1 min read.Updated: 01 Sep 2017, 04:46 PM ISTUday Bhatia
Milan Luthria's latest film is mildly diverting Emergency-era pulp
In a strange case of supply surfacing where no demand existed, Hindi film audiences have been subjected to two Sanjay Gandhi impersonations in as many months. The first was in Indu Sarkar, a serious, if shrieky, look at the injustices perpetrated during the Emergency. And now we get another in Baadshaho—but it’s only window dressing, something to underline the period setting. Milan Luthria’s film makes a few weak bleats about the 1975 shutdown, but mostly just goes about trying to be the pulpiest, silliest bit of masala action cinema it can possibly be.