Dobaaraa Movie Review

Dobaaraa Movie Review, Rating, Cast

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Last updated on December 14th, 2023

Anurag Kashyap’s new film has been released, ‘Dobaaraa‘. This is the official Indian adaptation of the 2018 Spanish film ‘Miraj’. Nihit Bhave, who has written projects like ‘Choked’ and ‘Sacred Games for Anurag Kashyap, has adapted this story.

Dobaaraa Movie Story:

The story of ‘Dobaaraa‘ moves in one city and two timelines. The story opens from Hinjewadi in Pune city. The year is 1996. One night a fierce storm comes. A child named Anay comes out in this storm and is killed for some reason. Then we reach the year 2021. A family shift takes place in Anay’s old house. Taapsee’s character Antara is part of this family. Antara finds that some old things are still present in the house. One of them is TV. She turns on that TV. On such a night when again the same 25-year-old storm has returned to the city. Antara sees others on her TV screen. She starts talking to him. This step of Antara changes her whole world, following the mantra that it was sexy. Further, throughout the film, she and the audience try to understand what is happening after all.

Dobaaraa Movie Cast:

  • Taapsee Pannu
  • Pavail Gulati
  • Nassar
  • Rahul Bhat
  • Himanshi Choudhry
  • Saswata Chatterjee
  • Sukant Goel
  • Medini Kelamane
  • Madhurima Roy
  • Nidhi Singh
  • Myra Rajpal
  • Arrian Sawant
  • Shaurya Duggal
  • Farida Venkat
  • Sridhar

Dobaaraa Movie Release Date:

  • 19 Aug 2022 (Cinema)

Movie Trailer:

Dobaaraa Movie Review:

Dobaaraa‘ is one of the most commercial films of Anurag Kashyap’s career. First, there is not a single abuse here. The second is the arrival of songs in the film. But it is also not that Anurag Kashyap has forgotten to use his elements in order to increase the commercial appeal of the film. If you have followed his cinema, you will find traces of it here too. Violence comes first in these points. Violence has gifted a different kind of fan following to Anurag. But the violence of his cinema is not hollow. There is a scene in ‘Dobaaraa‘ where murder is about to happen. Things are just building up to that murder. Slowly we reach that scene. The film may be reaching its pace there, but our mind is already there. Despite not revealing it, we want that now only that murder should be seen.

Even if they do not celebrate that violence, aren’t you eager to wait for him? The violence of Kashyap’s cinema connects us to that part of us. The part that is waiting for the violence to happen on screen. Fear stems from this violence. We are not afraid of ghosts in Anurag’s films. Instead, he is scared of the circumstances, of the people imprisoned in them. Here are both these things. Sylvester Fonseca is the cinematographer of the film. Here his work on the stormy sequence gives the film its necessary horror element. The violence and horror of Anurag’s cinema were discussed. Now talk about the humor of his cinema, which he uses in his own way.

No matter how odd or dark the circumstances may be, there is always a scope of humor in them. Sometimes less, sometimes more, but it definitely remains. We just turn our eyes away from that side in the midst of the big picture. You will get to see the humor coming from those simple lines in ‘Dobaaraa‘ at many points.

Dobaaraa‘ is a thriller film, which runs cut-to-cut. Both the timelines of the film run concurrently and the transition between them is not shaky. However, due to its fast pace, the film also forgets to answer some questions.

From above, ‘Dobaaraa‘ may be labeled a thriller film, but from the surface inside, it wants to explore many themes. One of them is that no matter how much you are lost, wherever you are lost, love will save you. Anurag is not a filmmaker who is known for making hardcore romance cinema. In that sense, it adds a feel-good element to the story. The only issue is that this site does not get proper space. Perhaps this has been done to keep the length of the film short.


Now let’s talk about the actors in the film. All the actors including Taapsee, Pavail, and Shashwat do exactly what the scene needs. Don’t break their character. Don’t add anything above or below it. While doing this, these people would not remain tied in any set pattern. You do not feel that if this character has come on the screen, then it will laugh, or scare you. These actors understand the situation of their character and act accordingly. This also gives range to the characters and also makes them human.


Dobaaraa‘ is such a film that even if you can tell the experience of watching it to your friends. But they will not be able to understand the story. For that, they themselves will have to go to the theaters and watch the film.

Dobaaraa Movie Rating:

  • 3 / 5 (⭐⭐⭐)

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