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  • Lust Stories - Review
    wogma rating: Watch if you have nothing better to do (?) - or if you are a cinephile quick review: Akhtar and Banerjee seem to expose their empathetic grasp of the human condition, while Kashyap and Johar seem to favor the scandalous over the subtle. ...Visit for the full story.
    - 6 days ago, 19 Jun 18, 1:36pm -
  • Race 3 - Review
    wogma rating: Switch channels if it's on cable (?) quick review: Fidget-spinner-led forced style, fight sequence in flowing skirt, flying Salman – Race 3 has it all. And of course, the Race brand of twists and turns are neither fun nor make any sense. Nothing...Visit for the full story.
    - 10 days ago, 15 Jun 18, 1:24pm -
  • Veere Di Wedding - Review
    wogma rating: Switch channels if it's on cable (?) quick review: Tries too hard to be cool and “contemporary”, comes across as superficial instead. Review Review (no word limit):You get a strong “wannabe” sense as you walk out of watching Veere Di...Visit for the full story.
    - 24 days ago, 1 Jun 18, 6:01pm -
  • Bhavesh Joshi Superhero - Review
    wogma rating: Watch if you have nothing better to do (?) quick review: A good set-up – is all you get. After the first hour it goes from mediocre to worse. Review A citizen vigilante, a superhero with bravery and vengeance as his superpower, a spirit...Visit for the full story.
    - 24 days ago, 1 Jun 18, 4:53pm -
  • Parmanu - The Story Of Pokhran - Review
    wogma rating: Catch on TV/online for sure (?) quick review: An obviously over-simplified account of an extremely engaging real-life event. The real-life bit is what keeps you glued despite tacky execution. Review It was a unique experience, watching...Visit for the full story.
    - 31 days ago, 25 May 18, 6:06pm -
  • Raazi - Review
    wogma rating: Beg or borrow, but do watch (?) quick review: A thriller that has your heart beating constantly for the protagonist’s safety is gripping because it is based on real life events and has strong performances. Also, Raazi avoids a few things it ought to have,...Visit for the full story.
    - 40 days ago, 16 May 18, 10:39am -
  • Omerta - Review
    wogma rating: Beg or borrow, but do watch (?) quick review: Omertà is a work of intense, sweeping and frightening moral clarity. Unerring, unflinching and unrelenting, the result is a devastatingly, seriously good film. Review Omertà is a work of...Visit for the full story.
    - 42 days ago, 14 May 18, 2:33pm -
  • 102 Not Out - Review
    wogma rating: The keen should rent; else TV/online (?) quick review: Quite the let-down after that brilliant trailer. There is always a silver lining when Amitabh Bachchan is in the frame though! That bit never goes wrong. Review A parent’s job is...Visit for the full story.
    - 52 days ago, 4 May 18, 6:56pm -
  • Avengers: Infinity War - Review
    wogma rating: Add to 'must watch' list (?) - but who am I kidding? You're going to watch it anyway. quick review: The most awaited movie of this year, and most years that have passed before this, does not fail to disappoint… to a certain degree. There are definitely...Visit for the full story.
    - 56 days ago, 30 Apr 18, 3:32pm -
  • 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.
    - 66 days ago, 20 Apr 18, 8:44pm -
  • Beyond The Clouds - Review
    wogma rating: The keen should rent; else TV/online (?) 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...Visit for the full story.
    - 66 days ago, 20 Apr 18, 7:22pm -
  • October - Review
    wogma rating: Beg or borrow, but do watch (?) 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 so many...Visit for the full story.
    - 73 days ago, 13 Apr 18, 2:29pm -
  • Blackmail - Review
    wogma rating: Watch when 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 movie with weird plot...Visit for the full story.
    - 80 days ago, 6 Apr 18, 7:03pm -
  • Baaghi 2 - Review
    wogma rating: Watch when 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 things unexpected is that...Visit for the full story.
    - 87 days ago, 30 Mar 18, 4:24pm -
  • Hichki - Review
    wogma rating: The keen should rent; else TV/online (?) 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...Visit for the full story.
    - 94 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.
    - 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.
    - 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.
    - 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.
    - 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.
    - 16 Feb 18, 5:28pm -

Now Running - Movie Reviews

  • Race 3 - Review by Manisha Lakhe
    If you've seen Race movies, then you will know that everyone double crosses everyone else in really tacky disco, hotel settings. Everyone drives really expensive cars that are shown in wild car chases and expensive cars are blown up without impunity....
    - 10 days ago, 15 Jun 18, 2:33pm -
  • Kaala - Review by Manisha Lakhe
    Kaala Kalikaran is the uncrowned king of Dharavi. His intervention keeps the poor people of the shantytown together. He rules with a twirl of his moustache and a smile that lights up his snowy beard. But the builders try hard to empty the 'dirty' eye...
    - 17 days ago, 8 Jun 18, 5:53pm -
  • Veere Di Wedding - Review by Manisha Lakhe
    Four friends come together as grown ups when one of them, Kalindi, decides to get married. The couple thinks it will be a small, intimate do, but it turns out to be a great Indian over the top shindig. The friends find their troubles magnified under ...
    - 24 days ago, 1 Jun 18, 1:39pm -
  • Bhavesh Joshi Super Hero - Review by Manisha Lakhe
    A young man dedicated to righting the wrongs of the world around him stumbles into something sinister and way beyond his masked paperbag avatar of 'Insaaf TV' on social media. Bhavesh Joshi tries to handle the big bad world of baddies and is outnumbe...
    - 24 days ago, 1 Jun 18, 10:45am -
  • Phamous - Review by Manisha Lakhe
    This movie about guns and baddies is so slow you could answer all your pending emails and the story would not have moved an inch. A local politician and a local baddie rule a small town with guns. The politician lusts after the wife of a local chap. ...
    - 24 days ago, 1 Jun 18, 10:42am -
  • Bioscopewala - Review by Manisha Lakhe
    Based on a wonderful story 'Kabuliwala' by Rabindranath Tagore, this story turns a dry-fruit vendor into a Bioscopewala, and Minnie and her dad into this modern dysfunctional family. It is not just a stretch but the whole film is about Minnie redisco...
    - 31 days ago, 25 May 18, 3:10pm -
  • Parmanu - Review by Manisha Lakhe
    With American satellites keeping a constant eye on Pokhran, India's Nuclear site for years (India had conducted the first 'peaceful' nuclear explosion in 1974), there was no way they world was going to allow India to join the nuclear nations. So a ci...
    - 32 days ago, 25 May 18, 1:45am -
  • Khajoor Pe Atke - Review by Manisha Lakhe
    A copy of the Marathi film Ventilator, Khajoor Pe Atke exaggerates in every possible way bringing down what could have been a wonderful situational dark comedy to something unsavory. A brother is about to die, and the family gathers around to 'be the...
    - 39 days ago, 17 May 18, 5:07pm -
  • Angrezi Mein Kehte Hain - Review by Manisha Lakhe
    A lovely story about love, duty, everyday life set in Benaras. A grouchy, crotchety man who does his duty by his wife and daughter announces that he has arranged for his daughter to be married off. The daughter rebels and questions her dad: do you ev...
    - 39 days ago, 17 May 18, 4:38pm -
  • Raazi - Review by Manisha Lakhe
    How do you make a patriotic film without any bombastic dialog and still manage to move the most cynical filmgoer to tears? Raazi is one of the finest films to come out of Bollywood. It is the story about a young Kashmiri girl who marries into a Pakis...
    - 45 days ago, 11 May 18, 9:43am -
  • Hope Aur Hum - Review by Manisha Lakhe
    Everything old is eventually replaced by something new, and it's best to adapt. Whether it is an ancient photocopier or a big old house. This is a lesson that this small feel-good family film that has the heart in its right place brings on the big sc...
    - 45 days ago, 11 May 18, 9:41am -
  • The Past - Review by Manisha Lakhe
    A novelist and her sister are in a bungalow in Lonavala which is haunted. Before you facepalm at every cliche in the horror genre you will see in this film, spare a thought for the actor Vedita Pratap Singh who gives the role of a girl possessed her ...
    - 45 days ago, 11 May 18, 9:39am -
  • Omerta - Review by Manisha Lakhe
    The word 'Omerta' means a code of silence that members of crime groups adopt when caught by the law. This film shows us how Omar was happy to kill in the name of religion. The staccato storytelling style and the constant shift between past and presen...
    - 53 days ago, 3 May 18, 10:53am -
  • 102 Not Out - Review by Manisha Lakhe
    A man who is 102 years old and full of life teaches a lesson or two or three for his grouchy 75 year old son. Amitabh Bachchan and Rishi Kapoor make this father and son melodrama a good watch simply because they deliver. But if you step away from the...
    - 53 days ago, 3 May 18, 10:52am -
  • Daas Dev - Review by Manisha Lakhe
    Sarat Chandra Chatterjee's classic but simple love triangle of Paro, Devdas and Chandramukhi is turned on its head and complicated needlessly by setting the story in a lawless, political background in Uttar Pradesh. There are stories and backstories ...
    - 59 days ago, 27 Apr 18, 10:19am -
  • 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...
    - 67 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...
    - 67 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...
    - 74 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...
    - 74 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...
    - 80 days ago, 6 Apr 18, 12:27pm -

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 -