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Qalandar Reviews DEOOL (Marathi; 2011)

Posted in the good with tags , , , , , , , , , on November 14, 2011 by Qalandar

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Excerpt: “Umesh Kulkarni’s Deool (“temple” in Marathi) … is, to put it simply, the finest Indian film set in the world of politics that I have ever seen. It is so, in the first instance, because “the world of politics” is nothing separate and apart from our world, and is not inhabited by caricatures and gangsters worlds removed from the “us” of the audience. Rather, Kulkarni’s film is acute – and acerbic – enough to appreciate the ways in which our reality (our poverty or prosperity; our venality; our religiosity; and our commerce) is already political.”

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