Rocky Aur Rani Ki Prem Kahani 2023
With lots of trepidation, I mustered the courage to watch a Hindi film in a movie theater. But to my utter astonishment, I was in for a surprise. This is a good film.
The movie cleverly addresses the cancel culture, misogyny, and patriarchy in the Indian milieu, hidden beneath the glitz and glamour of Manish Malhotra’s exquisite costumes. It’s like tricking a child into swallowing medicine by masking it inside a Kool-Aid.
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It serves as an exposé on age-old Indian traditions and gender stereotypes, presented in a format catering to the audience of the past. However, times have changed, and there is no need to disguise the truth anymore. Certainly, content-wise this is Karan’s most progressive work to date.
Still, overall, it’s a pleasant watch that one can endure in the confines of a movie theatre. Ranveer Singh shines as brightly as his clothes, adding the bling factor for sure. Alia is effective, the supporting cast gets their moment and they deliver. Watch it for some good old Bollywood charm, nostalgia aided and embellished by some retro Hindi songs.