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Masala (2013)





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"Masala", the first feature by actor/director Srinivas Krishna, is a rich and heady mixture of genres and moods. The film's story jumps easily from serious explorations of racism and youthful anomie to witty parodies of such Indian cultural staples as Hinduism and the fantastic Bombay musical. Krishna, a recovering drug addict who lost his entire family in a plane crash, is released from rehab and heads for his uncle Lalu Bhai's home. Immediately Krishna finds himself in a strange world where old values clash with new, and where the most important Hindu God carries on a sarcastic communication with mortals via the VCR. But even more explosive situations exist: a group of bigots are after Krishna, radical Sikh terrorists rent the basement of Bhai's sari shop, and the government is out to reclaim possession of a rare stamp that has fallen into the hands of Bhai's cousin. It's a surefire recipe for pandemonium and disaster...

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Although this is a bad film, it's never boringly bad -- just garish and tangled, like a teenager's bedroom.

January 4, 2018

It takes risks - drawing on Hindi musicals to convey the characters' inner lives isn't an unqualified success - but without them, Masala wouldn't be nearly as spicy.

June 24, 2006 | Full Review…
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