Lahore - External Reviews

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

Same old need for sisterhood between two countries which have been at war for what, 6 decades now? Of course, we need truce but not sure if we need a movie on the issue with the backdrop of a sport that seems to mean more war than anything else.

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19 reviewers have given Lahore an average rating of 2.9/5.0 (?)

7 yays
4 nays
8 so-so

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Thumbs down by Bobby Sing, Bobby Talks Cinema.com ...till the movie reaches its climax, you keep wondering why it was showered all that appreciation in the festival circuit... full review

Thumbs up by Taran Adarsh, Bollywood Hungama ...The highpoint of the film are the kick-boxing duels... full review

So-So by The Narcissist, Cinemaa Online ...Worth a big screen watch but not a great movie... full review

Thumbs down by Deepa Gahlot, cinemaah ...But it’s still puzzling why Warners chose to associate with this film, and how a large cast of credible, if not A-list, character actors (Ashish Vidyarthi, Nirmal Pandey, Surabh Shukla too) signed up for it... full review

Thumbs up by Martin D'Souza, Glamsham.com ...Newcomer Aanaahad has a tailor-made role that is sure to get him rave reviews. A super debut with a killer kick.... full review

So-So by Kaveree Bamzai, india today ...clearly the lead actor, Aanaahad, can fight better than he acts... full review

So-So by Arun Janardhan, Live Mint ...Held together by competent cinematography (Neelaabh Kaul), realistic action sequences and excellent sound editing, the film is, however, a let-down in a number of areas. ... full review

So-So by Tushar Joshi, MiD DAY ...film lacks the vigour and energy it needs... full review

Thumbs up Movie Talkies ... The underlying message of the film is quite telling as it addresses the need of the hour, which is peace and friendship between two nations.... full review

So-So by Subhash K Jha, Now Running.com ...It's in the kickboxing scenes that the film exudes blood, sweat and tears. ... full review

So-So by Khalid Mohamed, Passion for Cinema ...the film’s look is grittily styled (except for some unnecessary, cheesy special effects), and the sound design’s crisp. The editing and the music score are serviceable.... full review

Thumbs up by Sampurn, real bollywoood ...Sanjay Puran Singh Chauhan has woven a tight screenplay never once deviating his story’s main focus to anything else.... full review

So-So by Sukanya Verma, Rediff ...His half-hearted romantic interactions with co-star Shraddha Das (portraying the positive, liberated facet of Pakistan), too, leads to nowhere.... full review

So-So by K N Gupta, SmasHits.com ...Fortunately, 'Lahore' is free from any anti-Pakistan theme even as it dwells on the rhetorical Indo-Pak hostility depicted through the kickboxing theme.... full review

Thumbs up by K K Rai, STARDUST ...Farooque Shaikh, the veteran bollywood actor who enacts the part of coach in the film, has come out with one of his best performances. ... full review

Thumbs up by Nikhat Kazmi, Times of India ...the film does not strike a jingoistic note, despite tracing the entire trajectory of the tumultuous Indo-Pak relationship through the aggressive sport of kickboxing.... full review

Thumbs down by flyingrodent, Upper Stall ...arnest effort doesn't necessarily make a good film... full review

Thumbs down by SpiceZee Bureau, ZEENEWS.COM ...he film’s editing is commendable and cinematography is noteworthy especially in the boxing sequences. ... full review