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Sex Comedy for Indian Culture: Indra Kumar’s Great Grand Masti

It’s difficult to remember the last time Bollywood made a memorable comedy. If it is sex comedy then forget it, seems to be the mantra. This year alone we’ve had four (or more, who can count?) miserable films in the name of comedy. Housefull 3, Kya Kool Hai Hum 3, Mastizaade and now we have… Continue reading Sex Comedy for Indian Culture: Indra Kumar’s Great Grand Masti

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Mixed Martial and Marital Arts: Ali Abbas Zafar’s Sultan

It is Eid and we have Salman Khan returning with Sultan, directed by Ali Abbas Zafar. Sultan is about, well, Sultan Ali Khan (Salman Khan) a wrestler from Haryana. Zafar opens with a mixed martial arts tournament being lampooned for its falling ratings and everything more or less follows from thereon. We see Sultan is… Continue reading Mixed Martial and Marital Arts: Ali Abbas Zafar’s Sultan

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Blood Simple: Anurag Kashyap’s Raman Raghav 2.0

Anurag Kashyap returns with Raman Raghav 2.0 after the much maligned, somewhat undeserved unmitigated disaster that was Bombay Velvet. In a lot of ways, the reaction to Bombay Velvet mirrored what happened with Raavan. A social media mob mentality took over and suddenly the movie was watched not for what it was but to simply… Continue reading Blood Simple: Anurag Kashyap’s Raman Raghav 2.0