India Masala

Bollywood and culture in an emerging India

Khatta Meetha: This is no gourmet feast

Khatta Meetha” raises a few laughs and also manages pointed homilies on the state of the nation.

Khatta MeethaIt is about municipal officers and builders but is no “Jaane Bhi Do Yaaro” — either in subtlety, sarcasm or slapstick.

The actors and their characters are funny but too one-dimensional and obvious like the digitally-created elephant in this movie.

But it’s still a Priyadarshan film all the way — incredible as usual with even a few deaths thrown in.

Dasvidaniya: A bittersweet slice of middle-class life


If you were expecting Vinay Pathak’s latest film to be a comic caper, you are in for a surprise.

“Dasvidaniya” is a bittersweet comedy about a man diagnosed with cancer and how he spends the last three months of his life.