Ranjit M Tewari’s ‘Cuttputlli’, with Akshay Kumar and Rakul Preet Singh, now on Disney+ Hotstar, is a passable serial-killer thriller

Posted on September 2, 2022


Spoilers ahead…

No nails are going to be bitten to shreds. But at least, the crimes involving schoolgirls are gruesome enough that we want the perpetrator caught.


What’s with the spelling of this film’s title? The earlier movies with this name – the one with Jeetendra and Mumtaz, and before that, the one with Vyjayanthimala and Balraj Sahni – spelt it as “Kathputli”, which is closer to the pronunciation of the Hindi word, which means “puppet”. So let me get into the spirit of detection, like supercop Akshay Kumar here, and try to crack the mystery. One, they didn’t want the spelling of this film’s title confusing the millions and millions of viewers who still remember the older ones. But then, that’s the obvious solution, isn’t it? And the answers to mysteries in the movies are rarely obvious. So here’s my theory about this remake of Ram Kumar’s Tamil film, Ratsasan. Akshay Kumar is after a serial killer who slashes his victims. Get it? He cuts them… hence, Cuttputlli

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