Simran is an Indian heist comedy drama film directed by Hansal Mehta which features Kangana Ranaut in the lead role and Hiten Kumar, Kishori Shahane, Sohum Shah in supporting roles.
The film released worldwide on 15 September 2017. The movie is loosely based on the life of Sandeep Kaur, a non-resident Indian (NRI) in the United States who has been convicted of four bank robberies.
Praising Ranaut’s performance and Mehta’s direction Subhash K. Jha gave 3.5 out of 5 stars expressing “Kangana looks so much at home in her character, we feel she must have been Praful Patel in an earlier life.” He further added “Hansal Mehta never sentimentalizes Simran’s anti-social behaviour.” Writing for The Wire Nehmat Kaur also praised lead performances and direction but criticized the ‘stretched’ screenplay.Regarding the setting of the film Filmfare wrote with a rating of 3.5 out of 5 stars “This comedy is well-written and executed.Sometimes, Simran is a little too American, but that’s a guilty pleasure worth having.”Appreciating the cinematography and music, The Statesman rated 3.5 out of 5 stars writing “Cinematographer Anuj Dhawan, captures Atlanta in all its hues and the pulsating Vegas in all its glory. The music by Sachin-Jigar is apt and adds charm to the situations. ‘Meet’ and ‘Pinjra tod ke’ are melodious and soulful.”