Links: PK, Ugly and looking back at 2014

My review of PK, which is one of the bravest films to come out of Bollywood in recent times. It’s not surprising that director Rajkumar Hirani’s candy-floss-flavoured attack on godmen struck a nerve in some people. The good news is that more people chose to watch and cheer for PK.

Everyone loved Ugly, but the film just didn’t come together for me. It’s not bad, but neither is it as compelling as a story like these needs to be.

Looking back at 2014, it had some superb onscreen heroines. It also had some mindbogglingly confused women characters, including the nightmare that was Action Jackson and Highway, in which a kidnap victim who not only falls in love with her kidnapper but somehow turns the kidnap into child’s play in her head.

Finally, in the list of what Bollywood murdered in 2014: Storytelling, heroic good looks and more.


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