Set in the lower depths of Bombay’s C-grade film industry, Miss Lovely follows the devastating story of two brothers who produce sex-horror films in the mid-1980s. The film gets under the skin of the Bollywood underground — an audacious cinema with wild cinemascope compositions, lurid art direction, rollicking background soundtracks, and gut-wrenching melodrama. –TIFF
This was THE hidden diamond of TIFF '12 - and unlike any film i saw at the festival - dark & beautifully made, built of sweat and poetry. Like an impressionistic, fucked-up documentary shot in the bowels of the mumbai exploitation industry in the 80s, this film just blew me away with it's pulp & beauty, dense atmosphere & silk shirts.. gorgeous filmmaking - made with a true love of cinema. really incredible.
TIFF '12 Starts off incredibly well with an authentic take on underground Indian exploitation film being made in the eighties just as the medium was turning to videotape. Two brothers thinking themselves filmmakers making erotic horror films don't seem to see themselves as merchants of porn. The younger one meets a young lady he wants to make a star and as they say complications ensue. If the film had been ...
damn, this film be something else. killer pop style, dark atmosphere, intense really. just saw it in melbourne - the best indian film i've ever seen. would love to see it again - but yes, wild & not to everyones tastes (as are all the good things, no?). for them whitey's expecting elephants - nah, not going to happen with this one, really...
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