Dhokha - External Reviews

wogma rating: The keen should rent; else TV (?)
quick review:

Dhokha gives a different treatment to the religious terrorism issue that has been dealt with by many movies. It manages to retain interest despite a preachy lecture time and again. Muzzamil Ibrahim and Tulip Joshi give good performances.

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18 reviewers have given Dhokha an average rating of 3.1/5.0 (?)

9 yays
5 nays
4 so-so

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Thumbs up by Subhash K Jha, All Bollywood ..."Dhokha" with its renewable but non-derivative topicality washes away the sins of excessive inspiration that plagues present-day cinema in Hindi.... full review

Thumbs down Bollyvista.com ...Tulip Joshi enacts her role with ease but without going overboard.... full review

Thumbs up by Rachel Fernandes, Bollywood Mantra ...Mahesh Bhatt’s story and script is impactful and he has weaved several real life instances extremely well into the narrative... full review

Thumbs up by Ruchika Shah, Business of Cinema ...she carries off the mystifying character smoothly... full review

So-So Cybernoon ...If there are some well-handled scenes ...there are oddball scenes too... full review

Thumbs up by Angel Rani, Deccan Herald ...Dhokha has a message and conveys it in the simplest of ways.... full review

Thumbs down by Indu Mirani, DNA ...Pooja Bhatt's attention to the nitty gritty in production design is obvious as she paints pretty pictures with her scenes even as she batters your mind with what is happening... full review

Thumbs down by Khalid Mohamed, Hindustan Times ...Newcomer Muzammil Ibrahim, in a tough role, is promising.. he has a strong screen presence.... full review

Thumbs down by Rajeev Masand, IBN Live ...Despite a solid premise, Dhokha fails to realise its potential because the screenplay is often contrived, often convenient, and at times just hopelessly idealistic.... full review

So-So by Taran Adarsh, IndiaFM ...The director and her competent writer open the cards at the very outset, within 10 minutes of the start... full review

Thumbs up by Praveen Lance Fernandes, indiatimes ... A lot of scenes are executed with élan... full review

Thumbs up Indicine ...Pooja Bhatt excels as a director... full review

Thumbs up Movie Talkies ...The director attempts to distinguish between the good, patriotic Muslim and the terrorist and makes a clear demarcation between the two.... full review

So-So by Anupama Chopra, NDTV ...sentiments are laudable but the writing and performances are too inconsistent to do justice to an issue this complex.... full review

Thumbs up by Hanumant Bhansali, Radio Sargam ...A few events come as a surprise with a lack of introspection.... full review

Thumbs down by Syed Firdaus Ashraf, Rediff ...film fails mainly because it does not give attention to details... full review

So-So Times of India ... Dhokha might have worked magically, like Chak De India , if the film had not been didactic and indulged in long soliloquies about integration, assimilation and one nation.... full review