Beyond The Clouds – Review by Manisha Lakhe

Beyond The Clouds – Review by Manisha Lakhe Majid Majidi comes to India and falls for the poverty is beautiful trap. After that, he simply rolls from one cliche to another and another until you just shake your head in despair. Ishan Khattar who makes his debut shows flashes of talent and is le… Read ...

Nanu ki Jaanu – Review by Manisha Lakhe

Nanu ki Jaanu – Review by Manisha Lakhe Is it a comedy? Is it horror? Is it social drama? Is it funny? Is it a weird love story? No one quite knows and when everything is piled on so thick, you begin to wonder as audience if you have lost your capacity to care. The ...

Mercury – Review by Manisha Lakhe

Mercury – Review by Manisha Lakhe Four lads and a girl are at a school reunion and are happily partying when they accidentally run over someone. They find themselves trapped in an old abandoned factory at the mercy of a madman. The terror is doubled because the protagonists are speec… Read full review at http://j.mp/2v9NK95

October – Review by Manisha Lakhe

October – Review by Manisha Lakhe Shoojit Sircar has managed to turn a singing, dancing, goofball called Varun Dhawan and shown us that the lad can get the audience to cry and laugh and be on his side. October is an unlikely film for Bollywood so used to boy meets girl and falls in l… ...

Blackmail – Review by Manisha Lakhe

Blackmail – Review by Manisha Lakhe A toilet paper salesman attempts to infuse some life into his marriage and comes home early to find his wife in bed with another man. Instead of confronting them, he chooses to blackmail them. This sets off a series of what ifs and what then scenes t… Read full ...

Missing – Review by Manisha Lakhe

Missing – Review by Manisha Lakhe Sushant Dubey and Aparna Dubey check into a Mauritian resort late night with their very unwell daughter Titli. By the morning, the child is missing. Everything literally begins to unravel as you watch cringeworthy hamming from greats like Tabu and Ma… Read full review at http://j.mp/2JpDwEI

Baaghi 2 – Review by Manisha Lakhe

Baaghi 2 – Review by Manisha Lakhe Hollywood gave us Rambo and his ilk in the late 80s. Bollywood seems to be still stuck there. Baaghi 2 is pure homage to these bad action flicks. It’s full of corny manufactured situations and characters, and dialog that make you choke on the cheese … Read full ...

Hichki – Review by Manisha Lakhe

Hichki – Review by Manisha Lakhe Take all the underdog students and hero teacher films and add a dose of Right To Education and a give the teacher Tourettes so we also learn to empathise with differently abled people. The film checks all the boxes of stereotypes and yet only a coupl… Read full review ...

Baa Baa Black Sheep – Review by Manisha Lakhe

Baa Baa Black Sheep – Review by Manisha Lakhe There’s an art teacher who lives a double life as an art forger. A henpecked dad who is really a contract killer. A politician who runs drugs and hence killing and looting. And sundry characters who are do random stuff to try and get these vastly ...

Raid – Review by Manisha Lakhe

Raid – Review by Manisha Lakhe An honest Income Tax officer leads a team in a raid to find hidden assets of a local heavy, a political leader, at his bungalow called ‘White House’. The dialog is tight, the good guys are as smart as the bad guys are clever, the danger seems real an… ...

Veerey Ki Wedding – Review by Manisha Lakhe

Veerey Ki Wedding – Review by Manisha Lakhe That there is a wedding, is given. And having Jimmy Shergill in the film gives it the half star it has earned. Jimmy bhai is earnest, but he has done this role so often, this film offers nothing new. The music is decent, but you’ve heard it ...

Pari – Review by Manisha Lakhe

Pari – Review by Manisha Lakhe The hallmark of a good scary movie is that the scares come at you from all sides, fast and furious and do not allow you to breathe. This movie is slow to create the scary world, and even though you enjoy it, it takes too long to actually make ...

Welcome To New York – Review by Manisha Lakhe

Welcome To New York – Review by Manisha Lakhe When you watch award shows, you know the stars in the audience are cheering and clapping for something else. They use the footage from the IIFA show and include it on terrible green screens and edits to make a terrible copy of Mel Brooks hit film ...

Sonu Ke Titu Ki Sweety – Review by Manisha Lakhe

Sonu Ke Titu Ki Sweety – Review by Manisha Lakhe ‘Bromance or Romance’ is the underlying premise of the battle of the sexes film. Although it feels misogynistic to paint women the way they have in the film, it is so delightful and frothy and fun, you come away smiling. Are all girlfriends needy or ...

Aiyaary – Review by Manisha Lakhe

Aiyaary – Review by Manisha Lakhe An Indian Army Covert Unit has gone rogue and threatens to expose Army-Politicians-Arms Dealer nexus, thereby exposing his own unit. The Covert Unit head goes undercover to catch him before he sells out. The goings on seem interesting enough and you … Read full review at http://j.mp/2ELNeBu

Kuch Bheege Alfaaz – Review by Manisha Lakhe

Kuch Bheege Alfaaz – Review by Manisha Lakhe This film is about a grown-up woman who goes on blind Tinder dates, her friend-zoned pajama wearing bestie who works with her at a meme generating social media company, and a supposedly-popular late night RJ who spouts really smarmy poetry. The film … Read full review at ...

PadMan – Review by Manisha Lakhe

PadMan – Review by Manisha Lakhe This is a dramatised biopic of India’s sanitary ‘Pad’ man, who in his quest for making cheaper sanitary napkins for his wife, suffered socially, was ostracised and then ultimately acknowledged for his innovation. Akshay Kumar does a fabulous job as s… Read full review at http://j.mp/2E9DKAC

Kuldip Patwal: I Didn’t Do It ! – Review by Manisha Lakhe

Kuldip Patwal: I Didn’t Do It ! – Review by Manisha Lakhe The concept is good: the common man always gets caught in the crossfire between politicians and big money. The execution, plain awful. Common man kills young politician, insists he didn’t do it, the cops investigating think he might be telling the tr… Read ...

Dobaara – Review by Manisha Lakhe

Dobaara – Review by Manisha Lakhe Remake of the Hollywood film Oculus, Dobaara is so tiresome, you are actually glad whenever the evil presence shows up and begin rooting for it. It’s not horror, but horrendous. Read full review at http://j.mp/2rP2w2E

Dear Maya – Review by Manisha Lakhe

Dear Maya – Review by Manisha Lakhe Dear Maya does have some sweet moments but the film vacillates from interesting to ghastly so often you wonder if this movie was made by a committee. Wait for the movie to show up on cable. Read full review at http://j.mp/2sotN9d