Mumbai: After winning two Cannes awards early this year, the recently released Masaan has won over the hearts of the Indian audience and critics alike. It is being hailed as the most loved film of the year.
Many B town celebrities including Aamir Khan, Amitabh Bachchan, Farhan Akhtar, Deepika Padukone, Ranveer Singh, Parineeti Chopra, Javed Akhtar, Naseerudin Shah and Aparna Sen saw the film at the special screenings and applauded it.
The Delhi political and media circles were not far behind with Delhi CM Arvind Kejriwal and National Executive of Aam Aadmi Party, Kumar Vishwas praising the film and senior media personalities like Shekhar Gupta, Barkha Dutt and Ravish Kumar writing about it.
Masaan received glowing reviews by all the prominent personalities from the film industry and political world.
Apart from targeting the metro cities, the makers of Masaan came up with a novel approach to reach out to the wider audience by promoting the film and showcasing it in the tier one and two cities as well.
Prior to its release, Masaan was screened in Ahmedabad, Bangalore and Kolkata where the prominent directors of the respective cities hosted the film screening. Abhishek Jain (Director of the Gujarati super hit film Bey Yaar) hosted in Ahmedabad, Pawan Kumar (Director of the Kannada super hit Lucia) in Bangalore and Venkatesh Films in Kolkata. Anurag Kashyap hosted the premiere screening in his hometown Benaras where the film is shot.
Masaan is the film, which has really made India proud internationally and won hearts of Indian audiences as well.
Manish Mundra, Drishyam Films says “Masaan is the film which has been very close to my heart. The film would be loved by many that I had anticipated, but being loved and adored by all across the society is really overwhelming and that gives us enough fuel to back more such content driven films.”
Says Vikramaditya Motwane, Phantom Films, “ We are extremely happy with all the great response of the Indian audience and the media alike…far more than what we felt after the wins at Cannes. The response from across the nation-wide audience and the media support to the film, is really overwhelming and we are just so thankful.”
Celeb Quotes on Masaan
Arvind Kejriwal- Just saw Masaan. Excellent movie. A must watch
Aamir Khan –Neeraj has done a wonderful job in directing the film. Each actor has given an amazing performance.
Rajkumar Hirani – The film is extremely beautiful, well written and well directed.
Farhan Akhtar- An amazing film. Truly a work of art.
Sudhir Mishra – Very few films are both unflinching cruel and compassionate, distant and yet close to its characters, emotional but not sentimental.
Javed Akhtar- This film has left me breathless. I mean the kind of writing, the kind of direction, the kind of performances, each and every actor has done… Indian cinema has really matured, this is a milestone and all of us who has any interest in Indian cinema should be proud of Masaan.
Kalki Koechlin – Story is so strong and so beautiful.
Sonam Kapoor – Actually one of my favorite films this year.
Naseeruddin Shah – Future of our cinema is assured and is in safe hands and I feel extremely proud.
Shabana Azmi- Masaan is truly a coming of age of Hindi cinema.
Kiran Rao- It had us on the edge of our seats.
Kabir Khan- the texture of the film, the performances, it has kept so engaged and the narrative. I loved the film as a whole.
Parineeti Chopra – I was so moved… congratulations to the team. It’s going to be a hit film. I hope everybody goes and watches it.
Radhika Apte – What a lovely script and Neeraj has done an excellent job. Really overwhelming!
Ritesh Sidhwani- Neeraj has made a fantastic film with full support of his producers.
Nikhil Advani- I was blown away. It is fantastic.
Yami Gautam- Straight from the heart.
Rahkumar Rao – Just go watch it! It’s a journey. It’s an experience.
Dia Mirza- I am spellbound, it is such an enchanting, beautiful film.
Gulshan Devaiah– Great performances.
Ali Fazal- I’m speechless.