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This page lists all slightly older movies that are playing in theatres, or are available on pay-per-view / video-on-demand on cable / dish services. (The information in these lists are as available on the official sites of the said services) Last updated: 08-Dec-2014
Airtel Movies Bang Bang , It's Entertainment, Singham Returns
Airtel Movies on Broadband 1920, 7 khoon maaf, Aagey Se Right, Agyaat, All the Best, Azaan, Bittoo Boss, Blue, Bodyguard, Chase, City of Gold, Dabangg, Do Dooni Chaar, Force, Golmaal Returns, Guzaarish, Halla Bol, Hate Story, Hello, Hum Dono (Rangeen), I am Kalam, Jab We Met, Jism 2, Jodhaa Akbar, Kismat Konnection, Kurbaan, Luck, Mere Baap Pehle Aap, Mumbai Meri Jaan, Murder 2, Naqaab, Race, Rajneeti, Sahi Dhande Galat Bande, Singh is Kinng, Singham, Striker, Tangled, Thank you, The Dirty Picture , The Machinist, Toy Story 3, Tum Mile
Dish TV Movie on Demand Bang Bang , Kick
Reliance Choice Pay Bang Bang , Humpty Sharma Ki Dulhania, Kick , Singham Returns
TataSky Showcase Bang Bang , Tamanchey
Videocon Subscription VoD Baat Bann Gayi, Raanjhanaa, Boss, Cocktail, Gori Tere Pyaar Mein!, Halla Bol, Hasee Toh Phasee, Khiladi 786, Madras Cafe, OMG Oh My God, One By Two, Policegiri, R...Rajkumar, Rajdhani Express, Shirin Farhad Ki Toh Nikal Padi, Singh Saab The Great, Tere Bin Laden, Toh Baat Pakki, War Chhod Na Yaar, Yamla Pagla Deewana 2
In Theaters (Bengali) No movies currently
In Theaters (English) Annabelle, Bhopal: A Prayer For Rain, Dumb and Dumber To, Gone Girl , Gravity , Guardians of the Galaxy, Interstellar , The Equalizer, The Hunger Games: Mockingjay - Part 1
In Theaters (Hindi) Happy Ending, Kill Dil, Action Jackson , Bhopal: A Prayer For Rain, Rang Rasiya / Colors of Passion, Sulemani Keeda, Ungli, Zid
In Theaters (Kannada) No movies currently
In Theaters (Malayalam) Bangalore Days
In Theaters (Marathi) Dr. Prakash Baba Amte-The real Hero, Elizabeth Ekadashi, Happy Journey, Pyaar Vali Love Story, Vitti Dandu
In Theaters (Tamil) No movies currently

Baat Bann Gayi - Review

[Poster for  Baat Bann Gayi with  Baat Bann Gayi, Ali Fazal, Gulshan Grover, Anisa, Amrita Raichand, Razzak Khan, Shuja Ali]
Not rated by wogma

I wasn't able to catch Baat Bann Gayi. However, we've put together reviews by other reviewers in the usual external reviews section. Also, you can catch what people on twitter have to say about it in the Twitter Verdict

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Happy Ending - Review

[Poster for  Happy Ending with  Happy Ending, Saif Ali Khan, Ileana D'Cruz, Krishna D K, Raj Nidimoru]
wogma rating: Catch on DVD for sure (?)
quick review:

Is love permanent? An urban romcom that tries to get a grapple on love. It is charming in its own way, but ultimately ends up having very little more than a regular romedy, as it likes to call itself.

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Kill Dil - Review

[Poster for  Kill Dil with  Kill Dil, Ranveer Singh, Parineeti Chopra, Ali Zafar, Shaad Ali] quick review:

Plot that should've been done away with in the 70s - lingers on unimaginatively and bores.

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Raanjhanaa - Review

[Poster for  Raanjhanaa with  Raanjhanaa, Dhanush, Sonam Kapoor, Abhay Deol]
wogma rating: Add to 'must watch' list (?)
quick review:

Raanjhanaa is an intense love story which is much more.

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Review - 1920: Horrified...at the take on religion!

[Poster for 1920 with 1920, Vikram Bhatt, Rajneesh Duggal, Adah Sharma] quick review:

It horrifies for sure. Both by its thrills and its insensitive take on religion. Decent special effects cannot help forgive extreme irresponsibility in this age of communal riots.

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7 khoon maaf - Review

[Poster for 7 khoon maaf with Vishal Bharadwaj, Priyanka Chopra, Naseeruddin Shah, John Abraham, Neil Nitin Mukesh, Irrfan Khan, Anu Kapoor, Aleksandr Dyachenko] quick review:

This movie is worth watching just for Priyanka Chopra's performance. The rest of the lead cast is only a bonus. Now how I wish, there was a little bit of a surprise in the narration or at least I understood even half of why the characters behaved the way they did. Now if the only explanation is weird attracts weird and together they all get weirder, either I didn't get the film or it is one zany experience that didn't go down all that well with me. And yet I wouldn't have wanted to miss watching this one.

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Review - Aagey Se Right: Loads of fun yet a bit undone

[Poster for Aagey Se Right with Aagey Se Right, Indrajit Nattoji, Kay Kay Menon, Shreyas Talpade, Vijay Maurya]
wogma rating: Add to 'must watch' list (?)
quick review:

Following a gun is brings roars of laughter. The wit is completely enjoyable and so are some of the performances. Padded with the usual spoof-material, only a little funnier.

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Action Jackson - Review

[Poster for Action Jackson  with Action Jackson , Ajay Devgan, Sonakshi Sinha] quick review:

145 minutes of super-stylish action. There is about 10 minutes worth of story somewhere in there. But, does that really matter? And does it count that it doesn't matter?

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Review - Agyaat: Gore thrills unknown & bit of us too

[Poster for Agyaat with Agyaat, Ram Gopal Varma, Nitin, Priyanka Kothari, Gautam Rode, Rasika Duggal, Howard Rosemeyer, Ravi Kale, Ishrat Ali, Ishteyak Khan, Kali Prasad, Joy Fernandes]
wogma rating: Add to 'must watch' list (?) - Only for thriller buffs who don't mind absense of substantial story
quick review:

Weird camera angles used wisely, wish background score was used miserly. Nevertheless, the pace and visuals used are well placed to thrill and create curiosity. Alas, the climax is pretty predictable and that takes away a lot from the enjoyment of the film.

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Review - All the Best: closer to worst

[Poster for All the Best with All the Best, Rohit Shetty, Sanjay Dutt, Ajay Devgan, Fardeen Khan, Bipasha Basu, Mugdha Godse] quick review:

Same ol' senseless slapping about, fooling around and basically random running all over the place. The regular elements of a typical slapstick coexist and as always, don't entertain.

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Annabelle - Review

A wogma guest review by Pradeep Menon
[Poster for Annabelle with Annabelle, John R. Leonetti, Ward Horton, Annabelle Wallis, Alfre Woodard]
wogma rating: Watch when on TV (?)
quick review:

A spinoff (and chronologically, a prequel) of James Wan's The Conjuring, Annabelle, directed by John R. Leonetti, is a weak horror film. Apart from a couple of startling moments, the film follows an uninspiring graph that doesn't have even a fraction of the thrilling heft that one would expect when making a follow-up to a James Wan film.

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Azaan - Review

[Poster for Azaan with Prashant Chadha, Sachiin Joshi, Dalip Tahil, Candice Boucher, Aarya Babbar, Alyy Khan]
wogma rating: Watch when on TV (?)
quick review:

Azaan is a well-stylized action thriller. However, its punctuated by tiring romance. What could've been a gripping drama, stretches too long and outstays its welcome by just that bit.

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Bang Bang - Review

[Poster for Bang Bang  with Bang Bang , Hrithik Roshan, Katrina Kaif, Siddharth Anand]
wogma rating: Watch when on TV (?)
quick review:

Expectations met. Action-packed, lots of Hrithik Roshan and Katrina Kaif, passable stunt and close to no story.

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Bangalore Days (Malayalam) - Review

A wogma guest review by Pradeep Menon
[Poster for Bangalore Days with Bangalore Days, Fahadh Faasil, Dulquer Salman,, Nivin Pauly, Anjali Menon]
wogma rating: Add to 'must watch' list (?)
quick review:

Anjali Menon’s Bangalore Days is a youthful film with some beautiful writing. The solid cast makes the film a lovely little journey.

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Bhopal: A Prayer For Rain (English, Hindi) - Review

[Poster for Bhopal: A Prayer For Rain with Bhopal: A Prayer For Rain, Martin Sheen, Mischa Barton, Rajpal Yadav, Tannishta Chatterjee, Ravi Kumar] quick review:

Horrific real-life disaster, engaging film. And therein lies the irony of human nature.

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Bittoo Boss - Review

[Poster for Bittoo Boss with Pulkit Samrat, Amita Pathak, Supavitra Babul]
wogma rating: Watch when on TV (?)
quick review:

Bittoo Boss has a couple insights about society and its outlook towards porn and sex. But it puts these points across in a dull, jerky manner and often without energy. Not discardable, neither enjoyable.

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Review - Blue: In Deep Water

A wogma guest review by Amrah Ashraf
[Poster for Blue with Anthony D'Souza, Sanjay Dutt, Akshay Kumar, Zayed Khan]
wogma rating: Watch when on TV (?)
quick review:

The typically banal formula of action and skin packed in with some mind boggling underwater sequence. It will leave you with a bad after taste of what could’ve been a treat! After a while, you might feel you re watching National Geographic packaged the ‘bollywood ishtyle.’

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Bodyguard - Review

[Poster for Bodyguard with Siddique, Salman Khan, Kareena Kapoor] quick review:

For once, a film made me wish it didn't have a story and was the usual Salman Khan "cool". That, at least I'm prepared for. The attempt at putting in sorry, convoluted twists just kill whatever other fun you could have had.

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Boss - Review

[Poster for Boss with Boss, Akshay Kumar, Aditi Rao Hydari, Anthony D'Souza] quick review:

Another one of those falling in the "What else did you expect?" genre.

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Chase - Review

[Poster for Chase with Chase, Jag Mundhra, Dr Anuuj J Saxena, Udita Goswami, Rajesh Khattar, Samir Kochhar] quick review:

Run away. And run away fast. You don’t want to watch a bunch of non-actors in a shabbily edited thriller, even if the story is not-bad.

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City of Gold - Review

[Poster for City of Gold with City of Gold, Mahesh Manjrekar, Shashank Shende, Seema Biswas, Ankush Chaudhari, Vineet Kumar] quick review:

Sure, the concept is nice. But, the nice stuff stops there. I'm not at all passing a moral judgement on the characters' lack of character. It's just the loud and annoying way in which things play out that gets on your nerves after about an hour. And there is another 1.5 hours to go.

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Cocktail - Review

[Poster for Cocktail with Homi Adajania, Saif Ali Khan, Deepika Padukone, Diana Penty] quick review:

A good chick flick is just the right amount of chewing gum for the brain. Light and breezy it is good while it lasts. Cocktail lasts till a little after interval when it starts moping and mulling. A promising start meets a generic, uninteresting end.

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Review - Dabangg: fearless mix of masalas

[Poster for Dabangg with Salman Khan, Sonakshi, Arbaaz Khan, Sonu Sood, Vinod Khanna, Abhinav Kashyap] quick review:

Dabangg, and more so, Salman Khan, won't even allow a reviewer her right to roll her eyes. How can she be the snoot who ignores a packed house is dancing and clapping its way to the background score of an action sequence? She laughs at the silliness on screen and off. She walks out of the theater feeling happy for the people who had come to enjoy and made sure they had a good time. But enjoy, for her own self, did she? Nope. Not a chance.

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Do Dooni Chaar - Review

[Poster for Do Dooni Chaar with Do Dooni Chaar, Rishi Kapoor, Neetu Singh, Habib Faisal] quick review:

Stories from the lives of the middle class, a generation gap where the children want to move up to the next level in socio-economic ladder. Sounds boring and is too. But the relationships are warm and the issues are real. Unfortunately there is a patch in between which makes the film a drag. That along with the preaching takes away from the crisp film it could have been.

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Dr. Prakash Baba Amte-The real Hero (Marathi) - Review

A wogma guest review by Abhishek Gosavi
[Poster for Dr. Prakash Baba Amte-The real Hero with Dr. Prakash Baba Amte-The real Hero, Samrouddhi Porey, Nana Patekar, Sonali Kulkarni, Mohan Agashe]
wogma rating: Watch when on TV (?)
quick review:

Shoddy screenplay dampens the impact of an inspirational story of a great social worker - Dr. Prakash Baba Amte. The film could’ve looked far better had it been edited intelligently.

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Dumb and Dumber To - Review

A wogma guest review by Pradeep Menon
[Poster for Dumb and Dumber To with Dumb and Dumber To, Bobby Farrelly, Peter Farrelly, Jim Carrey, Jeff Daniels, Rob Riggle]
wogma rating: Even the keen, wait for DVD (?)
quick review:

Jim Carrey and Jeff Daniels, unbelievably, still seem in character 20 years later, in the sequel to the cult comedy Dumb and Dumber. Miraculously, they've gotten even dumber with age. Dumb and Dumber To is funny in spurts, but is mostly loud and ends up trying too hard. There's some fun to be had if you have fond memories of the first film, but watch it only when you're in the most forgiving mood, ready to laugh at the most offensive or juvenile jokes.

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Elizabeth Ekadashi (Marathi) - Review

A wogma guest review by Abhishek Gosavi
[Poster for Elizabeth Ekadashi with Elizabeth Ekadashi, Paresh Mokashi, Mahajan, Sayali Bhandarkar kavthekar, Pushkar Lonarkar] quick review:

The same old story. Just presented beautifully.

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Force - Review

[Poster for Force with Nishikant Kamat, John Abraham, Genelia Dsouza] quick review:

Force is a perfect masala film, which also means, it is perfectly predictable. And yet, Force keeps you engaged. It has everything in the right proportion - romance, action, drama. But it doesn't have that one overwhelming factor which can make me recommend it to you without any reservations. I have to add caveats like, if you are into hard-core action, if you like borderline genuine romance, if you don't mind the two interrupting each other, then watch it for sure.

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Review - Golmaal Returns: And how I wish it didn't!

[Poster for Golmaal Returns with Golmaal Returns, Rohit Shetty, Ajay Devgan, Arshad Warsi, Tusshar Kapoor, Shreyas Talpade] quick review:

As loud as Diwali and as bright as Diwali and Holi put together. A festival of poor writing, gay jokes, random songs, SMS forwards, etc

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Gone Girl - Review

A wogma guest review by Pradeep Menon
[Poster for Gone Girl  with Gone Girl , David Fincher, Ben Affleck, Rosamund Pike, Neil Patrick Harris]
wogma rating: Add to 'must watch' list (?)
quick review:

David Fincher's latest, an adaptation of Gillian Flynn's racy novel Gone Girl, has enough thrills to keep you glued to the screen for all of its run time. Read the book first, though, if you truly want to glean all you can from both forms in which this complex relationship between a man and a woman is explored.

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Gori Tere Pyaar Mein! - Review

[Poster for Gori Tere Pyaar Mein! with Gori Tere Pyaar Mein!, Imran Khan, Deepika Padukone, Anupam Kher, Punit Malhotra] quick review:

A cut-and-dry romantic comedy which half-heartedly tries to do more.

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Gravity - Review

A wogma guest review by Pradeep Menon
[Poster for Gravity  with Gravity , Alfonso Cuaron, Sandra Bullock, George Clooney, Ed Harris]
wogma rating: Pride of your DVD shelf (?)
quick review:

Alfonso Cuarón's Gravity is quite likely the movie event of the year. Stunningly simple in its entirety as a film, but unbelievably complex in the way that simplicity has been achieved, Gravity might just change a lot about the way films are made in Hollywood.

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Guardians of the Galaxy - Review

A wogma guest review by Pradeep Menon
[Poster for Guardians of the Galaxy with Guardians of the Galaxy, James Gunn, Chris Pratt, Vin Diesel, Bradley Cooper]
wogma rating: Buy the DVD already (?)
quick review:

There's a chance you haven't heard of Star-Lord, Gamora, Drax, Rocket and Groot before; and if you indeed haven't, then prepare for a crazy outing at the cinemas, with James Gunn's Guardians of the Galaxy. You'll root for these guys like you've never done before.

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Guzaarish - Review

[Poster for Guzaarish with Sanjay Leela Bhansali, Hrithik Roshan, Aishwarya Rai, Aditya Roy Kapoor]
wogma rating: Add to 'must watch' list (?)
quick review:

Guzaarish is an art museum. Aishwarya Rai Bachchan is the perfectly chiseled curator and Hrithik Roshan an almost statue. And this once, it’s not his acting I’m complaining about, the script demands him to stay put. You are watching them etched in many exotic, exquisite paintings frame after frame. So, what if the very basis of the story is pointless and there are gaping holes which are difficult to digest.

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Review - Halla Bol: Immature execution

[Poster for Halla Bol with Halla Bol, Ajay Devgan, Rajkumar Santoshi, Vidya Balan, Pankaj Kapoor] quick review:

Loads of improvement needed and possible in almost all departments. Barring a few sequences, the movie seems very superficial.

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Happy Journey (Marathi) - Review

A wogma guest review by Abhishek Gosavi
[Poster for Happy Journey with Happy Journey, Atul Kulkarni, Priya Bapat, Pallavi Subhash, Sachin Kundalkar] quick review:

A refreshing idea that outweighs flaws.

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Hasee Toh Phasee - Review

[Poster for Hasee Toh Phasee with Hasee Toh Phasee, Siddharth Malhotra, Parineeti Chopra, Vinil Mathew]
wogma rating: Add to 'must watch' list (?)
quick review:

A girl-meets-boy story with a difference. A girl-meets-boy story which works despite typical moments that qualify a film as a romantic comedy.

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Hate Story - Review

[Poster for Hate Story with Gulshan Devaiya, Paoli Dam, Nikhil Dwivedi, Vivek Agnihotri] quick review:

The story - beyond the lead lady turning into a prostitute - might still have worked, I can imaginably have given that much to the writers. But, the film that it has turned into is certainly well worth hating. From acting to music to pretty much everything else, Hate Story pushes your patience to the brink.

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Review - Hello: Trying to tell a story when there isn't one.

A wogma guest review by Aditya Kuber
[Poster for Hello with Hello, Atul Agnihotri, Salman Khan, Gul Panag, Eesha Koppikhar, Sohail Khan, Sharman Joshi, Sharat Saxena] quick review:

One wonders if books should really be converted to films. It doesn't always work out better.

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Hum Dono (Rangeen) - Review

[Poster for Hum Dono (Rangeen) with Hum Dono (Rangeen), Dev Anand, Sadhna, Nanda, Amarjeet]
wogma rating: Add to 'must watch' list (?)
quick review:

I thoroughly enjoyed this walk down memory lane, needless to say, mainly because of the poetry the film is. Both literally and figuratively. Of course, there are many-many elements in the film that would be completely unacceptable in our films today. But this one is for us to celebrate the man who will turn 88 this September 26th. And let's remind ourselves that he was just two short of 40 when Hum Dono released.

I'm not sure how much we'll enjoy the gold that old is, if we get too much of it, but for now, it's good to get a glimpse of the golden era the 60s was.

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Humpty Sharma Ki Dulhania - Review

[Poster for Humpty Sharma Ki Dulhania with Humpty Sharma Ki Dulhania, Varun Dhawan, Alia Bhatt, Ashutosh Rana, Shashank Khaitan]
wogma rating: Watch when on TV (?)
quick review:

Cute in an "anything goes" light, romcom kind of a way.

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I am Kalam - Review

[Poster for I am Kalam with Nila Madhab Panda, Gulshan Grover, Harsh Mayar, Pitobash Tripathi, Beatrice Ordeix]
wogma rating: Add to 'must watch' list (?)
quick review:

I am Kalam charmingly visualizes the life of a little boy who has to work to sustain himself and his family. Its simplicity is works as both an advantage and a disadvantage. The easy-going narrative is a pleasant watch but too-good-to-be-true plot is distracting.

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Interstellar - Review

A wogma guest review by Pradeep Menon
[Poster for Interstellar  with Interstellar , Christopher Nolan, Matthew McConaughey, Anne Hathaway, Jessica Chastain]
wogma rating: Buy the DVD already (?)
quick review:

Interstellaris a gargantuan film - in vision, scale, thought as well as runtime. It calls for patience and intelligence, which aren't always in ready supply. But it is also an intriguing film that makes you think. It may dazzle you, confound you or annoy you; but Nolan's latest is sure to affect you.

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It's Entertainment - Review

[Poster for It's Entertainment with Entertainment, Akshay Kumar, Tamannaah Bhatia, Sajid 1, Farhad] quick review:

Feels weird recommending an Akshay Kumar film to a group other than Akshay fans - dog-lovers! Other than that Entertainment is as Akshay Kumar a film as it gets.

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Review - Jab We Met: ordinary story played out well

[Poster for Jab We Met with Imtiaz Ali, Kareena Kapoor, Shahid Kapoor]
wogma rating: Add to 'must watch' list (?)
quick review:

An entertaining first half that establishes the characters and an emotionally charged second half keeps you interested in a rather regular love story. The story is as far from reality as can be, but then, that is what escapist cinema is all about, right?

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Jism 2 - Review

[Poster for Jism 2 with Jism 2, Pooja Bhatt, Randeep Hooda, Sunny Leone] quick review:

Jism 2 does nothing to you. It has no material to invoke any kind of emotion from you. Except maybe for a few unintentional laughs.

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Review - Jodhaa Akbar: Excruciatingly long!

[Poster for Jodhaa Akbar with Jodhaa Akbar, Ashutosh Gowariker, Hrithik Roshan, Aishwarya Rai]
wogma rating: Watch if you have nothing better to do (?) - But, watch it in theaters, if you must!
quick review:

Painstakingly made but painfully long. The history and politics is interesting but the teachers seemed to be in a rush to cover the course material. What we do know now though, is romance 450 years ago was same as it is now. It is a visual treat nevertheless.

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Khiladi 786 - Review

[Poster for Khiladi 786 with Khiladi 786, Ashish R Mohan, Akshay Kumar, Mithun Chakraborty, Asin Thottumkal, Ileana D'Cruz ] quick review:

Exactly what we expected. At times, that's a good thing, getting what you came for. At other times, like this one, it is loud and insufferable.

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Kick - Review

[Poster for Kick  with Kick , Salman Khan, Jacqueline Fernandez, Randeep Hooda, Sajid Nadiadwala]
wogma rating: Watch if you have nothing better to do (?) - No rating applies to Salman Khan fans
quick review:

It is a Salman Khan film + a tiny little more.

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Review - Kismat Konnection: same ol', same ol'

[Poster for Kismat Konnection with Kismat Konnection, Aziz Mirza, Shahid Kapoor, Vidya Balan] quick review:

Lage Raho Munnabhai (LRM) meets Jab We Met but without the charm or humor of either. Vidya Balan blends Janvi of LRM with Suman of Munnabhai MBBS. Shahid Kapoor plays chocolate hero, again! Aziz Mirza is still in I'm directing Shah Rukh Khan mode.

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Review - Kurbaan: Really? Only a few good Musalmaan?

[Poster for Kurbaan with Kurbaan, Rensil D'Silva, Saif Ali Khan, Kareena Kapoor, Vivek Oberoi] quick review:

All but a couple Muslim's are terrorists. Is that what we need to hear in this day & age? Predictable to the minutest detail and utterly-butterly s..l..o..w. You sure have better ways to induce yawns now, don't you?

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Review - Luck: long, has lousy lines, leaks style

[Poster for Luck with Luck, Soham Shah, Sanjay Dutt, Imran Khan, Shruti Haasan] quick review:

A few good action pieces & slick execution of a different-interesting plot isn't bad. But there's no way to duck the god-awful dialogues. And just as "Love isn't good enough for survival", just style doesn't a good film make.

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Madras Cafe - Review

[Poster for Madras Cafe with Madras Cafe, John Abraham, Nargis Fakhri, Shoojit Sircar] quick review:

Unevenly paced yet engaging, a must watch but not necessarily in a rush.

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Review - Mere Baap Pehle Aap: A loud father-son relationship

[Poster for Mere Baap Pehle Aap with Mere Baap Pehle Aap, Priyadarshan, Akshaye Khanna, Genelia Dsouza, Paresh Rawal, Om Puri] quick review:

A casual friendly relationship between dad and son could have worked if the movie were about 30 minutes shorter. Otherwise, it is the usual Priyadarshan fare.

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Review - Mumbai Meri Jaan: We shall overcome!

[Poster for Mumbai Meri Jaan with Mumbai Meri Jaan, Paresh Rawal, Kay Kay Menon, R Madhavan, Irrfan Khan, Soha Ali Khan, Nishikant Kamat] quick review:

It’s a dark look at human nature with a hint of hope that humans need. Awesome portrayal of detailed characters. Unfortunately, pace is slow enough to make it tiresome by the end.

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Murder 2 - Review

[Poster for Murder 2 with Mohit Suri, Emraan Hashmi, Prashant Narayanan]
wogma rating: Add to 'must watch' list (?)
quick review:

The uncomfortable feeling which makes you jump in your seat - that is Murder 2's success. It's one of those films where you come out with only the villain and what he is capable of. If you can handle creepy, sexual violence, go for it. It is sure to provide "that" kind of a thrill.

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Review - Naqaab: Comedy or suspense thriller?

[Poster for Naqaab with Naqaab, Akshaye Khanna, Bobby Deol, Urvashi Sharma, Abbas, Mustan] quick review:

It is a shame that another brilliant concept has been flushed down the drain because of half-baked attempts at narrating and acting. The product comes across as tacky because of the constant shuffle between comedy, unintentional comedy, a few extra-predictable scenes, and unexpected plot twists.

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OMG Oh My God - Review

[Poster for OMG Oh My God with OMG Oh My God, Paresh Rawal, Akshay Kumar, Umesh Shukla] quick review:

A logical yet over-simplified take on the arguments against blind faith. The attempt is to keep the arguments balanced yet the film's events are way too convenient.

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One By Two - Review

[Poster for One By Two with One By Two, Abhay Deol, Preeti Desai, Devika Bhagat] quick review:

An attempt at being fun, cute, and philosophical. You wish it were an attempt with more conviction. Yet, a decent TV watch.

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Policegiri - Review

[Poster for Policegiri with Policegiri, K S Ravikumar, Sanjay Dutt, Prachi Desai, Prakash Raj]
wogma rating: Watch when on TV (?)
quick review:

Policegiri has yet another cop with a golden heart who loves to bash people. Interestingly, he's part of the system too!

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Pyaar Vali Love Story (Marathi) - Review

A wogma guest review by Abhishek Gosavi
[Poster for Pyaar Vali Love Story with Pyaar Vali Love Story, Sanjay Jadhav, Swapnil Joshi, Sai Tamhankar] quick review:

Amateurish writing and childish direction make Pyaar Vali Love Story utterly boring. In the name of romance, the film serves you SRK-styled, foolish drama, leaving you exhausted for more than 2 hours.

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R...Rajkumar - Review

[Poster for R...Rajkumar with R...Rajkumar, Shahid Kapoor, Sonakshi Sinha, Prabhu Deva] quick review:

Violence for the sake of violence. Romance for the sake of violence. Comedy thrown in. Wannabe masala.

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Review - Race: pakka masala action flick

[Poster for Race with Race, Abbas, Mustan, Anil Kapoor, Akshaye Khanna, Saif Ali Khan, Bipasha Basu, Katrina Kaif]
wogma rating: Watch when on TV (?)
quick review:

A couple of not-so-unique yet brilliantly done action sequences and a few breathtaking aerial shots might make you want to watch in the theaters. But the acting, the merry-go-round plot twists, and the dialogues are barely average.

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Rajdhani Express - Review

[Poster for Rajdhani Express with Rajdhani Express, Ashok Kohli, Leander Paes, Jimmy Sheirgill, Priyanshu Chatterjee]
Not rated by wogma

I tried to catch Rajdhani Express this morning, but the show was cancelled because I was the only one there to watch it. :(

Anyway, I'll hopefully have twitter verdict and external reviews up by Monday afternoon. Thank you for stopping by.

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Review - Rajneeti: less chess more monopoly

[Poster for Rajneeti with Rajneeti, Ajay Devgan, Katrina Kaif, Ranbir Kapoor, Manoj Bajpai, Arjun Rampal, Nana Patekar, Prakash Jha] quick review:

A could-have-been, wanna-be political thriller lacks the sizzle and cursorily glances over the sleaze. And yet, despite the dull lines, modern Mahabharat is a tale worth watching.

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Rang Rasiya / Colors of Passion - Review

[Poster for Rang Rasiya / Colors of Passion with Rang Rasiya / Colors of Passion, Randeep Hooda, Nandana Sen, Ketan Mehta]
wogma rating: Watch when on TV (?)
quick review:

A misunderstood, controversial painter could've made for a more engaging film. But this ain't a bad start for bold topics at all.

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Sahi Dhande Galat Bande - Review

[Poster for Sahi Dhande Galat Bande with Parvin Dabas, Parvin Dabas, Vansh Bhardwaj, Ashish Nair, Kuldeep Ruhil]
wogma rating: Watch when on TV (?)
quick review:

Parvin Dabas directs himself well. And he gets a few scenes right, but other than that his debut as a director Sahi Dhande Galat Bande doesn't engage as a film with a social message ought to.

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Shirin Farhad Ki Toh Nikal Padi - Review

[Poster for Shirin Farhad Ki Toh Nikal Padi with Shirin Farhad Ki Toh Nikal Padi, Bela Sehgal, Boman Irani, Farah Khan] quick review:

A frustrating watch. A disgusting experience. Not just because of the toilet humor. But more, because you just can't get over the "How could SUCH an awful film be made?" feeling even after an hour of having watched the film. A film that tries too hard to get cute.

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Review - Singh is Kinng: Not really...

[Poster for Singh is Kinng with Singh is Kinng, Anees Bazmee, Akshay Kumar, Katrina Kaif] quick review:

Punjabi is queenn. Wit is Jack. Plot & logic are thrown out of the deck. So, the viewers are ace jokers! But, who am I to stop Akshay-Katrina fans from rushing to the theaters?

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Singh Saab The Great - Review

[Poster for Singh Saab The Great with Singh Saab The Great, Sunny Deol, Amrita Rao, Anil Sharma] quick review:

Honest man versus corrupt system. As novel as that one gets, only louder when we thought it wasn't possible.

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Singham - Review

[Poster for Singham with Rohit Shetty, Ajay Devgan, Kajal Aggarwal]
wogma rating: Watch when on TV (?)
quick review:

Comical action, filmy dialogue, awful flow make Singham's decent concept look laughable. It tries to make a couple of points but they are lost in the "coolness" that the film wants to be.

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Singham Returns - Review

[Poster for Singham Returns with Singham Returns, Ajay Devgan, Kareena Kapoor Khan, Rohit Shetty] quick review:

An action film which is actually trying to make a point through its story, even if it is an over-simplified one.

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Review - Striker: gets queen, misses cover

[Poster for Striker with Striker, Chandan Arora, Siddharth, Aditya Pancholi, Ankur Vikal]
wogma rating: Watch when on TV (?)
quick review:

The sharp dialogues support a fragmented plot. The smart visuals are accompanied by jarring background music. The story is neither about carrom nor about the communal riots. The movie is neither here nor there.

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Sulemani Keeda (English, Hindi) - Review

A wogma guest review by Pradeep Menon
[Poster for Sulemani Keeda with Sulemani Keeda, Naveen Kasturia, Mayank Tewari]
wogma rating: The keen must watch on screen; else DVD (?) - But do watch it!
quick review:

A breezy little gem about a pair of struggling writers who hope the become the next Salim-Javed, Sulemani Keeda, directed by Amit Masurkar, is sure to make you smile. Beautifully acted, with some crackling lines, it's the kind of bug you won't mind being bitten by.

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Tamanchey - Review

[Poster for Tamanchey with Tamanchey, Nikhil Dwivedi, Richa Chadda, Damandeep Sidhu, Navneet Behal] quick review:

An attempt at being imaginative at a regular love story gone too long and dry.

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Review - Tangled: They're taking adventure to new lengths.

A wogma guest review by Aniket Thakkar
[Poster for Tangled with Nathan Greno, Byron Howard, Mandy Moore, Zachary Levi, Donna Murphy]
wogma rating: Pride of your DVD shelf (?)
quick review:

Tangled is everything you want an animated movie by Disney to be. Its fun, adventurous, action packed, touching and filled with lough-out-loud scenes. A complete package indeed. On top of it the first half could very well be called a musical, and a very good one at that, mind you. It takes the fairytale of Rapunzel and creates a thrilling adventure for you to enjoy with your family and friends. We all walked out of the theatre - content, grinning to each other and getting every bit of our moneys worth and then some. An absolute must watch in theatres.

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Review - Tere Bin Laden: Slapsticky satire at its best

[Poster for Tere Bin Laden with Tere Bin Laden, Ali Zafar, Barry John, Chinmay Mandlekar, Chirag Vohra, Abhishek Sharma]
wogma rating: Buy the DVD already (?)
quick review:

Tere Bin Laden is a subtle slapstick, if such an oxymoron exists. You'll miss out on loads of fun if you miss this one. When you are helpless and can do zilch, the least you can do is present a laughable solution to a hopeless situation.

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Thank you - Review

[Poster for Thank you with Bobby Deol, Irrfan Khan, Sunil Shetty, Sonam Kapoor, Celina Jaitley, Rimi Sen, Akshay Kumar, Anees Bazmee] quick review:

It's brainless, it's banal, it's boring - nothing short of what you expect from an Anees Bazmi film.

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The Dirty Picture - Review

[Poster for The Dirty Picture  with Milan Luthria, Naseeruddin Shah, Imran Hasnee, Tusshar Kapoor, Vidya Balan]
wogma rating: Buy the DVD already (?)
quick review:

It's dirty and you'll love it. For its wit even if might seem a little over-written. For its nerve even if the after-taste is that of an under-cooked story. For Vidya Balan because she is entertainment!

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The Equalizer - Review

A wogma guest review by Pradeep Menon
[Poster for The Equalizer with The Equalizer, Antoine Fuqua, Denzel Washington, Marton Csokas, Chloë Grace Moretz]
wogma rating: Even the keen, wait for DVD (?)
quick review:

Denzel Washington in a familiar role and director Antoine Fuqua trying hard to avoid the frivolity of his last film together make The Equalizer seem like one of those where you're not quite sure what the point was. Still, the film is watchable because Washington is always a class act.

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The Hunger Games: Mockingjay - Part 1 - Review

A wogma guest review by Pradeep Menon
[Poster for The Hunger Games: Mockingjay - Part 1 with The Hunger Games: Mockingjay - Part 1, Francis Lawrence, Jennifer Lawrence, Josh Hutcherson, Liam Hemsworth] quick review:

The third and penultimate film of the Hunger Games franchise is the weakest film so far in terms of story and graph, though we get a deeper insight into Katniss Everdeen. Jennifer Lawrence is, expectedly, the best thing about the film yet again.

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The Machinist - Review

A wogma DVD review by Swetha Ramakrishnan
[Poster for The Machinist with The Machinist, Brad Anderson, Christian Bale, Jennifer Jason Leigh, Aitana Sánchez-Gijón, John Sharian]
wogma rating: Add to 'must watch' list (?)
quick review:

If you’ve been up all night, you know the crazy things insomnia can make a person do. At several points during The Machinist, you will promise yourself never to deliberately stay up and let your demons take over. Christian Bale’s underweight, sleep-deprived look is so disturbing, it compels you to sit through the movie to figure out what happens. Watch the film for a good old dose of wide-eyes-shock-revelation-relief.

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Review - Toh Baat Pakki: No promises kept

[Poster for Toh Baat Pakki with Toh Baat Pakki, Kedarh Shinde, Tabu, Sharman Joshi, Yuvika, Vatsal Sheth] quick review:

A wannabe-Hrishikesh Mukherjee film. It’s one of those simple one-line plots that if told well could be both entertaining and insightful. But, this is neither, mainly because its loud and tries too hard to keep it light.

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Toy Story 3 - Review

A wogma DVD review by Arcopol Chaudhuri
[Poster for Toy Story 3 with Toy Story 3, Lee Unkrich, Tom Hanks, Tim Allen, Joan Cusack]
wogma rating: Buy the DVD already (?)
quick review:

The most emotional chapter in the Toy Story series, this film takes Woody and Co. in a new adventure inside a daycare centre, where they must adapt to the harsh realities, or remain dumped in Andy’s attic as he prepares to leave home for a new life in college. Great moments, fantastic stunts (don’t miss Buzz Lightyear’s Flamenco dance in the end-credits), Toy Story 3 is no ordinary animated feature. Winner of the Golden Globe for Best Animated Film (2010). Nominated for Best Motion Picture, Best Animated Feature at the 2010 Academy Awards.

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Review - Tum Mile: Miss this appointment, you'll survive

[Poster for Tum Mile with Tum Mile, Kunal Deshmukh, Emraan Hashmi, Soha Ali Khan] quick review:

Love, calamity, death all taken way too casually in a drab, still-life sort-of a way. Its unexciting, its slow. But a strong lady character is good because its rare in Hindi films. Little solace that is, though.

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Ungli - Review

[Poster for Ungli with Ungli, Sanjay Dutt, Emraan Hashmi, Kangna Ranaut, Rensil D'Silva]
wogma rating: Catch on DVD for sure (?)
quick review:

Makes you feel empowered, even though you can see their solutions are way too simplistic.

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Vitti Dandu (Marathi) - Review

A wogma guest review by Abhishek Gosavi
[Poster for Vitti Dandu with Vitti Dandu, Ganesh Kadam, Dilip Prabhawalkar, Mrunal thakur]
wogma rating: Even the keen, wait for DVD (?)
quick review:

An uninspiring portrayal of patriotism.

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War Chhod Na Yaar - Review

[Poster for War Chhod Na Yaar with War Chhod Na Yaar, Shraddha Johri, Soha Ali Khan, Javed Jaffrey  , Faraz Haider] quick review:

A "war comedy" that doesn't engage or entertain. Instead preaches.

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Yamla Pagla Deewana 2 - Review

[Poster for Yamla Pagla Deewana 2 with Yamla Pagla Deewana 2, Sunny Deol, Bobby Deol, Dharmendra, Neha Sharma, Kristina Akheeva, Sangeeth Sivan] quick review:

Yamla Pagla Deewana 2 is one of those rare films that made me wonder why it was made at all.

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Zid - Review

[Poster for Zid with Zid, Karanvir Sharma, Mannara, Mohan Kapoor, Vivek Agnihotri] quick review:

A whodunnit that goes about in so many circles that you stop wondering about who did it.

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