Hunterrr

wogma rating: Watch when on TV/online (?)

quick review:

Trailer covers all the novelty of the plot. The rest is a regular coming-of-age cum love story masked under the garb of a sex comedy. Neither very funny, nor insightful.

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Running time: 130 minutes
Genres: Adult comedy, Comedy
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It is crass. It is blatant about being crass. And those two statements are a little unsettling because they could be made about Grand Masti too.

Yet, there is something that tells you Hunterrr is more a (coming of age?) story about a boy (nymphomaniac?) rather than crass for the sake of being crass. Also, it looks a lot more real rather than over-the-top. A little too real? In the sense that, despite the names attached to it, especially the list of producers, Hunterrr's trailer brings a cringe and more.

I do see myself walking in to the theater with some trepidation. Here's hoping, it is misplaced.

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- meeta, a part of the audience

Hunterrr's sex comedy bit is just the garnishing. To make the dish look palatable and draw you into the theater. No wonder you don't see much more than what you've already seen in the trailers. So, those of us going in to see our sexual needs represented in a comic way will be disappointed because that bit you've already seen in the promos. Those of us going in for the story of a boy who grew up like us or the romance will see nothing new because you've seen it in some other film.

And I have an inkling the writers were very aware of this. Only that can explain the back and forth in timelines. Usually, non-linearity is very intriguing and works brilliantly in building up to the climax. But, in Hunterrr after a point, I stopped caring. It didn't matter when Mandar dated which woman. Woman after woman till present day. He shows no disrespect to any woman but has his priorities right – and understandably so. It is ok for the emotional hook and identification with characters to be missing. But, here it is complete disinterest in how his life turns out or what events lead up to that. Also, the scenes where the audience is being twirled between imagination and reality get a little tedious. Except for some witty dialogue (most of which again you have seen in the trailer), the writing misses target.

Protagonist Mandar (Gulshan Devaiah) is a guy on the street who is always looking out for women. Not to be confused with “watching out for women” – just in case the word 'protagonist' in the context of a Hindi film, threw you off. He's the guy who looks at women in a way that'd make women uncomfortable. But for some reason, none of the women he looks at in the film experience discomfort with his attention. I guess the player that he is, he knows his way around.

If it were not for the performances, the novelty of Hunterrr would have died down very quickly turning it into a very sleazy affair. Gulshan Devaiah gives the creeps and goes shy in sync with the need of the scene. As a natural progression, there is a certain amount of tackiness in the way he approaches the women. But hey, if the women don't mind his overtures, you respect their choice and accept the events. Which in turn means that all the women are convincing. Radhika Apte has a certain ease with which she performs. You end up believing her reactions in the weirdest of situations (across films).

Other than that, there are some social references in the film which are rather overt – from safe sex to child sex abuse or paternal abuse of girl child to our preference for the fair when it comes to the fairer gender and so on. These seem out of place because the film is otherwise very comfortable in its space of sex comedy.

These other things kind of jump out as awkward in trying to prove that the film is more than what it is – a justification for sexual gestures and norms from groping to men befriending women with only one intention; it is all a part of growing up, you see. Fortunately for the film and unfortunately for real life, this explanation is how it is. Only some boys become men sooner rather than later.

Sure, we do need films that talk about sexuality – both male and female. There is a lot of talk about representing the sexual needs of women in films. But, the sexual needs of men too aren't addressed other than in the context of rape. Hunterrr is fresh in that context. Beyond that though, it is a regular coming-of-age plus love story. Not very interesting once you get past the “different” part of the background.

- meeta, a part of the audience

27 reviewers(?) - 3 yays 11 so-so 13 nays

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Thumbs up, by Prateek Sur, Bollywood Life : ...LEAVE EVERYTHING AND GO WATCH THIS FILM. Bollywood hardly has such comedies and this one is definitely going in history as one of the bests. A MUST WATCH!... full review

Thumbs up, by Rachit Gupta, Filmfare : ...The music of this movie is appropriate. The lyrics are in perfect sync with the situation they’re depicting. The camera work is complementing of its voyeuristic setting. This is one very well conceived movie. If you’re sweating at the idea of a sexually charged movie that could offend you with its content, be rest assured that the visuals aren’t as graphic, the movie never gets vulgar. In fact, this movie subliminally depicts it’s provocative themes in the most tasteful manner. This is a must watch.... full review

Thumbs up, by Divya Solgama, MoviezADDA : ...Dum??? Well, this movie is a nonstop adult entertainer for all those who have a humorous mind. It's a high level quality stuff, which is very hard to be found in our Hindi cinema and will end up being a game changer in years to come. The family audiences and people with an orthodox mindset should stay miles away from this movie. Also, some might find the movie to be male centric, but nevertheless enjoy this exuberant journey of adulthood with your friends and like minded people.... full review

So-So, Bollywood Hungama : ...On the whole, if you like naughty comedy full of witty lines, then HUNTERRR is a must watch for you.... full review

So-So, by Suparna Shrma, Deccan Chronicle : ...The obsession with “likes” in these times of Facebook is killing all the fun. And Hunterrr is its latest victim. It’s all too keen that we like it, rather than we simply enjoy it. How sad.... full review

So-So, by Inspector VIjay, Desi Martini : ...Not bad but can be relegated to a TV watch... full review

So-So, by MIhir Fadnavis, FirstPost : ...Certainly there are more plusses in the film than there are minuses, but the negatives come at such ferocious intensity, you tend to loathe the film by the end. It’s also more frustrating to watch a film that showed some promise and let you down comprehensively in the end, than it is to see a movie that’s hopeless from beginning to end... full review

So-So, by Johnson Thomas, Free Press Journal : ...Gulshan Devaiah’s toned performance, Radhika Apte’s immersive one and Sai Tamhankar’s libidinously affective one combined with the retro-elements visible in the production and sound design keeps the interest going but the loopy narrative lets the excitement leak out for quite a bit. And Kulkarni’s freaky attempts to stretch the narrative by repeating overly familiar tricks also curtails the enjoyment. At best ‘Hunterrr’ is interesting and entertaining –It certainly could have been much better than that though! ... full review

So-So, by NUPur Barua, fullhyd.com : ...The music is loud, and memorable - apt for the setting. The only technical flaw is the editing, but then again, the script is written in such a manner that not much could have been done with the sequence of shots shown in the movie. You'd expect it to be a bit tighter, though.... full review

So-So, by Martin D'Souza, Glamsham.com : ...Like I mentioned earlier, HUNTERRR is Gulshan Devaiah and Gulshan Devaiah is HUNTERRR! He gets excellent support from the entire cast, especially the girls who play a prominent part. Sai Tamhankar as the frustrated housewife sizzles in the truest sense of the word, Veera Saxena's act borders on the real and Radhika Apte delivers another fine act after BADLAPUR.... full review

So-So, by Surabhi Redkar, koimoi : ...Watch it if you can handle a film that talks about sex in a lighter manner through the eyes of a sex addict. It is witty and funny, also quite relatable to men. Not meant for family audiences or people with tastes for massy films.... full review

So-So, by Shubha Shetty-Saha, MiD DAY : ...Watch it if brazen in your face is enough to titillate you. If not, let's wait for a more mature film dealing with sex.... full review

So-So, by Meena Iyar, Times of India : ...Also, an adult comedy should rely on a crackerjack style. All said and done, if you're up for something naughty, try Hunterrr.... full review

So-So, by IANS, ZEENEWS.COM : ...‘Hunterrr’ is a disarmingly frank sex comedy that knocks off all moral policing and strips the holier-than-thou brigade to the bare essentials. You may not like Mandar's leery behavior. But hell, some men do look at women as sex objects. And anyone who objects to sex is advised to look away.... full review

Thumbs down, Daily Bhaskar : ...All in all, Hunterrr will leave you exasperated. ... full review

Thumbs down, by Sidhant Shori, Desi Martini : ...Good acting isn't enough to make this worth watching in the movie hall.... full review

Thumbs down, by Shubhra Gupta, Desi Martini : ...Hunterrr’ is about a guy who can’t keep it in his pants... full review

Thumbs down, by Sarita A Tanwar, DNA : ...Also the film stereotypes all married women as frustrated and willing to jump into bed with the first single eligible men. Mandar and his friend somehow continue to find single women with whom they have casual sex in his bachelor pad when they have nothing going for them. It all seems set in some fantastical space, one you just don't buy in the end. ... full review

Thumbs down, by Rajeev Masand, IBN Live : ...Still, the film rests largely on the able shoulders of Gulshan Devaiah, who succeeds in making you care for a character that's not always likeable. Devaiah brings an everyman earnestness to Mandar, which protects him from coming off as a deviant. Too bad the film itself is promising but ultimately disappointing. A film, that in the end, delivers little else but cheap laughs.... full review

Thumbs down, by Suhani Singh, india today : ...Hunterrr has its share of dirty jokes, frivolous fun and the uninhibited moments which will increase its appeal from boys to men. However, one wishes that as the film reaches the always foreseeable end there was a better depiction of Mandar's redemption.... full review

Thumbs down, by Rohit Khilnani, india today : ...The film is packaged well with decent music that goes with the plot. Songs by Bappi Lahiri and even Altaf Raja work well. If packaging could save a bad product then Hunterrr would be watchable.... full review

Thumbs down, by Saibal Chatterjee, NDTV : ...film is too long, too languid and eventually too loose to leave a lasting impression. ... full review

Thumbs down, by Raja Sen, Rediff : ...Which is why it should come as no surprise that, at the scene mentioned at the head of this review, not just does the woman not invoke the bearded journalist, but she refuses even to behave like that other TV anchor and “demand to know.”... full review

Thumbs down, by Sonia Chopra, Sify Movies : ...Ladies, if you like being called 'Party Pack' and 'Family Pack' and have the same IQ as the female characters of this film, you too might dissolve into giggles and enjoy the cheeky humiliation. For those men who think being creepy is cute, this is your fairytale. For all the sane people, call your DVD guy to rent out a genuine sex comedy instead!... full review

Thumbs down, by Moumita Bhattacharjee, Star Blockbuster : ...Last Word: Rather go on a real hunting spree wherever it’s legal! - See more at: http://starblockbuster.com/movie-review-hunterrr#sthash.5rfw67v7.dpuf... full review

Thumbs down, by SUDHISH KAMATH, The Hindu : ...If the film is guilty of anything, it’s the weak writing (there’s a terribly sentimental moment that falls flat when he cries reminiscing about his friend’s urinating habits) and the gimmicky deviations… After a while, the “LOL, just kidding, what really happened was…” style of narrative gets annoying.... full review

Thumbs down, by Mayank Shekhar, theW14.com : ...Between the two main characters the movie collects enough material not only to flit between various timelines (that we’ve been going through anyway), but also between various possibilities of what could happen in various scenes. We basically keep going back and forth and back…. The movie has nowhere to go. I’m sorry at some point you’re just desperate to go home, and maybe catch this on TV instead... full review

99 tweeters(?) - 76 yays 12 so-so 11 nays

viveknest: #Hunterrr is a cool movie. The ending drags a bit. But otherwise a well handled sex-comedy. Gulshan Deviah and Bappida rock #fb

vineet_chugh: Hunterrr is a gud family movie. Entire family can watch it in different rooms. @radhika_apte impresses once again after Badlapur.

vikramthapa76: #hunterrr may be 'bang on' but is India ready to accept what the film tries to say. #mastram was a flop too. They are secrets for a reason.

vikasyadav30: #Hunterrr i ve not seen such an entertaining film since Queen, which was also from the same banner :)

VibhavTakey: Watched Hunterrr class movie..!!! ✌ @rakeshpitroda @Pratik161289 #sameerboy..!!!

VacuumGupta: Watched #Hunterrr . Fantastic film. Koi shak nai h @FuhSePhantom ki sari movies acchi hi hoti hai.

upamanyu70: Mitron please please please watch Hunterrr. Super movie. Reminds me of good old tharki days :)

TillotamaShome: Rockstars:@gulshandevaiah @radhika_apte &every other actor in that film.Go watch #Hunterrr a hilarious and yet endearing coming of age film

TigerSarvankar: Superb acting in full movie by @gulshandevaiah @radhika_apte & @SaieTamhankar

tarun_ramani: HUNTERRR... Wonderful film...

TarakanchaFan: Reason #7 to watch #Hunterrr: Its not only about #sex but it is also full of #comedy and #Drama @SaieTamhankar

TallyBaaN: Movie critic piggybacking on the feminist sentiment pimping her review of the movie #Hunterrr is the most unbiased article you'll ever read.

sunnyyy17: OOH MY GOD #Hunterrr film is awesome @SaieTamhankar so hot mera to heart ruk gaya tha sai ko dekh [email protected] kya dhmaal kaam kiya

sunil937175: watch #Hunterrr Enjoyed.Don't miss..!

suneal: 'LOVE IS BLIND'- General saying. LOVE IS COLOR BLIND'- Mandar saying. #Hunterrr superb entertainer @SaieTamhankar performance sizzling hot

SSG_SPEAKS: #Hunterrr hillarious and nice

srbhtibrewal: Really enjoyed the movie #Hunterrr and the performances of @SaieTamhankar @gulshandevaiah @radhika_apte #Exotic #Comedy #Sex

sinuvian: [email protected] Hunterrr - a nice movie. Go with your friends to enjoy it fully. @radhika_apte pulled off her character quite beautifully

sidburman: #Hunterrr what a laugh riot .... :D

shrillchill: #Hunterrr, a film for bachelors and youth. Good work by @gulshandevaiah and @radhika_apte. @SaieTamhankar is so natural.

ShinyRadical: Full blown lover girl crush on @radhika_apte. Badlapur and now Hunterrr. This is love❤️

shikharagarwal2: #Hunterrr such a funny movie

shashank_rayal: #Hunterrr >> Getting Thumbs Up...coz of its hilarious dialogues. Enjoyable Flick @HunterrrPonkshe @radhika_apte http://twitter.com/shashank_rayal/status/579020065426681856/photo/1

seriouslytalib: HUNTERRR is a laugh riot and a well balanced directorial masterpiece. It is not as vulgar as I imagined but more entertaining that I thought

sardamit: To be honest, hunterrr is a decent movie! People who are complaining have probably not even watched the movie! (1/2)

sagarcasm: Hunterrr is the Indian version of American pie. Don't remember the last time I laughed so much in a bollywood movie. 9/10

sadiyagandhi: Hunterrr is good time pass.. Sai n radhika along with Devi is awesome..Anurag Kashyap get work frm your house...I like it

rvirajak: watched #Hunterrr awesome movie. great acting by @gulshandevaiah and @radhika_apte . after a long time saw a good bolly movie.

ronyd: Hunterrr is nice, but a bit stretched.Packs in too much in one film.Above average.Well cast and [email protected] is too good.

robbenthomas: #Hunterrr is so much more believable than #NH10 . Go watch it now! Meowww.. @radhika_apte so subtle yet so glamorous #fan4life

RJRIYA: super performances by @gulshandevaiah @radhika_apte & @SaieTamhankar, Hunterrr a must watch, Film દર 10 મી મીનીટે યાદ અપાવે Men Will Be Men

pyarasaparth: Thank you @FuhSePhantom for @HunterrrPonkshe ! Worth producing such a film :D Class apart! #Hunterrr

PrincePrithvi: #Hunterrr dekha.. mazaa aaya

prateekkhamesra: #Hunterrr mast time pass movie hai.. Watch it and laugh over the journey of Mandy!!

PCSRKLuver: #Hunterrr Such Magnificnt movi aftr long tym @radhika_apte ur True charm @gulshandevaiah Done awsm job @SaieTamhankar speechless Task

oneshotofwhskey: What a time pass movie this #hunterrr is XD

nikvenk: #Hunterrr a good little entertainer, wid some gr8 dialogues & performances @gulshandevaiah especially @radhika_apte with brilliant acting

NewGlamourBoy: Just saw #hunterrr .. Loved the movie . so much fun.. Brilliant acting .

MoviezAdda: Go and watch # hunterr guys mad film , this man is out standing @gulshandevaiah n @radhika_apte @SaieTamhankar #Vassugiri #Hunterrr

Michael_Vasanth: RT reviewpuram: Watched #Hunterrr today, and I think this is one of the best adult comedies we have had in recent times... #Bollywood

madhusudhananj: Hunterrr has been watched. Better than nh10 for me.

Kishnani_T: #Hunterrr - Just go and watch. Absolutely fun

KhurafatiDoc: Kuch movies rang de bashanti Hai to kuch 3 idiots type....aur kuch #Hunterrr hoti Hai... 4/5 from my side

kewal001: Hunterrr is Brilliant! #Hunterrr @radhika_apte @gulshandevaiah

karunajohn: Hunterrr: Even with all the sex and sleaze, this is an honest film https://t.co/A1fF3XBFvh via @SaddaHaqMedia

KamathGurudutt: HUNTERRR -- 3.5/5 stars (1st half 4 for humour, 2nd --3 for story). Enjoyed the film v much. Acting, story, humour, direction are fabulous.

jrnybot: Fuck critics. Hunterrr is the definitive guide to the Indian male's libido. Watch it.

jeetbasu: #Hunterrr is entertaining..intelligent .well written..loved [email protected] @radhika_apte & @saitamhankar u people were brilliant:-))

impritampyare: superb #dialogue superb #screenplay superb #editing and simply awesomely superb acting by @radhika_apte & @gulshandevaiah #Hunterrr

ImParthSo: Must watch hunterrr @sagar_299 @jineshpatel30 @vishrut63

iFaridoon: Guys,do watch #Hunterrr 4 a well told story,some outstanding performances and a cinema that must be supported n Enjoyed.Don't miss!!!

idevirT_kidraH: Hunterrr is an outrageous hilarious film with heart at its right place powered by a brilliant gulshan devaiya. Truly one of bests of 2015.

harshal_tidake: #Hunterrr.. a good [email protected]_apte @SaieTamhankar act with eyes.. great to see lot of gud actors on 1 screen. Adult comedy with content

Harpreet648: #Hunterrr is not only an adult comedy movie.It's a full package of Comedy,Emotion, @radhika_apte @Sai_Tamhankar @FuhSePhantom

grvinthehouse: Watched #Hunterrr and loved it!! http://twitter.com/grvinthehouse/status/578919415770533890/photo/1

FilmyKeeeda: #Hunterrr was a bit long but at the end enjoyed the dialogues & the entire periodical treatment. A worth watch for people with frnds.

ExTweleb: Even to represent a bold or sex scene in seductive manner is an art... #Hunterrr A must watch movie for 18+ cc: @SaieTamhankar

EnormousPumpkin: 'Hunterrr' Review: A film rife with fantastic performances and terrible ... - Daily News & Analysis http://t.co/rgom6qlH7i #film

Dipika_B: I never thought I would enjoy #Hunterrr the way I did. Excellent performances and a fun score. Def worth a watch.

deserttrose: #Hunterrr on da prowl,nd he has scored! nddd how..lov lov lov it ..wat awesome performances by @SaieTamhankar @radhika_apte @gulshandevaiah

Deepuzoomout: #Hunterrr has a terrific 1st half and falls flat in the 2nd half. Fantastic performances . a one time watch for sure.

CineMaakiKasam: Saw #Hunterrr today.. A nice movie after a long time.. Brilliant acting by Gulshan Devaiah & @radhika_apte

chickoo_chirag: Saw HUNTERRR last night and I never thought I would enjoy this movie the way I did. Outrageously hilarious sex comedy which is entertaining.

chadharobin3: #Hunterrr is one of the most entertaining movie I've ever seen in my life!!

bolnabey: Lot many problems with Hunterrr, quite liked it still. @gulshandevaiah @radhika_apte @SaieTamhankar FTW!

BlunderBoi: Just watched #Hunterrr. @gulshandevaiah reminds you of Amol Palekar of the 80s. Great job by @radhika_apte and Saie Tamhankar. A must watch!

Bhooshan: ‘Hunterrr’ was hilarious. Remembered how in the 90s learning to work on the typewriter was considered very sophisticated. Good movie!

being_kaushar: #Hunterrr Nice movie

Atulurlove: #Hunterrr Not what I expected but its even better, Performances are superb, story is real. Laugh, cry, feel and remember Go for it Today!

arindom13: U cant miss #Hunterrr, fntstc dirctn, evrythng jst prfct.A big salute to dirctor for ur storytelling. Rating 5/5 @Fever104FM_Kol #Hunterrr

ABnormalConnect: Reserve maximum accolades for @gulshandevaiah... I'm sure we will get to see more of him in future. He nailed it. @HunterrrPonkshe #Hunterrr

aarte: Hunterrr, what a movie! Hats off! @gulshandevaiah brilliant performance!

aamir__71: #hunterrr has so many crazy scenes ppl in d theatre jus went beserk screamin an shouting whistles all round in a multiplex a rare sight

aadilgul600: Awsm movie #Hunterrr @radhika_apte yet again super performance Evrythng is fab luvd it #keep_shining

89Teaser: Saw #Hunterrr, what a movie and what a genius you are, @gulshandevaiah!! Too good! Sir ji charan kahan hain aapke.. _/\_

007Yamauddin: Saw HUNTEERRRR,,, must say great great movie, you will love it! #Hunterrr @anuragkashyap72

_SangeetaShree: Hunterrr review No milestone but a step towards mature sex comedy

WeAreNashik: #Hunterrr was OK ! sai tai had a very small but saucy role 2.5/5 another sex comedy

shivom_oza: Just watched Hunterrr. Very interesting premise, some great scenes, but too long-drawn! :-I

RitikaKr: Why did you have to be so moral at the end #Hunterrr? You were perpetually horny and that was ok.

Malika_e_Crazy: Apart from fantastic performances there was nothing .. Awesome about hunterrr. Male nymph falls in love n cleans up

Jyotiranjan432: Movie Review: #Hunterrr Rating: 3 Star(* * *) HUNTERRR, despite falling in the sex Com genre, does not qualify to... https://www.facebook.com/photo.php?fbid=847289215342066

Imshri09: Watched #Hunterrr and #Tungabhadra.. Hunterrr is an average movie... Tungabhadra is a big disappointment

delphikt: Movie Review: 'Hunterrr' is funny but suffers from erratic dysfunction

deepbasu1: #Hunterrr is an okay film...could have been better with sharp [email protected] @radhika_apte @gazalstune @SaieTamhankar

ANH2102: Hunterrr is a pretty decent movie. There are some absolute hilarious moments. Although the story suffers from a poor plot.

amit12354: #FilmyFriday #Review #Hunterrr Overall The Film is Strictly for men who have lived the bygone era, Pure Nostalgia for them. (2.5/5) For Us!!

Adhoora_alvida: #Hunterrr narration style irritated me to hell. Otherwise it was enjoyable movie.

mohantysibabrat: Intermission and the movie has been disappointing #Hunterrr

mainbhiengineer: Hunterrr is a great opportunity wasted by terrible filmmaking. It has some good moments but fails as a film.

koreanspainla: Hunterrr review: A funny sex comedy with a horribly botched up ending #lafd #haha

Kishan935900: #Hunterrr You can waste your 2 hrs very smoothly...

Jose2United: WORST MOVIE EVER #Hunterrr

JessieBottcher: Hunterrr review: A funny sex comedy with a terribly blotched-up ending - Firstpost http://t.co/EByLdHP034

EyeOfCortana: Hunterrr ne hunter gumaya lekin khud ki Bum*** par laga....

curentbollynews: #Hunterrr disappoints,No sin in avoiding

BollyHollyTelly: Hunterrr: The Lusty Male Gaze

abhisek_s: Hunterrr. Below average.

9ratna_9: BOTH #Hunterrr & #DilwaliZaalimGirlfriend ARE SHIT MOVIES, #NH10 OR #DLKH WILL BE BETTER THIS WEEKEND....

3 readers - 1 yays 2 so-so 0 nays

Not Interested in Watching, by TimELiebe : Indian Sex Comedy About Boys Being Excused For Behaving Badly? No, Thank You!

Yay! Thumbs Up, by Suman

So-So, by Fan

So-So, by guddu : hunterr

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  • Violence: None
  • Language: Abusive language silenced out.
  • Nudity & Sexual content: Lots of talk about sex. It is about a guy's obsession with sex. A few liplocks and a making out scenes.
  • Concept: When a guy wants to stop being the player he is and “settle” down.
  • General Look and Feel: Grainy, real life like feel.

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lost in confusion

Seems like you too are having your fingers crossed!! Here's hoping, that it'll be worth your time!!!

@lost in confusion Yeah, I hope so too! :D

Suman Chakraborty

Direction: 3
Story: 1.5
Lead Actors: 4
Character Artists: 2.5

Dialogues: 2
Screenplay: 1.5
Music Director: 2
Lyrics: 1

Yeesh, Meetu! You know we won't be watching this - not the way we feel about the whole "rape culture" thing.

OTOH, Tammy really really liked MARDAANI - because seeing Rani Mukherji as a cop taking on a sex trafficking ring and taking them down made her day. She also liked that the movie made the point this is a lot more common than people think, and included a Call to Action....

I will catch it on torrents , whose going to pay 250 for this no face value filma, @ Meetu I suggest u too save ur money, these days these films are availabe instaneously on torrent. :)

@TimELiebe There is nothing related to rape in the film though.

@guddu tsk tsk. I don't do torrent, not for movies that I can watch legally anyway.

There is nothing related to rape in the film though.

Oh, I thought you said there was in your review, Meetu - it sounded kind of appalling from your review, honestly.

@TimELiebe "It sounded appalling" It as in the film or the reference to rape? The reference to rape in the review is about men's sexuality portrayed as rape in Hindi films, in general. As in, there is no healthy representation of men's sexuality either, let alone women's sexuality. Does that make more sense?

That's...kind of what I thought you meant, Meetu - that whole what's "acceptable as men's sexuality in Hindi films", which is uncomfortably close to what used to be acceptable in Western movies (and real life!) as well.

Fan

In your review you reflected exactly what I thought whilst watching the film:

He's the guy who looks at women in a way that'd make women uncomfortable. But for some reason, none of the women he looks at in the film experience discomfort with his attention.

Spot on.

Novelty factor is mainly due to the ultra rarity of soft-soft-porn. This could easily get classified in the softer of the soft porn. There might not be skin show that is in soft porn, but otherwise the story content is just like that. The coming of age is just a flimsy garb to package the whole product. Even though I do agree that the performances were good. But I still can't get over the fact that Mandar was literally staring in a vulgar way at every woman he liked, and those women never minded that kind of attention. Too unrealistic.

@Fan Thank you!

@TimELiebe oh I see.

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