Dir. Sai Kabir
The film world is all abuzz with praise for Kangana Ranaut's work in Tanu Weds Manu Returns, and when I wrote about that movie I added to the chorus, even though I'm not in love with the movie as a whole.
But in light of all the accolades, it's time to take a look at another of Ranaut's outstanding performances, one in a film that came and went without much notice: Revolver Rani. Her mad and memorable rendering of the narrative's focus, the deranged and charismatic Alka Singh, helped make Revolver Rani more than just a nutso political satire. It's a film with a rich, layered narrative and a tragic heart.
I'd like to see more people talk about this underappreciated film. Please have a look at what I wrote about it in my latest column in Outlook: Killer Kangana.