Mukkabaaz (opening film at the Jio MAMI 19th Mumbai Film Festival), isn’t really a sports movie, but an ‘Indian sports’ movie and director Anurag Kashyap serves this genre well for the most part
CINEFILES BY RAHUL DESAI
Rahul Desai writes about everything cinematic under Mumbai's hot sun. When he isn't writing, you can find him in obscure countries nostalgically identifying locations of the films he writes about. Read his weekly reviews and essays on short films, web shows and Friday releases.
For a film about Indian food, the Saif Ali Khan-starrer ends up looking quite bland – as if it were simply satisfied by translating Jon Favreau’s Cuba-California food culture into a tasty Cochin-Delhi dichotomy
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