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  • Tanhaji - The Unsung Warrior - Review
    wogma rating: Even the keen, wait for it to come on TV/online (?) quick review: Overt dramatisation, powerful delivery of over-written dialogue, considerably awful CGI. Yet a moderately engaging film, partly because of the story of bravery and partly because of decent...Visit for the full story.
    - 13 days ago, 10 Jan 20, 9:14pm -
  • Chhapaak - Review
    wogma rating: The keen must watch on screen; else TV/online (?) quick review: The extra effort to not make it exploitative is evident. The audience is guided to follow the victims’ lead—be with what is and what can be, rather than what has been. In the process, the film...Visit for the full story.
    - 13 days ago, 10 Jan 20, 7:08pm -
  • Sab Kushal Mangal - Review
    wogma rating: Even the keen, wait for it to come on TV/online (?) quick review: Sab Kushal Mangal is what happens when you have a few good ideas but don’t know how to wrap them up together. Review A wrong against a wrong doesn’t make it right. Men’s...Visit for the full story.
    - 20 days ago, 3 Jan 20, 5:24pm -
  • Good Newwz - Review
    wogma rating: Even the keen, wait for it to come on TV/online (?) quick review: A story different from the norm gets short-changed because it is treated with a loud dose of melodrama. Review The only thing novel about the film is the novelty of the...Visit for the full story.
    - 24 days ago, 30 Dec 19, 5:25pm -
  • Dabangg 3 - Review
    wogma rating: Switch channels if it's on cable (?) quick review: A slowwww clap for the social messaging—as slow as the slo-mo used, without which too the film would have been slow. A genuine clap for the attempt at story, though. As amusing and self-important as it...Visit for the full story.
    - 34 days ago, 20 Dec 19, 5:30pm -
  • The Body - Review
    Not rated by wogma Review - meeta, a part of the audience See Also Preview 17 Critic Reviews 0.7/5.0 ...Visit for the full story.
    - 35 days ago, 19 Dec 19, 6:09pm -
  • Mardaani 2 - Review
    wogma rating: Beg or borrow, but do watch (?) - Especially as a the thriller quick review: The makers have obviously worked on improving the aspects that were little off in the first episode while making what was done well even better. Except for a couple of quibbles,...Visit for the full story.
    - 41 days ago, 13 Dec 19, 10:39pm -
  • Panipat - Review
    wogma rating: Add to 'must watch' list (?) quick review: A Hindi war movie that spends a lot more time on strategy than action extravaganza. ‘True’ to real-life or not, the politics of the situation engaged me enough to think that digesting the complexity needed the...Visit for the full story.
    - 48 days ago, 6 Dec 19, 8:59pm -
  • Pati Patni Aur Woh - Review
    wogma rating: Watch when on TV/online (?) quick review: When you are expecting the worst, the not-bad feels decent, and the possibly-bad gets the benefit of the doubt. That is the middle ground at which Pati Patni aur Woh manages to reach. Review Can a...Visit for the full story.
    - 48 days ago, 6 Dec 19, 6:56pm -
  • Hotel Mumbai - Review
    wogma rating: The keen should rent; else TV/online (?) quick review: Once you are ok with the fact that a movie has been made on the terrifying siege in Mumbai and it has to exploit emotions, Hotel Mumbai is a grippingly told, as unbiased as can be narrative with a...Visit for the full story.
    - 55 days ago, 29 Nov 19, 7:01pm -
  • Pagalpanti - Review
    wogma rating: Switch channels if it's on cable (?) quick review: Let me save you some time. Please don’t even read the review. Review There’s a marwadi proverb, “roto gayo, marta ki khabar laayo”, which translates to “you left with trepidation, so you...Visit for the full story.
    - 62 days ago, 22 Nov 19, 3:22pm -
  • Marjaavaan - Review
    Not rated by wogma Review - meeta, a part of the audience See Also 32 Critic Reviews 0.9/5.0 2 Reader Reviews 4/5.0 ...Visit for the full story.
    - 64 days ago, 20 Nov 19, 12:49pm -
  • Bala - Review
    wogma rating: The keen should rent; else TV/online (?) quick review: In that a body-shaming-themed film HAS to follow a certain trajectory, Bala holds no surprises. The one-liner insights and performances though are enough to see you through two hours. It actively...Visit for the full story.
    - 76 days ago, 8 Nov 19, 6:59pm -
  • Ujda Chaman - Review
    wogma rating: Watch if you have nothing better to do (?) quick review: So, I am supposed to find people laughing at perceived body flaws funny? Thank goodness for some great supporting cast, and decent lead cast performances. Review Shaming...Visit for the full story.
    - 83 days ago, 1 Nov 19, 5:46pm -
  • Housefull 4 - Review
    wogma rating: Watch if you have nothing better to do (?) quick review: Were it not for the general slapstickiness, the extra half hour, the flippant attitude towards writing women characters, Housefull 4 might’ve worked for the few laughs it brings. Review...Visit for the full story.
    - 90 days ago, 25 Oct 19, 6:16pm -
  • Laal Kaptaan - Review
    wogma rating: The keen should rent; else TV/online (?) quick review: The length of the film shoots down a lot of the good done by the film—acting, ambiance, action. Review Laal Kaptaan would have been a different experience, a much more enjoyable one,...Visit for the full story.
    - 97 days ago, 18 Oct 19, 5:11pm -
  • The Sky Is Pink - Review
    wogma rating: The keen should rent; else TV/online (?) quick review: Great performances and a touching story bring in a lot of tears despite knowing how it all ends. Might have worked even better, were it shorter. Review The Sky Is Pink is an emotional...Visit for the full story.
    - 11 Oct 19, 6:59pm -
  • War - Review
    wogma rating: The keen should rent; else TV/online (?) quick review: Slick action, chiselled heroes, stunning locations make up for the uneven writing. Yep, the story is part-clever and part-amusing, making it a guilty-pleasure kind-of-a-watch. Review ...Visit for the full story.
    - 2 Oct 19, 5:16pm -
  • The Zoya Factor - Review
    wogma rating: Watch when on TV/online (?) quick review: Attempts to keep things light, which work at times and don’t at others. A film that wouldn’t kill you if you watched it, but one you wouldn’t miss if you didn’t. Review The Zoya Factor wears its...Visit for the full story.
    - 20 Sep 19, 10:15pm -
  • Pal Pal Dil Ke Paas - Review
    wogma rating: Watch when on TV/online (?) quick review: An unusual experience. The first half, when nothing happens is engaging because of the arresting Himalayas+cinematography. The second half, when the story moves at breakneck speed, is boring. Review ...Visit for the full story.
    - 20 Sep 19, 6:17pm -

Now Running - Movie Reviews

  • Gold - Review by Manisha Lakhe
    Based on true events following the exploits of the Indian hockey team that won independant India its first Olympics gold medal in hockey. The conflict is fine, the principle characters beautifully etched, but what drags the film down is its predictab...
    - 15 Aug 18, 9:39am -
  • Satyameva Jayate - Review by Manisha Lakhe
    The Mumbai police are in a tizzy because a vigilante is slowly killing corrupt cops. The one honest cop has been given the job to find out who it is. We know it is the hero and we are alarmed at the violence on the screen. But after a while, you just...
    - 15 Aug 18, 9:37am -
  • Redrum A love story - Review by Manisha Lakhe
    A 'rock star' Daksh comes under the scrutiny of the Narcotics department who want to find out who supplies him with drugs. The Ghalib spouting cop asks Daksh's manager plus girlfriend to help them. Daksh has rage issues and in an angry fit he kills t...
    - 10 Aug 18, 3:56pm -
  • Vishwaroop 2 - Review by Manisha Lakhe
    Wisam Ahmad Kashmiri is an Indian spy who has infiltrated deep into Al Qaeda, and has helped not just finding Osama Bin Laden, but has helped rescue American soldiers, diffused a nuclear bomb in New York. If you buy this, then you'll see him in a fis...
    - 10 Aug 18, 11:07am -
  • Fanney Khan - Review by Manisha Lakhe
    A father loves his daughter so much, is so in love with the idea of making her the next Indian Singing Star that he kidnaps the current superstar in order to get her a place in the contest. The film is based on a story from a Dutch film 'Everybody is...
    - 3 Aug 18, 12:15pm -
  • Karwaan - Review by Manisha Lakhe
    A young man estranged from his father works at a dead end job at a software firm. He receives news that his father is dead in an accident. He borrows his friend Shaukat's van to bring back the body. But the body has been exchanged with another. In hi...
    - 3 Aug 18, 12:01pm -
  • Mulk - Review by Manisha Lakhe
    How do you prove that you are patriotic? A Muslim patriarch in Benaras battles to answer this question when his nephew has been shot dead as a terrorist and his brother has died following the legal and social troubles the family faces as a result. Wi...
    - 3 Aug 18, 12:00pm -
  • Saheb Biwi Aur Gangster 3 - Review by Manisha Lakhe
    In this third edition of Tigmanshu Dhulia's family conspiracy drama. The trouble is, the story is fine on paper, it's the sleazy execution that makes the film unpalatable. Saheb is in jail and the Biwi plays politics at home and outside. The Gangster...
    - 27 Jul 18, 9:36am -
  • Dhadak - Review by Manisha Lakhe
    A vanilla remake of the hard-hitting Marathi film Sairat, Dhadak is just an overly long story about a runaway couple. While Sairat was raw and gritty, the caste divide between the lovers very obvious and cruel, here it gets a makeover. The first half...
    - 20 Jul 18, 3:21pm -
  • Soorma - Review by Manisha Lakhe
    Sandeep Singh struggles to get himself a place in the Indian team, and just when he's making a name for himself as an International hockey player, a gunshot paralyses him. His rehabilitation comprises hard work and comes back to the field and becomes...
    - 13 Jul 18, 9:52am -
  • Sanju - Review by Manisha Lakhe
    Let's get one thing straight: This is a work of fiction masquerading as a biopic. And Rajkumar Hirani may have violins standing by to manipulate emotions, and he has Ranbir Kapoor mimicking Sanjay Dutt's mannerisms, but the movie remains a vanilla ve...
    - 29 Jun 18, 4:13pm -
  • 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....
    - 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...
    - 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 ...
    - 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...
    - 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. ...
    - 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...
    - 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...
    - 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...
    - 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...
    - 17 May 18, 4:38pm -

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 -