I’m not gonna deal with the bigger “message” part of the films, just the minor irritation of all the horrible parts of watching them. Oh, or movies that DCIB would never really love or pay attention to (Manikarnia who?). But of the movies that in theory we might have enjoyed, and which we saw or at least saw the trailers, which of these is worst?
Okay, you have a one shot magic wand. Using this wand, you can erase all memories of the existance of one of the following movies. WHICH DO YOU PICK?
Toilet: Ek Prem Katha
Akshay takes over a women’s issue and explains it to us, we learn the real reason it is a problem is because women are too dumb to know what is good for them, and the abusive older Brahmin man is treated lovingly and indulgently as just kind of funny. Also, Akshay talks SO MUCH.
Fabulous female cast, who each get about 15 minutes of dialogue because Akshay has to talk and talk and talk and talk the whole time. Also, the concept of science and government accomplishments are reduced to the labor of a few people lead by a Great Man instead of a whole system. Oh, and there is a “nice guy” romance that ends with the woman finally waking up and realizing the unattractive older guy who stalks her at work is who she should love.
A series of complex issues from addition to imprisonment to father-son relationships are reduced to catch phrases and wigs. And not in a fun way.
Akshay is coming in for a real battering here, but eh, I’m okay with that. This time he explains menstruation to women, and that makes them all fall in love with him.