2 min read.Updated: 23 Oct 2015, 07:11 PM ISTUday Bhatia
A film of consistent, determined frivolity. And the fun starts dimming soon
There are so many regrettable decisions taken by the makers of Shaandaar that I’ll begin with what may seem like a minor one. Director Vikas Bahl and writer Anvita Dutt may think that it’s fine to fat-shame a character through an entire film as long as she’s given an emancipatory speech at the end. It obviously isn’t, but even the speech in question is problematic. Isha (Sanah Kapoor) explains that she likes herself the way she is, and then ends with, “I’m not even that fat". But how fat is “that fat"? By drawing a line, Bahl and Dutt suggest that you shouldn’t be judged for your body type—up to a point.