Lamhaa - External Reviews

wogma rating: Watch when on TV (?)
quick review:

Lamhaa is a Kashmir-issue recap enacted by Sanjay Dutt, Bipasha Basu, Anupam Kher and oh yeah, Kunal Kapoor. It's done in a rush and tries too hard to sell itself to the audience who is presumed to like loud background music and unnecessary drama. Overall, it loses out because it's neither subtle nor loud enough to be a crowd pleaser.



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34 reviewers have given Lamhaa an average rating of 1.4/5.0 (?)

7 yays
22 nays
5 so-so

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Thumbs down by Nikhil Kumar, Apun Ka Choice ...hypocritical cinema....For what else it is when the film’s protagonist walks through the streets of Kashmir with a rockstar’s swagger, cigarette in mouth, Ray Ban on perched on his nose, keffiyeh stylishly wrapped around his neck...and oh...metal guitar riffs grunging away in the background. ... full review

Thumbs down by Bobby Sing, Bobby Talks ...big disappointment coming from the director of “Parzania”... full review

Thumbs down by Roshni Mulchandani, Bolly Spice ...the writer has merely put together a bunch of stories that can easily be found in the media and just sewed them together... full review

So-So by GZP, BollyPlus ...Didn't realize the movie had ended. Too abrupt.... full review

Thumbs down by Taran Adarsh, Bollywood Hungama ...researched extensively on the issue and LAMHAA does boast of some razor-sharp moments, but the viewer is keen to have an insider's viewpoint on Kashmir, something that we haven't read/seen [on news channels/films] earlier, which LAMHAA just doesn't provide. ... full review

So-So by Daliya Ghose, Bollywood Mantra ...The screenplay of ‘Lamhaa’ was very strong at some point but in some instances, it was very disappointing... full review

Thumbs down by Dhriti Gulvadi, BookmyShow ...The film is not at all successful in creating an impact nor does it arouse any interest in the situation... full review

Thumbs down by Deepa Gahlot, cinemaah ...The one hair-raising scene, of Bipasha being attacked by burqa-clad women in the street, does not any impact on the plot later, so is merely used as an ‘item.’... full review

Thumbs down desi hits ...Most dialogues are poorly written, making the roles very ineffective... full review

Thumbs down by Deepa Deosthalee, Film Impressions ...Far too much time is spent introducing the various players in the game... full review

Thumbs down by Sukanya Venkatraghavan, Filmfare ...could have been told with less fuss and more coherence... full review

Thumbs up filmi cafe ...Dutt in an unrecognizable look is in top form and goes beyond the character.... full review

So-So by Deepa Garimella, ...There's not much by way of earth-shaking suspense or even surprise, but as a tale it is gripping enough... full review

Thumbs down by Pankaj Sabnani, ...The romantic angle between Vikram and Aziza is ludicrous.... full review

Thumbs down by Pritam Roy, ...when you finally come to know about it, it seems just too trivial... full review

Thumbs down by Mayank Shekhar, Hindustan Times ...The film, in its movements and background score, adopts a tone of serious urgency. Neither however can conceal the nothingness, or immeasurable vastness (take your pick) within.... full review

Thumbs up by Kaveree Bamzai, india today ...There's a brilliantly crafted Haji, played by Anupam Kher, ironically a Kashmiri Pandit in real life... full review

Thumbs down by Gaurav Malani, indiatimes ...It takes time to absorb the wide-ranging characters and their varied conflicts in the film and yet you do not understand all of them... full review

Thumbs up by Kshitij Mehta , J.A.M ...While it starts off on a perfect note, the narrative slows down considerably, but the second half is power packed and keeps you gripped... full review

Thumbs down by Komal Nahta, koimoi ...The proceedings are so technical that they fail to involve the audience for the simple reason that most people are unaware and not interested in an indepth study of all that is happening in the strife-torn Kashmir. ... full review

Thumbs down by Sanjukta Sharma, Live Mint ...Every other dialogue has the word “Kashmir” in them... full review

Thumbs down by Sid, MH-31 Fun Unlimited ...Lamha suffers by eschewing individual plot threads in favor of a macroscopic viewpoint about a subject that yearns for a fresh perpective... full review

Thumbs down by Sarita Tanwar, MiD DAY ...Cameraman James Fowlds does a splendid job capturing all the action.... full review

Thumbs down Movie Talkies ...What comes out is the usual nexus between politicians, businessmen, arms dealers and the Pakistani ISI... full review

Thumbs up by IANS, NDTV ...The high-octane screenplay has no space or time to shed tears for the innocent and the dead Read more at: full review

So-So by Satyen K. Bordoloi, Now ...Audiences might find it little difficult to follow the many twists and revelations in the film. ... full review

So-So by Khalid Mohamed, Passion for Cinema ...Yet its noble intentions and a bid to go beyond the surfacial situation in the troubled valley of Kashmir, elevate the outcome to a notch above the candy-floss and the commonplace... full review

Thumbs up by Sukanya Verma, Rediff ...Rather his Lamhaa is like an elaborate montage of innumerable episodes, voices and concerns while trying to put the pieces together for its surprisingly loose climax. This is both engrossing and exhausting in turns... full review

Thumbs up by Noyon Jyoti Parasara, Seeds and Deeds ...One thing in the film that might be disturbing to the rest of India is the general opinion of the Kashmiris. ... full review

Thumbs down by Sonia Chopra, Sify Movies ...What we see over the next two hours is a hollow plot playing itself out self-seriously.... full review

Thumbs up by K N Gupta, ...Though the director doesn't pass any judgment he does prove that arms fail to solve any political problem. ... full review

Thumbs down by Janhvi Patel, StarBoxOffice ...It would be a good idea to watch the film with a Kashmiri. ... full review

Thumbs down by TheThirdMan, Upper Stall ...Sanjay Dutt and Anupam Kher come off best but are little more than adequate. ... full review