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  • Summary: Working out of sleazy hotels and abandoned warehouses, brothers Sonu (Nawazuddin Siddiqui) and Vicky (Anil George) are prolific producers of trashy, C-grade films for Mumbai’s booming and underground markets. The ambitious, domineering Vicky is the unquestioned brains of the operation, leading the dim-witted Sonu deeper into a world of divas, money men and movie-loving gangsters. But this precarious partnership is put to the test when the brothers meet Pinky (Niharika Singh), an exquisite ingénue with a shady past. Director Ashim Ahluwalia has created a hyper-stylized, retro thriller that explores the awful truths of exploitation cinema as well as its strange pleasures. {FilmBuff] Expand
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  1. Positive: 4 out of 9
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  1. Reviewed by: Alissa Simon
    Jun 19, 2014
    70
    Like “Boogie Nights,” Miss Lovely offers a visually stunning evocation of a disreputable subculture, although it lacks that pic’s rooting dramatic interest.
  2. Reviewed by: Nick Schager
    Jun 17, 2014
    70
    Rife with jealousy, treachery, and violence, it's a stylish portrait of the tangled relationship between cinematic and real-world sleaze.
  3. Reviewed by: Josh Kupecki
    Jun 25, 2014
    67
    Elliptical, authentic, and with a strong palate of visual flair, Miss Lovely can be a confusing concoction at times, but it is never boring.
  4. Reviewed by: Martin Tsai
    Jun 19, 2014
    50
    Miss Lovely does exude an air of authenticity... But much of the film remains underdeveloped.
  5. Reviewed by: Stephen Dalton
    Jun 19, 2014
    50
    Ahluwalia has striven for a very self-consciously arty aesthetic here, more Gus Van Sant than Michael Mann. This is a commendably bold way to approach material that might otherwise have drifted into routine lowlife crime-thriller territory, but it also drains a rich story of narrative momentum and emotional punch.
  6. Reviewed by: Nicolas Rapold
    Jun 19, 2014
    50
    Though not pretentious, his film feels a tad overthought, held back somehow by a stubborn, dour obscurity clouding its freshly realized, lurid milieu.
  7. Reviewed by: Glenn Heath Jr.
    Jun 15, 2014
    25
    The women of the film certainly deserve better, as they're often relegated to the role of victim, harmed or murdered simply to propel the plot along.

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