Blog Posts by Kunal Guha

  • Kyaa SuperKool Hain Hum review


    Cast: Tusshar Kapoor, Riteish Deshmukh, Neha Sharma, Sarah Jane Dias, Anupam Kher, horny pug

    Directed by Sachin Yardi

    Rating: **

    When you go to watch KSKHH, you know what you’ve signed up for. Nothing in this review or what anyone tells you should alter anything. It is (as you would expect) a willful plunge into an ocean of sexual innuendos, perpetually horny pugs, more gay jokes than Dostana can cover in the next ten sequels and some very well done movie spoofs. My pick: the pointy brassiere-clad Bra.One whose sole purpose in life is to support women in, well, you know what. Double meaning with triple seasoning and everything, everywhere has some trace of filthy literature. Not even the sign boards are spared: La Whore Dhaba, Cock Tail bar etc.

    No prizes for guess what I have in my mouthAdi (Tusshar Kapoor) is a struggling actor who hasn’t resigned despite being reduced to endorsing some of the most despicable and entertaining Home Shopping products on TV (drastic skin whitening, constipation cures etc). His roommate and

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  • Distracting Anurag Kashyap

    Kashyap unplugged

    “Ask them questions about their cleavage,” he chuckles as he sprints past the room where the two lead actresses from his latest franchise ‘Gangs of Wasseypur’ are fielding questions from journalists. But director Anurag Kashyap is a lot more than just cocky. Stubbornly resolute about the kind of cinema he wants to be associated with, he was once perceived as a filmmaker who didn’t care to subscribe to a mould for his films to be commercially lucrative. A fanboy of dark and edgy realism, his first film as a writer, at the age of 22, was ‘Satya’. But when he finally earned his director’s cap, his film was banned by the Government of India. After years of enduring personal turmoil, a Supreme Court judge happened to watch the film on a pirated DVD in Dubai and learnt that it had been courting for a release for seven years. Once he returned to India, the case was reopened and the film was released. The film was ‘Black Friday’ (based on the 1993 serial blasts in Mumbai) and its biggest
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  • 5 women-centric roles that died (thankfully)


    5 women-centric roles that died (thankfully)
    While we unveil the poster of 'Heroine', Madhur-explain-it-all-Bhandarkar's version of a women-centric film, a little mulling over the genre seemed appropriate. Everyone knows that post Vidya Balan's thumkas in 'The Dirty Picture', the genre got a new lease of life or as Konkona Sen Sharma put it, in all her pseudo Bengali intellectuality, "Vidya has reclaimed women-centric films." And now everyone wants to get their blousefull with a meaty role in a film that revolves and rotates around them. Point of fact: September 2012 has 4 such big releases. Bipasha's 'Raaz 3', Kareena's 'Heroine', Preity's 'Ishq in Paris'and Sridevi's 'English Vinglish'. And Deepika Padukone who hasn't managed to get one, has sent out a mass mailer saying that she would only accept women-centric films, following her 'Cocktail' hangover. So while our B-town babes get their paws wet for this super desirable screen avatar, let's draw some historical perspective to such roles.
    In Hindi cinema, most films driven by a

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  • Challo Driver review

    Ahoy Captain!

    Cast: Kainaz Motiwala, Vickrant Mahajan, Prem Chopra, Blue eyeliner, Green eyeliner, Purple eyeliner, Audi SUV

    Directed by Vickrant Mahajan (who is also the lead actor, lyricist, writer of the film and if you're particularly unlucky, he would be sitting next to you in the movie)

    Rating: Minus 2

    There are movies that stand up for women’s rights and there are those like this that sit down on women’s wrongs. In the same vein as Hema Malini’s directorial misadventures, ‘Challo Driver’ is one such cinematic zit that is nurtured into becoming malignant. If this film actually had a decided moral, it must be that women can do everything. This includes being highly qualified but picking a job that befits an illiterate only because they’re also adventurous and stupidly stubborn and stubbornly stupid. And girls just wanna have… at your cost (since you will pay for the multiplex ticket). Prostration guaranteed.

    'Talk to the eyeliner since the rest don't want to hear anymore'

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  • ‘Couldn’t watch the film while dubbing’

    Mohan Kapoor is the voice of Bane in the Hindi version of 'The Dark Knight Rises''There's a storm coming'. And this is a mighty one. It's riding on 250 million US dollars to give you an idea. 'The Dark Knight Rises' or better known in the internet universe as '#TDKR' is director Christopher Nolan's last attempt at celebrating the much-loved superhero in a bat mask. While most wouldn't know, this masked vigilante has had several makeovers in the last 70 years (check them out) and the series has had him knock the air out of various adversaries. The most memorable one on celluloid being the Joker, played by Hollywood's finest- Heath Ledger and Jack Nicholson. But the latest one (TDKR) offers an entirely new monstrosity: Bane- a gigantic bad boy with a metallic mask that is tightly punched over his face to constantly drug him to relieve his pain. Apart from the functionality of the mask (which is quite cool), it also lends a devilish demeanor with metallic worm-like teeth protruding from under his eyes and rising from the end of his chin too. And while this new villain

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