Fanaa

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Time Out says

This hallucinatory Bollywood musical is all adrenaline-pumped heart: A blind country girl (Kajol) falls for a Delhi tour guide (Khan), not realizing that he’s secretly a terrorist plotting nuclear annihilation, and that—after a couple of ensemble numbers—he’ll run away, permitting the movie a post-intermission detour into ’80s Bond-film aesthetics. Later, the epic mounts a reunion via snowbound cabin, shot in Poland and scored with spaghetti-Western wails. Variety mentions Fanaa as an example of burgeoning realism in Bollywood, which is like citing a Frank Tashlin rock-a-thon as a landmark of vrit. (Now playing; click here for venues.)—Ben Kenigsberg

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