This movie, as it happens, smooths out quite a bit of material in order to make its story points and moods conform to that of…
Laya Maheshwari is an Indian film critic based
in Mumbai, but often found elsewhere. His writing has appeared in
publications such as Film Comment, The LA Review of Books, Indiewire and
Hindustan Times. One day he aspires to write a one-star review of a
movie as entertaining as Roger Ebert's dismissal of "Mad Dog Time"
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