06/Jun/2014 117minutes

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It's a clever ode to popular Hindi cinema

The kidnapping of an aspiring Bollywood actor by Pakistani terrorists serves as a springboard for cheeky, bittersweet humor and a plea for cross-border brotherhood in first-time director Nitin Kakkar's 'Filmistaan'. Above all things, this is a clever ode to popular Hindi cinema whose fans, as Kakkar...(more)

Source: Rajeev Masand,, CNN-IBN


FILMISTAAN walks the tightrope between offbeat and commercial with gusto

FILMISTAAN is one of those rare Hindi films that juxtaposes drama, humor and emotions seamlessly [screenplay: Nitin Kakkar]. An absorbing plotline is spread out splendidly into a 2-hour film and believe me, there's never a dull moment in the entire narrative. Although the film does highlight cross...(more)

Source: Taran Adarsh, Bollywood Hungama


Filmistaan is a delightful film. It has heart, imagination and intelligence. Filmistaan is a celebration of our enduring love affair with Hindi cinema. But it is also an exploration of the shared humanity between Indians and Pakistanis. Debutant director Nitin Kakkar, who has also written the film, ...(more)

Source: Anupama Chopra, Hindustan Times


Filmistaan is absolutely flawless

Filmistaan chooses to speak about the sensitive issue of Pakistan and does so with amazing clarity. Employing crisp humour, often using famous dialogues from Hindi films, the film stresses on the shared culture (including the sanskaars given by Cine Maa) to remind us how easy it is to get along with...(more)

Source: Paloma Sharma.,


Filmistaan is a crackling movie

Filmistaan is probably every filmy insaan�s wet dream translated on screen. This film uses humor and subtlety to convey the dynamics of India and Pakistan without switching on the mandatory preachy mode. Sharib Hashmi is superlative in a film that is every bit brilliant. I was awed and aww-ed by the...(more)

Source: Mohar Basu, Koimoi


Filmistaan has a perfect balance of humour, seriousness and emotions

The film never goes over the top. From mimicry of Bollywood actors to infusing emotion and drama, every thing goes in a balanced way. The film has a perfect balance of humour, seriousness and emotions. The film beautifully defines the relationship between India and Pakistan and forces us to re-think...(more)

Source: Shubhra Dwivedi, India Today

BO Report World Wide

Country 2nd Weekend 3rd Weekend Life Time Collection Opening Day Opening Weekend
USA ($) 12435.00 1129.00 --- --- 29661.00
India (Rs) --- --- 61400000.00 5100000.00 28100000.00

Music Tracks

No. Song Title Lyric Writer Performer(s) Listen here
1 “Udaari” Ravinder Randhawa Ishq Bector,Swaroop Khan Listen
2 “ Bebaak ” Ravinder Randhawa Nikhil DSouza Listen
3 “Bol ” Ravinder Randhawa Shafqat Amanat Ali Khan, Arijit Datta
4 “Bhugol” Ravinder Randhawa Shafqat Amanat Ali Khan, Arijit Datta
5 “Uljith Uljith” Ravinder Randhawa Arijit Datta Listen