Starring Aamir Khan, Zaira Wasim, Meher Vij, Raj Arjun and Tirth Sharma, Secret Superstar released last Thursday. The film, which was out a day before Diwali, tells the story of a young girl who aspires to become a renowned singer. She is talented but has to hide her face in her YouTube videos as her dominating father wouldn't approve of this career choice. Secret Superstar is doing well at the box-office and read on to know what the critics have to say about it.
"Aamir is the scene-stealer. His character — a cross between the brash American Idol judge Simon Cowell and your crass Bollywood music directors from the 80-90s — appears like a caricature at the start".
Source: The Times of India
"A well-meaning yet ambitious girl, a cruel father, a meek mother, and a loving younger brother. This movie has all the ingredients, with the exception of the comic character. And then, along comes Shakti Kumaarr and charms his way into the audience’s heart with his antics".
Source: Hindustan Times
"Unlike other major releases of Bollywood, this one sticks to the basics. Interestingly nothing is overdone in the film. This is the reason why a subtle pace leads the tale in the right direction. Also, a slice of Aamir Khan's touch of perfection is also visible in the plot".
Source: Zee News
"Secret Superstar is an unconventional Hindi film in so many ways. It is that rare mainstream, unapologetically commercial Bollywood venture that places the spotlight firmly on domestic violence".
"When the trailer was unveiled, it felt like it's giving a straight out idea of the story but there are many layers in the drama and some very good social commentary that ultimately makes Secret Superstar a satisfying watch".
Source: Deccan Chronicle
"The way young Zaira Wasim comes into the element of her character during Nachdi phiran is phenomenal. If you thought this girl showed a spark in Dangal, with Secret Superstar she sets the stage on fire".
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