Dia Mirza-Mohit Raina’s Kaafir Impresses The Classes, Masses & Critics:Reviews & Reactions

From leading entertainment portal to industry bigwigs and viewers, check out what is the verdict of ZEE5 Original web series Kaafir.

Mohit Raina and Dia Mirza in a still from Kaafir

The prevalent tensions between India and Pakistan have made way for several scripts in Bollywood. Kaafir, a ZEE5 Original web series, too shares a similar theme. However, Bhavani Iyer’s writing and Sonam Nair’s direction in this Dia Mirza, Mohit Raina-starrer digital drama is unlike any other. Yes, Indo-Pak conflict is one of the main narratives running through the episodes, but more importantly, the show is a lesson on humanity, like we said in our review earlier. Kaafir started streaming on ZEE5 on 22 June 2019 onwards. It traces the story of a Pakistani woman Kainaaz Akhtar (Dia Mirza) who gets falsely accused of terrorism and is jailed in India. Lawyer-turned-journalist Vedant Rathod (Mohit Raina) embarks on a mission to send Kainaaz and her daughter Seher (Dishita Jain) safely back to Pakistan with due respect.

On the very day of its release, Kaafir created a stir amongst viewers and sparked a discussion much needed. Sections of the press and viewers, both, applauded the brilliant acting by Dia, Dishita, and Mohit while also backing the powerful message – ‘Humanity is my only religion.’

The movie has been well received, both by viewers and critics. It has been applauded by everyone who has seen it. Firstpost gave it a 4-star rating and said, “Kaafir attempts to inject hope, peace, and goodwill within a system marred by hatred and prejudices. But what is more delightful is that it does so organically and with ease, instead of banking heavily on jingoistic didacticism, a stance which most creators tend to take.” The Quint said in its review that, “‘Kaafir’ turns out to be a complete package, with an engaging storyline, strong script and powerful dialogues,” giving it 4 stars. The Indian Express too hailed the ZEE5 Original as “promising.” Desimartini gave 4/5 stars writing, “Dia Mirza tears up the screen with her searing glances.”

In.com gave it 3 stars out of 5 and raved about little Dishita’s performance in its review, “The chit of a girl also excels at delivering difficult dialogues with supreme ease whenever the need arises.” PeepingMoon.com praises, ” Dia and Mohit are pitch-perfect, belting out heart-rendering performances in this Siddharth P Malhotra and Zee 5’s collaboration,” giving the series a 3.5/5 rating.

Meanwhile, Twitter has been flooded with positive remarks for Dia and Mohit’s Kaafir.

Bipasha Basu loved Kaafir and was choked at many places.

“It’s so human, so special,” said Sophie Choudry after watching Kaafir.

Film and TV actor Annup Sonii called it a brilliant watch in his tweet.

Devraj Sanyal tweeted that he and Nikita Sanyal were blown away by Kaafir.


What are you waiting for? Watch Kaafir now exclusively on ZEE5.