OUTLOOK Monday 06 February, 2012
To Win, Cheat...

For a film about two heartbreakers, theirs is an odd pairing. While it lasted, Bips-John was a model relationship. And no questions have been asked of Madhavan’s union. Success for Jodi Breakers rests on how convincing their act of infidelity is.

Sorry, Mammukka. It’s A Full Bus.

Broad shoulders, barrel chests and macho moushes.... and that is just Mohan Lal. Team him with 10 individuals of similar bearing and you see how his Kerala Strikers simply had no room for Mammooty.

Kutch Maddu!

Forget traversing white deserts on camelback or jeep journeys into lion country, Amitabh’s ferrying of Kutchi chhoriyo on a ‘chhakdo’ seems the most sincere of his Gujarat flirtations.

Gene-rous Pool

Blessed are those for whom photogenicity is genetically pre-ordained. Saiyami Kher is about as... endowed... as they come—both as far as double helically assured luminosity goes and otherwise. With a model father and a Miss India mother, making the Kingfisher Swimsuit calendar was
a birthright.

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  • If you’d like to stitch together a Hollywood dream team, it has to have Marty, Bob and Sonny. The BFI London film festival saved its hushed breath for The Irishman—a gangster drama by the man who helped define the genre in Goodfellas and The Departed. Yet, in this autumnal light, Frank (De Niro) and Jimmy (Al Pacino) are just not snarling desperados, six-shooters at the ready. Time is also spent on sombre reflection—old reg­rets, moral reckonings and the one important thing that finally matters: mortality.
  • An evening in Paris is kinda incomplete without appreciating up-close those high-kicking cancan dancers in flesh-exposing ostrich feather costumes at Moulin Rouge. It’s a touristy tradition of 130 years, a milestone the cabaret reached this aut­umn. Enjoy the choreography and quaff your way through a bottle of champagne. 82 Boulevard de Clichy, Please
  • Kendall Jenner, Camila Morr­one, Scooter Braun, Kim Kard­ashian, Joan Smalls...that’s a guestlist straight out of a Craigslist of new-world cel­e­­bdom. Except the model and the real-life showgirl, we hadn’t heard of anyone (had you?). They banded together at the wedding ceremony of Justin Bieber and Hailey Baldwin in South Carolina. Don’t it look like they’re on a school trip?
  • His penchant for prancing about in outrageous clothes —the incessant, kitschy peacocking—might irritate you, but the one role tailormade for Ranveer Sinh’s exuberance was Gully Boy. Inspired by street rappers Divine and Naezy, Ranveer, his rapper team and Alia set Dharavi alight with their defiant poe­try. Acclaimed by all, it is now India’s official entry to the Oscars. We need them to break the fourth wall now.