Miss Lovely - External Reviews

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

Bold and brave, yes. Engaging, unfortunately no.



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32 reviewers have given Miss Lovely an average rating of 3.4/5.0 (?)

18 yays
6 nays
8 so-so

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Thumbs up by Anna MM Vetticad, annavetticadgoes2themovies ...Ashim Ahluwalia’s direction of his debut fiction feature is unhesitant and sure-footed. ... full review

Thumbs up by Subhash K. Jha, Apun Ka Choice ...Miss Lovely" takes Indian cinema to another level. The view may not be pretty but it is unfailingly provocative and exhilarating. This film is not for the squeamish... full review

Thumbs up by Katherine Matthews, Bolly Spice ...In the end, Miss Lovely, aesthetically pleasing and unsettling at the same time, remains an uneasy film about an uneasy subject.... full review

Thumbs up by Alissa Simon, Bollywood Life ...The exploitation films within the film are handled discreetly, with their titles and taglines more lurid than anything shown onscreen.... full review

Thumbs up by Tushar Joshi, DNA ...Miss Lovely is heartfelt , entertaining and technically superb. Watch it for its performances and a sneak peek into the dark abyss of the smut films of the 80's... full review

Thumbs up by Swayamsrestha Kar, fullhyd.com ...Watching Miss Lovely is hard work. Not because it is bad. But because it is rather good, and in a very different way than what we are accustomed to. Bring your thinking caps... full review

Thumbs up by Martin D'Souza,, Glamsham.com ...MISS LOVELY is art-house cinema at its best. Dark, deceitful and diabolic. The movie ventures into the commercial world of sex, X-rated movies and the business behind it... full review

Thumbs up by Anupama Chopra, Hindustan Times ...And yet I recommend that you see Miss Lovely. Yes, it is an acquired taste. But Ashim Ahluwalia’s distinct and intriguing voice is one more sign of how fundamentally and excitingly the Hindi film topography is changing.... full review

Thumbs up by Mohar Basu, koimoi ...Films like Miss Lovely are a diminishing species. Brimming with an extravagant concept, the film is made with poise as it captures the dark world of sleaze and horror.... full review

Thumbs up by Karan Anshuman, Mumbai Mirror ...Sure Miss Lovely isn't for everyone, but if you're truly a cinephile, you should have no difficulty in finding merit in this layered, moody piece. ... full review

Thumbs up by Saibal Chatterjee, NDTV ...But for filmgoers who love cinema that pushes and prods them into new directions, no matter how baffling, Miss Lovely is bound to be a memorable treat... full review

Thumbs up by Mansha Rastogi, Now Running.com ...Miss Lovely is boastfully sleazy, extremely courageous and sassily gritty. The movie deserves to be watched and encouraged.... full review

Thumbs up by Paloma Sharma, Rediff ...The one good thing about watching Miss Lovely is that now when I tell people that I've watched it, they might mistake me for an intellectual. ... full review

Thumbs up by Janhavi Samant, Star Blockbuster ...Definitely must see.... full review

Thumbs up by Swati Rohatgi, STARDUST ...It deserves to be watched and lauded by one and all... full review

Thumbs up by Anuj Kumar, The Hindu ...A true blue independent film! Nawazuddin shines through this amoral world. When his eyes are at play you don’t need the dialogues. Anil George is an interesting find and so is Niharika Singh. She is again someone, whose eyes are an asset. ... full review

Thumbs up by Rahul Desai, Upper Stall ...The filmmaker in me was nourished to great extent. The viewer in me is still a bit dazed. Was I truly engaged or entertained? ... full review

Thumbs up by IANS, ZEENEWS.COM ...‘Miss Lovely’ takes Indian cinema to another level. The view may not be pretty but it is unfailingly provocative and exhilarating. This film is not for the squeamish.... full review

So-So by Bobby Sing, Bobby Talks Cinema.com ...But on second thoughts, it is also a two way process based on the concept of ‘give & take’……… so you rarely see anyone complaining?... full review

So-So Bollywood Hungama ... On the whole, MISS LOVELY is worth a watch for its taut screenplay, fine performances and the detailing that has gone into recreating the bygone era... full review

So-So by Rony D'costa, Desi Martini ...Miss Lovely has so much in it to admire but so little to like. ... full review

So-So by Deepanjana Pal, FirstPost ...Miss Lovely moves slowly, unravelling like real life.... full review

So-So by Rajeev Masand, IBN Live ...It's an unconventional watch, recreating the sleazy side of Mumbai with seedy characters... full review

So-So by Suhani Singh, india today ...Ahluwalia in all the squalor finds beauty and weaves an affecting narrative... full review

So-So by Namrata Joshi, Outlook India ...Nawaz, with those pain-filled eyes and a beautifully broken face, breathes life into the traumatised Sonu. Other new and unfamilar actors also catch the eye, be it Zeena as Poonam, Niharika as Pinky or Menaka as Nadia. The most compelling presence, however, is Anil George as the flashy, florid, ambitious and rapacious elder brother Vicky, in whom I also spotted a faint touch of Vijay Anand.... full review

So-So by Madhureeta Mukherjee, Times of India ...The film is stylishly sleazy, that's what works for it. ... full review

Thumbs down by Khalid Mohamed, Deccan Chronicle ...By contrast, 'Miss Lovely' is just a load of xxx-cess. Skip!... full review

Thumbs down by Nikhil Arora, Desi Martini ...Miss Lovely is not so lovely and misses the mark completely ... full review

Thumbs down by Rohit Penumatsa, Desi Martini ... for those into roofs and trees ... full review

Thumbs down by Deepa Deosthalee, Film Impressions ...Miss Lovely, on the other hand, works only in parts because it tries too hard to ‘be’ the film, rather than expose its sordidness.... full review

Thumbs down by Johnson Thomas, Free Press Journal ...This film is mainly for those who have the time and are willing to try something different from the run-of-the-mill... full review

Thumbs down by Sonia Chopra, Sify Movies ...But what’s the point when viewer keeps getting disconnected from the story and characters? In the case of Miss Lovely, the subject and style is far more absorbing than the film. Too bad, really! ... full review