This Bollywood film, directed by Mohit Suri, is a stunner; magical leads with electrifying chemistry (Aditya Roy Kapur, “Advait” and Disha Patani, “Sara”); plaintive musical score; titillating twists, testing the most intuitive of movie sleuths; it salivates with unrestricted love scenes, prevalent drugs and prostitution; not-so-subtle impotency; revenge served violently, justifiably, icily cold; untoward “coppers”, legitimacy camouflaging malevolent iniquities; Anil Kapoor and Kunal Khemu, deliciously devilish as tainted, warped police officials, they collar the screen with their enraptured depictions of individuals gone punitively awry.
The winter solstice simmers at the core of “Malang”; the entirety is filmed the last hour of December 24th; celebrating the shortest day and longest night of the year, forecasting renewal, regeneration and reverence for the Moon Goddess, “Selene”; its significance reverberates, pulsates in every protagonist, lending a psychological, pathological investigation into the motives of each; thought-provoking cinema resonates throughout its 2h 15m; well worth the tenure.
Aditya Roy Kapur and Disha Patani, an onscreen couple in league with: Nargis/Raj Kapoor, Rekha/Amitabh Bachchan, Kajol/Shah Rukh Khan, Katrina Kaif/Hrithik Roshan, Kareena Kapoor/Hrithik Roshan; compatibility, passion oozes from the screen, converting even the most ardent skeptics, to the transformative properties of romance.
THREE & 1/2 STARS!!!