My Essential B Watches
- Gunda: Immortal characters, rhyming lines and unexpected bursts of ultra-violence
- Jaani Dushman, Ek Anokhi Kahani: Bunker-buster Manisha Koirala as an Anaconda-like snake dancing on hilltops and the mountain collapsing as a result, Akshay Kumar-Suniel Shetty as college students and Sonu Nigam’s girlie-screams of “Bhaiyya Bhaiyya”.
- Teen Ikke: Had it been made in Europe, it would be as famous as La Strada. It’s Dali on celluloid, with “lota” dances, Clockwork Orange-inspired gangs of ruffians wearing party hats and masks, finger manipulation of nostrils and other such disturbing imagery.
- Classic Dance of Love: Mithunda is Dr Acharya, a scientist-cum-monk, who falls in lust with Doli (Meghna Naidu). With deep lines like “You look sexy in my lungi”, “Yeh khoon nahin, mere krodh ka rang hai. Chatega...