Home »  Magazine »  Arts & Entertainment »  Turning 30

Turning 30

Why blatantly follow the Sex And The City template right down to the facile, inane voiceover?

Turning 30
Turning 30

Starring: Gul Panag, Purab Kohli, Tillotama Shome
Directed by Alankrita Srivastava
Rating: *

Turning 30 gives the impression that a modern urban Indian woman’s only concerns are smoking, drinking, having sex, getting a haircut, worrying over sagging boobs, buying the Wonderbra and dancing with male strippers. She’ll never read a book till she has to write one (and she picks up Doris Lessing for inspiration). We aren’t being prudish or sarcastic here. We are carping about why a single-woman story has to blatantly follow the Sex And The City template right down to the facile, inane voiceover? Why can’t we have more original narratives like the TV series Mahi Way? Instead of evoking empathy, the film left me indifferent. I also lost count of the number of times 30 gets spoken but it sure sounds more ominous than 13.

Post a Comment

You are not logged in, To comment please / Register
or use
Next Story : Arekti Premer Golpo (Bengali)
Download the Outlook ​Magazines App. Six magazines, wherever you go! Play Store and App Store
Here in Mumbai, when Faezeh Jalali presents Shikhandi: The story of In-Betweens, the story becomes a brisk, pinching satire about punishing times, then and now.
MAGAZINE April 19, 2018
Movie Review
This biopic of V.P. Sathyan, Kerala’s and India’s football team captain in the ’90s, injects a dose of adrenaline into the veins of a resurgent Kerala
MAGAZINE February 22, 2018
The musical moves from one milestone to the other interspersed with songs and commentary by Boman Irani as the voice of the British Raj.
MAGAZINE April 07, 2017
The story touches upon glamour and the cost it extracts. It's about crime, the afterlife and love...
MAGAZINE March 02, 2017
Watching it as just a movie divorced from the reality around us, Raees offers as many moments of entertainment as tedium in the second half...
MAGAZINE January 25, 2017
Online Casino Betway Banner



A B C D E F G H I J K L M N O P Q R S T U V W X Y Z 0 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9

or just type initial letters