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  • Lucknow Central - Review
    wogma rating: Even the keen, wait for DVD (?) quick review: Engages on and off while you're in the theater. Nothing memorable for later. Review Lucknow Central keeps you more or less engaged with its performances and pulsating ambiance of thrill. But...Visit for the full story.
    - 6 days ago, 15 Sep 17, 6:56pm -
  • Simran - Review
    wogma rating: The keen must watch on screen; else DVD (?) quick review: Simran has a perfectly flawed lead character, played almost to perfection by Kangna Ranaut, the film has a close-to-perfect climax too. If only, the plot didn't accelerate to being outland-ish...Visit for the full story.
    - 6 days ago, 15 Sep 17, 6:02pm -
  • Daddy - Review
    wogma rating: Watch if you have nothing better to do (?) quick review: A relatively engaging last half hour. Only if you can sit through gun fight after gun fight after gun fight that is typical of a film based in the underworld. Review There is...Visit for the full story.
    - 13 days ago, 8 Sep 17, 3:20pm -
  • Shubh Mangal Saavdhan - Review
    wogma rating: Even the keen, wait for DVD (?) quick review: Fresh topic? yep! Middle-class setting that reminds you of films from the 70s? yepp!! Great performances? yeppp!!! Engaging film? No :( Review For a movie that has so many departments...Visit for the full story.
    - 20 days ago, 1 Sep 17, 11:41pm -
  • Baadshaho - Review
    wogma rating: Even the keen, wait for DVD (?) quick review: Delivers a story with lots of style - in the first half. Alas, you come to expect what happens in the last hour and lose the thrill along the way. Review It is easy to dismiss a film that has...Visit for the full story.
    - 20 days ago, 1 Sep 17, 9:28pm -
  • Babumoshai Bandookbaaz - Review
    wogma rating: Catch on DVD for sure (?) quick review: Raw in its treatment, this noir film starts of well but loses its way and doesn't end so. Review Babumoshai Bandookbaaz is as raw and rugged as any noir film set in the world of politicians who...Visit for the full story.
    - 27 days ago, 25 Aug 17, 11:05pm -
  • Qaidi Band - Review
    wogma rating: Catch on DVD for sure (?) quick review: Gets marks just for picking up a different issue and retains them by not falling prey to all possible clichés. Review I am sure many of us, are grateful for our good luck and the graces of the...Visit for the full story.
    - 27 days ago, 25 Aug 17, 9:57pm -
  • A Gentleman - Review
    wogma rating: Even the keen, wait for DVD (?) quick review: Comedy, action, romance – An above average entertainer in each of those elements. But, put together it becomes just about average. Review For a film that starts with slapsticky toilet humor, A...Visit for the full story.
    - 27 days ago, 25 Aug 17, 8:40pm -
  • Bareilly Ki Barfi - Review
    wogma rating: Watch when on TV (?) quick review: If even a ridiculous plot feels real, it says a lot about performances and all departments that work on the look and feel of a film including art and costume design. Review What does it say about me when...Visit for the full story.
    - 34 days ago, 18 Aug 17, 4:39pm -
  • Toilet Ek Prem Katha - Review
    wogma rating: Watch when on TV (?) quick review: Brings up many important issues related not just to religion, culture or even sanitation. It points a huge finger at sexism and the politics of both home and nation. But, is extremely preachy through most of it. ...Visit for the full story.
    - 41 days ago, 11 Aug 17, 4:07pm -
  • Jab Harry Met Sejal - Review
    wogma rating: Watch when on TV (?) quick review: A few lovely, honest moments; good performances but zero story doesn't work for this “boy meet girl” film. Review The first half is uneventful but carries some charm. The second half is uneventful and is...Visit for the full story.
    - 48 days ago, 4 Aug 17, 5:19pm -
  • Mubarakan - Review
    wogma rating: Watch if you have nothing better to do (?) quick review: Relatively more coherent. Still doesn't make it any more enjoyable. Madcap story but no laughs. Thankfully not too slapsticky, but all the drama is a downer. Review Mubarakan is a...Visit for the full story.
    - 55 days ago, 28 Jul 17, 10:31pm -
  • Raag Desh - Review
    wogma rating: The keen should rent; else TV (?) quick review: A war movie, a relatively lesser known independence story, a court room drama. An intense story yet not an 100% immersive experience. Review You know what they say about history lessons?...Visit for the full story.
    - 55 days ago, 28 Jul 17, 9:16pm -
  • Indu Sarkar - Review
    wogma rating: Watch when on TV (?) quick review: Intertwining stories of Indu Sarkar, the protagonist and Indira's sarkar leave the movie neither here nor there. Review There are a few ways to think of Indu Sarkar. One as a story of a woman who...Visit for the full story.
    - 55 days ago, 28 Jul 17, 8:08pm -
  • Chauthi Koot (Punjabi) - Review
    wogma rating: Add to 'must watch' list (?) quick review: If tense, minimal, gloomy movies about human condition interest you, do add it to your must-watch list. Review Chauthi Koot or the Fourth Direction provides a close glimpse of the...Visit for the full story.
    - 59 days ago, 24 Jul 17, 10:47am -
  • Dunkirk - Review
    wogma rating: Pride of your DVD shelf (?) quick review: Dunkirk is probably the best movie I have seen this year. It’s got an edge-of-your-seat tension throughout. It’s well acted, well directed, and well written. It shows you all the horrors of war while depicting one...Visit for the full story.
    - 62 days ago, 21 Jul 17, 4:45pm -
  • Lipstick Under My Burkha - Review
    wogma rating: The keen should rent; else TV (?) quick review: Ace rate dialogue and performances. The topic isn't broached often enough in films. But once it is, we know where it's headed, making this film predictable too. Review It is only apt that...Visit for the full story.
    - 62 days ago, 21 Jul 17, 3:27pm -
  • Shab - Review
    wogma rating: Add to 'must watch' list (?) quick review: Erratic in engaging and evoking empathy. Could be watched for its director and theme. Review Shab is a long-drawn-out study of alienation manifested through its four main characters: Mohan aka...Visit for the full story.
    - 64 days ago, 19 Jul 17, 11:00am -
  • Jagga Jasoos - Review
    wogma rating: Add to 'must watch' list (?) quick review: Cute, fun detective story taking on huge issues of the world. Juggles all of that well but becomes long-drawn in the process. Review It takes a while to get used to the strange of a musical and...Visit for the full story.
    - 69 days ago, 14 Jul 17, 5:06pm -
  • Liar's Dice - Review
    wogma rating: Watch when on TV (?) quick review: Lovers of indie cinema and fans of Nawazuddin Siddiqui should watch it if they have nothing else on their mind and are willing to put an effort. Review Another one from the Netflix catalogue, Liar's Dice...Visit for the full story.
    - 71 days ago, 12 Jul 17, 10:16am -

Now Running - Movie Reviews

  • Dobaara - Review by Manisha Lakhe
    Remake of the Hollywood film Oculus, Dobaara is so tiresome, you are actually glad whenever the evil presence shows up and begin rooting for it. It's not horror, but horrendous.
    - 2 Jun 17, 3:42pm -
  • Dear Maya - Review by Manisha Lakhe
    Dear Maya does have some sweet moments but the film vacillates from interesting to ghastly so often you wonder if this movie was made by a committee. Wait for the movie to show up on cable.
    - 2 Jun 17, 9:49am -
  • Mirror Game – Ab Khel Shuru - Review by Manisha Lakhe
    Mirror Game is an interesting story, well-executed but everything moves so slow you have to pinch yourself to keep awake. The twist in the story is good, very good perhaps.
    - 2 Jun 17, 9:47am -
  • Sachin: A Billion Dreams - Review by Manisha Lakhe
    They call it a film but it is a documentary of Sachin Tendulkar's life, with all kinds of videos of his personal life, footage of cricket matches, interviews with people connected to the sport and finally Sachin talking to the camera explaining what ...
    - 26 May 17, 10:03am -
  • Thodi Thodi Si Manmaaniyan - Review by Manisha Lakhe
    The film is so hammy, you never want to see a 'rockstar band contest' film theme any more. It's not just the story that is terrible, but the acting that comes with such a tale. Every person in the film is 'acting' and it drives you to exhaustion.
    - 26 May 17, 10:02am -
  • Sargoshiyan - Review by Manisha Lakhe
    Sargoshiyan is shot in the beautiful Kashmir, but since the filmmakers want to say so much, everything seems to be crammed, and loud... unlike the meaning of the title which means 'whispers'.
    - 26 May 17, 10:01am -
  • Half Girlfriend - Review by Manisha Lakhe
    Through this half baked attempt at romance, social service, drunkenness you realise that Half Girlfriend is an asinine attempt at movie making, the heroine would rather have cancer than be his girlfriend!There's no reason at all why you should go...
    - 19 May 17, 2:48pm -
  • Hindi Medium - Review by Manisha Lakhe
    Hindi Medium starts out on a right note but the need to teach you a lesson is pushed and pushed in your face until you are weary. But Irrfan Khan and Saba Qamar in 'branded' clothes and blingy accessories will make you smile.
    - 19 May 17, 12:40am -
  • Meri Pyaari Bindu - Review by Manisha Lakhe
    Meri Pyaari Bindu is just about okay. If you wish to escape the summer heat outside or are seeking help in falling asleep, this film is a great option. However, you'll come away loving Parineeti Chopra's performance.
    - 12 May 17, 2:01pm -
  • Sarkar 3 - Review by Manisha Lakhe
    Sarkar 3 fails on many levels. The film is crammed to the gills with characters and motives that go nowhere. Amitabh Bachchan is earnest but even he cannot prevent the poorly scripted and horribly hammed work from turning into a train wreck.
    - 12 May 17, 9:33am -
  • Mantostaan - Review by Manisha Lakhe
    Mantostaan brings to screen four stories of the celebrated writer Sadaat Hasan Manto and mutilate every single one of them. The execution of each story is sensationalized and turned sleazy. Such a pitiful waste of a good idea.
    - 4 May 17, 10:45pm -
  • Baahubali: The Conclusion - Review by Manisha Lakhe
    Baahubali: The Conclusion gives you the complete joy of watching an epic fantasy film. Watch it on the biggest screen near you. And yes, why Katappa kills Bahubali, the secret is revealed.
    - 28 Apr 17, 2:28pm -
  • Noor - Review by Manisha Lakhe
    Despite an earnest performance by Sonakshi Sinha Noor fails to make an impact. The movie is so poorly researched it gives journalist a bad name.
    - 21 Apr 17, 3:27pm -
  • Maatr - Review by Manisha Lakhe
    Maatr is a predictable revenge story that completely ignores the trauma and social stigma that is usually attached to rape victims regardless of their social class. The subject is handled so ham-handedly, you cringe at the mistakes and wish they'd st...
    - 21 Apr 17, 9:56am -
  • Begum Jaan - Review by Manisha Lakhe
    Begum Jaan chronicles the life inside a whorehouse set in the middle of the India-Pakistan border. Unfortunately, Vidya Balan who plays the title role cannot save the hopelessly predictable plot. The film is such a terrible, bloated and tastelessly o...
    - 14 Apr 17, 8:23am -
  • Laali Ki Shaadi Mein Laddoo Deewana - Review by Manisha Lakhe
    Laali Ki Shaadi Mein Laaddoo Dewana is a never-ending tale of confusion that is so unfunny that it is dumb.
    - 7 Apr 17, 10:00am -
  • Blue Mountains - Review by Manisha Lakhe
    Blue Mountains shows us everything that is wrong with making movies for young adults. There is no finesse in handling the subject and poor research shows up like a glaring sore thumb on the screen.
    - 7 Apr 17, 9:59am -
  • Mirza Juuliet - Review by Manisha Lakhe
    Mirza Juuliet is a predictable tale that is a waste of your time and money. Though the heroine's bubbly personality seems to offer many possibilities, but her cursing and her wide-eyed stupidity gets annoying real quickly.
    - 7 Apr 17, 9:55am -
  • Mukti Bhawan - Review by Manisha Lakhe
    'Mukti Bhawan' is brilliant, funny, life affirming tale about death, which is supported by a superb script and a flawless cast. Watch it!
    - 7 Apr 17, 9:53am -
  • Naam Shabana - Review by Manisha Lakhe
    Naam Shabana is a spinoff backstory of one of the characters from the successful film 'Baby,' the story is a tad too obvious, but the action sequences redeem the film.
    - 31 Mar 17, 12:22am -

Hindustan Times Movies

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  • 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

  • Newton movie review
    NEWTON is a stark, dark, witty and symbolic gem presenting the mockery of democracy observed in certain parts of India...
    - 2 days ago, 19 Sep 17, 3:48pm -
  • Patel Ki Punjabi Shaadi movie review
    PATEL KI PUNJABI SHAADI is a constant hammer that cons the audience in the name of a comedy. Celebrating cringe stereotypes in the name of humour...
    - 5 days ago, 16 Sep 17, 8:44am -
  • Simran movie review
    Kangana Ranaut exudes infectious charm in a losing battle aka gamble. She is just terrific. Though she keeps on skipping the Guajarati accent at her will...
    - 6 days ago, 15 Sep 17, 4:17pm -
  • Lucknow Central movie review
    LUCKNOW CENTRAL led by Farhan Akhtar and his band of bandis (prisoners) the proposed tribute to The Healing Hearts Band has nothing much to hum about...
    - 6 days ago, 15 Sep 17, 10:03am -
  • Bhoomi music review
    All credit to Sachin-Jigar for coming up with a good musical score, which is almost comparable to their (by now) iconic BADLAPUR album...
    - 9 days ago, 12 Sep 17, 2:58pm -
  • Mr.Kabaadi movie review
    No depth, layers and characterization, a mockery of talents and sheer audacity in cashing on the late legendary actor Om Puri in a film...
    - 13 days ago, 8 Sep 17, 6:01pm -
  • Sameer movie review
    Despite having its flaws and its overwhelming reluctance to take any sides, SAMEER still manages to be a tight, edge of the seat surprise in the end and that’s the movie’s biggest victory...
    - 13 days ago, 8 Sep 17, 4:20pm -
  • Daddy movie review
    DADDY - The terrific transformation of one of Bollywood’s most handsome –Arjun Rampal from a 6 ft 13 inches (approx) tall hunk to a 5 ft 40 inches (approx) dreaded Mumbai underworld gangster turned politician – Arun Gawli is a well crafted frame that searches the right picture...
    - 13 days ago, 8 Sep 17, 2:38pm -
  • Poster Boys movie review
    POSTER BOYS is a crazy, silly, screwball fun, if you have loved the no brainers of David Dhawan, Anees Bazmee...
    - 13 days ago, 8 Sep 17, 9:50am -
  • Poster Boys music review
    the audio of POSTER BOYS is strictly functional which rides high on 'Kudiyan Shehar Diyan', which incidentally...
    - 15 days ago, 6 Sep 17, 12:30pm -