Miss Lovely Hindi Movie Review

Feature Film | A | Drama
Jan 17, 2014 By Mansha Rastogi

Bollywood's latest release Miss Lovely is far removed from any film that you have seen so far. There isn't a film that's reveled in murk and sleaze as much as Ashim Ahluwalia's Miss Lovely. The hushed upon facets of cinema take a center-stage in this film as it delves deep into the seedy bylanes of Bombay to capture the deviant nocturnal activities which were widely prevalent in the '80s.

Miss Lovely revolves around two brothers Vicky Duggal (Anil George), who is a big player in the C-grade film industry and Sonu Duggal (Nawazuddin Siddiqui), who unwillingly assists in the depraved business he disapproves of. He harbours dreams of making a mainstream movie someday which start taking shape when he first meets Pinky (Niharika Singh), a wannabe actress, and falls in love with her. He offers to rope her in his film Miss Lovely and starts working towards reaching his goal but the word eventually gets out and his plans start developing cracks between him and Vicky.

Reportedly, documentary filmmaker Ashim Ahluwalia (John & Jane) was initially to make a documentary on the C-grde industry but thanks to his foiled plans the maker converted the documentary into a mainstream fictional feature film against the backdrop of C-grade films. The credit goes to his thorough research that you literally get transported into the times of '80s and actually get a gritty depiction of the soft-porn industry.

The horror sex films make you nostalgic about the Ramsay films like Purani Haveli, Bandh Darvaza what with all the mud-masked vampires making love to buxom babes. The accentuate the gritty texture of the film Ashim also uses real footage of the '80s soft porn films which were highly in demand back in the days.

While the filmmaker excels in setting his premise flawlessly, the actors elevate the graph by splendid performance. Nawazuddin is at his best in Miss Lovely. His body language, expressions and accent everything is pitch-perfect. Anil George and Niharika Singh also deliver splendid performances.

To say the least, Miss Lovely is boastfully sleazy, extremely courageous and sassily gritty. The movie deserves to be watched and encouraged.

Mansha Rastogi