Teraa Surroor Review by Bollywood Hungama
The film’s director Shawn Arranha, who has, in the past, directed Hide & Seek, (comparatively) springs a surprise with TERAA SURROOR. His direction in building the suspense keeps you on the edge of your seat till the end. One has to give it to him for having successfully directed Himesh Reshammiya and extracting a performance from him. Certain scenes in the film stand out completely (like the introduction scene of Naseeruddin Shah is simply fantastic and the way the suspense gets unfolded is something that needs to be applauded). Having said that, one does feel and realise that even though the film’s story may not boast of novelty (it could have been much better), it does keep the viewer engaged till the end and how! On the negative side, the film’s pace in the first half acts as a villain (‘drags endlessly at places’). Scenes like the escape from Ireland to Mumbai could have been explained in a better manner. If that wasn’t enough, even the ‘infusion’ of too many songs in the first half slows down the pace of the film. It’s only in the film’s second half that we get the answers to all the mystery. Overall, the film’s screenplay could have been tighter which is a must-need in suspense thrillers.
Teraa Surroor Review by Sreeju Sudhakaran on Bollywood Life
You might love him or hate, but there’s no denying the fact that Himesh has a strange appeal to the audience that transcends age groups and other barriers. In Tera Suroor, Himesh does a fantastic job of playing to the gallery and giving his audience what they want. He knows his strengths and weaknesses and plays on the former without letting the latter get better of him. As Raghu his physical transformation is remakrable and while it might look odd and weird in the posters of promo, the film does justice to why he’s managed to shed those kilos and look ripped. Music of course is the trump card of the film. Through the course of the film there is a background track that plays as an ode to the prequel. Tera Suroor has several tracks that will remind you why loved the original sound track so much. The camera work is good in the action scenes and both Shekhar Kapur and Naseeruddin Shah add drama to the story. Farah looks great on the big screen, we wish she had more to do in the film though. The stand out moments are the ones where Himesh does some dialoguebaazi and his patriotic dialogues when a random firang tries to take off on an Indian in a gun practice alley.
Teraa Surroor Review by Saibal Chatterjee on NDTVMovies
Teraa Surroor dives deep into a sea of mothballed ideas. No wonders the exercise yields no pearls. Tera Surroor is a follow-up to the 2007 Himesh Reshammiya starrer Aap Ka Surroor. The lead actor, who is also, of course, the music director, sports a beefed-up look that only accentuates the limits of his facial expressions. Himesh holds on to a single expression all through the film. Whether he is dodging a bullet, shooting down gangsters or merely in the midst of a lovers’ tiff, he betrays no semblance of emotion. The lead actress, debutante Farah Karimaee, is the perfect foil for Himesh. She remains equally ‘unmoved’ by all the trouble that she lands in. The locations are beautiful and they are captured in all their glory by cinematographer Maneesh Chandra Bhatt.
Teraa Surroor Review by Suhani Singh on India Today
For all its intent to be a slick action flick, Teraa Surroor is desperately short on novelty and entertainment. This is another yarn of a hero on a rescue mission facing an enemy with vengeance on his mind. It is the sort of film in which all the goons Raghu fights in Dublin are Indian and it is blatantly obvious that all the action sequences are shot in India with no attempt made to even disguise it. If anything Teraa Surroor of not keeping your girlfriend entertained and the perils of friending unknown people on Facebook. Barring a few whistle-worthy scenes which amp up Reshammiya’s quest to take himself seriously so much so that it borders on hilarious, there is nothing remotely engaging about this very listless love story. Kapur sums it up with his apt line: “I hate love stories.”
Teraa Surroor Review by Martin D’Souza on Glamsham
The action is impressive; the background score by Himesh too is designed to a nicety. The songs, and the sound are familiar, yet have that ‘distinct something’ that make it soothing to the ears. The signature tune by Himesh is something that will stay forever. The film belongs to Himesh until Anirudh is revealed at the climax. For a full five minutes thereafter, though the scene looks ridiculous, the guy who plays Anirudh injects a much-needed sense of maniacal energy. If you love the Himesh brand of music, good action with a decent plot that engages you till the end, TERAA SUROOR is not a bad option this week.
Review by Jaidev Hemmady on Movietalkies
The makers of Himesh Reshammiya’s latest release Teraa Surroor have just added some more masala to this plot to come up with a boring fare, which is further marred by unimpressive performances and a weak screenplay.
Review by Sukanya Verma on Rediff
True to his reputation, Himesh Reshammiya — the only valid reason for Teraa Surroor’s existence, does not show any expression. Not even one. Not even a quarter.
Teraa Surroor Review by DNA India
Dublin. That’s the best thing about the movie. The picture perfect locales are the only saving grace of the movie that otherwise has little to boast about. Naseeruddin Shah, Shernaz Patel and Shekhar Kapoor somehow find their way into the movie and do whatever they can for it. But obviously that’s not enough. The movie is often unintentionally funny. Not something you’d want to spend your money on to experience. The songs are passable, with some being reprised versions of hits like Ishq Samandar from Kaante and the famous track Tera Surroor.
Review by Mehul S Thakkar on Deccan Chronicle
Coming to Himesh Reshammiya as an actor and a performer. Is he able to pull off the character of a gangster (Raghu)? This one scene when he tries to teach a foreigner a lesson who tried to insult an Indian is worth the mention. The dialogues, the execution and the background music just makes the entire scene look perfect. The actor looks lean flashing a great physique and had lost considerable amount of weight to play the character. From the writing point of view, his role his well sketched showing his background and circumstances, which made him what he is. However, in portions the story line felt weak and partially dragged which leads to losing interest in knowing Raghu’s journey.
Review by Renuka Vyavahare on The Times Of India
On paper, Teraa Surroor sounds like an edge-of-the-seat action thriller. However, the execution is far from it. Instead of mounting tension, which is crucial for this genre, the film is inundated with umpteen songs and romantic flashbacks that eventually kill the pace and continuity. The use and abuse of infinite Slowmo sequences is another issue.
Review by Shubhra Gupta on Indian Express
About the only thing I enjoyed, apart from a few flashes of pristine Dublin, was Shekhar Kapur’s grizzled walk-on appearance as an Indian diplomat with a troubled marriage. The about-to-be-divorced wife (Monica Dogra) plays a lawyer and manages many scenes with Kapur, who gets to deliver the best dialogue in the film: I hate love stories, he says. And smiles.
Review by Rajeev Masand on IBNLive
Neither suspenseful in its execution of the escape, nor in the big reveal of the mastermind behind Raghu’s problems, the film seems to exist for no other purpose than to showcase Himesh and his limited talent. I’m going with one out of five for Teraa Surroor. The one star is for the gorgeous Dublin locations, and for the infectious music.
Review by Shubha Shetty-Saha on Mid-Day India
The script holds a lot of interest but the patchy, amateur execution kills it. In his attempt to give it a Hollywood thriller kind of treatment, debutant director Shawn Arranha goes haywire with the camera angles and shots, and never finds his foothold back. What he ends up delivering is a lot of unintentional amusement — nowhere close to the ‘stylish’ film it is intended to be.
Review by Saumil Gandhi on Mumbai Mirror
The idea with Teraa Suroorr was to make an ‘entertainer’, that popular Bollywood idiom. The first half an hour lives up to the promise with everything motoring along briskly. A Tarantino style entry for Himesh, a brief car chase in Dublin, and the heroine in distress calling to her hero for help. The writers disappear from this point onwards. Teraa Surroorr ends up feeling like an extended music video bent on eulogizing Himesh Reshammiya. It is full of slow motion frames, slashing sound effects, and retrofitted songs. Through it all, we have a self-conscious Himesh in tight close-ups; a tortured soul, a real hero wading through circumstances that would pull ordinary mortals down.
Review by Sonia Chopra on Sify
Director Shawn Arranha adds in dollops of unsubtle nationalism in the film. Like the scene where someone mocks that Indians aren’t adept at shooting (why that is interpreted as such a big insult, is puzzling), leading our floppy-haired hero to indulge in some nationalistic dialogue-baazi, with a gun in his hand, and retaining the above-mentioned expression (scroll up for details). Arranha also makes the villain deliver his backstory monologue with echoing words. Heck, even TV soaps don’t do that (or do they?). The only thing worse, at that point, is the background score. This film is an experience. And strictly meant only for Himesh Reshammiya and fans.
Teraa Surroor Review by Indiaglitz
The story takes its own sweet time to come on the right tracks and keeps dragging a lot. The jail-break scene, despite of being interesting and engaging, lacks the hardship. Everything seems so easy and predictable. The finale part should have been more impactful.The director is highly letdown by his writers who should have been more creative. The punch factor was highly missing in the film.Farah Karimaee has hardly anything to offer in terms of her role and performance. Monica Dongra, Shernaz Patel, Kabir Bedi and Shekhar Kapur are highly wasted.
Review by Manisha Lakhe on Nowrunning
A sulky, almost bored Himesh Reshammiya (the hero) who is supposed to be an assassin lazily lifts the gun, there are flashes of light and quick cuts and crash, boom, bang, he has shot eight people. Then with the same bored look he stands in front of a chap who nods his head and the chap walks over to a girl who has been dancing. The girl comes over. They are in a bedroom, and obviously this is to be a seduction scene. Even here, he does not touch her. We only have close ups of her writhing in ecstasy. You see him look bored at what just happened.
Review by Subhash K Jha on Bollyspice
Teraa Surroor is not the best of thrillers. But it’s sensible and sexy. And by that I don’t mean unclothed female bodies. The city of Dublin is made to look inviting and intriguing. If only the actors, and that includes the male actors, didn’t use so much makeup. It mars the natural beauty of the locations, captured by cameraman Maneesh Chandra Bhatt with touristic affection topped by some residential pride.
Review by Meeta on Wogma
The interesting bit is that if you sit back and try to summarize the story of the film, it is not too bad. With a little more work on making it real, it could have been a half-decent film. But see, that was not what they were aiming for – a watchable film.
Review by Rohit Vats on Hindustan Times
Teraa Surroor’s music is its biggest attraction, provided you’re a Himesh fan like me. The first half keeps featuring one song after another and you feel blessed. But then comes the interval, following which the movie turns into an illogical chase that ends nowhere. Even the movie’s glossy cinematography and sleek editing couldn’t be of much help. Himesh Reshammiya has tried hard, but it’s still not working for him. Farah Karimaee may get some films if looking good is the only criterion. Naseeruddin Shah is Naseeruddin Shah and Shekhar Kapur is Shekhar Kapur, absolutely undiluted.
Average critic ratings of other movies released in 2016
- Jai Gangaajal – 2.3 stars
- Zubaan – 2.6 stars
- Tere Bin Laden Dead Or Alive – 2.3 stars
- Aligarh – 3.6 stars
- Bollywood Diaries – 2.5 stars
- Neerja – 4 stars
- LoveShhuda – 2 stars
- Ishq Forever – 1.4 stars
- Fitoor – 2.3 stars
- Sanam Re – 1.6 stars
- Ghayal Once Again – 2.4 stars
- Sanam Teri Kasam – 1.6 stars
- Saala Khadoos – 2.6 stars
- Mastizaade – 1 stars
- Airlift – 3.7 stars