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Manisha Lakhe

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Number of reviews
270
Average rating
37

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  • Judgemental Hai Kya

    They treat the 'mental' part of the title as if they meant 'demented' instead. The result is that people laugh inappropriately at her 'madness', and your popcorn loses its pop because the film is tiresome.

    Jul 2019
  • Family Of Thakurganj

    A veritable smorgasbord of character actors who are individually good and often are all crammed together in a hotch-potch revenge and double cross drama where the motives are so blurred that you don't care.

    Jul 2019
  • Malaal

    Meezaan and Sharmin Segal offer the same ole love story, a mish mash of every love story since Bollywood began making romances. The film is executed so poorly, you wonder why it is under the Bhansali banner.

    Jul 2019
  • One Day

    This is no whodunit, not even why-he-dun-it. It's a straightforward story laughably told. The usually reliable character actors are made to ham so much they seem to be competing for the Razzies.

    Jul 2019
  • Article 15

    The film tackles the tensions well, has shades of 'Mulk' (made by the same filmmaker) but the predictability of a cop's dilemma - to go by the rule book or instinct - remains the same.

    Jun 2019
  • Kabir Singh

    The misogyny is very difficult to swallow for 174 minutes. But the acting and the relationships between the characters make this film a decent watch.

    Jun 2019
  • Bharat

    In fact it is so boring, you wonder if 'bhai' has forgotten his fans come to watch 'action' not wimpy comedy. We live through his many jobs and his devotion to dad. It's two and a half hours of being average. Fans want more.

    Jun 2019
  • Kalank

    ...it's such a mish mash of everything from Dilwale Dulhania Le Jaayenge to Casablanca to Lawaris to Bahubali to Camelot and everything in between and presented to you in a language that is so pretentious that it exhausts your patience.

    Apr 2019
  • Romeo Akbar Walter

    What could have been an action packed drama seems to be caught in a quagmire of stereotypes and predictability. It is so slow it fails to hold your attention despite a good premise.

    Apr 2019
  • Notebook

    It's an official remake of Nicholas Sparks' romance made by Hollywood a while ago. Except this is set in Kashmir and hence stunning. Plus the newcomers are not bad at all, and the kids are the sweetest.

    Mar 2019
  • Kesari

    The final battle to the death is worth the watch, but when you see religion, patriotism, propaganda and soldiering mix in a movie timed for release during elections in India, you want to cringe but that would be politically incorrect.

    Mar 2019
  • Mard Ko Dard Nahi Hota

    A homage to everything we grew up with: kung fu flicks, Bollywood revenge dramas, love stories, reality shows and yes, superhero movies. You will have a smile pasted on your face to watch this very different offering...

    Mar 2019
  • Photograph

    The movie pretends to be arty but the patchy story that goes round and round will not work with the multiplex audience. This film should have gone into a streaming service rather than into the theaters.

    Mar 2019
  • Badla

    ...the film is well adapted, but does feel like the plot is too convoluted, and it goes on and on, even though it lasts only for two hours.

    Mar 2019
  • Total Dhamaal

    Each duo is worse than the other and the slapstick comedy does make you laugh in bits, but mostly you can see the joke coming at your from a mile away.

    Feb 2019
  • Thackeray

    ...is surprisingly well made. Nawazuddin Siddiqui makes for a great Thackeray, but the script sticks to the major events of his political life, leaving you wishing the film had shown him more human than hero of the masses.

    Jan 2019
  • Manikarnika

    The trouble is, they try to Bollywoodise it. There's so much glamour and chest thumping patriotism that unwittingly the audience begins to discover flaws.

    Jan 2019
  • Evening Shadows

    You want to say nice things because the issue of gay rights is important, but this film is riddled with cliches about a patriarchal family where the gay son has not come out. It's a tedious watch.

    Jan 2019