Koffee With Karan: The Dull Lustre of The Beauty And The Bahadur

Prathyush Parasuraman

There is Something Strangely Gendered

They speak of the wedding video of Kiara Advani and Sidharth Malhotra, the one that went viral, and how Malhotra tapping at his watch was a more desperate plea because he had been waiting for too long.

How Reticent is He When Speaking of The Wedding

Kaushal’s wedding goes unremarked — except that his proposal actually happened the day before the wedding. Otherwise, he does not find the need to speak of that moment.

Celebrity in the Age of Social Media

The collapse of the Koffee With Karan phenomenon is tied very closely with the explosion of social media and brand endorsements. In any case, candour is a tough sell in the age of virality. Everyone is everywhere, and their everywhere-ness is a pastel phenomenon.

Ageing Gracefully

Here, “dirty boy” “dirty girl” is used with respect to them being messy, and from the tone of the word “messy”, the accusation seems laundry-related, and what goes in the mouth are fruits, literal fruits. 

Age - Again

The most scandalous part of this season and this episode, is not sex, but age — the ripping moment being when Advani slots Johar into the age bracket of her “young” parents.

Spoiler - Rapid Fire

Bringing in a young college crowd to judge the rapid fire, then, — we all know, despite the verdict, Vicky Kaushal’s was the more sparkling one; we all know these questions are given beforehand — is only a gesture. Crowding the episode with games is only a gesture.