Malang, with Aditya Roy Kapur and Disha Patani, is on Netflix: A rewind of Mohit Suri’s not-bad pulp thriller that should have been much better

Posted on May 23, 2020

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This film is made for OTT. At home, the romantic nonsense is easier to brush aside, the second-half twists become just the thing you want on a lazy evening.

Spoilers ahead…

Mohit Suri’s Malang may be one of those films that’s made for OTT. One, its flavour is — in itself — quite OTT: it’s the kind of movie in which the sky explodes with fireworks when the hero meets the heroine. It’s also a ticking-clock thriller, which means we get indications of time: precise time. It’s not just the “evening” of December 24, but 5.10.02 pm. Such sloppiness! Where are the milliseconds and the nanoseconds, I ask you! Best of all are the lines. It’s going to be a long night, chasing a killer. Or as Crime Branch Inspector Anjaney Agashe (Anil Kapoor) puts it: “Aaj ka andhera bahut gehra hone wala hai.” Melt that line down and you could top an entire pizza with it.

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