Movie Review - Unindian

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Director: Anupam Sharma
Cast: Brett Lee, Tannishtha Chatterjee, Supriya Pathak, Akash Khurana, Maya Sathi, Arka Das and Gulshan Grover.

Following is a list of some stereotypical elements that are supposedly evident in the Indian diaspora. 

Overbearing Indian Parents, Indian Culture Rhetoric, Holi, Matrimony Market, Usage of the words Gora & Firangi, Love at First Sight, Complexion talks, Indian Community, Salman Khan, Bollywood, Dancing, Aunties & Uncles, Poojas, Namastes, Curry, Chilly, Spicy food, Toilet Humour, Spiritual Baba, Astrology.

Take all of these possible Indian stereotypes and combine them with all the possible Australian stereotypes. (Except for Mate, Good Day, Whacker, Tosser and a few others, we cannot make a laundry list unlike its Indian counterpart, as the movie Unindian is more Indian than anything else). Set this mash up in a city in Australia and you have Unindian. No need to douse it with cheese as the cheesiness oozes out by itself. 

An Indian origin Australian divorcee & single mother, Meera leads a successful, independent life. She finds love in Will Henderson, who teaches a course on Aussie English (Why? For a lesson on blending) to international students in a university. This, despite the pressure from her parents to find a suitable Indian boy. 

There's nothing much to talk about this disastrous Hinglish feature of a movie. Critiquing it would be a waste of time. A typical Indian Karan Johar Love Story grossly reminiscent of the 90s (Gulshan Grover in a gray role) with a twist of American Rom-Com set in Australia is a formula gone wrong all the way. 

If you are even a remote Brett Lee fan, you might enjoy seeing him in a new avatar after his golden Cricketing days. For a non-actor, he does an amusing acting job. Tannishtha Chatterjee and the other cast is best not spoken of. In fact, a lot of the movie is best not spoken of. There are plenty of things that are unfathomable about it. A terrible plot, script and dialogue delivery in some instances make matters worse.

Being the only person in the auditorium to have gone through this onslaught, I can say couples seeking some privacy might find this movie to be a boon. For the rest of the lot, if you have nothing better to do for the weekend, you can have a hearty laugh if mockery gives you a kick. As long as you do not cringe as you walk out of the screen, like me, it might just be time well wasted. Oh the things one does for amusement! In my case, for a living.

1 Shor out of 5. Brett Lee earns it. 

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