Malang Review (No Spoilers): Do You Like Hot Bad Boys? I Have a Movie for You!!!

This is a silly silly movie. Violence, sex, shirtlessness, catchy songs, it has everything. And a pretty decent twisted plot too!

Well, Mohit Suri is still a Bhatt! Sex, drugs, good songs, and surprisingly twisted and interesting plot. And of course, tortured tormented hot heroes and flawed heroines who are never punished for their sins.

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If that all sounds good to you, with a kind of decent exploration of the Goa landscape on top of it, you might like this movie! If you require substance in your films, and morality, and logic, and a love story that is less about love at first sight and more about actual intelligent dialogue, don’t watch this film. It’s real real dumb. And also smart, in how it is dumb. But mostly dumb.

Mostly also HOT. Do you like troubled young thuggish rebels? Have some Aditya Roy Kapoor! Do you like wild and free hippie style young men? Have some less muscled Aditya Roy Kapoor! Do you like tattooed angry older silver foxes? Have some Anil Kapoor! How about painfully buttoned down rule following men with a simmering dangerous edge? Have some Kunal Khemu!

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The part of the film that’s kind of smart is how it sets up these three men and then unwraps more and more layers as it goes until we start to see them differently. The plot is about the three of them, and it’s pretty darn twisted. Twisted like “twists and turns’ and also twisted like “you people are SICK!!!!” We start out judging them as “good” or “bad”, and then the film goes “ha ha! You were WRONG!!!”

Not so much with the heroine though. There’s actually three interesting female characters, all of them of the kind that another film would judge. But hey, Bhatt movie! Do what you want, it’s all cool, women are just as likely to make mistakes as men and should be forgiven. The sad thing is, our heroine Disha is by far the most boring of the three. But good news is, the white Swedish woman is the most interesting! So if you are on “white girl” watch, here is a fabulous performance, character, everything. And hey, that was Elli Avram! Good for her, that was a legitimately good performance. Amruta Khanvilkar, the other prominant female character, was also really good in just a few scenes. And Disha, like her character, was the most boring of all the actresses. Oh well, you can’t have everything.

So yes, watch this movie! Don’t try to make logic of it, just sit back and enjoy the ride, know there are hot dudes and layered female characters, and also lots and lots of drugs and violence if that is/is not your thing. Oh, and a little bit of fun Goa setting stuff, the intersection of the wild young tourists with the locals.

I almost forgot the most important thing! It’s a Christmas movie! Finally the Hindi Christmas film I have been missing, drugs and sex and murder, while wearing a Santa mask. I think this will be my new holiday tradition.


16 thoughts on “Malang Review (No Spoilers): Do You Like Hot Bad Boys? I Have a Movie for You!!!

  1. Noo Margaret! This sounds like my catnip. Nobody wants to see it with me because they hate ARK, but it really does sound 100% perfect for me so maybe I will have to go see it on my own. Is it really rapey though, because I don’t want that, and the trailer looked like it.


      • Yes! That was my question too! I could see someone not knowing who he is at all, but hating him?

        On Mon, Feb 10, 2020 at 5:29 AM dontcallitbollywood wrote:



      • What Angie said! I am pretty sure Angie and I have complete opposite taste in men and ARK might be the only one we both like and find attractive. Angie, correct me if I am wrong.

        On a separate note, I just watched Hasina Maan Jayegi with Shashi because of your recommendation and it MADE MY WEEKEND! I think this movie might be peak Shashi hotness and there are two of him!!! Drool!

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          • I am assuming that is where the clips in this come from?

            On Mon, Feb 10, 2020 at 2:43 PM dontcallitbollywood wrote:



          • My sister pointed out hears ago that Kareena has Rishi’s face, just as a woman, and now it’s all I can see.

            But that’s still not Shashi as a woman.

            On Mon, Feb 10, 2020 at 2:51 PM dontcallitbollywood wrote:



          • Rishi did drag a few times, and he looked hideous too, though probably the least hideous out of all of them, which is amazing. But they do look alike a lot. Karisma always lookes exactly like Raj to me though, why didn’t he ever do drag?


          • Yes! It is amazing. This movie reminded me very much of Margaret’s discussion of heros from the 60s and 70s having a Krishna-esq quality, where the hero might not be good but doesn’t actually cross the line. I kept worrying that this movie is going to go horribly wrong with bad-Shashi crossing the line, yet getting the girl. I am very happy it did not happen. Essentially, I love that the charming stalker doesn’t get the girl. Also, I have never before found a man in all white that attractive. What is it about Shashi?!


    • There’s two rapey scenes, they are both short. But also really rapey. So it depends on if you are measuring quantity or quality. Oh, and it’s the Bad Guy who does it, so we know it is bad.

      On Mon, Feb 10, 2020 at 2:42 AM dontcallitbollywood wrote:



  2. Umm… I love watching hot bad boys, plus I love ARK and Anil. Also, think Kunal is an underrated actor, so seeing Mohit Suri (who launched Kunal as an adult) continue to have faith in Kunal makes my heart happy. This movie looks like it is perfect for me! I am so sad I am not going to be able to watch it until it comes to streaming. Unfortunately, it is only playing at a theater 35-40 minutes away and I had to work all weekend and don’t have any time this week to make it. Ugh. I might read your spoiler review though just to prepare myself for the ending, especially if it’s sad.


    • If you like Mohit Suri, this is a Mohit Suri movie. So really bad dialogue and stupid plot and dramatic love story, but very satisfying in the melodrama.

      It’s a really really good Kunal role, he has more to do in terms of character drama than any other actor, and he knocks it out of the park.

      On Mon, Feb 10, 2020 at 9:28 AM dontcallitbollywood wrote:



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