28 September, 2020

Waisa Bhi Hota Hai

Just call it brash. More in line with the inventive Channel V promos. The irreverence and insolence continues. But the plot is riddled with too many strands which often make it a jumpy ride.

Waisa Bhi Hota Hai
Starring: Arshad Warsi, Sandhya Mridul, Prashant Narayanan
Director: Shashanka Ghosh
Rating: **

Just call it brash. Waisa Bhi Hota Hai Part II begins by sending itself up as a "mindless work of fiction" that has been "plagiarised from several films". But the inspiration from Tarantino or Coen Bros is not the real issue here. Waisa Bhi... is more in line with the inventive Channel V promos that built up the music channel (where Ghosh was a creative head) brand name by taking potshots at it, quite often lampooning it. The irreverence and insolence continues. The titles roll out to the tune of the ditty: "Laundiya ke pallu se gau ki boo aaye". And the opening sequence has a couple of goons talking about how it's difficult to associate mothers with passion and desire. Waisa Bhi... doesn't try to be consciously experimental like Boom and does have a definite story, only Ghosh...



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