Laaga Chunari Mein Daag - External Reviews

wogma rating: Watch if you have nothing better to do (?)
quick review:

Another outstanding performance by both Rani Mukherjee and Konkona Sen Sharma. But, that's no surprise. And unfortunately, that's not enough either, to mask the ill-defined characters and their unexplained motivations. This is further marred by lousy and lengthy dialogues. The lyrics are good and the music is refreshing, but you don't to watch the movie for that.

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30 reviewers have given Laaga Chunari Mein Daag an average rating of 1.5/5.0 (?)

4 yays
16 nays
10 so-so

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So-So by Naresh Kumar Deoshi, Apun Ka Choice ...If you have got a taste for extended soap operas, you would find Pradeep Sarkar’s movie eminently watchable.If you have got a taste for extended soap operas, you would find Pradeep Sarkar’s movie eminently watchable.... full review

So-So by Aly Kassam, Bolly Spice ...If there was ever such a thing as regressive cinema, Yash Raj’s latest fits the shoes perfectly. But is regressive necessarily bad?... full review

So-So by Rachel Fernandes, Bollywood Mantra ...However Pradeep Sarkar’s execution lends a bit of a saving grace to the film, as he manages to capture the finer nuances of Benares extremely efficiently.... full review

So-So by Hetal Adesara, Business of Cinema ...since the subject of the film is centered on women, the film had immense scope for drama and emotions, which was not dwelt upon or utilized well.... full review

Thumbs down by Abhishek Bandekar, DearCinema ...Where it falters then, and massively so, is in the department of…I apologize for putting this as civilly as crudeness allows…‘balls’. The film just doesn’t have any.... full review

Thumbs up by Deep, Deep's Home ...The way Rani’s character was portrayed was simply brilliant... full review

Thumbs down by Martin D'souza, Glamsham.com ...Director Pradeep Sarkar begins with a bang, introducing every character with a touch of flourish, and then throws away the advantage to hop on to mediocrity.... full review

Thumbs down by Anand Singh, Hindustan Times ...This one comes out smelling of mothballs, like a wedding dress stored for decades in an attic trunk.... full review

Thumbs down by Rajeev Masand, IBN Live ...Even the film's climax lacks conflict, ending on a note that's more convenient than dramatic.... full review

Thumbs down by Taran Adarsh, IndiaFM ...Predictability -- that bogs LAAGA CHUNARI MEIN DAAG down.... full review

Thumbs down by Praveen Lance Fernandes, indiatimes ... There are so many loose ends in the screenplay and with some of the liberties taken you feel like you are moving back into the 70s... full review

Thumbs up Indicine ...He has managed to bring to light the struggle of a woman to make a living in the cruel and demanding society with maturity and precision... full review

So-So by Aneesh, Intermission, The Bookeazy Blog ...Laaga Chunari Mein Daag is a well directed movie with several writing flaws which create plotholes.... full review

Thumbs down by Gautam Hegde, J.A.M ...the film that manages to hold you with its family swan song in the beginning loses that grip as the story progresses.... full review

Thumbs down by Sreeram Ramachandran, M TV ...One wonders why the makers actually chose to shoot these - they could easily have used stock footage from various other films from the past... full review

So-So by Amit R Agarwal, merinews ...Not that the film is bad, but it isn’t lingering either... full review

Thumbs up Movie Talkies ...it’s the interaction between the sisters or the ones between the mother and her daughters, which really tug at your heart strings.... full review

So-So by Aditi, MovieWalah ...Very predictable storyline in which you would expect a lot of emotional drama, however I do think that they managed not to overdo that... full review

Thumbs down by surveen, musicNmovies.info ...So storywise, the movie is completely disappointing... full review

So-So by Anupama Chopra, NDTV ...Sarkar does a great job of establishing the family, their genteel poverty and their daily struggles to stem the fraying of their lives... full review

So-So by Ashok Nayak, Now Running.com ...Sarkar has managed to put across the transformations in Badki's character in a convincing and touching way that at times we tend to care deeply for her... full review

Thumbs up by Subhash K Jha, Now Running.com ...Her interpretation of the character's heartbreaking change from innocence to reluctant compromise is fleshed out in glorious colours.... full review

Thumbs down by Jahan Bakshi, Passion for Cinema ...This is a film that simply can’t afford to not look glossy, so much so that the phone booth that Rani uses in the film looks like it has been uprooted from London and miraculously been transplanted here in aamchi Mumbai.... full review

Thumbs down by Deepak Venkateshan, Passion for Cinema ...We all know there is a path of sleaze in all the big cities but did it have to be shown so fabulously.... full review

Thumbs down by Hanumant Bhansali, Radio Sargam ...Laaga Chunari Mein Daag is a blot which is going to sting the Yash Raj Banners and Pradeep Sarkar for sometime now... full review

Thumbs down by Raja Sen, Rediff ...ooh, big bad Mumbai's never looked quite this lecherous this quickly... full review

Thumbs down SearchIndia.com ...That old Guddi and Anamika girl Jaya Bachchan looks like a hag these days... full review

Thumbs down by Satyajit, SmasHits.com ...Rani Mukherjee gives her booming career the desired niche as she delves into author-backed character... full review

So-So by Nikhat Kazmi, Times of India ...the story is so old, as old and weary as the tawaifs of Benares, it makes you feel you are time-travelling to Bollywood’s distant past...... full review