Soorma – Review by Manisha Lakhe

Soorma – Review by Manisha Lakhe Sandeep Singh struggles to get himself a place in the Indian team, and just when he’s making a name for himself as an International hockey player, a gunshot paralyses him. His rehabilitation comprises hard work and comes back to the field and becomes… Read full review at http://j.mp/2JowAqc

Sanju – Review by Manisha Lakhe

Sanju – Review by Manisha Lakhe Let’s get one thing straight: This is a work of fiction masquerading as a biopic. And Rajkumar Hirani may have violins standing by to manipulate emotions, and he has Ranbir Kapoor mimicking Sanjay Dutt’s mannerisms, but the movie remains a vanilla ve… Read full review at http://j.mp/2IC3weg

Race 3 – Review by Manisha Lakhe

Race 3 – Review by Manisha Lakhe If you’ve seen Race movies, then you will know that everyone double crosses everyone else in really tacky disco, hotel settings. Everyone drives really expensive cars that are shown in wild car chases and expensive cars are blown up without impunity…. Read full review at http://j.mp/2yb4hev

Kaala – Review by Manisha Lakhe

Kaala – Review by Manisha Lakhe Kaala Kalikaran is the uncrowned king of Dharavi. His intervention keeps the poor people of the shantytown together. He rules with a twirl of his moustache and a smile that lights up his snowy beard. But the builders try hard to empty the ‘dirty’ eye… Read full review at ...

Veere Di Wedding – Review by Manisha Lakhe

Veere Di Wedding – Review by Manisha Lakhe Four friends come together as grown ups when one of them, Kalindi, decides to get married. The couple thinks it will be a small, intimate do, but it turns out to be a great Indian over the top shindig. The friends find their troubles magnified under … ...

Bhavesh Joshi Super Hero – Review by Manisha Lakhe

Bhavesh Joshi Super Hero – Review by Manisha Lakhe A young man dedicated to righting the wrongs of the world around him stumbles into something sinister and way beyond his masked paperbag avatar of ‘Insaaf TV’ on social media. Bhavesh Joshi tries to handle the big bad world of baddies and is outnumbe… Read full ...

Phamous – Review by Manisha Lakhe

Phamous – Review by Manisha Lakhe This movie about guns and baddies is so slow you could answer all your pending emails and the story would not have moved an inch. A local politician and a local baddie rule a small town with guns. The politician lusts after the wife of a local chap. … ...

Veere Di Wedding – Review by Manisha Lakhe

Veere Di Wedding – Review by Manisha Lakhe Four friends come together as grown ups when one of them, Kalindi, decides to get married. The couple thinks it will be a small, intimate do, but it turns out to be a great Indian over the top shindig. The friends find their troubles magnified under … ...

Bhavesh Joshi Super Hero – Review by Manisha Lakhe

Bhavesh Joshi Super Hero – Review by Manisha Lakhe A young man dedicated to righting the wrongs of the world around him stumbles into something sinister and way beyond his masked paperbag avatar of ‘Insaaf TV’ on social media. Bhavesh Joshi tries to handle the big bad world of baddies and is outnumbe… Read full ...

Phamous – Review by Manisha Lakhe

Phamous – Review by Manisha Lakhe This movie about guns and baddies is so slow you could answer all your pending emails and the story would not have moved an inch. A local politician and a local baddie rule a small town with guns. The politician lusts after the wife of a local chap. … ...

Bioscopewala – Review by Manisha Lakhe

Bioscopewala – Review by Manisha Lakhe Based on a wonderful story ‘Kabuliwala’ by Rabindranath Tagore, this story turns a dry-fruit vendor into a Bioscopewala, and Minnie and her dad into this modern dysfunctional family. It is not just a stretch but the whole film is about Minnie redisco… Read full review at http://j.mp/2GNvKSx

Parmanu – Review by Manisha Lakhe

Parmanu – Review by Manisha Lakhe With American satellites keeping a constant eye on Pokhran, India’s Nuclear site for years (India had conducted the first ‘peaceful’ nuclear explosion in 1974), there was no way they world was going to allow India to join the nuclear nations. So a ci… Read full review at http://j.mp/2INV1Od

Khajoor Pe Atke – Review by Manisha Lakhe

Khajoor Pe Atke – Review by Manisha Lakhe A copy of the Marathi film Ventilator, Khajoor Pe Atke exaggerates in every possible way bringing down what could have been a wonderful situational dark comedy to something unsavory. A brother is about to die, and the family gathers around to ‘be the… Read full review at ...

Angrezi Mein Kehte Hain – Review by Manisha Lakhe

Angrezi Mein Kehte Hain – Review by Manisha Lakhe A lovely story about love, duty, everyday life set in Benaras. A grouchy, crotchety man who does his duty by his wife and daughter announces that he has arranged for his daughter to be married off. The daughter rebels and questions her dad: do you ev… ...

Raazi – Review by Manisha Lakhe

Raazi – Review by Manisha Lakhe How do you make a patriotic film without any bombastic dialog and still manage to move the most cynical filmgoer to tears? Raazi is one of the finest films to come out of Bollywood. It is the story about a young Kashmiri girl who marries into a Pakis… Read ...

Hope Aur Hum – Review by Manisha Lakhe

Hope Aur Hum – Review by Manisha Lakhe Everything old is eventually replaced by something new, and it’s best to adapt. Whether it is an ancient photocopier or a big old house. This is a lesson that this small feel-good family film that has the heart in its right place brings on the big sc… ...

The Past – Review by Manisha Lakhe

The Past – Review by Manisha Lakhe A novelist and her sister are in a bungalow in Lonavala which is haunted. Before you facepalm at every cliche in the horror genre you will see in this film, spare a thought for the actor Vedita Pratap Singh who gives the role of a girl possessed her ...

Omerta – Review by Manisha Lakhe

Omerta – Review by Manisha Lakhe The word ‘Omerta’ means a code of silence that members of crime groups adopt when caught by the law. This film shows us how Omar was happy to kill in the name of religion. The staccato storytelling style and the constant shift between past and presen… Read full review ...

102 Not Out – Review by Manisha Lakhe

102 Not Out – Review by Manisha Lakhe A man who is 102 years old and full of life teaches a lesson or two or three for his grouchy 75 year old son. Amitabh Bachchan and Rishi Kapoor make this father and son melodrama a good watch simply because they deliver. But if you step ...

Daas Dev – Review by Manisha Lakhe

Daas Dev – Review by Manisha Lakhe Sarat Chandra Chatterjee’s classic but simple love triangle of Paro, Devdas and Chandramukhi is turned on its head and complicated needlessly by setting the story in a lawless, political background in Uttar Pradesh. There are stories and backstories … Read full review at http://j.mp/2JwkrQk