72 Hoorain movie review: A profoundly striking satire on terrorism

72 Hoorain movie review: A profoundly striking satire on terrorism

72 Hoorain movie review: A profoundly striking satire on terrorism

What: 72 Hoorain starring Pavan Malhotra, Aamir Bashir and Rasheed Naz is a profoundly striking satire on terrorism. Director Sanjay Puran Singh Chauhan puts a tight slap on jihadis who kill in the name of religion and echoes the spirit of humanity with a chorus.

72 Hoorain movie synopsis

The spirit of two fidayeen terrorists Hakim (Pavan Malhotra) and Bilal (Aamir Bashir) involved in a shocking bomb blast in Mumbai are waiting for the doors of Jannat (Heaven) to open for them.

Hakim and Hilal are dreaming of those 72 Hoorain/virgins waiting for them at the door of Heaven as pledged by the Maulavi Sadiq Sayed (Rasheed Naz). But things are not going as per plans.


72 Hoorain movie review


Writer Anil Pandey (previous Indu Sarkar, Gandhiji My Mentor) and director Sanjay Puran Singh Chauhan (previous - Lahore (2010, 83 writer) slyly explain us the difference between blowing people and blowing your mind (read opening your mind).

The irony is – everyone wants to go to heaven but some extremists are brainwashed to such an extent that they are willing to end their life along with many others only to go their earlier.

72 Hoorain is that kind of a satire that ask questions and, in its process, finds some answers that serve as an eye opener.

The movie is against terrorism and it’s not related to any religion.

Without pointing fingers against any particular community, the movie conveys the humanitarian message connivingly that touches your heart and massages your soul.


Pavan Malhotra is calls apart and his pitch perfect accent adds more value. What an actor.

Aamir Bashir is superb as well.

And yes, Rasheed Naz as Maulavi Sadiq Sayed is fabulous once again.


Sanjay Puran Singh Chauhan has shot it as a dreamy satire and added those kafkaish elements in his story telling. The imagination and those striking images do deerve special mention as it certifies the movie as a work of art.

72 Hoorain - final words

72 Hoorain is a rare hard-hitting satire on terrorism, smartly crafted and brilliantly acted. It’s a must for aficionados of cinema that cares and admire such dares.


Rating : 4/5

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