In Reuters, on Disco Dancer

On Disco Dancer, in Reuters:

Indeed, “Disco Dancer” was voted by many film critics not only as the worst film ever made but the worst film ever made in the 1980s, which is a significantly bigger achievement because we made some spectacularly awful cinema in that decade.

To give you some examples: Dharmendra fought a love-child of a bear and a woman without much question of such a creatures’ origins; Amitabh drove a taxi that flew (which was Not the main story of “Khuddar”); Amrish Puri as the legendary villain Mogambo had a hideout under which molten lava flowed.

To shine within that pool takes workmanship of a different kind. At the outset, a rags-to-riches story of a street urchin who becomes a disco dancing sensation doesn’t sound as ridiculous as the film was. (Now that I think of it, it does.)

Read the entire column here. (This came out back on January 11th, 2011.)


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