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


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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