25 February, 2021


For a young male audience, it is packed with in-jokes and locker room talk.


Starring: Gulshan Devaiah, Radhika Apte, Sai Tamhankar
Directed by Harshvardhan Kulkarni
Rating: **


Hunterrr is a film by a young man, about a young man and for a young male audience, packed with in-jokes and locker room talk.

Given its protagonist, the sex-obsessed Mandar Ponkshe (Gulshan), and his lustful enc­oun­t­ers, with a perverted way of looking at women, this is to be expected.

Mandar’s raison d’etre is ‘vasugiri’. He is const­antly scoring with women—be it the married neighbour or some stranger at the airport. All this within his ordinary, middle-class Mara­thi background, a milieu nicely recreated by Kulk­arni. In fact, Mandar could well be the new age Amol Palekar with  hormones on top gear.

It’s not the sex, nor the lopsided view...

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