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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: 04-Apr-2014
Airtel Movies Yaariyan
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 Jobs, Yaariyan
Reliance Choice Pay R...Rajkumar
TataSky Showcase Jobs, Thor: The Dark World , Yaariyan
Videocon Subscription VoD Bheja Fry, Bheja Fry 2, Do Dooni Chaar, Dum Maro Dum, Fashion, Ghajini, God Tussi Great Ho, Golmaal Returns, Halla Bol, Honeymoon Travels Pvt. Ltd., Hum Tum Aur Ghost, I Hate Luv Storys, Jaane Tu ya jaane na, Jab We Met, Jodhaa Akbar, Khichdi The Movie, Kidnap, London Dreams, Mumbai Salsa, No Problem, Paa, Quickgun Murugun, Rajneeti, Stanley Ka Dabba, Tere Bin Laden, Toh Baat Pakki, Wake Up Sid, Welcome, Zindagi Na Milegi Dobara
In Theaters (Bengali) Tasher Desh
In Theaters (English) 12 Years a slave, 300: Rise of an Empire , American Hustle, Captain America: The Winter Soldier, Dallas Buyers Club, Frozen, Gravity , Her, Nebraska, Noah, Non-Stop, Pacific Rim, Pompeii, RoboCop, The Monuments Men
In Theaters (Hindi) Bewakoofiyaan, Ankhon Dekhi, Club 60, Gang of Ghosts, Gulaab Gang, Gulabi Gang, Gunday, Hasee Toh Phasee, Highway, Lakshmi, Main Tera Hero, One By Two, Queen, Ragini MMS - 2 , RoboCop, Shaadi Ke Side Effects , Total Siyapaa, Youngistaan
In Theaters (Kannada) Lucia
In Theaters (Marathi) Fandry

Bewakoofiyaan - Review

[Poster for  Bewakoofiyaan with  Bewakoofiyaan, Ayushman Khurana, Sonam Kapoor, Rishi Kapoor, Nupur Asthana] quick review:

Good performances. Despite desperate attempts to be different, Bewakoofiyaan is only as interesting as the ups and downs of any relationship in trouble.

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12 Years a slave - Review

A wogma guest review by Pradeep Menon
[Poster for 12 Years a slave with 12 Years a slave, Steve McQueen (III), Chiwetel Ejiofor, Michael K. Williams, Michael Fassbender]
wogma rating: Watch when on TV (?)
quick review:

Steve McQueen's third feature, 12 Years a Slave, is star-studded and is mounted on a grander scale than his previous work. It turns out to be a mixed bag, however, because the film doesn't move you enough.

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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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300: Rise of an Empire - Review

A wogma guest review by Pradeep Menon
[Poster for 300: Rise of an Empire  with 300: Rise of an Empire , Noam Murro, Sullivan Stapleton, Eva Green, Lena Headey]
wogma rating: Watch when on TV (?)
quick review:

There isn’t much to be enthralled about in the sequel to 300; 300: Rise of An Empire is a bit of letdown in almost every manner, except for a surprisingly thrilling turn by Eva Green. Watchable enough for hardcore fans of the genre and the first film, but the lower your expectations are, the better.

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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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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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American Hustle - Review

A wogma guest review by Pradeep Menon
[Poster for American Hustle with American Hustle, David O. Russell, Christian Bale, Amy Adams, Bradley Cooper]
wogma rating: Buy the DVD already (?)
quick review:

The most exciting ensemble cast of the year delivers exactly what it promises in David O. Russell's hilariously manic tale of ambition and deceit in the America of yore, based on a true life scam.

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Ankhon Dekhi - Review

A wogma guest review by Pradeep Menon
[Poster for Ankhon Dekhi with Ankhon Dekhi, Sanjay Mishra, Rajat Kapoor, Seema Bhargava, Rajat Kapoor] quick review:

A lovely ensemble cast brings alive a strange little tale that spawns many philosophical questions, that may or may not be of importance in the larger scheme of existence. Rajat Kapoor’s Ankhon Dekhi is a bittersweet little film filled with texture and life.

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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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Review - Bheja Fry: An oil-free dish that's yummy

[Poster for Bheja Fry with Rajat Kapoor, Vinay Pathak, Sagar Ballary]
wogma rating: Buy the DVD already (?)
quick review:

A slice of life. Or something that should be a slice of life - good humor. Vinay Pathak reminds you how to take a joke on yourself and Rajat Kapoor how not to make a joke on the likes of Vinay. And they do so in comical situations that build on top of each other supported by some simple but really amusing lines.

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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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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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Captain America: The Winter Soldier - Review

A wogma guest review by Pradeep Menon
[Poster for Captain America: The Winter Soldier with Captain America: The Winter Soldier, Anthony Russo, Joe Russo, Josh Whedon, Chris Evans, Samuel L. Jackson, Scarlett Johansson] quick review:

The First Avenger is back, and this time he's saving the world from an enemy that lies within. Captain America: The Winter Soldier is good fun while it lasts, though it disappoints a bit as well, primarily in how it doesn't do justice to the intriguing villain of the title. Still, a good cast and some exciting moments make the film engaging enough.

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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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Club 60 - Review

[Poster for Club 60 with Club 60, Farouque Shaikh, Sarika, Raghuvir Yadav, Sanjay Tripathi]
wogma rating: Add to 'must watch' list (?)
quick review:

A film that uses the disarming charm of actors like Farouque Shaikh, Sarika, Raghuveer Yadav and more. Writing that makes you care about the characters they play.

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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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Dallas Buyers Club - Review

A wogma guest review by Pradeep Menon
[Poster for Dallas Buyers Club with Dallas Buyers Club, Jean-Marc Vallée, Matthew McConaughey, Jennifer Garner, Jared Leto]
wogma rating: Buy the DVD already (?)
quick review:

Some outstanding performances and a terrific real life story make Dallas Buyers Club a touching, funny and heart-breaking film. Matthew McConaughey knocks another one out of the park with his convincing performance.

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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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Dum Maro Dum - Review

[Poster for Dum Maro Dum with Rohan Sippy, Abhishek Bachchan, Bipasha Basu] quick review:

Dum Maaro Dum makes a crime thriller as disinteresting as it could be. The lines are limp and the situations are far from creative. The plot is strung together with a series of events that have no flow.

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Fandry (Marathi) - Review

A wogma guest review by Pradeep Menon
[Poster for Fandry with Fandry, Nagraj Manjule, Somnath Awghade, Sanjay Chaudhri, Chhaya Kadam]
wogma rating: Buy the DVD already (?)
quick review:

Nagraj Manjule's Fandry is a film to be proud of. Layered, nuanced and cleverly hidden away in a charming village setting is a scathing take on our tendency to divide ourselves into 'us' and 'them'. It is also a film about dreams, and about how everyone has a right to have them.

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Review - Fashion: A nice but long tale

[Poster for Fashion with Fashion, Madhur Bhandarkar, Priyanka Chopra, Kangna Ranaut]
wogma rating: Add to 'must watch' list (?)
quick review:

Good story, good performances by strikingly beautiful people wearing elegant costumes in a longish movie.

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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 - Frozen: is well, frozen

[Poster for Frozen with Frozen, Shivajee Chandrabhushan, Danny Denzongpa, Yashpal Sharma, Raj Zutshi, Aamir Bashir, Gauri Kulkarni] quick review:

The oh-so-tardy pace kills the beauty created by some exquisite and unique cinematography. And the punch in the climax tries way too hard to impress and fails miserably.

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Gang of Ghosts - Review

[Poster for Gang of Ghosts with Gang of Ghosts, Sharman Joshi, Mahie Gill, Satish Kaushik]
Not rated by wogma

The show that I went for was cancelled because there weren't enough tickets sold. I watched Ragini MMS 2 instead. We will have reactions to Gang of Ghosts from twitter and other reviewers here, by Monday.

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Review - Ghajini: Original fusioned with a decent flavor of desi tadka

[Poster for Ghajini with Ghajini, Aamir Khan, Asin Thottumkal, A R Murugadoss] quick review:

That I didn't realize how my 3+ hours passed by is testimony to the fact that you can't take the love for masala out of this Indian. Even though I usually don't like this combination of spices I found myself enjoying most of Ghajini. The thriller succeeded in getting me anxious but the seasoning left a bad after-taste.

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Review - God Tussi Great Ho: Misuse of power

[Poster for God Tussi Great Ho with God Tussi Great Ho, Rumy Jaffery, Amitabh Bachchan, Salman Khan, Priyanka Chopra] quick review:

The Salman Khan style of 'acting' doesn't allow us to take the otherwise interesting concept, of a human being taking over as God for a few days, too seriously.

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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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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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Gulaab Gang - Review

[Poster for Gulaab Gang with Gulaab Gang, Madhuri Dixit, Juhi Chawla, Priyanka Bose, Soumik Sen]
wogma rating: Watch when on TV (?)
quick review:

Something that could have had so much meat and punch, becomes just another common (wo)man vs. system film.

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Gulabi Gang - Review

A wogma guest review by Pradeep Menon
[Poster for Gulabi Gang with Gulabi Gang, Nishtha Jain, Sampat Pal Devi, Ram Dulari (II), Devrati]
wogma rating: Add to 'must watch' list (?)
quick review:

Gulabi Gang, a documentary by Nishtha Jain on the women's organization of the same name, highlights the sheer depth of the problem that women face, in the interiors of India. As we get acquainted with the organization and its charismatic leader Sampat Pal, the film also inspires us to stand for a change.

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Gunday - Review

[Poster for Gunday with Gunday, Ranveer Singh, Arjun Kapoor, Priyanka Chopra, Ali Abbas Zafar] quick review:

As predictable as a movie could get, Gunday's "twist" is the most laughable of them all.

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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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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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Her - Review

A wogma guest review by Pradeep Menon
[Poster for Her with Her, Spike Jonze, Joaquin Phoenix, Amy Adams, Scarlett Johansson]
wogma rating: Buy the DVD already (?)
quick review:

Beautifully shot and acted, Spike Jonze’s Her touches a chord deep within, because it talks about one of humanity’s greatest fears – loneliness. Yet, it does so while always tickling you or charming you. A simple, powerful story of relationships, Her is a film that must not be missed.

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Highway - Review

[Poster for Highway with Highway, Randeep Hooda, Alia Bhatt, Imtiaz Ali]
wogma rating: Add to 'must watch' list (?)
quick review:

A warm yet emotionally violent story that sweeps you off your feet, but for a few scenes that go amiss.

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Review - Honeymoon Travels Pvt. Ltd.: Comedy disturbed because they couldn’t resist having a story

[Poster for Honeymoon Travels Pvt. Ltd. with Honeymoon Travels Pvt. Ltd., Shabana Azmi, Boman Irani, Abhay Deol, Minissha Lamba, Amisha Patel, Karan Khanna, Vikram Chatwal, Sandhya Mridul, Reema Kagti]
wogma rating: Buy the DVD already (?)
quick review:

The first half of this movie is really funny. Acting is super. I had a few problems with the characterisation. Would have been better, if there wasn't a forced story for every couple.

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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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Review - Hum Tum Aur Ghost: have nothing much to boast

[Poster for Hum Tum Aur Ghost with Hum Tum Aur Ghost, Arshad Warsi, Dia Mirza, Boman Irani, Kabeer Kaushik]
wogma rating: Watch when on TV (?)
quick review:

Medical science and the super-natural power of seeing dead people are mixed. This would have been fine if the light vein didn’t mix so abruptly but with the overflow of sentiments. Ultimately we are left with a dissatisfactory resolution which seems unintentional.

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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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Review - I Hate Luv Storys: Spoof or remake?

[Poster for I Hate Luv Storys with I Hate Luv Storys, Imran Khan, Sonam Kapoor, Sameer Dattani, Punit Malhotra]
wogma rating: Watch when on TV (?) - unless you don't mind a half-bad film
quick review:

Was there any good reason why they had to give us one more reason to cringe at love stories? Sure, I hate luv storys makes for a decent date flick, but it's not perfect and neither is it the kind of imperfect which is out and out enjoyable.

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Review - Jaane Tu ya jaane na: good fun

[Poster for Jaane Tu ya jaane na with Jaane Tu ya jaane na, Abbas Tyrewala, Genelia Dsouza, Imran Khan] quick review:

The only word that comes to mind is 'cute'. No less and unfortunately, no more.

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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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Jobs - Review

A wogma guest review by Pradeep Menon
[Poster for Jobs with Jobs, Joshua Michael Stern, Ashton Kutcher, Dermot Mulroney, Josh Gad]
wogma rating: Watch when on TV (?)
quick review:

The first big screen adaptation on the life and times of Steve Jobs can only be described as a disappointment. By not knowing what to include and what to exclude, director Joshua Michael Stern and writer Matt Whiteley fall way short of capturing even a bit of the essence of the legendary Apple founder. Ashton Kutcher as Steve Jobs is earnest, but doesn’t quite do full justice

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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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Review - Khichdi The Movie: insensitive mix

[Poster for Khichdi The Movie with Khichdi The Movie, Aatish Kapadia, Anand Desai, Rajeev Mehta, Supriya Pathak, Jamnadas Majethia]
wogma rating: Watch if you have nothing better to do (?) - who can stop you if you love your khichdi, though
quick review:

Khichdi The Movie is so silly you HAVE to laugh. But that is only if you HAVE to watch it in the first place. And I don't see why anyone would want to do that.

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Review - Kidnap: Attempt at story in an action-thriller

[Poster for Kidnap with Kidnap, Sanjay Gadhavi, Sanjay Dutt, Imran Khan, Minissha Lamba]
wogma rating: Watch when on TV (?)
quick review:

The crime-related questions that Kidnap asks are worth pondering over. But the glaring loopholes don't allow you to get absorbed completely.

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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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Lakshmi - Review

[Poster for Lakshmi with Lakshmi, Nagesh Kukunoor, Monali Thakur, Shefali Chhaya Shah, Nagesh Kukunoor] quick review:

A story based on many true life incidents that feels like a story weaved into a documentary. Important stories to know, strike a chord. A must watch, even if you don't want to make a trip to the theater.

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Review - London Dreams: through a pleasant though long night

[Poster for London Dreams with London Dreams, Vipul Shah, Salman Khan, Ajay Devgan, Asin Thottumkal] quick review:

There's drama. There are moments atypical of Hindi films. There's the regular Bolly-masala. It entertains and it engages but not for the entire length. Ultimately like many films longer than 2 hours it doesn't arrest you in your seats.

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Lucia - Review

A wogma guest review by Pradeep Menon
[Poster for Lucia with Lucia, Pawan Kumar, Sruthi Hariharan, Sathish Neenasam, Hardika Shetty, Achyuth Kumar]
wogma rating: Buy the DVD already (?)
quick review:

Lucia is the first crowd funded Kannada film and an indie film through and through. That, however, in no way implies that one must gauge it any different from how one would any other film. Backed by a terrific story and a convincing lead cast, this film that looks at the blurred lines between dreams and reality, holds its own as an engaging cinematic experience.

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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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Main Tera Hero - Review

[Poster for Main Tera Hero with Main Tera Hero, Varun Dhawan, Ileana D'Cruz , Nargis Fakhri, David Dhawan] quick review:

Loud, directionless - and repetitive on both counts and more.

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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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Review - Mumbai Salsa: Mediocre

[Poster for Mumbai Salsa with Mumbai Salsa, Manoj Tyagi, Indraneil, Dilip Tadeshwar, Vir Das, Neelam, Rheyy, Linda Arsenio, Amruta Kanvilkar, Manjari] quick review:

Not all love stories are the same. So, we have four. There is an attempt to touch upon some serious issues in relationships, while retaining a sense of humor. Unfortunately the humor is neither atrociously funny nor subtle. The serious parts lack novelty and punch. And neither can you take anything seriously nor can you sit back and enjoy the laugh.

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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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Nebraska - Review

A wogma guest review by Pradeep Menon
[Poster for Nebraska with Nebraska, Alexander Payne, Bruce Dern, Will Forte, June Squibb]
wogma rating: Add to 'must watch' list (?)
quick review:

An aching reminder of how the little things in life matter so much, Alexander Payne's Academy Award-nominated Nebraska is a gently humorous and stirringly simple journey, anchored by at least two terrific performances.

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No Problem - Review

[Poster for No Problem with Anees Bazmee, Anil Kapoor, Sanjay Dutt, Akshaye Khanna, Sushmita Sen, Sunil Shetty, Kangna Ranaut, Paresh Rawal] quick review:

No logic, no logistics and no laughs either. And while I'm at it yes slapstick, yes loud, yes tiring, non-stop nonsense. What? Who? Why? How? No questions are important enough to be addressed let alone answered.

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Noah - Review

A wogma guest review by Pradeep Menon
[Poster for Noah with Noah]
wogma rating: The keen must watch on screen; else DVD (?) - But big screen will do better justice to the visuals!
quick review:

Darren Aronofsky's Noah is a grand affair; visually stunning, and epic in scale. A strong central performance by Russell Crowe as the titular character makes the film something worth watching. Yet, the film leaves you with a feeling of it being inexplicably flawed.

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Non-Stop - Review

A wogma guest review by Pradeep Menon
[Poster for Non-Stop with Non-Stop, Jaume Collet-Serra, Liam Neeson, Julianne Moore, Lupita Nyong'o]
wogma rating: Watch when on TV (?)
quick review:

Liam Neeson doing what he always seems to be doing, these days. Non-Stop can be non-stop thrills or non-stop silliness, depending on how you look at it.

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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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Review - Paa: stirs the funny-mature kid in us

[Poster for Paa with R Balakrishnan, Abhishek Bachchan, Vidya Balan, Amitabh Bachchan]
wogma rating: Buy the DVD already (?)
quick review:

A film that invokes thoughts on varying subjects from single parenthood, rare diseases to politics. And it does so successfully. As if that weren't enough it is all put together in a relatively unusual plot and has one superb performance by Amitabh Bachchan which overshadows brilliant performances by the rest of the cast too.

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Pacific Rim - Review

A wogma guest review by Pradeep Menon
[Poster for Pacific Rim with Pacific Rim, Guillermo del Toro, Charlie Hunnam, Diego Klattenhoff, Idris Elba, Charlie Day, Rinko Kikuchi]
wogma rating: Add to 'must watch' list (?) - The bigger the screen, the better the watch!
quick review:

Guillermo del Toro promised a gargantuan experience at the movies with Pacific Rim, and as far as the scale of the film goes, he doesn’t disappoint. Enormous monsters clash with ginormous robots to deliver some astonishingly grand thrills, even if the film doesn’t really have an emotional core to invest in. Fun while it lasts, visually spectacular, but it isn’t likely to pull you back into the theatres again.

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Pompeii - Review

A wogma guest review by Pradeep Menon
[Poster for Pompeii with Pompeii, Paul W.S. Anderson, Kit Harington, Emily Browning (I), Kiefer Sutherland]
wogma rating: Watch when on TV (?)
quick review:

Pompeii, directed by Paul W. S. Anderson, is named after the real city that was destroyed by the eruption of Mt. Vesuvius. A romance set against a real life tragedy that occurred nearly two millennia ago, Pompeii remains a forgettable film despite its gigantic scale and decent visual effects; because there's nothing in it that binds you to the film.

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Queen - Review

[Poster for Queen with Queen, Kangna Ranaut, Rajkummar Rao, Vikas Bahl]
wogma rating: Buy the DVD already (?)
quick review:

The worst break-up ever makes for a warm, spirited film.

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Review - Quickgun Murugun: shoots & misses the LOLs!

[Poster for Quickgun Murugun with Quickgun Murugun, Shashanka Ghosh, Dr Rajendra Prasad, Naseer, Rambha, Anu Menon] quick review:

Yes, it’s the kind of humor that has a specific target audience. The kind who would love to see Rajnikant spoofed. But I don't see anything that can bring laughter, a few smiles - sure. A 90 minute film actually feels too long because of repetition.

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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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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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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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RoboCop - Review

A wogma guest review by Pradeep Menon
[Poster for RoboCop with RoboCop, José Padilha, Joel Kinnaman, Gary Oldman, Michael Keaton]
wogma rating: Watch when on TV (?)
quick review:

You'd expect a RoboCop reboot from the director of Elite Squad to be an entertaining action flick. Instead, what you get is an all-too-familiar attempt that barely holds its own.

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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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Shaadi Ke Side Effects - Review

[Poster for Shaadi Ke Side Effects  with Shaadi Ke Side Effects , Farhan Akhtar, Vidya Balan, Saket Chaudhary] quick review:

A shallow, even if truthful for some couples, take on marriage. Past the one-liners in the trailer, Shaadi Ke Side Effects is more-or-less stuck in a rut.

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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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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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Stanley Ka Dabba - Review

[Poster for Stanley Ka Dabba with Amole Gupte, Divya Dutta, Divya Jagdal, Partho Numaan]
wogma rating: Add to 'must watch' list (?)
quick review:

It's a very warm film and can make you nostalgic. It brings out irony that is part of everyday life. It comments on a blistering issue in society, but it doesn't let the issue take over the film. But it is also very slow and predictable.

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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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Tasher Desh (Bengali) - Review

A wogma guest review by Pradeep Menon
[Poster for Tasher Desh with Tasher Desh, K Qaushiq Mukherjee, Anubrata Basu, Joyraj Bhattacharya, Soumyak Kanti DeBiswas, Rituparna Sen]
wogma rating: Add to 'must watch' list (?)
quick review:

Q’s follow up to his daring, erotic first feature Gandu, is as intoxicating as it is bewildering. You’d be hard-pressed to make complete sense of the film at first go. Yet, you’re likely to either be compelled for a second (and even third) viewing, or to reject the film altogether at midpoint. This Tagore adaptation seems to have no middle ground.

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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 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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The Monuments Men - Review

A wogma guest review by Pradeep Menon
[Poster for The Monuments Men  with The Monuments Men , George Clooney, George Clooney, Matt Damon, Bill Murray]
wogma rating: Watch when on TV (?)
quick review:

George Clooney's fifth directorial effort, The Monuments Men, is a film that promises much more than it eventually delivers. The WWII setting and ensemble cast can't save the film from being the disappointment that it is.

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Thor: The Dark World - Review

A wogma guest review by Pradeep Menon
[Poster for Thor: The Dark World  with Thor: The Dark World , Alan Taylor, Chris Hemsworth, Natalie Portman, Tom Hiddleston] quick review:

An underwhelming sequel to the first film, Thor: The Dark World, directed by Alan Taylor, can only be watched because Chris Hemsworth and Tom Hiddleston are good fun as Thor and Loki. Otherwise, the film isn’t much more than a carrot to keep audiences happy till 2015’s Avengers 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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Review - Wake Up Sid: Romance-in' Mumbai

[Poster for Wake Up Sid with Wake Up Sid, Ayan Mukerji, Ranbir Kapoor, Konkana Sen Sharma]
wogma rating: Buy the DVD already (?) - Chick-flick warning!
quick review:

Opposites attact, they say. But even the opposites had something similar that keep them together, for each other, and maybe even for ever. Similarities or differences - celebrate whatever it is that is the cause of your love. A chick flick that's not only for chicks.

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Review - Welcome: Bad writing, worse execution

[Poster for Welcome with Welcome, Anil Kapoor, Nana Patekar, Paresh Rawal, Anees Bazmee] quick review:

One contrived situation follows another. Each scene outdoes the previous one in defying your belief in any kind of sense. No amount of good acting can help save the careless writing.

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Yaariyan - Review

[Poster for Yaariyan with Yaariyan, Himansh Kohli, Serah Singh, Divya Khosla Kumar] quick review:

Two and a half hours of detachment. Not in a good way.

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Youngistaan - Review

[Poster for Youngistaan with Youngistaan, Syed Ahmed Afzal, Jacky Bhagnani, Neha Sharma] quick review:

I hope young India's vision is not as shallow, superficial or short-sighted.

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Zindagi Na Milegi Dobara - Review

[Poster for Zindagi Na Milegi Dobara with Zoya Akhtar, Hrithik Roshan, Farhan Akhtar, Abhay Deol, Kalki Koechlin, Katrina Kaif]
wogma rating: Pride of your DVD shelf (?)
quick review:

Life is one long vacation, if you can dare yourself to think of it that way. We are a generation that can afford to live life moment-by-moment. So, why aren't we. Go watch the film, before all the people who've loved it get you so excited about it that you are left disappointed.

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