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Brahman Naman

Aims for controversy over cinematic accomplishment—a rebel for the cause of freedom of expression

Brahman Naman
Brahman Naman
outlookindia.com
2016-07-19T15:56:45+05:30

Starring: Shashank Arora, Tanmay Dhanania, Chaitanya Varad
Dir by Qaushiq Mukherjee
Rating: *

There is a peculiar kind of hypocrisy that condemns mainstream sex comedies like Masti or Kya Kool Hain Hum, but an indie filmmaker, who pretentiously calls himself Q, gets to travel the festival circuit and earn some praise for his bold look at Indian sexuality—read adolescent male sex fantasies, bec­ause nobody in India has dared show the female point of view. Women, in films that are mostly about young men wanting to get laid, are just sex objects and the camera is mostly peering down their blouses and up their skirts, so that the young male target audience can pant with lust.

Qaushiq Mukherjee’s earlier films were Gandu which, understandably, with its graphic sexual content, never got rel­eased in India; the strange Tasher Desh, whose Tagore origins could...

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