"Keeping every minute detail of the story intact, Shrihari has struck gold with his first film."
- Times of India
"A parable about the contagious nature of corruption and the curse of dirty money, “1000 Rupee Note” asks, How valuable is a windfall to people who live their lives largely without money?"
- Helen T. Verongos, The New York Times
"Relating a simple, elemental tale and bearing no small debt to Italian neo-realism, 1000 Rupee Note marks an impressive directorial debut for Shrihari Sathe."
- Frank Scheck, The Hollywood Reporter
“Clear and emotionally powerful.”
- Orlando Weekly
"Not just a film but a gratifying experience."
- Maharashtra Times
"The film connects at all three levels- social, political and emotional and powerfully depicts the nuances of life."
"With a Technicolor palette and buoyant original songs, this deeply humanistic morality tale us a feast for the eyes, ears and brain and lingers long after the credits roll."
- Mill Valley Film Festival
“A simple heartwarming story, yet so powerful.”