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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: 25-May-2015
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Airtel Movies on Broadband 1920, 1920 Evil Returns, 7 khoon maaf, Aagey Se Right, Agyaat, All the Best, Azaan, B.A. Pass, Barah Anna, Bheja Fry 2, Bittoo Boss, Blood Money, Blue, Bodyguard, Boss, Chase, Chashme Baddoor, City of Gold, D-Day, Dabangg, Do Dooni Chaar, Don 2, Ek Thi Daayan, Force, Golmaal Returns, Guzaarish, Halla Bol, Hate Story, Hello, Hum Dono (Rangeen), I am Kalam, I, Me Aur Main, Jab We Met, Jannat, Jism 2, Jodhaa Akbar, Kismat Konnection, Kurbaan, Kyaa Super Kool Hain Hum, Lingaa, Lootera, Luck, Madras Cafe, Manorama Six Feet Under, Mere Baap Pehle Aap, Mickey Virus , Mumbai Meri Jaan, Murder 2, Naqaab, OMG Oh My God, Once Upon A Time In Mumbai, Once Upon Ay Time In Mumbaai Dobaara, Policegiri, Pyar ka Punchnama, Raaz 3, Race, Ragini MMS - 2 , Rajneeti, Sahi Dhande Galat Bande, Sankat City, Shagird, Shootout At Lokhandwala, Shootout At Wadala, Singh is Kinng, Singham, Singham Returns, Special Chabbis, Striker, Tangled, Thank you, The Dirty Picture , The Machinist, Toy Story 3, Tum Mile, Yamla Pagla Deewana 2
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TataSky Showcase Haider, Lingaa
Videocon Subscription VoD Baat Bann Gayi, Raanjhanaa, Akaash Vani, Boss, Cocktail, Gori Tere Pyaar Mein!, Guru, Halla Bol, Hasee Toh Phasee, Joker, Khiladi 786, Madras Cafe, Mausam, OMG Oh My God, One By Two, Policegiri, R...Rajkumar, Rajdhani Express, Shirin Farhad Ki Toh Nikal Padi, Singh Saab The Great, Special Chabbis, Tere Bin Laden, Toh Baat Pakki, Total Siyapaa, War Chhod Na Yaar, Yamla Pagla Deewana 2
In Theaters (Bengali) No movies currently
In Theaters (English) Annabelle, Avengers: Age of Ultron, Bhopal: A Prayer For Rain, Gone Girl , Gravity , Interstellar , The Hobbit: The Desolation of Smaug, The Hunger Games: Mockingjay - Part 1, The Imitation Game
In Theaters (Hindi) Dharam Sankat Mein , Baby, Badlapur , Bombay Velvet, Detective Byomkesh Bakshy!, Dolly Ki Doli, Dum Laga Ke Haisha, Gabbar Is Back, Hawaizaada, Hunterrr, Margarita With A Straw, Mr. X , NH10 , Piku, PK, Roy, Shamitabh, Tanu Weds Manu Returns, Tevar, Ugly
In Theaters (Kannada) No movies currently
In Theaters (Malayalam) No movies currently
In Theaters (Marathi) Baji , Balkadu , Classmates, Coffee Ani Barach Kahi, Court , Dr. Prakash Baba Amte-The real Hero, Ek Tara, Elizabeth Ekadashi, Happy Journey, Kaakan, Lokmanya Ek Yugpurush , Mitwaa, Razzakar, Timepass 2, Vitti Dandu
In Theaters (Tamil) Lingaa

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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Dharam Sankat Mein - Review

[Poster for  Dharam Sankat Mein  with  Dharam Sankat Mein , Paresh Rawal, Annu Kapoor, Fuwad Khan]
wogma rating: Watch when on TV (?)
quick review:

A premise that could've been interesting is made long and preachy.

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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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1920 Evil Returns - Review

[Poster for 1920 Evil Returns with 1920 Evil Returns, Bhushan Patel, Aftab Shivdasani, Tia Bajpai, Vidya Malavade] quick review:

Mystery of a possessed goody-good girl builds up to a lame backstory. This is only the excuse to show some disgusting kind of gory horror.

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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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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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Akaash Vani - Review

[Poster for Akaash Vani with Akaash Vani, Kartikeya Tiwari, Nushrat Bharucha, Luv Ranjan] quick review:

If Dilwale Dulhaniya Le Jayenge was all about respecting one's parents wishes, Akaash Vani is a mini-attempt and a serious one at respecting a child's wishes. Yes, I just compared this effort to what is considered an epic of our times. Because it is a valiant effort. If only, it had avoided the trappings of a few clichés.

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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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Avengers: Age of Ultron - Review

A wogma guest review by Pradeep Menon
[Poster for Avengers: Age of Ultron with Avengers: Age of Ultron, Joss Whedon, Robert Downey Jr, Chris Hemsworth, Mark Ruffalo, Chris Evans, Scarlett Johansson, Jeremy Renner, Aaron Taylor-Johnson, Elizabeth Olsen] quick review:

It seems impossible that a film could be bigger and better than The Avengers, but Joss Whedon’s follow up, Avengers: Age of Ultron, delivers and how! Always bitingly funny; sometimes scarily dark; and never once dipping in terms of just how much information it feeds you, Age of Ultron is a big film to absorb, but worth every minute of it.

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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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B.A. Pass - Review

[Poster for B.A. Pass with B.A. Pass, Shilpa Shukla, Rajesh Sharma, Dibyendu Bhatttacharya, Amit Sharma, Ajay Bahl] quick review:

Emotions are kept at bay in this dark drama. A story with a lot of meat is dealt with pretty superficially.

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Baby - Review

[Poster for Baby with Baby, Akshay Kumar, Tapsee Pannu, Neeraj Pandey, Manoj Muntashir] quick review:

While Baby has the usual trappings of being predictable in the larger picture, it grabs your attention and keeps it there, especially post-interval.

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Badlapur - Review

[Poster for Badlapur  with Badlapur , Varun Dhawan, Huma Qureshi, Sriram Raghavan] quick review:

A well-made, well-performed revenge drama that makes you question your definitions of right and wrong, even if the story is unconvincing.

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Baji (Marathi) - Review

A wogma guest review by Abhishek Gosavi
[Poster for Baji  with Baji , Nikhil Mahajan, Shreyas Talpade, Amrita Khanvilkar]
wogma rating: Watch when on TV (?)
quick review:

A potentially powerful idea that lacks vision and execution.

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Balkadu (Marathi) - Review

A wogma guest review by Abhishek Gosavi
[Poster for Balkadu  with Balkadu , Atul Kale, Umesh Kamat, Prasad Oak, Neha Pendse] quick review:

A tried-and-tested formula laced with mind-numbing efforts. Nothing to write home about.

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Review - Barah Anna: a decent watch

A wogma guest review by Noopur Bora
[Poster for Barah Anna with Barah Anna, Raja Menon, Naseeruddin Shah, Vijay Raaz, Arjun Mathur] quick review:

A dark comedy about the needs of the common man. Similar needs put all three lead players on a bumpy quest of fulfilling their dreams. Laced with very strong performances

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Bheja Fry 2 - Review

[Poster for Bheja Fry 2 with Sagar Ballary, Vinay Pathak, Amole Gupte, Minissha Lamba, Kay Kay Menon, Suresh Menon] quick review:

It's longer, it's snazzier, it's louder but it's not funnier or better. Sure, it makes you laugh a few times, but it loses the plot and goes over the top more number of times. Besides it doesn't offer anything new in terms of simpleton vs. the "classier" people.

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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]
wogma rating: Add to 'must watch' list (?)
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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Blood Money - Review

[Poster for Blood Money with Kunal Khemu, Amrita Puri, Manish Chaudhari, Vishal Mahadkar] quick review:

A strong middle hour sandwiched between twenty minutes of silliness at the beginning and an absurd last half hour, make Blood Money hanging between engaging and ridiculous. A clear indication that the writers didn't quite believe that they had it in them to give Blood Money a fair chance.

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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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Bombay Velvet - Review

[Poster for Bombay Velvet with Bombay Velvet, Ranbir Kapoor, Anushka Sharma, Anurag Kashyap]
wogma rating: Catch on DVD for sure (?) - Unless you are keen on soaking in the ambiance created, then a trip to the theater will be worth it.
quick review:

The lyrical noir and violence are enjoyable while they last. Unfortunately, not beyond that though. Before long, the plot starts getting convoluted.

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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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Chashme Baddoor - Review

[Poster for Chashme Baddoor with Chashme Baddoor, David Dhawan, Ali Zafar, Siddharth, Tapsee Pannu, Rishi Kapoor, Juhi Chawla, Anupam Kher, Sonu Nigam] quick review:

Chashme Baddoor is loud (like that's a surprise!), shamelessly mind-numbing, and exceeds your expectations at being miles away from logical. Bad performances, awful one-liners, ridiculously thoughtless situations make it even worse.

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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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Classmates (Marathi) - Review

A wogma guest review by Abhishek Gosavi
[Poster for Classmates with Classmates, Aditya Ajay Sarpotdar, Ankush Chaudhari, Sai Tamhankar] quick review:

Remember those Bollywood-styled, clichéd friendship films? This one is no different.

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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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Coffee Ani Barach Kahi (Marathi) - Review

A wogma guest review by Abhishek Gosavi
[Poster for Coffee Ani Barach Kahi with Coffee Ani Barach Kahi, Prakash Kunte, Vaibhav Tatwawdi, Bhushan Pradhan, Prarthana Behere]
wogma rating: Catch on DVD for sure (?)
quick review:

Guy-meets-girl story told innovatively and picturized even more beautifully. Yet clichés ruin an impressive effort – making it highly unfulfilling.

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Court (Marathi) - Review

A wogma guest review by Abhishek Gosavi
[Poster for Court  with Court , Chaitanya Tamhane, Vira Sathidar, Vivek Gomber]
wogma rating: Buy the DVD already (?)
quick review:

A rare gem that deserves to be pondered over, admired and treasured.

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D-Day - Review

[Poster for D-Day with D-Day, Rishi Kapoor, Irrfan Khan, Arjun Rampal, Huma Qureshi, Shruti Haasan, Nikhil Advani]
wogma rating: Watch when on TV (?)
quick review:

A thriller which tries hard to be way too much more.

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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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Detective Byomkesh Bakshy! - Review

[Poster for Detective Byomkesh Bakshy! with Detective Byomkesh Bakshy!, Sushant Singh Rajput, Anand Tiwari, Swastika Mukherjee, Divya Menon, Dibakar Banerjee, Dibakar Banerjee]
wogma rating: Watch when on TV (?)
quick review:

A decent attempt at an authentic setting and intense plot distracts this thriller from thrilling you.

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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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Dolly Ki Doli - Review

[Poster for Dolly Ki Doli with Dolly Ki Doli, Sonam Kapoor, Rajkummar Rao, Abhishek Dogra]
wogma rating: Watch when on TV (?)
quick review:

A strange case of you being on the side of the wrong-doer. Entertaining, though only in bits.

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Don 2 - Review

[Poster for Don 2 with Farhan Akhtar, Shah Rukh Khan, Priyanka Chopra, Lara Dutta, Boman Irani, Om Puri] quick review:

Smart lines and slick camerawork turns into tiring witticism and regular big-budget technicalities because it is over-written and over-stylized. The few extra seconds taken to establish a scene with elegance give the crux of the scene away. This keeps this action-thriller from being crisp. Multiple, smart twists are pointless if you are going to chicken out in the climax.

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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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Dum Laga Ke Haisha - Review

[Poster for Dum Laga Ke Haisha with Dum Laga Ke Haisha, Ayushman Khurana, Bhumi Pednekar, Sharat Kataria]
wogma rating: Buy the DVD already (?)
quick review:

A warm film about a mundane arranged marriage. One you can watch again despite convenient climax.

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Ek Tara (Marathi) - Review

A wogma guest review by Abhishek Gosavi
[Poster for Ek Tara with Ek Tara, Avdhoot Gupte, Santosh Juvekar, Tejaswini Pandit] quick review:

Needlessly eccentric and stupid. This is an Avdhoot Gupte film. What else do you expect?

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Ek Thi Daayan - Review

[Poster for Ek Thi Daayan with Ek Thi Daayan, Kannan Iyer, Emraan Hashmi, Konkana Sen Sharma, Kalki Koechlin, Huma Qureshi] quick review:

Ek Thi Daayan builds at a good pace and takes the proceedings to a great peak at mid-time. Unfortunately, it goes only down after interval. Yet, there are a few genuine scares and good performances. A casual DVD watch.

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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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Gabbar Is Back - Review

[Poster for Gabbar Is Back with Gabbar Is Back, Akshay Kumar, Shruti Haasan, Krish]
wogma rating: Even the keen, wait for DVD (?)
quick review:

One of those films that delivers exactly what you expect only to leave you in a more “meh” mode than you started out with.

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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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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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Haider - Review

[Poster for Haider with Haider, Shahid Kapoor, Shraddha Kapoor, Vishal Bharadwaj]
wogma rating: Buy the DVD already (?)
quick review:

As good an adaption as it could be, even if it loses pace every once in a while, the other elements keep it going.

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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]
wogma rating: Add to 'must watch' list (?)
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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Hawaizaada - Review

[Poster for Hawaizaada with Hawaizaada, Ayushman Khurana, Pallavi Sharda, Vibhu Virender Puri]
wogma rating: Watch when on TV (?)
quick review:

A plot different from the norm. Unfortunately, dull and long.

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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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Hunterrr - Review

[Poster for Hunterrr with Hunterrr, Gulshan Devaiya, Radhika Apte, Harshavardhan Kulkarni]
wogma rating: Watch when on TV (?)
quick review:

Trailer covers all the novelty of the plot. The rest is a regular coming-of-age cum love story masked under the garb of a sex comedy. Neither very funny, nor insightful.

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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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I, Me Aur Main - Review

[Poster for I, Me Aur Main with I, Me Aur Main, Kapil Sharma, John Abraham, Chitrangda Singh, Prachi Desai] quick review:

I, Me Aur Myself takes being full of oneself to a new level. Sure, we know enough people around us who are full of themselves, but doesn't make watching them in a film any more interesting.

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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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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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Review - Jannat: Nice yet not good enough

[Poster for Jannat with Kunal Deshmukh, Emraan Hashmi, Sonal Chauhan] quick review:

Jannat - An engrossing watch which raises some philosophical questions. A story well told but yet doesn't warrant a trip to the theaters.

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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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Joker - Review

[Poster for Joker with Joker, Shirish Kunder, Akshay Kumar, Sonakshi]
wogma rating: Watch when on TV (?)
quick review:

Joker is very intentionally silly and gets cute at times. It keeps things simple despite the seemingly complicated situation it gets itself into and it is clean. If you don't mind some childish fun, wait for the DVD release. And if you do, you are better off skipping it.

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Kaakan (Marathi) - Review

A wogma guest review by Abhishek Gosavi
[Poster for Kaakan with Kaakan, Kranti Redkar, Jitendra Joshi, Urmila Kanitkar- Kothare, Ashutosh Gaikwad]
wogma rating: Watch when on TV (?)
quick review:

Age-old melodrama disguised as period romance. An interesting idea stretched too far and spoiled by directional flaws. It’s visually pleasing in parts, but the narrative is tiring for the most part.

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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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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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Kyaa Super Kool Hain Hum - Review

[Poster for Kyaa Super Kool Hain Hum with Kyaa Super Kool Hain Hum, Sachin Yardi, Riteish Deshmukh, Tusshar Kapoor, Neha Sharma, Sarah Jane Dias] quick review:

Unless you know that you enjoy this kind of humor, juvenile adult comedy that is, please skip Kyaa Super Kool Hain Hum

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Lingaa (Tamil) - Review

A wogma guest review by Pradeep Menon
[Poster for Lingaa with Lingaa, Rajnikanth, Sonakshi Sinha, K S Ravikumar]
wogma rating: Add to 'must watch' list (?) - Watch on big screen only for the unparalleled Thalaiva hysteria!
quick review:

The only thing that is worth watching in the latest Rajnikanth film is Thalaiva himself. Otherwise, it's a disaster of proportions that can only be dwarfed and saved by the magnitude of great man's aura.

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Lokmanya Ek Yugpurush (Marathi) - Review

A wogma guest review by Abhishek Gosavi
[Poster for Lokmanya Ek Yugpurush  with Lokmanya Ek Yugpurush , Om Raut, Subodh Bhave, Angad Mhaskar, Sameer Sanjay Vidwans]
wogma rating: Add to 'must watch' list (?)
quick review:

Subodh Bhave's classy act gives a great tribute to Tilak.

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Lootera - Review

[Poster for Lootera with Lootera, Ranveer Singh, Sonakshi, Vikrant Massey, Shirin Guha, Vikramaditya Motwane]
wogma rating: Add to 'must watch' list (?)
quick review:

Lootera reminds you of the times you have wondered, why people fall in love despite themselves.

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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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Margarita With A Straw - Review

[Poster for Margarita With A Straw with Margarita With A Straw, Kalki Koechlin, Revathi, Shonali Bose]
wogma rating: Add to 'must watch' list (?)
quick review:

Touching upon a lot of intense topics, Margarita With A Straw gets you up and listening about all of them through a tale about a “different” person. But it doesn't necessarily get you engaged through and through.

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Mausam - Review

[Poster for Mausam with Pankaj Kapoor, Shahid Kapoor, Sonam Kapoor] quick review:

Seasons change faster than some of the scenes in Mausam. Seriously. And it takes all of two hours and f-o-r-t-y long minutes for boy to meet girl, about four times after which I lost count.

Mausam is beautifully shot, no doubt about that, but a regular love story takes forever to finish, and then there's some more left. And nope, after the first half of the first half is over, there is nothing at all that could make the lovers' frustrating journey engaging.

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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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Mickey Virus - Review

[Poster for Mickey Virus  with Mickey Virus , Manish Paul, Elli Avram, Saurabh Varma]
wogma rating: Watch when on TV (?)
quick review:

A comic thriller that wants to do all the right things but misses as many times as it makes its mark.

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Mitwaa (Marathi) - Review

A wogma guest review by Abhishek Gosavi
[Poster for Mitwaa with Mitwaa, Swapna Waghmare Joshi, Swapnil Joshi, Sonalee Kulkarni, Prarthana Behere] quick review:

A usual romance packaged in an unusually poor way. Boring songs test your patience.

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Mr. X - Review

[Poster for Mr. X  with Mr. X , Emraan Hashmi, Amyra Dastur, Nora Fatehi, Vikram Bhatt]
wogma rating: Watch when on TV (?)
quick review:

Does one redeeming factor count? Even if they bore you till they get to that point?

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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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NH10 - Review

[Poster for NH10  with NH10 , Anushka Sharma, Neil Bhopalam, Navdeep Singh]
wogma rating: Buy the DVD already (?)
quick review:

You should watch it because it is uncomfortable.

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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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Once Upon A Time In Mumbai - Review

A wogma guest review by Swetha Ramakrishnan
[Poster for Once Upon A Time In Mumbai with Once Upon A Time In Mumbai, Ajay Devgan, Emraan Hashmi, Kangna Ranaut, Milan Luthria]
wogma rating: Watch when on TV (?)
quick review:

Once Upon A Time In Mumbai is based on the underworld scene of the 70s, ruled by Sultan Mirza- A character based on Haji Mastan. It's a film that explores the power that Sultan Mirza holds on all Mumbai, his love story with film actress Rehana and his rise and fall with rebel sidekick, Shoaib, who is modeled on young Dawood Ibrahim.

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Once Upon Ay Time In Mumbaai Dobaara - Review

[Poster for Once Upon Ay Time In Mumbaai Dobaara with Once Upon Ay Time In Mumbaai Dobaara, Akshay Kumar, Imran Khan, Sonakshi, Milan Luthria]
wogma rating: Watch when on TV (?)
quick review:

Love, loyalty, hatred - themes that could've been so much more than heavy lines delivered in a heavy tone.

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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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Piku - Review

[Poster for Piku with Piku, Amitabh Bachchan, Deepika Padukone, Shoojit Sircar] quick review:

Nothing happens in the film. And therein is its beauty. A simple, charming film despite its toilet humor and a couple other quibbles.

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PK - Review

[Poster for PK with PK, Aamir Khan, Anushka Sharma, Rajkumar Hirani]
wogma rating: Add to 'must watch' list (?)
quick review:

Yet again, Rajkumar Hirani blends comedy with a social message and gets a point across. Even if the comedy doesn't work all that well, it is a film worth a watch for sure.

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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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Pyar ka Punchnama - Review

[Poster for Pyar ka Punchnama with Luv Ranjan, Kartikeya Tiwari, Rayo Bhakhirta, Divyendu Sharma, Sonalli Sehgal, Nushrat Bharucha, Ishitta Sharma]
wogma rating: Watch when on TV (?)
quick review:

She's a user, he's a loser. In each of the three couples. Thank goodness for some decent lines and situations that make it a decent date film.

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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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Raaz 3 - Review

[Poster for Raaz 3 with Raaz 3, Emraan Hashmi, Bipasha Basu, Esha Gupta, Vikram Bhatt] quick review:

A few, predictable, spooky scenes apart, there is nothing new about Vikram Bhatt's latest horror flick, Raaz 3. It's the same old unintentional comedy found in a lazily made horror film.

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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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Ragini MMS - 2 - Review

[Poster for Ragini MMS - 2  with Ragini MMS - 2 , Sunny Leone, Parvin Dabas, Sandhya Mridul, Bhushan Patel] quick review:

Here's a bullet point review, not because I'm busy otherwise or lazy. But because, some times, as a viewer you feel you are putting in more effort and energy into a film than the writer/director.

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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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Razzakar (Marathi) - Review

A wogma guest review by Abhishek Gosavi
[Poster for Razzakar with Razzakar, Raj Durge, Siddharth Jadhav, Jyoti Subhash, Zakhir Hussia] quick review:

Poor writing and equally tame portrayal make for sheer boredom.

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Roy - Review

[Poster for Roy with Roy, Ranbir Kapoor, Jacqueline Fernandez, Vikaramjit Singh] quick review:

A romantic rumination trying to be sold as a thriller it is not. Interesting but not enough. Lots of philosophy but towards no tangible direction.

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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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Review - Sankat City: has funky citizens & strange ways

[Poster for Sankat City with Sankat City, Kay Kay Menon, Rimi Sen, Anupam Kher, Pankaj Adwani] quick review:

A movie long chase sequence that actually goes in circles. Very engrossing at first and then gets tiring as there's no new plot point to ponder over.

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Shagird - Review

[Poster for Shagird with Tigmanshu Dhulia, Nana Patekar, Anurag Kashyap, Mohit Ahlawat, Zakir Hussain]
Not rated by wogma

I haven't gotten a chance to watch the film yet. Will try to catch it in the next couple of days. If not, will do a video review when it's out. Meanwhile take a look at the external reviews and twitter verdict.

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Shamitabh - Review

[Poster for Shamitabh with Shamitabh, Amitabh Bachchan, Akshara Haasan, R. Balki]
wogma rating: Watch when on TV (?) - Unless you are an Amitabh and/or Dhanush fan - then go for it!
quick review:

A tribute to a baritone, Shamitabh serves well for the voice's fans. Unfortunately, stretches imagination and its length a tad much making it repetitive and tiring.

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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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Shootout At Wadala - Review

[Poster for Shootout At Wadala with Shootout At Wadala, Sanjay Gupta, Sanjay Gupta, Priyanka Chopra, John Abraham, Anil Kapoor, Manoj Bajpai, Kangna Ranaut] quick review:

A gang-war is a gang-war is a gang-war. If there was anything else it was too loud to register.

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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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Special Chabbis - Review

[Poster for Special Chabbis with Special Chabbis, Neeraj Pandey, Akshay Kumar, Kajal Aggarwal, Jimmy Sheirgill]
wogma rating: Watch when on TV (?)
quick review:

Special Chabbis is an unfair joke on the audience. If it were not for some witty dialogue delivered with great timing, Special Chabbis would've been a very frustrating experience.

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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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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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Tanu Weds Manu Returns - Review

A wogma guest review by Pradeep Menon
[Poster for Tanu Weds Manu Returns with Tanu Weds Manu Returns, R Madhavan, Kangna Ranaut, Aanand L Rai]
wogma rating: Catch on DVD for sure (?)
quick review:

The music will not leave your head in a hurry, and the performances will wow you. But Tanu Weds Manu Returns isn't likely to remain with you as film, because of its rather ludicrous plot. Add to that the issues regarding gender and sexism that every film by Aanand L Rai tends to contain, and what you're left with is a film that could have been, but isn't.

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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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Tevar - Review

[Poster for Tevar with Tevar, Arjun Kapoor, Sonakshi Sinha, Amit Ravindernath Sharma] quick review:

Typical action masala. That's all there is to say about it.

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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 Hobbit: The Desolation of Smaug - Review

A wogma guest review by Pradeep Menon
[Poster for The Hobbit: The Desolation of Smaug with The Hobbit: The Desolation of Smaug, Peter Jackson, Ian McKellen, Martin Freeman, Richard Armitage]
wogma rating: Buy the DVD already (?)
quick review:

With the second film of the Hobbit trilogy, The Desolation of Smaug, Peter Jackson amps it up and gives us yet another thrilling adventure ride of a film, and he leaves us gasping for what should be an unforgettable finale next year.

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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]
wogma rating: Add to 'must watch' list (?)
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 Imitation Game - Review

A wogma guest review by Pradeep Menon
[Poster for The Imitation Game with The Imitation Game, Morten Tyldum, Benedict Cumberbatch, Keira Knightley, Matthew Goode]
wogma rating: Buy the DVD already (?)
quick review:

The Imitation Game, a biopic on mathematician and code breaker Alan Turing, is a beautifully crafted film; it looks good, sounds great and feels authentic. Benedict Cumberbatch's performance as Turing enhances it further. Though it doesn't go as deep into Turing's psyche as it thinks it does, it still makes for a thoroughly engaging film.

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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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Timepass 2 (Marathi) - Review

A wogma guest review by Abhishek Gosavi
[Poster for Timepass 2 with Timepass 2, Ravi Jadhav, Priyadarshan jadhav, Priya Bapat]
wogma rating: Even the keen, wait for DVD (?)
quick review:

Not only is it a terrible sequel, but it also fails as a standalone film.

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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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Total Siyapaa - Review

[Poster for Total Siyapaa with Total Siyapaa, Ali Zafar, Yami Gautam, E Niwas] quick review:

Almost all attempts at humor seem forced.

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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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Ugly - Review

[Poster for Ugly with Ugly, Ronit Roy, Rahul Bhatt, Tejaswini Kolhapure, Anurag Kashyap]
wogma rating: Add to 'must watch' list (?)
quick review:

The repulsion you feel towards Ugly is what makes it a good film. A thriller that makes you uncomfortable from within.

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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: Watch when on TV (?)
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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