Bollywood movies of 2012 :Best to Worst

List of Indian movies I have seen this year, with my reviews and comments from Best to Worst.
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1.
Kahaani (2012)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.2/10 X  
A pregnant woman's search for her missing husband takes her from London to Kolkata, but everyone she questions denies having ever met him. (122 mins.)
Director: Sujoy Ghosh
“ Exceptional Thriller, Fantastic Direction, Great Acting and Mind-boggling finish - should be watched at-least 2 times with 2 different perspectives. One of mine all time best movies.

Whats great?
1)Story line, Cast and Crew, Direction - The twist in the tale at the end is unexpected.
2)Though there are H/B movies like that, what distinguishes the movie are the sheer direction of Sujoy Ghosh, unequivocal acting of V(B)idya Valan. the correlation of between tradition and real women power, the thrilling suspense all through out the movie.
3) Capture of the City Kolkata, its pulses and moves, never seen a cinema capturing a city so vividly - yet appropriately in the context of the story.

Why not perfect 10?
Nawazuddin could have done better in Inspector Khan's character
Too much of Vidya focus - which is a strength of the movie also

My Rating - 9 ” - pijush-ranjan-ghosh
 
2.
Barfi! (2012)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.2/10 X  
Three young people learn that love can neither be defined nor contained by society's definition of normal and abnormal. (151 mins.)
Director: Anurag Basu
“ Utterly stunning !! In this age where Romantic movie means more kiss and less dress, Anurag Basu came up with a innocent golden masterpiece which will exists perhaps next few decades.

Why so great?
1) Wonderful script, nice narration and direction
2) Exceptional acting of Ranbir/Priyanka/Illeana
3) The after effect, left with a deep feeling of love and life
4) Music, Cinematography, comedy everything good

Why not perfect 10?
1) A little slow story-line
2) More events expected after couple's marriage
3) Questions on originality and lot of inspirations from Chaplin

My Rating - 9 ” - pijush-ranjan-ghosh
 
3.
Gangs of Wasseypur (2012)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.3/10 X  
A clash between Sultan and Shahid Khan leads to the expulsion of Khan from Wasseypur, and ignites a deadly blood feud spanning three generations. (320 mins.)
Director: Anurag Kashyap
“ Very different, original, A great capture of socio-political system, A must watch for young India. Definitely in my best 100 movies list.

Why so different?
1)The reality is stranger than fiction - the real story is better than any script, very unique.
2)Anurag Kashyap has created his own brand of making rough and tough movies and he has mastered it, great direction, relevance of music and dialog.

What could have been better?
GOW Part II was little boring, more violence and less story.
The star effect was missing, though existing cast did exceptional

My rating - 8.5 for GOW I & 8 for GOW II ” - pijush-ranjan-ghosh
 
4.
English Vinglish (2012)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.9/10 X  
A quiet, sweet tempered housewife endures small slights from her well-educated husband and daughter everyday because of her inability to speak and understand English. (134 mins.)
Director: Gauri Shinde
“ Simply awesome, a very well written realistic script with perfect execution, the underlying message was the killer. A big hit without having vulgar, violence or superstars.

Whats great?
1)The flow of simplicity, the great Sridevi - her acting, look, passion made a big difference.
2)The robustness of scrip - A must prerequisite for a big hit in today's world, Gauri did great job with direction and story-line
3)The message - its not always about English, about our culture, about our family, about our self-respect, about our priorities.
4) Music, cinematography, subtle touch of humor, capturing different culture and most importantly Capturing New-work was phenomenal.

What could have been better?
1) The last speech of Sridevi was too simple, could have been sharper and more touching
2) A little more camera work or dance numbers in Indian marriage.

My Rating - 8 ” - pijush-ranjan-ghosh
 
5.
OMG: Oh My God! (2012)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.2/10 X  
A shopkeeper takes God to court when his shop is destroyed by an earthquake. (125 mins.)
Director: Umesh Shukla
“ One of the exceptional movie of this year, A great concept & Script, modern look to God/religions and eye-opener to all of us, a must watch.

Why Exceptional?
1) Paresh Rawal was fantastic, excellent cast and crew including the GOD's new avatar Akshay Kumar.
2) Message to the entire society, including the religious groups
3) Nice subtle humor punch, good direction
4) Reinventing religious thoughts within us, in the context of modern India, reinforcing the concept of inner God who resides in everything or “Jibe prem kore jei jon, shei jon shebiche Ishwar” (One who loves others, is truly serving the Almighty himself)

Why not great?
Not original concept, The movie is based on a Gujarati play called Kanji Virudh (vs) Kanji, and with a plot similar to that of the Australian film The Man Who Sued God.
Cinematography & Camera effect could have been better, with better music.

My Rating - 8 ” - pijush-ranjan-ghosh
 
6.
Life of Pi (2012)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.9/10 X  
A young man who survives a disaster at sea is hurtled into an epic journey of adventure and discovery. While cast away, he forms an unexpected connection with another survivor: a fearsome Bengal tiger. (127 mins.)
Director: Ang Lee
“ Good one, specially the 3D effect and graphics was exceptional, but overall the movie was not great one, its Hollywood movie, but I evaluated with Bollywood movies as the actors are from Bollywood and context started with India.
Whats great?
Visual display. The best visual presentation I have seen after Avatar.
Ang Lee's direction in Indian context was good.
The survival part in sea was also worth mentioning.
What could have been better?
Script, I personally didnt like the mock-up story at the end of the movie, the lasting effect was not there.
My Rating - 8 ” - pijush-ranjan-ghosh
 
7.
Paan Singh Tomar (2012)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.3/10 X  
The story of Paan Singh Tomar, an Indian athlete and seven-time national steeplechase champion who becomes one of the most feared dacoits in Chambal Valley after his retirement. (135 mins.)
“ Little over rated, but an unique movie from story perspective.
Why Unique?
A real story of Indian soldier. A gold winning sports man who turned into a gangster; which is stranger than fiction. Irfan was fabulous in the main character. Must watch for one time. However I doubt whether I will see it again, so not in my all time best movies.
Whats wrong?
The direction is flat, story line presented in liner way.
The punches of dialog could have been much better as there was huge scope in this kind of story-line.
My Rating - 8 ” - pijush-ranjan-ghosh
 
8.
Vicky Donor (2012)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.8/10 X  
A man is brought in by an infertility doctor to supply him with his sperm, where he becomes the biggest sperm donor for his clinic. (126 mins.)
Director: Shoojit Sircar
“ Excellent funodrama with nice script and unique concept, but the director could have gone deeper with the concept.
Why Excellent?
Script is backbone of any movie, specially the theme and concept, where Vicky Donor excelled
The comedy touch of social representational was unique and the ending was happy
What could have been better?
No good music except title song
Director could have gone deeper with the concept, it was little simple at the end, not leaving any imprint behind
My Rating - 7.5 ” - pijush-ranjan-ghosh
 
9.
Ishaqzaade (2012)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.6/10 X  
While fighting for the political supremacy of their respective families, a Hindu man and a Muslim woman share a forbidden romance. (120 mins.)
Director: Habib Faisal
“ Must watch film of the year, very natural action romantic film, nicely captured the political and cross-religion love effects of typical Indian society.
Why Must Watch?
Nice script portraying a love story of today's India
Excellent acting by new genre of Bollywood stars, was very much into the film character, thus the movie got pragmatic look
What could have been better?
Music except the song "May Parishaan" and the item numbers
The story is the old wine in a new bottle, much like - "Kaya Mat Se Kaya Mat tak"
Camera effect could have been better in the actions, the lanes and alleys were repetitive - so had scope of improvements.

My Rating - 7.5 ” - pijush-ranjan-ghosh
 
10.
Agneepath (2012)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.0/10 X  
A young boy's father is lynched before his eyes; fifteen years later he returns home for revenge. (174 mins.)
Director: Karan Malhotra
“ Agneepath is a hit this year, vibrant, violent and worth watching, but nothing special than a normal remake.
Why Hit?
Good direction, masala punches and on screen violence was special one.
Hrithik & Priyanka played up to their exception. Great work by Sanjay Dutt in the character of Kancha a horrible villein who portrayed himself as larger than life.
This remake shows how our human value degraded in last 2 decades (comparing previous Agneepath's nature of crime).
What missed?
The character of Krisnan Iyer (Nariyel Pani Wala) and his sarcastic comments. The comedy part is completely missing. No twist from the original movie made it extremely predictable.
My Rating - 7.5 ” - pijush-ranjan-ghosh
 
11.
Eega (2012)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.9/10 X  
A murdered man is reincarnated as a housefly and seeks to avenge his death. (145 mins.)
 
12.
Arjun: The Warrior Prince (2012)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.0/10 X  
The tale of how Arjuna fought his inner self and became the legendary archer. (96 mins.)
Director: Arnab Chaudhuri
“ Must watch animation for today's young generation. Very nicely illustrated and presented by Walt Disney.

Why must watch?
1) Good animation, precise and made for all ages (specially under13)
2) Reinvented Mahabharata in new context, precise message to today's genre with meaningful lessons

What could have been better?
1) The animation is definitely not like Avatar or Tintin
2) Look to me unfinished, probably a sequel is waiting

Rating - 7 ” - pijush-ranjan-ghosh
 
13.
Shanghai (2012)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.3/10 X  
Prime leader of a campaign against a big government project is killed in what appears to be a road accident. An IAS officer is ordered to probe the incident and the veils of falsehood begin to drop. (120 mins.)
“ Good one from Dibakar, worth watching, but not great.
Why a masterpiece?
A blend of rural India and emerging India. A concept beyond growth. Fantastic Cast and Crew. A story of using the system against the system to foil the conspiracy of political leaders in the name of growth.
Whats Wrong?
Theme should have been stronger in this kind of movie. The anti-growth fight could have been presented as main theme, but the film suffers its identity between crime/mystery/drama part.
Nothing great in the storyline - Typical Communism against bureaucratic political system. Nothing to carry forward from the movie.
My Rating - 7 ” - pijush-ranjan-ghosh
 
14.
Talaash (2012)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.3/10 X  
Inspector Surjan Shekhawat, who is dealing with a depressing past, has to investigate a high profile murder case, deal with his crumbling marriage and use the help and solace of a prostitute by the name of Rosie. (140 mins.)
Director: Reema Kagti
“ A must-watch suspense/thriller, but not in this year's TOP 10 list.
Why must-watch?
Good script and excellent acting by the famous trio Amir-Kareena-Rani.
Not typical Bollywood movie, has its own pace and quite different than typical bolly thrillers.
Why not in Top 10 movies?
Good story, but could have been better and the suspense is definitely not like Kahaani.
Second half is little dragging and monotonous.
Little more expected from Amir's movie.
My Rating - 7 ” - pijush-ranjan-ghosh
 
15.
Chittagong (2012)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.2/10 X  
Set in the turbulence of the 1930s British India, a 14 year old boy, Jhunku, and his journey to find where he belongs... (105 mins.)
Director: Bedabrata Pain
 
16.
Jab Tak Hai Jaan (2012)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.9/10 X  
A journalist discovers about the sad past romance of a daredevil bomb disposal expert in Indian army in the course of making a documentary on him. (176 mins.)
Director: Yash Chopra
“ Another Hit as expected, a sweet romantic movie for all ages. This is must watch more because of legendary direction Yash Chopra's last film and SRK-Katrina's first one.
Why Hit?
1)The unique power of thinking the definition of love, which reforms with changing time. Yashji has done fabulous job in JTHJ as director.
2) The Star effect. Romantic SRK never dies, the charisma of Katrina and new age girl Anushka made it a real box office bluster
3) Locations - Ladakh, London and other parts of Europe was captivating.
4) Good music - more important was to fit the songs accordingly.
Why not in this years top movies?
1) Script was good, but nothing special, no surprises, predictable and same old fashion Bolly trilogy.
2) Movie was too long, unnecessary stretch in second half made it little boring at the end.


My Rating - 7 ” - pijush-ranjan-ghosh
 
17.
Luv Shuv Tey Chicken Khurana (2012)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.6/10 X  
Omi Khurana's London dream has just ended. On the run from a dangerous UK gangster who he owes money to... (140 mins.)
Director: Sameer Sharma
“ Surprise package of the year, a simple family story executed in a perfect way. Worth watching and leave a smooth feelings.

Why Good?
Cast and Crew - fantastic, Huma and Kunal justified thoroughly.
Wonderful flow of the story-line with a punch of humor and Romanticism. Not stereotype Bollywood movie.
Music was entertaining, overall a mix of Marsala and Fun.
What could have been better?
Story line was slow, nothing special. Screen Play could have been better. Lot of things were predictable.

My Rating - 7 ” - pijush-ranjan-ghosh
 
18.
Chakravyuh (2012)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.9/10 X  
On the request of his friend Kabir, SP Adil Sends him to the Naxal group as an informer. When Kabir finds the truth he becomes one of their gang leader. (152 mins.)
Director: Prakash Jha
“ Good one from Prakash Jha, but could have been better



My rating - 7 ” - pijush-ranjan-ghosh
 
19.
Ferrari Ki Sawaari (2012)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.5/10 X  
How the pursuit of an Indian cricket legend's Ferrari makes a young boy's dreams of playing cricket at Lords a reality. (140 mins.)
Director: Rajesh Mapuskar
“ Good one for young cricket lovers. Definitely worth wathing but could have been better.
Whats good?
fun filled comedy with a punch of cricket. Ideal father being dishonest to fulfill the dream of his son, an emerging cricketer. A good representation of politics in cricket and cricket beyond politics.
What could have been better?
Storyline & wittiness could have been better specially in Boman's presence. The climax was abrupt, the cricket sentiment could have been captured in a better way.
My Rating - 6.5 ” - pijush-ranjan-ghosh
 
20.
Rowdy Rathore (2012)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.8/10 X  
A con man uncovers a deadly secret and must save his lady love, the small-town locals and the little girl who insists she's his daughter, from the mob. (140 mins.)
Director: Prabhu Deva
“ Fantastic Bollywood Masala, worth watching in lighter mood, but not at par with its contemporary films and quite predictable.
Why fantastic?
Typical Bollywood masti, love-music-fight in a new look; special choreography from Prabhudeva in Chinta-na-chitan-chita.
Akshay played to his strength, wittiness & the on-screen violence were enjoyable.
Why not at par with its contemporary films?
Quite predictable, nothing new from Dabbang/Singham.
Sonakshi was better in Dabbang, nothing special from her in this one.
Chulbul Pandey had both flavors of Shiva (Akhshay's double role) in one character, the only take away from this film is "too much honesty is not good enough";
My Rating - 6 ” - pijush-ranjan-ghosh
 
21.
Ek Tha Tiger (2012)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.4/10 X  
RAW agent Tiger is on a mission to retrieve information from a scientist in Dublin. (132 mins.)
Director: Kabir Khan
“ Indian tiger and Pakistani tigress - in a bond mood, a spicy Bollywood action-romance, definitely an one time watch specially in big screen, but expectation was more.
Why to watch?
Salmans action, camera work, Samlan-Kat chemistry, ISI-RAW story, visual entertainments of different countries.
What was missing?
Music, dance was not as expected.
Salman's dialog punches could have been better.
My Rating - 6 ” - pijush-ranjan-ghosh
 
22.
Bol Bachchan (2012)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.5/10 X  
When a child falls into the well of the temple and Abbas breaks the temple's lock to save the child... (155 mins.)
Director: Rohit Shetty
“ Total fun, humor and masala punch worth watching once.
Whats good?
Poor Jokes presented in a hilarious fashion
Star Cast - Ajay, Abhishek, Aswin played up to their expectation
What could have been better?
Not extraordinary, simple, typical bollywood film.
My Rating - 5.5 ” - pijush-ranjan-ghosh
 
23.
Tere Naal Love Ho Gaya (2012)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.8/10 X  
A boy kidnaps a girl, but starts to fall in love with her. (130 mins.)
Director: Mandeep Kumar
“ Cool one, romantic with a good punch of humor, but not fantastic.
Why so cool?
It was real life romance for Ritesh and Genelia, which made the on-screen chemistry more interesting.
The Script in 2nd half was better and there was smooth effect after the finish.
Why not fantastic?
1st half was not as expected, The "Jab We Mate" effect was missing.
The Star fact of "Ritesh and Genelia" not at par.
Music and dance could have been much better, looks spoiler in the movie.
My Rating - 5.5 ” - pijush-ranjan-ghosh
 
24.
Cocktail (2012)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.2/10 X  
A love triangle between a guy and two girls, who are best friends but the complete opposite of one another. (146 mins.)
Director: Homi Adajania
“ Great fun and music, but typical Bollyhood love stories and predictable finish. Can be watched once.
Why to watch?
Music - truly amazing, like Rockstar, and the fun-filled first half. two good looking hotties (Deepica & Diana) were superb.
Why not to watch?
The second half is boring, the same old Bollywood love triangle and a finish which does not suits todays generation. Saif looking old, missing the touch of Love-Ajkal or Ham Tum.
My Rating - 5.5 ” - pijush-ranjan-ghosh
 
25.
Agent Vinod (2012)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.1/10 X  
A series of seemingly unconnected events across the world leads to Agent Vinod undertaking a globe-trotting mission to discover why his colleague was murdered. (157 mins.)
Director: Sriram Raghavan
“ One time watch, Good attempt for a action thriller but nothing special.
Whats good?
Good attempt for global action thriller, never seen in Bollywood before. Saif tried to his best to justify the role.
Whats Wrong?
I had a feeling from the movie promotion that it will be an adventure-comedy, but in reality it was an attempt of action-drama, the movie suffers its identity crisis.
"seemingly unconnected events across the world" was not integrated properly. Nothing great about the story-line, looks like the story was made to fit the decided places.
My Rating- 5.5 ” - pijush-ranjan-ghosh
 
26.
Housefull 2 (2012)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.4/10 X  
A comedy of errors wherein four men help each other to fool their prospective father-in-laws creating a cascade of confusion and mayhem. (145 mins.)
Director: Sajid Khan
“ Typical paysa wassul movie, one time watchable in a lighter mood.
Why to Watch?
Good comedy, I would say - "tolerable humor".
A set of gorgeous Bollywood legends in the cast and crew.
Whats Wrong?
The subtle fun like Hangama-Halchal-Heraferi is missing.
Script could have been much better - a golden chance wasted.
My Rating - 5 ” - pijush-ranjan-ghosh
 
27.
Life Ki Toh Lag Gayi (2012)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.0/10 X  
A one-day journey of four different people struggling in the city of Mumbai. One with vengeance, one on a mission, one with hope and one looking to con. (155 mins.)
Director: Rakesh Mehta
“ Portrays a mix of today's Characters in a presentable way, but average.
Whats good?
Not typical movie, the sequences, mix of plots, characters are unique
What could have been better?
Could have gone deeper in the plot and characters.
My rating - 5 ” - pijush-ranjan-ghosh
 
28.
Teri Meri Kahaani (2012)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 4.7/10 X  
The true love between a couple in 1910, 1960 and 2012. Their love is so strong that even destiny wants to bring them together. (117 mins.)
Director: Kunal Kohli
“ Romantic movie of different timeline in 3 different places. Can be watched once.
Why to Watch?
On Screen Chemistry of Shahid and Priyanka.
The story-line is not liner, have pulses.
Why not so special?
Typical idealistic love story which proves - real love never fails !!
My Rating - 5 ” - pijush-ranjan-ghosh
 
29.
Dabangg 2 (2012)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 4.9/10 X  
Chulbul Pandey is transferred and promoted to Kanpur. He is happily married with Rajjo. Kanpur witness... (120 mins.)
Director: Arbaaz Khan
“ Finally I watched Dabangg2 and obviously it was wrongly placed. Whats Good?
Music, dance and Mashala And obviously Salman-Sonakshi
Larger than life action and Salman's personality
Whats Wrong?
It was Salman's year from box office collection, but definitely his movies are mindless, specially the Dabangg series has no future with this poor script.
My Rating - 4.5 ” - pijush-ranjan-ghosh
 
30.
London Paris New York (2012)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.7/10 X  
Nikhil and Lalitha are two completely different individuals who are drawn to each other in spite of their differences -- or perhaps because of it. Follow their journey as they meet in London, Paris and New York for a night in each city. (100 mins.)
Director: Anu Menon
“ Need a romantic heart to watch. A story of two youth traveled from India. A good attempt to reinvent todays romantic youths.
Why to watch?
If you are having a romantic evening, it can definitively a turn on.
A visual journey of 3 Mega-cities of the World.
Why not to watch?
A typical confused Bollywood love story. Predictable and liner.
Only two characters made it seamlessly boring.
No special on screen charisma by the actor-actress.
My Rating - 4.5 ” - pijush-ranjan-ghosh
 
31.
Heroine (2012)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.1/10 X  
A female superstar struggles through the trials and tribulations of being a Bollywood actress. (149 mins.)
“ Same Old Madhur Vandarkar movie, Nothing special, but portrays today's film industry somewhat.
Why to Watch?
Only for Kareena, she have been exceptional.
If you are interested to know the different shades of a bollywood heroine, this film can give you fare amount of idea.
What went wrong?
Its not a film, more like a documentary.
Very much predictable and more like a Page3, Fashion type sequel in a new bottle.
My Rating - 4.5 ” - pijush-ranjan-ghosh
 
32.
Son of Sardaar (2012)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 3.9/10 X  
Returning to his parents' village, a man becomes the latest target in a long-standing family feud. (141 mins.)
“ Subtle humor and cheap humor, a movie to watch in lighter mood, but the exception was much more as the hype and promotion was huge.
Whats good?
Humor and Sonakshi -these are the 2 entertaining factors.
Why average?
Flat story, actually there is noting much in the story as well as in the Sanjay Dutt's role.
My Rating - 4 ” - pijush-ranjan-ghosh
 
33.
Tezz (2012)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 3.9/10 X  
To revenge his past, Aakash Rana plants bomb in a train endangering lives of 500 passengers. (121 mins.)
Director: Priyadarshan
“ Super flop of this year, Confused attempt of an action-thriller, there is nothing about "Tezz", rather the motion of the picture got lost couple of times and the script was very predictable
Why not Worst?
Big Star-cast and their acting were good
sequence of actions were not repeatitive
Why flop?
Director - Priyadarshan could not focus on the theme, the film suffers it identity crisis between Action/Drama, Bollywood/Hollywood, Tezz/Revenge. Nothing was perfect and end was very much predictable.
My rating - 4 ” - pijush-ranjan-ghosh
 
34.
Raaz 3: The Third Dimension (2012)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 4.0/10 X  
When an ingénue's sudden popularity threatens to shove her out of the spotlight, a movie star uses black magic in an attempt to derail her career. (139 mins.)
Director: Vikram Bhatt
“ Indian film makers are not mature enough to make horror/thriller movies. And Raaz 3 is not an exception. Its a flop due to poor script, horrible animation and average screenplay.
Bipasha was good, the cast performed relatively well, but that was not enough for critics.
My Rating -3.5 ” - pijush-ranjan-ghosh
 
35.
Aiyyaa (2012)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 4.3/10 X  
A woman goes on the hunt for her dream man, armed with her wild imagination, her passion for Masala-films, and her ultra-sensitive sense of smell. (152 mins.)
“ A pure crap, cheap comedy and no story-line. The social dilemma in one girl's marriage has somehow translated, but had a huge scope to improve.
Whats good?
Reinventing Rani with Belly Dance and Prithiraj as 6pack rough & tuf hero. Music is not bad.
Whats Wrong?
The stereotype story, intolerable comedy, bad cinematography.

My Rating - 3.5 ” - pijush-ranjan-ghosh
 
36.
Players (2012)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 4.0/10 X  
Two thieves, a magician, a computer hacker, a wannabe actor and a explosives expert plan a robbery to fulfill the dream of Victor Braganza. Will they be successful or will destiny have something different for them? (163 mins.)
“ Most Over-hyped and totally disappointing movie of the year.
Is there anything good?
Probably the story - though it was a total copy of English film "The Italian Job".
Full of star-cast, can be watched once as a action thriller.
Why so bad?
I am not against remake, but it was just a copy. Only dubbing in Hindi could have made it much better than this confused attempt.
My Rating - 3 ” - pijush-ranjan-ghosh
 
37.
Ekk Deewana Tha (2012)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.8/10 X  
An aspiring filmmaker from Mumbai falls in love with a woman from a strict orthodox Christian family. (136 mins.)
Director: Gautham Menon
“ Nothing special, a stereotype love story, no twist, no action, no script, not going to waste my words to explain it.
My rating - 2.5 ” - pijush-ranjan-ghosh
 
38.
Joker (2012)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 2.6/10 X  
In 1947 when the maps of India and Pakistan were being drawn, an oversight ensured that the village of Paglapur didn't find a place in either country... (104 mins.)
Director: Shirish Kunder
“ A big flop as the movie suffers its identity crisis between ET-Swadesh-Peepli Live.
Whats good?
A try to make a movie with Aliens.
Why a flop?
Poor story, average screenplay, no proper theme.
My rating - 2.5 ” - pijush-ranjan-ghosh
 
39.
Jism 2 (2012)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 3.0/10 X  
Izna, a porn star, is tasked by an Indian Intelligence Agency to seduce her ex-boyfriend Kabir, a dreaded assassin, in order to steal vital information relating to his sleeper cell contacts. (130 mins.)
Director: Pooja Bhatt
“ There is a subtle but mindful difference between Erotica and Vulgarism. I dont think Puja has achieved what she claimed in Jism2. Watch it only if you never had explored Sunny before, but keep your exception low in all front. Poor story and bad acting made the movie even more horrible.

My rating - 1.5 ” - pijush-ranjan-ghosh
 
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Blood Money (2012)
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A young man elopes with the girl he loves and moves to South Africa, where he works in the diamond-exporting business. Slowly, he is pulled into the underworld. (109 mins.)
Director: Vishal Mahadkar
“ Another flop of this year, Definitely not worth watching.
No Story, Poor cinematography, a total confused attempt
My rating - 1.5 ” - pijush-ranjan-ghosh