Critics Review


A family entertainer that is stuck in the 90s

The story is stuck in the 90s and oversimplified but the movie makes for an easy watch. It might find favour with audiences who want a clean entertainer, as the film has a message or two about moving on about tribulations, being humane and the importance of one�s family.(more)

Source: Dhaval Roy,, Times Of India


Sidharth Malhotra, Ajay Devgn�s film needs divine intervention to save itself

t, Thank God fails to hold your interest. The execution falters and you feel like you are stuck in a dated time capsule. There was scope to go beyond the black-and-white of human error and explore the great, but the film is stuck trying too hard to stitch a bunch of badly written gags together. Rakul�a cop act is a misfire. The film has a scene where she shows off her detective skills by decoding a man who�s holding someone captive in a bank. From the dark circles under his eyes, to the missing mark on his ring finger, Rakul tries to pull off an Agatha Christie by putting together the clues, but the scene just falls flat. Suspending belief and investing in a narrative that�s illogical is fine as long as it is entertaining. Unfortunately, Thank God doesn�t fall into this category.(more)

Source: Tushar , India Today


Ajay Devgn, Sidharth Malhotra film is dull and pointless

The conceit born of a human suspended between life and death, embracing reform and turning over a new leaf, is a familiar one. We�ve had versions of it both in Hollywood and Bollywood, but I�m hard put to remember one which is as dull and pointless. Devgn delivers his trademark smirk, and waits for the obligatory �Singham� reference, which shows up soon enough because the very svelte Singh is a cop by profession. Malhotra leaves little impact. As ever, the wonderful Seema Pahwa and Kanwaljeet Singh are wasted. As is our time. Poor Ms Fatehi comes on to do a shake-and-jive, but sorry, no soap.(more)

Source: Shubhra Gupta , Indian Express


Ajay Devgn Starrer Is Fun When It�s Funny, Depressing When It�s Not!

Thank God had the potential to be much more than what it is today. The imbalance between multiple genres dents the fun-watching experience it should�ve ideally been.(more)

Source: Umesh, Koimoi


Siddharth Malhotra leads a lifeless afterlife comedy

I liked many of the ideas at the center of Thank God - a call for self-reflection, a battle cry for change and the concept of our good and bad deeds coming back to haunt us as life comes full circle. But these are ideas built into a journey of transformation that's brought to life by an actor who doesn�t seem to feel any of this himself, let alone make us feel much of anything at all. Towards the film's end, as CG was listing out a new weakness with each round of the game (1st weakness: anger, 2nd weakness: greed, third weakness: jealousy etc), I couldn�t help but extend the list in my head. Sixth weakness: performances, seventh weakness: writing, eighth weakness: hit and miss humour (I could literally go on). While the film is watchable enough as simplistic mainstream comedies go, at a time when there's never been more pressure on Hindi cinema to offer up a substantial theatrical experience, Thank God is forgettable storytelling of the first order.(more)

Source: Suchin Mehrotra, Hindustan Times