Mardaani Movie Review: The Art of Manliness

There is something romantic about a “has-been” filmmaker staging a comeback. It happened last week with R. Parthiepan in Tamil. And this week, after the regressive ‘Laaga Chunari Main Daag’ and the disastrous ‘Lafangey Parindey’, Pradeep Sarkar delivers the best Hindi film of the year (till date, at least). And in the process, he also gives us the find of the year, Tahir Raj Bhasin. Never has a villain, after Bhiku Matre, made me look forward to his scenes like Tahir’s Karan/Walt has. He sets the tone for his performance in his introductory scene, where he spells out the options to an abducted girl who is threatening to kill herself with a broken ceramic plate.Continue reading “Mardaani Movie Review: The Art of Manliness”