Bollywood and culture in an emerging India
credit crisis and uncertainty all around, I am having second thoughts.
On the other hand, a newly married acquaintance celebrated Diwali by
buying her a pair of diamond earrings — bought on credit she
tells me, proudly showing off the studs.
I felt a bit old-fashioned. Here I was fretting about taking a loan and
this young girl is so much at ease buying a luxury item on credit.
That is why while watching “EMI”, I could ignore the bad script, even worse acting and rudderless direction to reach the crucial message the film is trying to project — the dangers of living life on credit.
Director Saurabh Kabra makes his debut with the stories of four characters — a housewife (Urmila Matondkar) seeking insurance, a father (Kulbhushan Kharbanda) taking a loan for his son’s education, a DJ (Arjun Rampal) who lives off credit cards and a young couple (Ashish Choudhary and Neha Uberoi) starting married life under the burden of several loans, even taking one for their honeymoon.