3 min read.Updated: 21 Jun 2019, 11:22 AM ISTUday Bhatia
Sandeep Reddy Vanga’s film is fascinated by toxic male pride
Shahid Kapoor stars as the titular surgeon with severe anger issues
The bar for grand masochistic gestures by self-pitying men in Indian films is set pretty high. All credit, then, to Kabir Singh for finding creative new ways for its eponymous hero to express his terrible sadness after his girlfriend marries someone else. In one scene, Kabir (Shahid Kapoor), bare-chested and drunk, in the midst of getting yelled at by his friend, grabs an electric razor and starts shaving his undercarriage. He isn’t looking down, though, and his macho posturing is soon interrupted by a red stain spreading across his pyjamas. They say you shouldn’t try gardening under the influence.