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Calendar Girls Movie Review



This time Bhandarkar presumably focuses on five calendar girls, four from various parts of the country and one a Pakistani from London. These girls are shortlisted for the Kingfisher kind of, presumably prestigious, calendar. Apart from the glamour, fame and money, yippee! they also get a permanent calendar girl prefix added to their names. Cocky, because neither Bhandarkar nor his co-scriptwriters have even bothered to check basic English grammar while making the poor girls mouth them in ishtyle.

Someone also needs to tell the scripting team that this is 2015 and casual sex, powerful men asking for escorts, a straying husband are not materials inducing shock and awe anymore.

Also, little sensitivity while dealing with that Pakistani character would have helped. It is irresponsible to portray a Pak actress, inviting fatwa in her country because she chose a glamour field in India, who loses her way and character just the way her nemesis back home predicted for her.

And yes, talking about Twitter in every second dialogue won’t magically make the film modern and contemporary.


Rating: 1.5/5 Stars (One and half star)

Star Cast: Ruhi Singh, Satarupa Pyne, Akanksha Puri, Kyra Dutt, Avani Modi, Suhel Seth

Director: Madhur Bhandarkar

What’s Good: I couldn’t help but feel good about the fact that my predictions about the film turning out be a complete Madhur Bhandarkar signature affair turned true and I am sure that was the only good part in the film.

What’s Bad: Umm.. Why did Madhur Bhanadarkar not name the film ‘Fashion 2′? He brings nothing new to the floor and we have seen enough of his ‘realism’ when it comes to the glamour world.

Loo Break: Yes!

Watch or Not?: Not worth the effort! Who would want to spend their weekend watching a film that takes you down the Fashion memory lane. The same old quick success and its flip side story. Yawn!

Review from KOIMOI/ MID-DAY

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