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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: 26-Jan-2015
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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 Ungli
Reliance Choice Pay Ungli
TataSky Showcase Finding Fanny, Happy New Year
Videocon Subscription VoD Baat Bann Gayi, Raanjhanaa, Boss, Cocktail, Gori Tere Pyaar Mein!, Halla Bol, Hasee Toh Phasee, Khiladi 786, Madras Cafe, OMG Oh My God, One By Two, Policegiri, R...Rajkumar, Rajdhani Express, Shirin Farhad Ki Toh Nikal Padi, Singh Saab The Great, Tere Bin Laden, Toh Baat Pakki, War Chhod Na Yaar, Yamla Pagla Deewana 2
In Theaters (Bengali) No movies currently
In Theaters (English) Annabelle, Bhopal: A Prayer For Rain, Gone Girl , Gravity , Interstellar , The Hobbit: The Desolation of Smaug, The Hunger Games: Mockingjay - Part 1, The Imitation Game
In Theaters (Hindi) Baby, Dolly Ki Doli, PK, Tevar, Ugly
In Theaters (Kannada) No movies currently
In Theaters (Malayalam) No movies currently
In Theaters (Marathi) Balkadu , Classmates, Dr. Prakash Baba Amte-The real Hero, Elizabeth Ekadashi, Happy Journey, Lokmanya Ek Yugpurush , 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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Finding Fanny - Review

[Poster for  Finding Fanny with  Finding Fanny, Arjun Kapoor, Deepika Padukone, Homi Adajania]
wogma rating: Watch when on TV (?)
quick review:

The much promised eccentricity doesn't live throughout and you slowly lose interest in characters in this character-centric film. Yet worth a watch for the performances even if some are caricatures.

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Raanjhanaa - Review

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

Raanjhanaa is an intense love story which is much more.

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

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

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

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7 khoon maaf - Review

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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Review - All the Best: closer to worst

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

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

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Annabelle - Review

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

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

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Azaan - Review

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

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

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Baby - Review

[Poster for Baby with Baby, Akshay Kumar, Tapsee Pannu, Neeraj Pandey, Manoj Muntashir]
wogma rating: Catch on DVD for sure (?)
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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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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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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Review - Blue: In Deep Water

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

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

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Bodyguard - Review

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

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

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Boss - Review

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

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

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Chase - Review

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

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

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City of Gold - Review

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

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

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Classmates (Marathi) - Review

A wogma guest review by Abhishek Gosavi
[Poster for Classmates with Classmates, Aditya Ajay Sarpotdar, Ankush Chaudhari, Sai Tamhankar]
wogma rating: Catch on DVD for sure (?)
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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Review - Dabangg: fearless mix of masalas

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

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

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Do Dooni Chaar - Review

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

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

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Dolly Ki Doli - Review

[Poster for Dolly Ki Doli with Dolly Ki Doli, Sonam Kapoor, Rajkummar Rao, Abhishek Dogra]
wogma rating: Even the keen, wait for DVD (?)
quick review:

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

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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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Elizabeth Ekadashi (Marathi) - Review

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

The same old story. Just presented beautifully.

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Force - Review

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

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

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

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

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

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Gone Girl - Review

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

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

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Gori Tere Pyaar Mein! - Review

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

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

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Gravity - Review

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

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

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Guzaarish - Review

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

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

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Review - Halla Bol: Immature execution

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

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

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Happy Journey (Marathi) - Review

A wogma guest review by Abhishek Gosavi
[Poster for Happy Journey with Happy Journey, Atul Kulkarni, Priya Bapat, Pallavi Subhash, Sachin Kundalkar]
wogma rating: Add to 'must watch' list (?)
quick review:

A refreshing idea that outweighs flaws.

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Happy New Year - Review

[Poster for Happy New Year with Happy New Year, Shah Rukh Khan, Sonu Sood, Farah Khan]
wogma rating: Watch when on TV (?)
quick review:

Happy New Year is a little more than what you'd expect. A tiny surprise that gives you more of the same, but with some structure - even if it tries do a lot in one go and all of it is predictable.

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Hasee Toh Phasee - Review

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

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

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Hate Story - Review

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

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

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

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

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

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Hum Dono (Rangeen) - Review

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

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

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

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I am Kalam - Review

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

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

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Interstellar - Review

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

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

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Review - Jab We Met: ordinary story played out well

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

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

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Jism 2 - Review

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

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

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Review - Jodhaa Akbar: Excruciatingly long!

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

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

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Khiladi 786 - Review

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

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

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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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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] quick review:

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

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

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

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

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Madras Cafe - Review

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

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

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

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

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

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Review - Mumbai Meri Jaan: We shall overcome!

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

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

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Murder 2 - Review

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

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

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Review - Naqaab: Comedy or suspense thriller?

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

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

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OMG Oh My God - Review

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

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

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One By Two - Review

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

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

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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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R...Rajkumar - Review

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

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

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Review - Race: pakka masala action flick

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

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

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Rajdhani Express - Review

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

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

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

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Review - Rajneeti: less chess more monopoly

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

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

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Sahi Dhande Galat Bande - Review

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

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

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Shirin Farhad Ki Toh Nikal Padi - Review

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

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

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Review - Singh is Kinng: Not really...

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

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

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Singh Saab The Great - Review

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

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

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Singham - Review

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

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

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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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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] 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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Review - Toh Baat Pakki: No promises kept

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

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

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Toy Story 3 - Review

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

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

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

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

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

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Ugly - Review

[Poster for Ugly with Ugly, Ronit Roy, Rahul Bhatt, Tejaswini Kolhapure, Anurag Kashyap] 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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Ungli - Review

[Poster for Ungli with Ungli, Sanjay Dutt, Emraan Hashmi, Kangna Ranaut, Rensil D'Silva] quick review:

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

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Vitti Dandu (Marathi) - Review

A wogma guest review by Abhishek Gosavi
[Poster for Vitti Dandu with Vitti Dandu, Ganesh Kadam, Dilip Prabhawalkar, Mrunal thakur]
wogma rating: 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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