“ Sriram Raghavan weaves an intriguing game of cat and mouse where hunter and prey constantly switch roles.
“ The editing is good but after the thrilling first half the second half looks a bit drag specially towards the end.
“ It is a slick and engrossing thriller that draws you in.
“ Cons- Sometimes predictable.
“Now starts a thrilling game as Sarika is thrown into prison and she comes in touch with several hardcore criminals.
“Definitely worth watching, and much better than anything Hollywood, USA has produced in this genre in a long time.
“ They share such an intense and real chemistry.
“ The film does not have any unnecessary subplots, it avoids melodrama, it is relatively short, it has no songs, and all these elements contribute to its authenticity and suspenseful mood, also aided by its fantastic background score, brilliant dialogues, and superb cast.
“ Very few films today are entertaining, per se, so you can imagine how unexpected it was to see an entertaining thriller from Bollywood.
“ Ek Hasina Thi is a wonderfully absorbing film.
“ A magnificent debut by director Sriram Raghavan with stunning performances by the lead artists .
“ In conclusion, Ek Hasina Thi is a great dramatic thriller, which is enjoyable, unconventional and thoroughly fascinating.
“ It was gripping, well acted, beautifully shot and I changed my opinion about Urmila after this one.
“Possibly the most fascinating aspect of the film though is the undercurrent of masochism that runs through it.
“ It is gritty, realistic, gripping, and it successfully adopts the style of Ram Gopal Varma's film-making.
“ The story is sorta hokey and the acting is campy but what's fun is how entertaining it was.
“ I really, really liked this--as it was exciting to see the mousy lady become a Rambo-like hero.
“The entire movie is fast paced and exciting.
“ One never expects hardcore stuff from hindi films, yet this one has some of the most intense time-scale scenes in it.
“ The direction by debutant Sriram Raghavan is engrossing.
“ Ho hum .
“ Interesting thriller but far too long .
“ It is gripping, well paced, wonderfully acted and terrifically executed.
“ The first half was straight forward then it got slow in the second half.
“ Raghavan's stunning directorial debut 'Ek Hasina Thi' keeps you at the edge of your seat from the very beginning.
“ Great Film, worth the watch.
“ She is thoroughly relatable, real and compelling, handling the toughest and most brutal moments with depth, authenticity and unsettling intensity.