So this Aditya Sinha decides that Omkara is not to his liking. Fine. That’s alright. We all have a right to not like certain movies. Not everyone has a refined taste. However, it’s when reviews like this make an appearance, that I feel like banging my head on more than just thin prefabricated walls. In today’s Delhi Edition of Hindustan Times, the reviewer decides that because an actor is on the big screen, she’s also his personal muse to bash up. (via Dhoomketu)
Violence is never funny. Especially when somebody insinuates that the violence is caused by the sexiness or naughtiness of the other. It’s your very wonderfully traditional excuse. Probably been passed down the generations. Hit women and claim it’s the twinkle in their eye that caused you to do it.
Now for the other bit. I am not very fond of Kareena Kapoor, and during her interview with Simi Garewal, experienced extreme nausea. But my dislike for Kareena Kapoor, or for that matter Esha Deol doesn’t make me mock mental illnesses and conditions. If he’s discussing her suitability for the role, why does he have to pick on the body weight of another actress. Oh no, wait! The reviewer is actually being generous in his praise. More anorexic the better for this fine gentleman. While he concedes that the actress looks demented, she apparently fares better than a contemporary. So tasteful, I tell you.
I don’t even want to get into the semiotics of his statements. The reviewer likes his women to be submissive. You know – Kareena Kapoor with her frail frame in the movie fits the stereotype. However, while raunch appeals to him, he likes to tame his shrews. Such chauvinism just makes retch. Really. More of this wonderful stuff here. I don’t care much for making an emotional argument. It’s just that this is such shoddy writing, I secretly hope he doesn’t get paid for it. (Bounce little cheque, bounce!). By the way, this is my wtf link of the month.