Gold – Review by Manisha Lakhe

Gold – Review by Manisha Lakhe Based on true events following the exploits of the Indian hockey team that won independant India its first Olympics gold medal in hockey. The conflict is fine, the principle characters beautifully etched, but what drags the film down is its predictab… Read full review at http://j.mp/2nFAUIW

Satyameva Jayate – Review by Manisha Lakhe

Satyameva Jayate – Review by Manisha Lakhe The Mumbai police are in a tizzy because a vigilante is slowly killing corrupt cops. The one honest cop has been given the job to find out who it is. We know it is the hero and we are alarmed at the violence on the screen. But after ...

Redrum A love story – Review by Manisha Lakhe

Redrum A love story – Review by Manisha Lakhe A ‘rock star’ Daksh comes under the scrutiny of the Narcotics department who want to find out who supplies him with drugs. The Ghalib spouting cop asks Daksh’s manager plus girlfriend to help them. Daksh has rage issues and in an angry fit he kills t… ...

Vishwaroop 2 – Review by Manisha Lakhe

Vishwaroop 2 – Review by Manisha Lakhe Wisam Ahmad Kashmiri is an Indian spy who has infiltrated deep into Al Qaeda, and has helped not just finding Osama Bin Laden, but has helped rescue American soldiers, diffused a nuclear bomb in New York. If you buy this, then you’ll see him in a fis… Read ...

Fanney Khan – Review by Manisha Lakhe

Fanney Khan – Review by Manisha Lakhe A father loves his daughter so much, is so in love with the idea of making her the next Indian Singing Star that he kidnaps the current superstar in order to get her a place in the contest. The film is based on a story from a Dutch ...

Karwaan – Review by Manisha Lakhe

Karwaan – Review by Manisha Lakhe A young man estranged from his father works at a dead end job at a software firm. He receives news that his father is dead in an accident. He borrows his friend Shaukat’s van to bring back the body. But the body has been exchanged with another. In hi… ...

Mulk – Review by Manisha Lakhe

Mulk – Review by Manisha Lakhe How do you prove that you are patriotic? A Muslim patriarch in Benaras battles to answer this question when his nephew has been shot dead as a terrorist and his brother has died following the legal and social troubles the family faces as a result. Wi… Read full review ...

Saheb Biwi Aur Gangster 3 – Review by Manisha Lakhe

Saheb Biwi Aur Gangster 3 – Review by Manisha Lakhe In this third edition of Tigmanshu Dhulia’s family conspiracy drama. The trouble is, the story is fine on paper, it’s the sleazy execution that makes the film unpalatable. Saheb is in jail and the Biwi plays politics at home and outside. The Gangster… Read full ...

Dhadak – Review by Manisha Lakhe

Dhadak – Review by Manisha Lakhe A vanilla remake of the hard-hitting Marathi film Sairat, Dhadak is just an overly long story about a runaway couple. While Sairat was raw and gritty, the caste divide between the lovers very obvious and cruel, here it gets a makeover. The first half… Read full review at http://j.mp/2uXKOJt

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