controversial territories, I still found the movie to be an earnest and unbiased attempt at depicting what it was trying to. I feel this is an excellent movie and recommend everyone to try it out and form your own opinion.

Let's get back to the review itself. Almost right away, the audience is presented with the rape scene. The accuser is a film director, played by Rahul Bhat and the victim is a young girl helping with the film's costumes, played by Meera Chopra. You know what has happened from the get go; but do you really? The rest of the film navigates through that and makes us question our preconceptions. Throughout the film, you are presented with alternating scenarios of this scene which makes you question what really happened. The way these different scenarios are presented immediately reminded me of Meghna Gulzar's fantastic Talwar.

The performances are good. Rahul Bhat as the accuser does a good job and so does Meera Chopra as the victim. Richa Chaddha is reliable as always and does what she can with what she is given. And that is my biggest gripe with this film. The movie for some reason never really dives deeper into her character. Even in the courtroom, she is usually shown as being reactive rather than proactive trying to object what the opposing lawyer is bringing up, most of the time being overruled by the judges. Similarly, the opposing lawyer gets multiple scenes outside the courtroom walking us through his mind and how the case is affecting his life. We get none of this with Richa, and that is very disappointing.

The movie also has some production rough edges, especially with editing. The transition between scenes was too jarring sometimes to overlook. Sandhya Mridul plays the opposing lawyers wife and her character feels unidimensional and merely a means an entity to reflect the protagonist's thoughts. Kishore Kadam and Kruttika Desai play the judges, the former putting in a great performance as always.

This brings us to the titular character of this movie and that is the lawyer defending the accused, played by Akshaye Khanna. The movie rests squarely on his shoulders and he bravely carries it. He dons the shoes of Tarun Saluja, a no frills lawyer trying to fight the most difficult case of his career. He is shown working pro bono for the underprivileged but also charging a fortune for his regular cases. It is very easy to hate on him at times when he is trying to exploit loopholes in the system to defend the accuser. He works according to his own code and lives with his own set of ideologies. This is a difficult role to play and Akshaye excels and delivers what I feel is one of his career best performances. After a break, it's great to have an actor of his caliber back.

The movie is well directed and written and kept me me engaged throughout. I recommend you to give the movie a chance. It is possible that you will end up hating the movie and I get that. But I urge you to form your opinion after watching it yourself. I give it a solid 8/10 rating.
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10/10
Nothing different but still catchy!
kushalpanchal-7839916 September 2019
This movie does deserve more. A movie which is just not a movie but a question. I highly insist everyone to watch it. Perfect example of how a slow movie can gain high attention.
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10/10
Good drama
imdb-ikysmoviedatabase13 September 2019
Enjoyable drama and great performances by all cast. Akshay khanna is one of the best performers in the country and did very well in this movie
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8/10
Disturbing courtroom drama!
naveenmuktevi13 November 2019
First of all, this movie is deeply disturbing both psychologically and physically. It has details of how the alleged victim has been raped with some graphic content occurring frequently. It shows a major loophole in our law and how easily can any woman exploit it to extract revenge. You cannot support both the prosecutrix and the accused in this movie as both the people are at fault, and this movie brilliantly showcases the 'what if' such complicated situation arise? The law sides with whom? This is the first Akshay Khanna movie I have watched, and oh boy, he is bloody brilliant. He plays the character with such intensity, such suave that it makes your jaw drop. Richa chadha is average at best, with her monotonous dialogues. Overall, a powerful and gripping movie.
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9/10
Hits the right notes
bestvivek-agarwal17 September 2019
It undertakes a more pragmatic approach towards a courtroom drama. No unecessary dialogues or scenes. It boldly put forwards the writer's views on the judicial system we feel we deserve.

Also, no other actor could've done it better than Akshay Khanna.
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10/10
Worth the watch
aliv-hasan9 November 2019
Whenever I watch Akshay Khanna in a role whatever it is I think he is being underrated all the time. Just superb performances by the actors. What a brilliant screenplay and syory writing. Hats off to the makers. Thoroughly enjoyed. No crap just pure courtroom drama. Loved it.
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10/10
A courtroom drama that will keep you on the edge of your seat.
Abhilash_Mandlecha16 September 2019
We are of the opinion that the superior constitution & laws that meant to be for the protection of people, but do they really protect the right of citizens ? On legal & technical ground a law might ( must) prevail but what to do with such law or particular section which is apparently not working on moral grounds to impart the justice? Directed by Ajay Bahl, starring Akshaye Khanna & Richa Chaddha raises so many question on the whole justice system. This movie is impeccable attempt which questions the use of law or rather misuse of law.An act on moral ground can be right or wrong but what if such an act is seen through the eyes of law ? Law must prevail, but justice should also be there without contaminating the fabrics of fundamental rights. A mere attempt to seek revenge misusing your right can neither be tantamount to justifying particular act nor it make the law prevails. I really appreciate the brave attempt of makers to bring such piece of art which make you question the grounds of rightdoing, wrongdoing.This movie definitely makes sense that law can not assure you justice, one win something then one must need to lose: but later lost only on technical grounds? What is moral?

Writer has done excellent job, screenplay is crisp & you will never feel that movie is going off track. It makes you sail either this or that boat throughout the movie till the end . A perfect courtroom drama without any melodrama that we usually see in bollywood. Akshaye & Richa has given excellent performances.

I request people who love watching quality movie, please go & watch this movie in theater. This movie deserves all the appreciation from us that makes us question about things around. The dialogue 'We are not in the business of justice, we are in the business of the law.' is the crux of movie.
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Law is not Justice. Correctly said
ruparel16 September 2019
This is a step ahead of Insaaf Ka Tarazu made in 1970s. Eye opener. Well made. It also resembles movie Lipstick 1976
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10/10
Dekho bhai log, dekho!
merimehboobazindabad23 September 2019
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One of the best courtroom drama have ever made in bollywood. Well written script, top notch direction, engaging screenplay. No chance to get bore. Climax made me confused and the last conversation still blowing my mind.

Akshaye Khanna is phenomenal. He just stole the show.
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10/10
A MUST WATCH
vaishaligupta-4410621 September 2019
Here I am a fan of theater and its highest grade of performance, and this movie matches it without a doubt! Watch it for performance, dialogue delivery and direction. This movie was just like a treat to me. Am glad that Bollywood is evolving in its content, and this movie is just the perfect example touching a very sensitive topic. Akshaye Khanna, what a dialogue delivery and facial expression, along with Richa and my favourite Krutika Desai. A movie with content and performance!!!
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10/10
Fantastic movie of the year
heenad-8513620 September 2019
A must watch for everyone. How laws can be manipulated and misused
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10/10
Law is a fact justice is abstract
shivendrsrivastava17 September 2019
A must watch flick. Mind blowing script Stunning performances by Akshay Khanna and other star cast Best court room drama I ever watched Much better than pink....
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