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  • Sarfira - Review
    wogma rating: Add to that never-watched 'To Watch' list (?) quick review: A story with so much heart told with such little spark. Instead, the telling is LOUD, s…l…o…w…and basically uninteresting. Review “Who are the rich to tell us what we should want!” A truer sentiment, there cannot be, right? And least expected, it was for me to hear that in a film. B-u-t, for a film that claims to be speaking for the masses, it’s sad that Sarfi…
    - 13 days ago 12 Jul 24, 4:59pm -
  • Kalki 2898 AD - Review
    wogma rating: Watch if you have nothing better to do (?) quick review: 2898AD…when asking, ‘Why?’ seems to be the most illogical thing to do. Though, we as an audience are seasoned for that, right? But, 175/180 minutes of boredom! How are we to handle that? Review If you can believe that Tom Cruise defies death by jumping off high cliffs and tall buildings, what’s your problem with accepting Shah Rukh Khan doing it? If you can engage with…
    - 27 days ago 27 Jun 24, 9:02pm -
  • Ishq Vishk Rebound - Review
    wogma rating: Watch if you have nothing better to do (?) quick review: The freshness wilts rather quickly as young adults go about sorting their lives and minds out. Their match-ups, break-ups, and patch-ups neither engage nor entertain. Review A love triangle has to be really really well-made for it to work well after 100 years of movies being made. A romantic film doesn’t have to answer “Why are they in love with each other?” But if the q…
    - 34 days ago 21 Jun 24, 5:25pm -
  • Mr. & Mrs. Mahi - Review
    wogma rating: Add to 'must watch' list (?) quick review: The grey characters, the man-woman equation, the light yet philosophical touches make it a good watch. Wish it didn’t try so hard in the beginning and didn’t rush so badly to the climax. Review There are a lot many things going for Mr and Mrs Mahi, the film. A few are alright, no great shakes. Only two things against it—the way it starts and how it ends. The relationships, the philoso…
    - 55 days ago 31 May 24, 4:52pm -
  • Srikanth - Review
    wogma rating: Add to 'must watch' list (?) quick review: An inspirational story, if there was one! And yet so, human. Well performed too. All good enough to overlook the episodic writing in the first half. Streaming partner: Netflix Review Accessibility, generally is a tough one. But it is a whole another level when it is denied to you at the very beginning. Imagine your community prefers to deny you access to life itself. For your sake. Then yo…
    - 75 days ago 10 May 24, 6:18pm -
  • Love Sex Aur Dhokha 2 - Review
    wogma rating: Add to that never-watched 'To Watch' list (?) quick review: Experimental, it is. But not an experiment that I enjoyed. It could be a me thing, though. The film’s subject matter is stuff that I actively avoid in real life. To top it off, my mind couldn’t keep up with the chaos + frenzied presentation. Streaming Partner: Netflix Review I am actually tired. My brain feels worn out. No, it is not because this is the second film I w…
    - 96 days ago 19 Apr 24, 6:49pm -
  • Do Aur Do Pyaar - Review
    wogma rating: Add to that never-watched 'To Watch' list (?) quick review: The film is a metaphor for its subject matter—relationships. It starts with excitement and freshness, goes through a phase where the effort shows, and moves into a plainness, that’s simple but boring. Review Do aur Do Pyaar’s first half is so refreshing and pleasant that the second half, especially the last forty-five minutes or so made me sad. The charm and joy left…
    - 97 days ago 19 Apr 24, 5:28pm -
  • Amar Singh Chamkila - Review
    wogma rating: Add to 'must watch' list (?) quick review: Ali injects a touch of experimentation with youthful vigor. Rehman pulsates. Dosanjh and Chopra embody innocence & liveliness. Kamil's lyrics enhance the narrative's depth. Together, they weave a compelling narrative. Review Intriguing, pulsating, convincing, important, Chamkila leaves you thirsty for more. 14th April 2024: Two unidentified men open fire outside Salman Khan's Mumbai residen…
    - 100 days ago 16 Apr 24, 4:09pm -
  • Bade Miyan Chote Miyan - Review
    wogma rating: Watch if you have nothing better to do (?) quick review: It’s not the worst thing you will see. Only because Bade Miyan Chote Miya starring Amitabh Bachchan and Govinda exists. The action is crores combusting into prime meaninglessness. My cousin who is a PJ star cracks better PJs, just please don’t tell him. Review What do I feel more sorry for? My ₹400 and 3+ hours or crores blasting into flames scene after scene after scene…
    - 12 Apr 24, 6:52pm -
  • Maidaan - Review
    wogma rating: Watch but no rush (?) quick review: A quiet, calm film with rushes that a football match can give to fans. Football enthusiast or not, the real-life story makes you clap for its hero. Watch it for the coach of the Indian football team of the 50s and early 60s, S A Rahim. Review Even before it was put on paper, Maidaan had the remarkable true-life story on its side. Its hero’s fortitude defies what you believe a human being can do.…
    - 12 Apr 24, 5:38pm -
  • Crew - Review
    wogma rating: Add to that never-watched 'To Watch' list (?) quick review: Torn between shouting out ‘three cheers to a proper women-in-the-lead film and demanding a better-written film for the women in the lead. (Streaming Partner: Netlfix) Review The trailer itself grabs your attention with three ladies who don’t look like they have any intention of being anywhere except at the center of the stage. Through. The. Film. And it delivers on tha…
    - 5 Apr 24, 4:47pm -
  • Yodha - Review
    wogma rating: Add to that never-watched 'To Watch' list (?) quick review: Slick action, decent story with adequate twists and turns. But falls into the usual problematic trope of glamourising an insubordinate know-it-all. That along with the jingoism makes a lot of Yodha an exasperating watch rather than an enjoyable one.(Streaming Partner: Prime Video) Review It is a tricky one, right? A system exists so that people cannot behave willy-nilly. T…
    - 21 Mar 24, 5:25pm -
  • Shaitaan - Review
    wogma rating: Watch but no rush (?) - Disclaimer: Horror—having my gut knotted for 2+ hours—is not my idea of fun. quick review: This is some well-made horror. You relate, you clutch your heart, your tummy carries a vacuum. But, it certainly should have been crisper and the verbosity in the climax takes away from the impact.Streaming Partner: Netflix Review If you have a pit in your stomach, if your intestines feel squeezed, if the hair at t…
    - 8 Mar 24, 3:59pm -
  • Teri Baaton Mein Aisa Uljha Jiya - Review
    wogma rating: Add to 'must watch' list (?) quick review: Easy-going situational fun with a conscience. Doesn’t diss on anything while passing a message as subtly as it can. Well and warmly written characters, situations, and a story. Review You know how you have a feeling that you are highly unlikely to like a film? And you start with confirmation bias looking for things to not like. Teri Baaton Mein Aisa Uljha Jiya’s title itself tested my b…
    - 9 Feb 24, 5:22pm -
  • Fighter - Review
    wogma rating: Watch if you have nothing better to do (?) quick review: Shallow, hollow, soulless imitation of a certain ‘Air Force’ film. Old bottle old wine, unimaginative, stale repetition of the India-Pakistan-war genre. Lazy, unambitious, opportunistic picking of the lowest-hanging fruit of nationalism. Review Performative—that’s the word that won’t leave me ever since I left the movie hall. The banter, the camaraderie, the romance,…
    - 25 Jan 24, 5:48pm -
  • Merry Christmas - Review
    wogma rating: Beg or borrow, but do watch (?) quick review: I was on the edge of my seat for all but the first minute of the film. Mentally, even if not literally. Everything in the film comes together towards that end—keeping you on the edge. Will not ask for more from a thriller! Review Till it’s not the whodunnit, it’s the philosophical nuggets that keep your mind glued to the screen. So that you don’t miss one. When it’s not the ref…
    - 12 Jan 24, 5:34pm -
  • Dunki - Review
    wogma rating: Switch channels if it's on cable (?) quick review: Geopolitics: minus101. Rajkumar Hirani never got back to the Munnabhai-Circuit level of discourse. This, though, is another level of simplification. It is boring. So, what if the actors perform? All other than the leads, that is. Those two, ham. Review Why does a Rajkumar Hirani film have to take a David-Dhawan-Priyadarshan route to get to the point? Where has the story-telling disa…
    - 22 Dec 23, 5:42pm -
  • The Archies - Review
    wogma rating: Watch but no rush (?) quick review: It’s cute—more in the way it shows Politics 101 than its romance. Of course, it’s over-simplified and candy-flossified. But hey, this is one way to tell Gen Z, “We are sorry. But you have to clean up the mess we created.”(Available on Netflix) Review I was not expecting to put “Social” and “Political” ahead of “Romance” against genre when I typed my review out for The Archie…
    - 9 Dec 23, 1:40pm -
  • Animal - Review
    wogma rating: Switch channels if it's on cable (?) quick review: Long. Random. Violent. Pointless. Long therefore random. Violent therefore pointless. Oh, now I am rambling despite myself. Just like the film despite its well-written but absolutely unlikeable protagonist.Streaming partner: Netflix Review Mistake regretted: The rating was changed to " Switch channels if it's on cable" from "Watch if you have nothing better to do", Apologies~ ~ ~id…
    - 1 Dec 23, 11:56pm -
  • Tiger 3 - Review
    wogma rating: Watch but no rush (?) quick review: It is cute when a Salman Khan film has a decent story. Even if the twists and twists turn around in circles, 9/10 of which are predictable. That the rest of the film rests on the women is a pleasant surprise too. Even if it is only a tiny step in the right direction.(Streaming Partner: Amazon Prime) Review A Salman Khan film, and I didn’t roll my eyes! Don’t remember doing it even once. Not…
    - 14 Nov 23, 6:29pm -

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