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  • Nanu Ki Jaanu - Review
    wogma rating: Watch if you have nothing better to do (?) quick review: Social messages in a ghost-romantic-comedy. Yes, that’s 4 genres in one sentence. And that’s not counting the many “Public Service Announcements” within those social messages. A bit much that alas...Visit for the full story.
    - 5 days ago, 20 Apr 18, 8:44pm -
  • Beyond The Clouds - Review
    wogma rating: Catch on TV/online for sure (?) quick review: Beyond the Clouds is as harsh as it is kind and in that sense it follows life. If only the Iranian director had avoided drama especially through some of the performances and the background score. These took a...Visit for the full story.
    - 5 days ago, 20 Apr 18, 7:22pm -
  • October - Review
    wogma rating: Watch for sure, preferably in theatre (?) quick review: Both as dramatic or as slow as real life is. It is an immersive experience that makes you think about it well after you are out of the theater. Review October took me by surprise at...Visit for the full story.
    - 12 days ago, 13 Apr 18, 2:29pm -
  • Blackmail - Review
    wogma rating: Even the keen, wait for it to come on TV/online (?) quick review: Too convoluted, too long, too slow together make a potentially interesting and fun thriller barely bearable. Review Blackmail’s trailer indicates that it could be a quirky...Visit for the full story.
    - 19 days ago, 6 Apr 18, 7:03pm -
  • Baaghi 2 - Review
    wogma rating: Even the keen, wait for it to come on TV/online (?) quick review: I am pleasantly surprised by the attempt at a detailed story. That, in the end, it all turns out to be rather ‘meh’ as expected, is another matter. Review The thing about...Visit for the full story.
    - 26 days ago, 30 Mar 18, 4:24pm -
  • Hichki - Review
    wogma rating: Catch on TV/online for sure (?) quick review: Hichki questions traditional methods of teaching while using traditional film-writing, sort-of missing its own point. Thankfully, it is engaging while it lasts. Review Much like Naina (Rani...Visit for the full story.
    - 33 days ago, 23 Mar 18, 5:56pm -
  • Raid - Review
    wogma rating: The keen should rent; else TV/online (?) quick review: What could have been a crisp, engaging narrative becomes a ‘not bad’ thriller because of uneven pace. The 15-20 minutes on song and romance could’ve been used in other ways to highlight sacrifices made...Visit for the full story.
    - 40 days ago, 16 Mar 18, 5:21pm -
  • Dil Juunglee - Review
    wogma rating: Watch if you have nothing better to do (?) quick review: A sincerely superficial film. Makes no attempt at making character motivations believable. A case of “believe it or leave it”. “Leave it”, it is then. Review Each of us has our own...Visit for the full story.
    - 47 days ago, 9 Mar 18, 1:43pm -
  • Pari - Review
    wogma rating: The keen should rent; else TV/online (?) quick review: This “Good vs. Evil vs. Evil” film is horrifying, terrifying, disgusting and repulsive in turns. Ugh. Guess that is what makes it a decent horror-thriller? Review When the objective...Visit for the full story.
    - 54 days ago, 2 Mar 18, 5:32pm -
  • Sonu Ke Titu Ki Sweety - Review
    wogma rating: Watch if you have nothing better to do (?) quick review: Friend vs. fiancée – somewhere in the middle of their constant manipulations, you wonder how the tables are going to turn. But, that curiosity is almost always met with repetitive reaction shots and...Visit for the full story.
    - 61 days ago, 23 Feb 18, 5:12pm -
  • Aiyaary - Review
    wogma rating: The keen should rent; else TV/online (?) quick review: A decent thriller with a valid crux that could've engaged much better if it weren’t so slow. You’re left with too much time figure out the loopholes in the twists and turns. Review ...Visit for the full story.
    - 68 days ago, 16 Feb 18, 5:28pm -
  • Pad Man - Review
    wogma rating: The keen should rent; else TV/online (?) quick review: As much a story of tender care, as it is a story of social good and dealing with taboo. Worth a watch – for the avoidable struggle a common man went through because of the many social factors – even if...Visit for the full story.
    - 75 days ago, 9 Feb 18, 6:10pm -
  • Padmaavat - Review
    wogma rating: The keen should rent; else TV/online (?) quick review: An underwhelming fairy tale in characterization, narration and presentation. Not Bhansali’s visual best either. Yet, Padmaavat keeps you interested in Padmavati through 165 minutes, just not as...Visit for the full story.
    - 90 days ago, 25 Jan 18, 2:03am -
  • My Birthday Song - Review
    Not rated by wogma Review - meeta, a part of the audience See Also 9 Critic Reviews 2.2/5.0 My Birthday Song - Movie Details ...Visit for the full story.
    - 93 days ago, 22 Jan 18, 5:42pm -
  • Mukkabaaz - Review
    wogma rating: The keen should rent; else TV/online (?) quick review: Relentless, intense, relentlessly intense are all the words that come to you during interval. After that though, the film loses steam slightly because it gets a touch repetitive. Review ...Visit for the full story.
    - 12 Jan 18, 9:48pm -
  • Kaalakaandi (English, Hindi) - Review
    wogma rating: The keen should rent; else TV/online (?) quick review: If you can watch a film just for performances, this one is it. Otherwise, it is two ordinary stories that go well enough with a madcap one. The quirky situations and lines bring a few smiles. ...Visit for the full story.
    - 12 Jan 18, 6:34pm -
  • Tiger Zinda Hai - Review
    wogma rating: Watch when on TV/online (?) quick review: Why should Hollywood have all the fun? Even India and Pakistan can save the world. Especially since Tiger is alive. The regular action fare – nothing more than you expect but nothing less either. ...Visit for the full story.
    - 22 Dec 17, 4:52pm -
  • Monsoon Shootout - Review
    wogma rating: Beg or borrow, but do watch (?) quick review: Alternate lives based on the choices you make, consequences of your actions, helplessness of the conscientious – the film takes on these philosophies in an absorbing, crisp-ish tale of right, wrong, and ... ? ...Visit for the full story.
    - 15 Dec 17, 2:19pm -
  • Fukrey Returns - Review
    wogma rating: Watch if you have nothing better to do (?) quick review: The best part of the film is its title track that recaps the previous film. Fukrey Returns had a chance to engage and entertain had it not been for its episodic, often nauseating, slapsticky humour....Visit for the full story.
    - 8 Dec 17, 2:37pm -
  • Kadvi Hawa - Review
    wogma rating: Watch when on TV/online (?) quick review: A quiet film that aims to simmer uneasiness within. But, alternating between showing life in a village and telling a story, Kadvi Hawa manages to pace itself too unevenly to create impact. Review ...Visit for the full story.
    - 24 Nov 17, 6:49pm -

Now Running - Movie Reviews

  • Beyond The Clouds - Review by Manisha Lakhe
    Majid Majidi comes to India and falls for the poverty is beautiful trap. After that, he simply rolls from one cliche to another and another until you just shake your head in despair. Ishan Khattar who makes his debut shows flashes of talent and is le...
    - 5 days ago, 20 Apr 18, 8:36am -
  • Nanu ki Jaanu - Review by Manisha Lakhe
    Is it a comedy? Is it horror? Is it social drama? Is it funny? Is it a weird love story? No one quite knows and when everything is piled on so thick, you begin to wonder as audience if you have lost your capacity to care. The background music is idea...
    - 5 days ago, 20 Apr 18, 8:36am -
  • Mercury - Review by Manisha Lakhe
    Four lads and a girl are at a school reunion and are happily partying when they accidentally run over someone. They find themselves trapped in an old abandoned factory at the mercy of a madman. The terror is doubled because the protagonists are speec...
    - 12 days ago, 13 Apr 18, 8:26am -
  • October - Review by Manisha Lakhe
    Shoojit Sircar has managed to turn a singing, dancing, goofball called Varun Dhawan and shown us that the lad can get the audience to cry and laugh and be on his side. October is an unlikely film for Bollywood so used to boy meets girl and falls in l...
    - 12 days ago, 13 Apr 18, 8:24am -
  • Blackmail - Review by Manisha Lakhe
    A toilet paper salesman attempts to infuse some life into his marriage and comes home early to find his wife in bed with another man. Instead of confronting them, he chooses to blackmail them. This sets off a series of what ifs and what then scenes t...
    - 19 days ago, 6 Apr 18, 12:27pm -
  • Missing - Review by Manisha Lakhe
    Sushant Dubey and Aparna Dubey check into a Mauritian resort late night with their very unwell daughter Titli. By the morning, the child is missing. Everything literally begins to unravel as you watch cringeworthy hamming from greats like Tabu and Ma...
    - 19 days ago, 6 Apr 18, 5:18am -
  • Baaghi 2 - Review by Manisha Lakhe
    Hollywood gave us Rambo and his ilk in the late 80s. Bollywood seems to be still stuck there. Baaghi 2 is pure homage to these bad action flicks. It's full of corny manufactured situations and characters, and dialog that make you choke on the cheese ...
    - 26 days ago, 30 Mar 18, 6:02pm -
  • Hichki - Review by Manisha Lakhe
    Take all the underdog students and hero teacher films and add a dose of Right To Education and a give the teacher Tourettes so we also learn to empathise with differently abled people. The film checks all the boxes of stereotypes and yet only a coupl...
    - 33 days ago, 23 Mar 18, 6:19pm -
  • Baa Baa Black Sheep - Review by Manisha Lakhe
    There's an art teacher who lives a double life as an art forger. A henpecked dad who is really a contract killer. A politician who runs drugs and hence killing and looting. And sundry characters who are do random stuff to try and get these vastly dif...
    - 33 days ago, 23 Mar 18, 6:17pm -
  • Raid - Review by Manisha Lakhe
    An honest Income Tax officer leads a team in a raid to find hidden assets of a local heavy, a political leader, at his bungalow called 'White House'. The dialog is tight, the good guys are as smart as the bad guys are clever, the danger seems real an...
    - 41 days ago, 15 Mar 18, 11:43pm -
  • Dil Juunglee - Review by Manisha Lakhe
    If you manage to stay awake during the first half, which is wasted entirely in establishing the 'quirky-ness' of the characters, then you'll wonder if the second half is from another script altogether. But not even Taapsee Pannu's little chirpy gal t...
    - 47 days ago, 9 Mar 18, 8:08pm -
  • Hate Story 4 - Review by Manisha Lakhe
    The fourth in the 'Hate' franchise, this film like its other tales has lingerie, shaved manly chests, moans and suggestive hip thrusts, whiny song or two, high heels, pancake makeup, bearded men who snarl at each other, murders too and foreign locati...
    - 47 days ago, 9 Mar 18, 8:07pm -
  • 3 Storeys - Review by Manisha Lakhe
    3 Storeys are three stories about people who live in a Mumbai Chawl (old fashioned project housing). It's almost refreshing and yet not really. Someone from the ensemble cast overdoes it. It's almost good, and then it isn't because you've read the st...
    - 48 days ago, 9 Mar 18, 12:03am -
  • Veerey Ki Wedding - Review by Manisha Lakhe
    That there is a wedding, is given. And having Jimmy Shergill in the film gives it the half star it has earned. Jimmy bhai is earnest, but he has done this role so often, this film offers nothing new. The music is decent, but you've heard it all befor...
    - 53 days ago, 3 Mar 18, 7:11pm -
  • Pari - Review by Manisha Lakhe
    The hallmark of a good scary movie is that the scares come at you from all sides, fast and furious and do not allow you to breathe. This movie is slow to create the scary world, and even though you enjoy it, it takes too long to actually make you gas...
    - 54 days ago, 2 Mar 18, 8:48am -
  • Welcome To New York - Review by Manisha Lakhe
    When you watch award shows, you know the stars in the audience are cheering and clapping for something else. They use the footage from the IIFA show and include it on terrible green screens and edits to make a terrible copy of Mel Brooks hit film The...
    - 61 days ago, 23 Feb 18, 5:52pm -
  • Sonu Ke Titu Ki Sweety - Review by Manisha Lakhe
    'Bromance or Romance' is the underlying premise of the battle of the sexes film. Although it feels misogynistic to paint women the way they have in the film, it is so delightful and frothy and fun, you come away smiling. Are all girlfriends needy or ...
    - 61 days ago, 23 Feb 18, 7:30am -
  • Aiyaary - Review by Manisha Lakhe
    An Indian Army Covert Unit has gone rogue and threatens to expose Army-Politicians-Arms Dealer nexus, thereby exposing his own unit. The Covert Unit head goes undercover to catch him before he sells out. The goings on seem interesting enough and you ...
    - 68 days ago, 16 Feb 18, 7:39pm -
  • Kuch Bheege Alfaaz - Review by Manisha Lakhe
    This film is about a grown-up woman who goes on blind Tinder dates, her friend-zoned pajama wearing bestie who works with her at a meme generating social media company, and a supposedly-popular late night RJ who spouts really smarmy poetry. The film ...
    - 68 days ago, 16 Feb 18, 7:39pm -
  • PadMan - Review by Manisha Lakhe
    This is a dramatised biopic of India's sanitary 'Pad' man, who in his quest for making cheaper sanitary napkins for his wife, suffered socially, was ostracised and then ultimately acknowledged for his innovation. Akshay Kumar does a fabulous job as s...
    - 75 days ago, 9 Feb 18, 8:31am -

Hindustan Times Movies

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    - 18 Sep 15, 9:26pm -
  • 2 UK nationals killed as Kalka-Shimla toy train derails
    Two persons have been killed and eight others injured as a chartered train enroute to Shimla derailed just minutes after departing from Kalka the gateway to the hilly state of Himachal Pradesh
    - 12 Sep 15, 2:33pm -
  • Darshan Singh's 'Lota' wins Canadian literary prize
    Punjabi writer Darshan Singh who wrote the controversial biographical novel on communist leader Harkishan Singh Surjeet has won this years Dhahan International Punjabi Literature Prize
    - 12 Sep 15, 1:29pm -
  • Modi visit mess: Chandigarh officials meet amid blame game
    Senior officials of the Chandigarh administration have met to take stock of the situation a day after Prime Minister Narendra Modi ordered a probe as residents fumed over the inconvenience caused by his visit
    - 12 Sep 15, 12:51pm -
  • Haryana rolls back meat ban to appeal
    District authorities in Haryana have started withdrawing a ban on animal slaughter after protest by meatsellers who were asked to follow a vegetarian way of life during a Jain fasting festival officials said on Saturday
    - 12 Sep 15, 11:20am -
  • Kashmir shuts to protest beef ban, restrictions imposed
    The authorities on Saturday imposed restrictions in parts of Srinagar to prevent protests against beef ban order in Kashmir Restrictions have been imposed in seven police station areas of Rainawari Nowhatta Khanyar MR Gunj Safa Kadal Kralkhud and Maisuma in Srinagar as a preventive measure a senior police officer said
    - 12 Sep 15, 11:05am -
  • How UT administration messed up PM Modi’s first visit to Chandigarh
    The Chandigarh administration was left redfaced after a series of goofups during the maiden visit of Prime Minister Narendra Modi to the city The PMs fourhour stay was marred by chaos with residents remaining at the receiving end
    - 12 Sep 15, 9:40am -
  • Tension in Pathankot after school razes gurdwara on its premises
    Tension gripped parts of the town after the management of Sri Guru Harkrishan Public School Mission Road reportedly razed a gurdwara on the school premises in the wee hours of Friday Even as the management later in the day claimed that it would construct another gurdwara at a cost of Rs 2 crore on the premises agitated locals and members of some radical Sikh organisations reached the spot and clashed with school security staff and other members of the management As the news spread more people ru…
    - 12 Sep 15, 9:11am -
  • PM Narendra Modi listening, Badal, Khattar share 'mann ki baat'
    As the chief ministers of Punjab and Haryana shared a common stage to address the first political rally under Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Friday it was time for the two to share some mann ki baat
    - 11 Sep 15, 11:59pm -
  • Clashes in Kashmir over beef ban order
    At least six people were injured in South Kashmirs Pulwama district on Friday when clashes broke out between police and locals over Thursdays Jammu high court order directing state authorities to enforce a beef ban
    - 11 Sep 15, 11:42pm -
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    - 11 Sep 15, 8:13pm -
  • A few MPs disrupting Parliament out of sheer arrogance: PM Modi
    Hitting out at the Congress party for not letting his government work despite a huge mandate Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Friday said 40 MPs were trying to prevent 400 MPs from fulfilling the wishes of the people
    - 11 Sep 15, 4:47pm -
  • Chandigarh shutdown: PM regrets inconvenience, orders probe
    Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Friday directed officials to fix responsibility for inconvenience caused to residents of Chandigarh by his visit including the closure of schools and the temporary shutdown of a cremation ground
    - 11 Sep 15, 2:23pm -
  • Two jawans, two militants killed in J-K encounter
    Two armymen of 21 and two militants were killed in anbspgun battlenbspin Laribal Handwara in Jammu and Kashmir on Friday morning
    - 11 Sep 15, 8:06am -
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    - 11 Sep 15, 5:46am -
  • Narendra Modi to keep first date with Chandigarh as Prime Minister
    The City Beautiful is fully geared to welcome Prime Minister Narendra Modi who is on his maiden visit here after assuming the office on Friday
    - 10 Sep 15, 10:16pm -
  • J-K separatists defy HC order, call for beef consumption on Eid
    Separatists in Kashmir on Thursday urged people to slaughter bovine animals instead of the traditional goats on Eid later this month hours after the state high court ordered the government to implement the order banning sale of beef
    - 10 Sep 15, 7:03pm -
  • Elderly Sikh-American assaulted in US, called 'bin Laden'
    An elderly SikhAmerican man was brutally injured and called terrorist and bin Laden in an apparent hate crime case in Chicago just days before the US commemorates the anniversary of the September 11 attacks
    - 10 Sep 15, 7:43am -
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Glam Sham Reviews

  • Secret Superstar movie review
    SECRET SUPERSTAR is a sweet little song of dream, hope, love and humanity. powered by winning acts by Zaira Wasim and Aamir Khan. If you love your family and believe in dream...
    - 18 Oct 17, 10:12am -
  • Secret Superstar music review
    Amit-Kausar pass with flying colours and meet our expectations in the audio of SECRET SUPERSTAR. The songs are in sync with the storyline...
    - 14 Oct 17, 9:39am -
  • Ranchi Diaries movie review
    Aimed as a back-slapping tribute to the crime dark comedies genre set in small towns, unfortunately RANCHI DIARIES ends up slapping itself...
    - 13 Oct 17, 4:46pm -
  • Victoria and Abdul movie review
    Stephen Frears's VICTORIA & ABDUL based on Shrabani Basu's non-fiction book is a master class in acting by the amazingly magnificent 82 year old Judi Dench...
    - 13 Oct 17, 10:00am -
  • Golmaal Again music review
    The audio of GOLMAAL AGAIN is totally in tune with the fun and festive party spirit of the movie...
    - 12 Oct 17, 11:49am -
  • Chef movie review
    Saif is perfect in a tailor made role and does full justice while CHEF helmed by Raja Krishna Menon plays ice spice (a popular hide n seek game)...
    - 6 Oct 17, 11:52am -
  • Tu Hai Mera Sunday movie review
    TU HAI MERA SUNDAY is a moment of charming and intimating relish of life that demands a 'space' from those who care for cinema that celebrates life...
    - 5 Oct 17, 11:37am -
  • Judwaa 2 movie review
    Varun Dhawan remains the biggest highlight and the reason to make you sit through. We know he is beyond imitating Govinda, Salman his act as Raja...
    - 29 Sep 17, 5:18pm -
  • Spyder movie review
    SPYDER finds itself entangled in its huge expectations and struggles to cast its web and deliver as per expectations. Bringing the stalwarts of Telugu and Tamil cinema...
    - 28 Sep 17, 11:35am -
  • Bhoomi movie review
    BHOOMI brings back Sanjay Dutt to his karmbhoomi, like a seasoned warrior Dutt lovingly called 'baba' makes an impact and his screen presence is charismatic as ever...
    - 22 Sep 17, 4:10pm -