Why: The film may be a lot of things but the one thing it’s not is hypocritical. In an industry that has celebrated woman-bashing “TASMAC songs”, first timer Anita Udeep (Azhagiya Asura) disrupted the order by making a movie that said ‘if men can do it, so can we’; a tiny miracle given the uproar 90ML caused among the moral police who worried for the state of our culture. Did it have moments one can call “pure” cinema? Not really. Were the performances stellar? Not even close. But what it lacked in filmmaking, it more than made up with guts.
She disrupted twice this year with Gully Boy and Made In Heaven.
She didn’t win Comicstaan, but is now the sharp voice that comedy needs.
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