Mumbai Mirror

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

quick review:

Yet another crime drama about the goon-police nexus in the Mumbai underworld. Yawn

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Director: Ankush Bhatt
Running time: 135 minutes
Genres: Crime
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- meeta, a part of the audience

You can only sympathize with filmmakers who believe they are making a good, relevant film; who think they are being stylish by introducing the hero in slow-motion; who think their film is intelligent with chess-metaphors, explained in detail, no less. Only if these filmmakers sympathize with their audience who have seen it all, way too many times - in worse or better forms and in mediocre versions too.

So, some of the specific problems of this particular crime drama which has the law and administration working hand-in-hand with the underworld are as follows -

A non-performer in lead role, Sachiin Joshi. Even the makers are so insecure about his acceptance as a hero that a song has to be written to establish that - 'poster fatega toh hero hi niklega' (if a poster is being torn, the one coming through has to be the hero). Not only is his dialogue delivery flat, his voice doesn't seem to have broken all that well.

Even though, Prakash Raj tries to infuse some sort of interest with his performance, he ends up being repetitive (also from his earlier films). Prashant Narayanan has too small a role to make any sort of impact. Aditya Pancholi doesn't create any ripples with his role either. Sudesh Berry come in as a pleasant surprise and is entertaining with his accent which gets old within five minutes. The women have skimpily written roles for them to be talked about at all.

This one has two villains, which should have worked in favor of the film. They corner the protagonist pretty bad too. Yet, because of the caricatures that they are and the genre of the film, you know how they are going to end up.

Even so, they had the potential to get us interested by the soup that the hero lands up in with them. If only, he didn't get out of it so easily.

The setting includes dance bars and drugs rendering itself to a lot of cleavage, pole dances and lousy lyrics set to lousier music.

And yet, none of this is a surprise. It was close to what any of us might have expected.

- meeta, a part of the audience

17 reviewers(?) - 1 yays 6 so-so 10 nays

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Thumbs up, by Aakash Barvalia, MoviezADDA : ...Direction by Ankush Bhatt was impressive, where he had successfully managed to hold down the interest of mango people throughout the movie.... full review

So-So, by Taran Adarsh, Bollywood Hungama : ...MUMBAI MIRROR seems like a hodgepodge of so many films put together. Nothing wrong with that, but the tried and tested stuff gets monotonous after a point.... full review

So-So, by IANS, Bollywood Life : ...Mumbai Mirror gets a hang of the urgent pulse of a city-on-the-edge pretty fast. There are some well-executed action scenes where Sachiin gets to do some exceedingly audacious stunts.... full review

So-So, by Smita, Desi Martini : ...Sachin Joshi as the Inspector is quite dynamic. He has piercing eyes. However, his voice is too high pitched and though he boasts a six pack, lacks the physical presence.... full review

So-So, by Martin D'Souza, Glamsham.com : ...Director Ankush Bhatt goes rat-a-tat-tat in the beginning before sobering down in the second half to unravel the mystery... full review

So-So, by K N GUpta, SmasHits.com : ...Prashant Narayanan as Sachiin's hostile colleague has not much to act. Similarly, Aditya Pancholi has no significant role. Sudesh Berry with his obvious 'Bihari' accent is okay. ... full review

So-So, by Madhureeta Mukherjee, Times of India : ...Sachiin Joshi does a fairly good job of a cool cop with a chip on his shoulder. His bheja satkaoing whenever he sees a woman abused - relevant in today's times. ... full review

Thumbs down, Free Press Journal : ...Mahesh Manjrekar, Aditya Pancholi, Prakash Raj and the supporting cast are quite effective but that’s not enough to generate interest.... full review

Thumbs down, by Kritika Deval, fullhyd.com : ...The lines draw sudden bursts of laughter from this writer, inviting stern stares from the middle-aged man down the mostly empty row.... full review

Thumbs down, by Swati Deogire, In.com : ...Prakash Raj, who has now played the south Indian villain so many times, is reliable but his act's getting repetitive. ... full review

Thumbs down, by Shubra Gupta, indian express : ...The dialogue writer has been given free rein for all the other characters as well.... full review

Thumbs down, by Roshni Devi, koimoi : ...Sachiin doesn’t really have the charm or charisma, and when he tries to look nonchalant, he just looks cocky and arrogant.... full review

Thumbs down, by Shaheen Parkar, MiD DAY : ...The supporting cast (Mahesh Manjrekar, Prakash Raj, Aditya Panscholi) play their parts in a script (penned by Ghalib Asad Bhopali) that relies strictly on pleasing the single screen audience.... full review

Thumbs down, Movie Talkies : ...Unless you are a die-hard Sachiin Joshi fan (snigger snigger), you are well advised to stay away from this fare.... full review

Thumbs down, by Mansha Rastogi, Now Running.com : ...A film's fate usually rides on the shoulders of the lead star but the miniscule Sachiin Joshi in this case takes the films to further lows.... full review

Thumbs down, by Ankur Pathak, Rediff : ...It's obvious that the movie is the product of an amateur trying hard to thrill, scandalise and shock, but all he makes you do is suffer, and suffer some more. ... full review

Thumbs down, by Narendra Gupta, Star Blockbuster : ...After Dabangg and Singham that has taken this genre a notch higher, Mumbai Mirror is a letdown.... full review

21 tweeters(?) - 7 yays 3 so-so 11 nays

_MMurray: Mumbai mirror was an excellent film..

WannabeEngineer: Mumbai Mirror is an underrated movie. Correct me if I wrong.

simonsaybrams: Other guy left at the two hour mark. Wouldn't say he missed much but MUMBAI MIRROR is kinda fun, in its own tacky way.

ravikishann: Watchd Mumbai mirror luvd the film. Maza aa Gaya. Fresh.

proudindian76: Went for "Mumbai Mirror" yesternoon, quite a gud movie. A typical Maharashtra based story it's. Prakash Raj, Sachin, Vimala Raman did well!

Holly2Bollywood: Must watch movies this weekend - Hollywood -> Mama, Bollywood -> Mumbai Mirror #Hollywood2Bollywood

hitendrapratap3: guys just watch mumbai mirror it's a very good conceptial movie

pulseleaks: Mumbai Mirror Movie Review: Film: Mumbai Mirror Rating: 2.5/5 Starring: Sachiin Joshi,Gihani Khan, Vimla... http://www.pulseleaks.com/2013/01/mumbai-mirror-movie-review.html?utm_source=dlvr.it&utm_medium=twitter

mrajabali440: Yesterday I saw mumbai mirror..it's good I should give 2.5 *.suspense movie with boom action..

KanuniAadmi: Mumbai Mirror movie was worth a 60 bucks, though it had some bits of Bhojpuri Porn. :P

thangeram: chya aila Pune 52 baghayla gelo.....mumbai mirror baghun aalo.... dok dukhtay khup....errrrrr :(

sunil_ss7: Mumbai Mirror film is so bad that the Newspaper agencies would sue them for using their name.

SteveUnknown: What exactly was 'Mumbai Mirror' suppose to be about?! What a disjointed, messy film :/ Such a poorly written script...

sjoshipura: Ok . So Mumbai Mirror is A Bad Film !

rohansneha: Mumbai Mirror: Lot of such movies with COP/Drugs nexus. Slow first half. Nothing special.

RAGHVENDRA008: Mumbai mirror totally bakwaas movie.

RadioWhiskey_: RadioWhiskey rating for 'Mumbai Mirror': 0.25/5. PS: Pls donate your ticket price amount to some fakir. At least you'll get some duaayein!

one_by_two: I think the correct punishment for Lance Armstrong would be that he has to watch 'Inkaar' and 'Mumbai Mirror' back to back today.

jstvinod: Mumbai Mirror review: What’s Good: The unintentional comedy. What’s Bad: The foolish story and script; 1.5/5

iSameeirr: Tip of the day : Do not watch Mumbai Mirror.

deepak_saini_dk: Mumbai mirror is quite boring movie wtf

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Parental Guidance:

  • Violence: Lots of gun fights and murders. Rape is alluded to.
  • Language: A few abuses.
  • Nudity & Sexual content: Lots of cleavage, pole dances, etc.
  • Concept: A corrupt police officer selectively does the 'right thing'
  • General Look and Feel: Nothing special. Neither glamorous, not grim. Just plain.

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