Miss Lovely (2014) Hindi Movie Review | 20 Critic Reviews | Nawazuddin Siddiqui, Anil George


Nawazuddin Siddiqui, Anil George, Niharika Singh, Zeena Bhatia, Menaka Lalwani


Miss Lovely PosterAshim Ahluwalia


Ashim Ahluwalia, Uttam Sirur


Ashim Ahluwalia



K. U. Mohanan


produced by:

Sanjay Shah


Hindi, English



release date:

weird aggregate rating 6.4/1017-January-2014 (India)
run time:
110 Minutes
Miss Lovely (2012) on IMDb

'Miss Lovely' Director says the movie is not about Ramsay Brothers!- Outlook
'Miss Lovely' has footage from C-grade films!- IBN Live
'Miss Lovely' is not a C grade film: Ashim Ahluwalia- Indian Express
I'm glad Censor board didn't ban Miss Lovely: director- NDTV


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Reviews- (Ratings out of 10)
  •  Bollywood Hungama -Taran Adarsh Rating-6
Varied genres are being attempted in Bollywood! This week witnesses the release of the hard-hitting MISS LOVELY, a film based on Mumbai's C-grade industry in the mid-1980s and follows the story of two brothers, who make a living by producing sleazy horror films.
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  •  IBN Live -Rajeev Masand Rating-6
Director Ashim Ahluwalia's Miss Lovely is set in the Hindi movie business of the eighties...but not the one that features the Khans or the Kapoors. These are the C-grade horror and sex movies, a thriving industry of its own. The film opens with a dingy theatre packed with men watching one of those classic
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  •  Times of India -Madhureeta Mukherjee Rating-6
Picture this. A bunch of ready-to-titillate starlets, crude men waiting to pull out their 'pistols', rubber-faced monsters melting in blood, cranky beds on tawdry sets, shaky hand-held cameras and shady lighting. A few minutes later some loud moans and mews. Ahh! Lights, camera and crude carnal pleasures!
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  •  NDTV -Saibal Chatterjee Rating-8
Dark, disturbing and disorienting, Miss Lovely is the sort of film grips viewers by the gullet and drags them into a claustrophobic crevice.In other words, it isn’t an easy film to watch. It demands total attention and a willing surrender to its unusual narrative rhythm.
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  •  Koimoi -Mohar Basu Rating-7
At the outset, it isn’t hard to say that the film is extremely well-researched and extreme care has been taken to ensure that it is fascinatingly well detailed. It manages to get well almost everything right in terms of concept.The sex horror film industry was quite a fanciful thing in the 80s
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  •  Glamsham -Martin D'Souza Rating-8
MISS LOVELY is art-house cinema at its best. Dark, deceitful and diabolic. The movie ventures into the commercial world of sex, X-rated movies and the business behind it. Set in the late 1980s, the mood is retro, the sets surreal and performances in a league of their own. It's very real.
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  •  Mid Day -Shubha Shetty Saha Rating-8
A lot of films make you squirm in your seats, Miss Lovely does it too. But there is a hell of a difference. While the others make you uncomfortable because of their bad quality, Miss Lovely creates a web of discomfort as it unabashedly holds a mirror close to a world that the purists in us would
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  •  DNA -Tushar Joshi Rating-7
Imagine if Boogie Nights had to be set in Bollywood what would the story be? How would the actors look? What era would the film capture? Ashim Ahluwalia's Miss Lovely is a sort of desi Boogie NIghts that takes a look at the dark underbelly of making C-grade adult movies that have only one aim
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  •  Deccan Chronicle -Khaled Mohamed Rating-4
Ulp, shady ladies and shadier gents litter the scene out here. Gulp, the subject is the subterranean sex flicks industry in Pornywood of the 1980s. Moans-‘n’-groans supposed to be made on khatmal-ridden khatiyas are the quotient of retro-realism, till you want to shout out loud, “Guys, get a life!”
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  •  Sify -Sonia Chopra Rating-5
The film is set in the ‘80s horror-porn industry that operated mostly underground. We see two brothers Sonu and Vicky belting out these sleazy flicks for a repressed audience. The film shows us the sleazy bits for good measure. We also see the cheesy horror make-up and special effects
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  •  Hindustan Times -Anupama Chopra Rating-6
There is nothing lovely about the world that director Ashim Ahluwalia creates in Miss Lovely.  Set in the mid-1980s, the film is about two brothers who produce C-grade sex and horror films. This is a world in which leering men say lines like “Ladkiyan khubsoorat honi chahiye aur besharam bhi”
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  •  Mumbai Mirror -Karan Anshuman Rating-7
Set in the gaudy 80's, a time when the country's aesthetic sensibilities - at least as far the visual arts were concerned - were at its nadir, Miss Lovely is a trippy and arresting art-house homage to the C-grade semi-porn, semi-horror filmmaking industry. If this dichotomy of subject and style hasn't got you
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  •  Now Running -Mansha Rastogi Rating-7
Bollywood's latest release Miss Lovely is far removed from any film that you have seen so far. There isn't a film that's reveled in murk and sleaze as much as Ashim Ahluwalia's Miss Lovely. The hushed upon facets of cinema take a center-stage in this film as it delves deep into the seedy bylanes of Bombay
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  •  Indian Express -Shubhra Gupta Rating-8
Films that try and capture murk and sleaze are usually hard to watch. Usually, there is a transfer of slime, and you feel like washing off the experience. ‘Miss Lovely’, Ashim Ahluwalia’s debut feature shows us the dark innards of the profitable porn-horror fringe-filmmaking that flourished in Bombay in the 80s
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  •  India Today -Suhani Singh Rating-7
As soon as I stepped out of a night screening of Miss Lovely, I found myself having to pick from two autos for the journey back home. One was the regular unlit one seen on roads, while the other appeared tacky because of its neon green-lit interiors. I opted for the former.
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  •  Book My Show -Shadab Hasnain Rating-6
A movie made with such a conscious blend of style and story that imparts a rhythm to itself which is one of its kind; makes the movie endearing to watch from outside perspective and at the same time so aesthetically aware of its own reality if seen from inside. What does it mean?
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  •  India Today -Vinayak Chakravorty Rating-7
It's lurid, it's brave. Miss Lovely takes the Bollywood idiom on a neverbefore trajectory, serving a slice of cinema obviously not for all. This film can't and won't win massy applause despite its subject - Bollywood's horror-n-porn industry of the '80s - if only for its discomforting dark strains.
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  •  Indiaglitz -Vishal Verma Rating-6
Welcome to the dirty sleazy world of booze, lust and hawas shooting those bare blurred bosoms in the shanty alleys of Mumbai during the 80's... 'Miss Lovely' is a real docudrama of the 80's reel world naked 'satya' (read truth) expose of India's soft porn c-grade horror culture.. remember those dayans
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  •  Bollywood Life - Rating-9
Like Boogie Nights, Miss Lovely offers a visually stunning evocation of a disreputable subculture, although it lacks that pic’s rooting dramatic interest. Spanning the years 1986-92, a time of change for the gutter-film business and the characters, the story centers on brothers and unequal partners in crime
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  •  Mumbai Boss -Pranoti Datta Rating-8
Ashim Ahluwalia’s first feature film Miss Lovely plumbs the seedy depths of Mumbai’s C-grade movie industry in the late 1980s. Keeping the story bare bones, the director immerses the viewer in the gaudy, prurient, cut-throat business of making soft-porn movies.
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weird aggregate rating(WAR) - 6.4/10

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Miss Lovely (2014)
6.4 out of 10
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20 reviews.