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Sonchiriya (2019)

Not Rated | | Action, Crime, Drama | 1 March 2019 (India)
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Set in the Chambal valley, the film follows the story of a legion of dreaded, warring dacoits who once terrorized the Indian heartlands.


Abhishek Chaubey


Sudip Sharma (screenplay), Sudip Sharma (dialogue) | 2 more credits »
Top Rated Indian Movies #163 | 3 wins & 10 nominations. See more awards »





Cast overview, first billed only:
Sushant Singh Rajput ... Lakhna
Bhumi Pednekar ... Indu
Ashutosh Rana ... Virender Singh Gujjar
Ranvir Shorey ... Vakil Singh
Manoj Bajpayee ... Man Singh (in a Special Appearance)
Khushiya Khushiya ... Sonchiriya
Ram Naresh Diwakar Ram Naresh Diwakar ... Natthi
Mahesh Balraj ... Bhoora
Gagandev Riar Gagandev Riar ... Khalifa (as Gagan Dev Riar)
Harish Khanna ... Kok Singh
Shreedhar Dubey ... Badlu Singh
Sampa Mandal Sampa Mandal ... Phuliya
Dev Chauhan Dev Chauhan ... Beni Ram
Jatin Sarna ... Ratan Singh
Vijay Kumar Vijay Kumar ... Chain Singh


This is the story of a group of rebels in Chambal. The year is 1975. The Prime Minister, Indira Gandhi, has declared Emergency in the country. Man Singh (Manoj Bajpayee) meanwhile leads a gang in Chambal, a region that more or less is lawless. Vakil Singh (Ranvir Shorey) and Lakhna (Sushant Singh Rajput) are important members of this gang. Man Singh is in need of money to procure new arms. Based on a tip from Lacchu (Jaspal Sharma), he and his men descend to Brahmpuri village. A marriage is taking place in this hamlet where the groom is about to get a huge amount of gold and cash. Man Singh and his gang reaches the marriage venue in order to loot this wealth. However, the cops, led by Virender Gujjar (Ashutosh Rana) ambush the gang. In the tough fight, Man Singh and half of the gang get killed. Vakil, Lakhna and others escape. Vakil, now the leader of the gang, accuses Lakhna of betraying them and calling the cops. Lakhna is fed up of being a rebel and wants to surrender. Meanwhile, ...

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Film was to release on 15 March 2019.But pushed to 1st March 2019. See more »


Baaghi Re
Vocals by Mame Khan
Lyrics by Varun Grover
Music by Vishal Bhardwaj
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Sonchiriya is gritty, engaging, haunting, disturbing and highly entertaining n captures the soul of Chambal quite beautifully.
1 March 2019 | by Tejas_Vinda_AITSSee all my reviews

SONCHIRIYA is a well-made and a well shot movie with a strong narrative and brilliant performances as its USP.

Sonchiriya Story: Set in the ravines of 1970's Chambal, the film follows a bunch of dacoits led by Man Singh (Manoj Bajpayee) as they battle with the cops and their own conscience.

Abhishek Chaubey has done it again. Sonchiriya is gritty, engaging, haunting, disturbing and highly entertaining n captures the soul of Chambal quite beautifully.

Abhishek Chaubey's direction is taut and I loved how unlike other films in the same genre the tension starts right from scene one. He doesn't waste much time and movie stays on point from start to finish.

At times it might be too disturbing and heavy for the viewers but, Abhishek makes sure to add the right amount of dark humour in it.

On the downside, the movie drags a bit in the initial portion post interval. After a great first act and the pace dips in the second act but is lifted again in the final act.

Overall, Sonchiriya is another masterpiece from Abhishek Chaubey. Some might find it too disturbing and heavy but nothing is forced. With top-notch acting performances by each and every cast member, Sonchiriya is recommended.

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