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  • Hindi Medium - Review
    wogma rating: The keen must watch on screen; else DVD (?) quick review: The film uses mildly-comical satire to put its point across. However, the problem arises when writers fail to wrap it up as satire and succumb to sermonizing. Review If you have...Visit for the full story.
    - 3 days ago, 25 May 17, 11:49am -
  • Meri Pyaari Bindu - Review
    wogma rating: The keen must watch on screen; else DVD (?) quick review: Get swooned by the dialogue, the chemistry, the familiar give-and-take of a love relationship. Same story and yet so charming. Review That feeling when you are transported into...Visit for the full story.
    - 15 days ago, 12 May 17, 6:08pm -
  • Sarkar 3 - Review
    wogma rating: Watch if you have nothing better to do (?) - That too only if you have promised yourself to watch every Amitabh Bachchan film. quick review: Everything is geared towards trying to create suspense. Thus killing it. Review The only word...Visit for the full story.
    - 15 days ago, 12 May 17, 5:12pm -
  • Loev (English, Hindi) - Review
    wogma rating: Add to 'must watch' list (?) quick review: The film gradually and slowly unravels a triangular romantic equation between three young men. A good film and an important one, which needs to be supported and encouraged. Review It is a...Visit for the full story.
    - 18 days ago, 10 May 17, 10:51am -
  • Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2 - Review
    wogma rating: Watch for sure, preferably in theatre (?) quick review: Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2 was amazing fun. It had all the jokes you wanted, and more. It had Drax’s stupid laugh. It had Chris Pratt being Chris Pratt, and best of all: It had Baby Groot. A...Visit for the full story.
    - 19 days ago, 8 May 17, 4:46pm -
  • Bahubali 2 - The Conclusion - Review
    wogma rating: Even the keen, wait for DVD (?) - However, if you watch a film just for the grandiose, go to the theaters. quick review: There is drama in a film and then there is grand drama. In the latter, the story matters even less. It is the scale, the action, the...Visit for the full story.
    - 29 days ago, 28 Apr 17, 7:10pm -
  • Noor - Review
    wogma rating: Watch when on TV (?) quick review: Coming-of-age, social message, comment on media, con-men – Noor covers a lot of ground. Which might have been fine, if only it didn't start its sermon. Review It is refreshing to hear a counterpoint...Visit for the full story.
    - 36 days ago, 21 Apr 17, 6:11pm -
  • Begum Jaan - Review
    wogma rating: Watch when on TV (?) quick review: Asks pertinent questions subtly, but everything about it seems like it is for “effect”. None of it germane to a story. Review Are women treated any differently now than they were back in 1947? Are women...Visit for the full story.
    - 41 days ago, 17 Apr 17, 4:06pm -
  • Mukti Bhawan - Review
    wogma rating: The keen should rent; else TV (?) quick review: As refreshingly simple as is poignant, as much about death as it is about daily life, as sombre as is spirited. Mukti Bhawan seems slow yet engages. Review A film about death is unlikely to...Visit for the full story.
    - 50 days ago, 7 Apr 17, 7:34pm -
  • Naam Shabana - Review
    wogma rating: Watch when on TV (?) quick review: Good news: There is a woman beating up bad man after bad man to save the world. Bad news: That is not qualification enough to make a film good. Review The first fear of many non-Askhay Kumar fans,...Visit for the full story.
    - 57 days ago, 31 Mar 17, 7:26pm -
  • Phillauri - Review
    wogma rating: Watch if you have nothing better to do (?) quick review: Some films mesmerize because they linger lyrically, beautifully. Others l-l-l-i-i-i-i-n-n-g-e-r in a way you wish it stops before you can say asap. Unfortunately, Phillauri is the latter. ...Visit for the full story.
    - 64 days ago, 24 Mar 17, 6:26pm -
  • Trapped - Review
    wogma rating: The keen should rent; else TV (?) quick review: What if you were cut-off from civilisation all alone in a jungle? A concrete jungle. Trapped provides the creepy crawls. However, the anxiety is more for what you will be made to watch next, and not on behalf...Visit for the full story.
    - 73 days ago, 16 Mar 17, 3:41pm -
  • Lion - Review
    wogma rating: Add to 'must watch' list (?) quick review: The film succeeds without resorting to too many contrivances or needless manipulation Review Lion is a good primer to the world of Charles Dickens. And - as if you'd need it as a cinema goer - to...Visit for the full story.
    - 75 days ago, 14 Mar 17, 1:02pm -
  • Badrinath Ki Dulhania - Review
    wogma rating: Watch if you have nothing better to do (?) quick review: Too distant for city audiences to find relatable. Too superficial for smaller town audiences to find believable. Review Hearts in the right places and good causes and a message in...Visit for the full story.
    - 78 days ago, 10 Mar 17, 6:02pm -
  • Rangoon - Review
    wogma rating: The keen should rent; else TV (?) quick review: The tiny step Bharadwaj takes towards Shakespeare is worth an applause, and a second-viewing too. Even so, the writing though has miles to go. Review Boy meets girl. Uninteresting. But that...Visit for the full story.
    - 92 days ago, 24 Feb 17, 8:12pm -
  • The Ghazi Attack - Review
    wogma rating: Watch when on TV (?) quick review: A war thriller that has potential to tingle your patriotism and even bring you to your seat's edge. But for the melodrama and the technical stuff that seems just too implausible. Review Whether or not...Visit for the full story.
    - 99 days ago, 17 Feb 17, 8:01pm -
  • Irada - Review
    wogma rating: Watch when on TV (?) quick review: The usual greedy businessman-politician-police web against the hapless common man. However, if you don't know about the scam close to what's really happening in Punjab's sarso-de-khet1, you might want a peep in. ...Visit for the full story.
    - 99 days ago, 17 Feb 17, 6:01pm -
  • Jolly LLB 2 - Review
    wogma rating: The keen should rent; else TV (?) quick review: As we'd expect from the trailers, a satirical, court-room drama that keeps you engaged for the 2+ hours. Won't stay for too long after though. Review On the surface, it'd look like Jolly...Visit for the full story.
    - 10 Feb 17, 5:07pm -
  • Kaabil - Review
    wogma rating: Add to 'must watch' list (?) quick review: A decent thriller. If only there were a couple edge-on-seat plot points. Review I am so tempted to repeat the first paragraph of the Raees review. It truly is heartening to see actors, who we...Visit for the full story.
    - 25 Jan 17, 8:09pm -
  • Raees - Review
    wogma rating: Add to 'must watch' list (?) quick review: Crime drama from the 80s, songs like they are from the 90s, slickness and style from the 00s. And story like a thriller should be written. Review It is so heartening to see the actors on the top...Visit for the full story.
    - 25 Jan 17, 6:23pm -

Now Running - Movie Reviews

  • Dear Zindagi - Review by Manisha Lakhe
    For two hours you put up with too shiny, too happy people holding hands and you're fed up with the hokey counseling sessions. The last half hour actually touches you but it is too little too late.
    - 25 Nov 16, 3:08am -
  • Moh Maya Money - Review by Manisha Lakhe
    Ranveer Shorey plays Aman, a real estate agent who wants to get rich quick. His wife Divya (Neha Dhupia) is a television producer who disapproves of his schemes. When his one cheat-deal goes wrong, he has to find an even worse idea in order to get mo...
    - 24 Nov 16, 6:25pm -
  • Tum Bin 2 - Review by Manisha Lakhe
    Girl and Boy1 are in love. They go to ski resort and Boy 1 topples off the snowy mountain after colliding with someone on a snowmobile. Girl comes back with Papaji and everyone grieves. Papaji introduces Girl to Boy2 and because Boy2 is so endearing ...
    - 18 Nov 16, 7:59pm -
  • Force 2 - Review by Manisha Lakhe
    Mumbai Police officer ACP Yashvardhan (John Abraham) once again kicks, punches and shoots his way to the baddie, his biceps flexed permanently, his dimple flashing rarely. This time the bad guy is killing RAW agents one by one. In this mission, he ha...
    - 18 Nov 16, 8:13am -
  • Rock On 2 - Review by Manisha Lakhe
    After 8 years the story of a broken band 'Magik' comes alive again. Barely. It is so slow you can see where the story if going a mile ahead. Each band member though busy with different things, deal with the death of young lad - who wanted to make mus...
    - 11 Nov 16, 4:53pm -
  • Ae Dil Hai Mushkil - Review by Manisha Lakhe
    You enjoy the first half which is bubbly and frothy and Anushka Sharma's fun, feisty character steals your heart. Then the film becomes more of a 'mushkil' than a tale of 'dils'. Suffering from a case of 'One-sided love'?
    - 28 Oct 16, 4:36pm -
  • Shivaay - Review by Manisha Lakhe
    Not a shred of originality in this father-daughter copy of 'Taken' plus 'Bajrangi Bhaijaan', unless you are fascinated by snow, tattoos, and foreign locales where really bad foreign people live. Ajay Devgn, has a huge fan following as an action hero ...
    - 28 Oct 16, 4:29pm -
  • 31st October - Review by Manisha Lakhe
    The story of the Sikh pogrom after the Prime Minister Mrs Indira Gandhi was assassinated (31st October, 1984) has been well documented and accepted as something where no justice can be truly offered. But when a film attempts to dramatise the events i...
    - 20 Oct 16, 9:57pm -
  • 1:13:7 Ek Tera Saath - Review by Manisha Lakhe
    Set in pretty Rajasthan this tale of a palace haunting and murder is being investigated by a policeman. The idea is great, but the execution fails so miserably, that you begin to laugh at the over the top acting by the lead characters: Prince Aditya ...
    - 20 Oct 16, 9:55pm -
  • Beiimaan Love - Review by Manisha Lakhe
    Hell hath no fury like a woman scorned, they say. And when this woman turns out to be Sunny Leone, you wonder who in their right minds and eyes in their head would reject her romantic advances and why. The movie is horrendous but for the honest emoti...
    - 14 Oct 16, 12:02pm -
  • Fuddu - Review by Manisha Lakhe
    A young man comes to Bombay with dreams and even though he manages to find himself a job, and gets married, he is unhappy. Living in a room with his two brothers and their wives and kids, he is unable to make love to his wife, who ups and leaves him....
    - 14 Oct 16, 11:44am -
  • Saat Uchakkey - Review by Manisha Lakhe
    Fed of poverty and his inability to provide his girl with nice things, a small time crook plans a heist. And yes, it goes wrong. In fact, everything from the language that is used in the film is wrong. It's a mystery how the Censor Board allows the w...
    - 14 Oct 16, 5:27am -
  • Tutak Tutak Tutiya - Review by Manisha Lakhe
    A bachelor obsessed with marrying only a modern, English speaking city girl ends up marrying a village belle. Embarrassed by his predicament, he moves in an apartment occupied by a ghost of a starlet. The ghost happily occupies the wife's body and bl...
    - 7 Oct 16, 4:33am -
  • Mirzya - Review by Manisha Lakhe
    A high concept film is a welcome change from the usual loud Bollywood love stories. But when all you see is a Zhang Yimou hangover on screen without the vision or the depth, you realise that it's just a pretentious film. And the world that the charac...
    - 7 Oct 16, 4:32am -
  • M.S Dhoni - The Untold Story - Review by Manisha Lakhe
    Neeraj Pandey proves that he is a Dhoni fanboy. The movie starts out awesomely well, telling us details about Mahi's early life we eagerly lap up. But we want to know about his growth from getting selected in the team to becoming a captain. We get Bo...
    - 30 Sep 16, 8:23pm -
  • Banjo - Review by Manisha Lakhe
    We make good musicals, that everyone knows. This film is about a street music band, hugely popular at religious festivals, community celebratory gatherings like dandiyas, but get no respect because they're not posh 'rock' bands. This film brings thei...
    - 24 Sep 16, 5:16am -
  • Parched - Review by Manisha Lakhe
    Rajasthan is probably the heart of patriarchy land, and the villages hide many ugly tales. But three friends are there to support one another and they eventually learn to help each other fight the ugly reality that is their life. Shot beautifully, th...
    - 23 Sep 16, 8:55am -
  • Raaz Reboot - Review by Manisha Lakhe
    Emraan Hashmi is Aditya again. Alas there's no Bipasha Basu rebooted as Shanaya, but another pretty girl (Kriti Khabanda) rebooted as Shaina redoing the Arth mangalsutra beads are broken act, the ghosts that possess bodies are still levitating and co...
    - 16 Sep 16, 3:30pm -
  • Pink - Review by Manisha Lakhe
    Two hours and sixteen minutes long moral science lessons on molestation of women and the attitude society still nurtures. You learn nothing new, you haven't seen anything different, you have heard it all before. But having Amitabh Bachchan make an ar...
    - 16 Sep 16, 1:30am -
  • Baar Baar Dekho - Review by Manisha Lakhe
    A grouchy young man seems to be living a sort of groundhog day when everyone around him is happy celebrating his wedding to his childhood sweetheart. We know he has to re-live the day that changed his fate but we don't know why. And despite Katrina K...
    - 9 Sep 16, 8:31pm -

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

  • Thodi Thodi Si Manmaaniyan movie review
    A perfect example of 'been-there-done-that' mounting cliche, THODI THODI SI MANMAANIYAN has nothing new to show...
    - 1 day ago, 26 May 17, 5:36pm -
  • Sargoshiyan movie review
    SARGOSHIYAN (meaning whispers) starts with a good point and serves as a promotion of J&K as a tourist heaven but gets lost in its juvenile eagerness to say everything and ends...
    - 2 days ago, 26 May 17, 3:58pm -
  • Sachin-A Billion Dreams movie review
    If cricket is religion, Sachin Tendulkar is God and SACHIN: A BILLION DREAMS is the offering (Prasad) that every follower of cricket and Sachin should take without fail...
    - 2 days ago, 26 May 17, 10:28am -
  • Half Girlfriend movie review
    It's difficult to decipher what director Suri is striving to say through this stale, pale and half-baked HALF GIRLFRIEND...
    - 9 days ago, 19 May 17, 10:03am -
  • Hindi Medium movie review
    HINDI MEDIUM starts on fantasy note with a love story of Raj and Meeta while the opening credits show the titles in English and Hindi working as a simile...
    - 10 days ago, 18 May 17, 10:21am -
  • Hindi Medium music review
    The short and terse album appears to be more 'Kaam Chalau' and Sach-Jigar do put their best foot forward as always with...
    - 13 days ago, 15 May 17, 3:20pm -
  • Meri Pyaari Bindu movie review
    It's breezy, but mediocre that fails to use the potential of the premise though inspired into a beguiling rom com...
    - 16 days ago, 12 May 17, 4:43pm -
  • Sarkar 3 movie review
    SARKAR 3 follows the form of the original SARKAR but to diminishing effect. As and when Amitabh Bachchan comes on screen it reminds of the 2005 Subash Nagre, this...
    - 16 days ago, 12 May 17, 10:24am -
  • Mantostaan movie review
    The execution of MANTOSTAAN by Rahat Kazmi gives a feeling that the genius of Manto's prose is misunderstood by the maker to be just terrifying...
    - 22 days ago, 6 May 17, 10:11am -
  • Half Girlfriend music review
    Mohit Suri has a winner on hands and keeps his record of chartbusting scores unscathed with the music of HALF GIRLFRIEND...
    - 23 days ago, 5 May 17, 10:00am -