Secret Superstar is going to be hit, mainly due to its positive word of mouth publicity. Ladies and families will adore the film and ensure that it has a long run at the cinemas. The Muslim population, in specific, will identify beautifully with the characters.
Secret Superstar: Reviews
Review of the film by various leading film critics.
Ratings:4/5 Review By:Taran Adarsh Site:Bollywood Hungama
It’s 2017, yet it’s not uncommon to see that many don’t have the liberty to pursue the dream of their choice. SECRET SUPERSTAR, helmed by first-time director Advait Chandan, tells one such extra-ordinary story and emphasizes that exceptional talent can’t be hidden or suppressed – it’s bound to come to the fore some day. On the whole, SECRET SUPERSTAR is a complete package: refreshing plot, water-tight screenplay, exceptional performances and soulful soundtrack. Strongly recommended!
Ratings:4/5 Review By:Meena Site:TOI
When Aamir Khan backs a film, you expect quality. The actor who plays an obnoxious music director, Shakti Kumaarr, in this outing, doesn’t let you down on that count. Debutant director Advait Chandan, who schooled under Aamir gives you a simple heartfelt film (slightly `fairytalish’ at times) but one in which you run the entire gamut of emotions — joy, tears, excitement and ebullience.
Ratings:3/5 Review By:Rohit Site:Hindustan Times
If there is one thing that can be blamed for it, it’s the overt melodrama. Imagine the same film without Aamir Khan and you’ll realise how Shakti Kumar has overpowered the real Secret Superstar and hence the theme of the film. Secret Superstar will still make you laugh and cry with ease. Show some appetite for drama and you have an entertainer at your service.
Ratings:3.5/5 Review By:Saibal Site:NDTV
There is no great secret here: Secret Superstar is for every mother, daughter and human being who loves and relates to Bollywood melodrama. The film taps the genre to narrate a compelling, if familiar, tale. The portrayal of the world of a middle class Muslim family in which the women still have to subscribe to strict social codes is strikingly heartfelt. At times, it isn’t subtle. The man of the house, an itinerant engineer, is given to flying off the handle, leading to the women being subjected to verbal and physical violence.Secret Superstar is a winner notwithstanding the bumps along the way.
Ratings:2.5/5 Review By:Shubhra Gupta Site:Indianexpress
The deep pleasures of a simple story, simply yet eloquently told, is what makes Secret Superstar such an engaging, true watch. Till the first half. In the build-up, there is a refreshing absence of gimmicks, and diversions. Post-interval, it dips, and the result is a film which stops short of being superlative.
About the Film
Zahira Wasim plays 15-year-old Insiya, a small town girl, with big dreams of becoming a singer. Unable to enter an inter-school talent show out of fear of her bitter, controlling father, who makes a point of favouring his son over his daughter, Insiya takes her frustrations out on her illiterate mother who bears the brunt of her father’s violent temper.
When her mum manages to acquire a laptop in a bid to appease her, Insiya starts uploading videos of herself on YouTube under the alias Secret Superstar, hiding her identity beneath her mum’s burqa to ensure her dad never finds out.
When Insiya realises the sacrifices her mum made to get the laptop she finds escape from an unexpected source, a womanising talent show judge called Shakti Kumar (Aamir Khan.)
Secret Superstar Release Date: Oct 19, 2017 ( India)
Director: Advait Chandan
Producer: Aamir Khan, Kiran Rao, Akash Chawla, Sujay Kutty, B. Shrinivas Rao
Cast: Zaira Wasim, Meher Vij, Aamir Khan
Run Time: 2 hours and 10 Minutes
Aamir Khan says Secret Superstar is a bigger film than Dangal
Aamir Khan says Secret Superstar is a bigger film than Dangal. While both the movies were on women empowerment, Aamir says Secret Superstar, which is a movie about a small town teenage girl who uses the Internet to become a singing sensation, will be much bigger than his last film. Dangal was India’s highest grossing film ever (and also was hugely popular in China) so its going to be a tough ask for The Secret Superstar.
“While both are about the empowerment of the girl child, I feel it (Secret Superstar) is a much bigger film. While Dangal was about the dream of a father which a daughter fulfils, this is about the hopes and aspirations of a 14-year-old girl from a small town in India. I don’t know what the box office will be but it’s a bigger film than Dangal in what it’s trying to say,” said Khan in an interview in Singapore.
Perhaps Aamir said this to create some buzz around the film. After all, he’s also the producer of the film. In the movie, Aamir Khan plays a sleazy music producer and is named Shakti Kumaarr (I guess after Shakti Kapoor).