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“Milan Talkies, Tigmanshu’s Tenderest Tale” – A Subhash K Jha Review

Milan Talkies

Starring Ali Faizal, Shraddha Srinath, Ashutosh Rana,Tigmanshu Dhulia, Sanjai Mishra

Directed by Tigmanshu Dhulia

“I’ve heard,” says the inexperienced lover-boy, “that in the beginning of a romance there is a lot of sex. And then it wears down to just once in a while on Karwa Chauth or whatever.”

Hearing Ali Fazal drawl these words of artless candour in the projection room of a single-theatre in Allahabad, is a pleasure beyond measure.

Milan Talkies, a spiffily written expertly enacted smalltown hormonal romance. It conveys just the right ingredients of smothered passion and unabashed swagger to make the proceedings pungent and real.

In fact the writing (Dhulia and Kamal Pandey) is much cleverer and wittier than what it seems.

There is exchange at a crucial point in the narration where a character asks the hero’s friends—a butcher by profession—“Tu itna Pak-pak kyon kar raha hai?

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