The Shape of Water

Shape of Water

The Shape of Water is the story of loneliness; of the beauty of a captured merman & of oddball romance; of the ugliness of racism & supremism; & of the stupidities of cold-war-era politics.


Starring: Sally Hawkins, Octavia Spencer, Michael Shannon
Director: Guillermo del Toro
India release date: Feb 16
Genre: Adventure, Drama, Fantasy
Language: English
Duration: 2 hrs, 3 mins



“Fantastical film about two lost souls swimming in fishbowls.”

Rating: 4 stars | Full review

Raja Sen, NDTV
Raja Sen
“Deliberate in its politics, The Shape of the Water makes a valid case for pertinent issues by weaving the degree of discrimination in America’s Cold War-afflicted ambience reeking of white supremacy and disregard. This is as much a fairy tale as it is about the eternal subjugation of marginalised outcastes at the hands of bigoted authority.”

Rating: 4 stars | Full review

Sukanya Verma, Rediff
Sukanya Verma


“Fairytale-like in its basic storytelling, interspersed with a lot of talk about the God and the Bible, and a surprising amount of sex, The Shape of Water is more Creature from the Black Lagoon but is also Beauty and the Beast, with snatches of O’Henry’s The Last Leaf thrown in. What lifts it above these obvious derivatives is the loneliness and love it captures and puts on screen… The film underlines the power of love, and the endurance of hope — beyond possibilities, universes and life forms.”

Rating: 3.5 stars | Full review

Shalini Langer, The Indian Express
Shalini Langer
“A beautifully imagined world, rich in colours and characters, with touches of humour and social commentary, to tell a sweet love story that spotlights the most humane and inhuman qualities.”

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Udita Jhunjhunwala, Scroll
Udita Jhunjhunwala


“A great film about the monsters both around and within us… The Shape of Water isn’t just one film but many different ideas mashed together – this is a horror movie, but also a love story, a fairy tale, a cold war thriller, a heist film, a comedy, social commentary, and a denouement of how white supremacists in America treat non whites with impunity.”

Rating: 4 stars | Full review

Mihir Fadnavis, First Post
Mihir Fadnavis
“Every frame of every scene bleeds a passion for the absurd… The Shape of Water is very much a silent movie musical – neither of its protagonists can speak. It is a love story and a monster movie, it is a romantic comedy and an espionage thriller, and a fantasy both literally and emotionally; it is also a horror movie. And it is one of those rare films in which all these clashing tones can still feel part of the same world.”

Rating: 4 stars | Full review

Rohan Naahar, Hindustan Times
Rohan Naahar




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