When it comes to choosing our political leaders, a criminal case is usually not a deal-breaker and however preposterous that might sound, that is the truth of our society. When national leaders are chosen without rational thinking, do movies really matter?
In 2019, we have been flooded with biopics, almost to the point of boredom. Manikarnika, The Accidental Prime Minister, Thackeray, PM Narendra Modi - the list is endless. And this is when we are only six months into the new year.
The favourite Kyunki Saas Bhi Kabhi Bahu Thi plot point was plastic surgery. Whenever an actor decided to leave, his/her character met with an accident, was declared dead and returned after a few episodes with a new face.
Last Friday, Kabir Singh, the Hindi version of Telugu blockbuster Arjun Reddy, hit theaters. It is just as long, flippant and painful as Arjun Reddy. And of course, Vijay Deverakonda starrer Arjun Reddy was misogynistic as well. So why was it applauded?
Crazy Mohan knew what his playground was and who his audience were. His plot elements, characters and writing, while drawn from a limited source, were delectable to all who were willing to partake in it.