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'Miss Lovely' a throwback to '80s Mumbai
'Miss Lovely' a throwback to '80s Mumbai

The Indian film "Miss Lovely" sets Bollywood's enduring good brother-versus-bad brother theme against the backdrop of the underground grindhouse filmmaking industry of 1980s Mumbai. Just don't mistake the film for a Bollywood production, as it boasts exactly one musical number. Bard College-educated director and co-writer Ashim Ahluwalia co-opts fewer American stylistic influences than have contemporaries like Mira Nair and Deepa Mehta. Ahluwalia's tale centers on the bottom-feeding Duggal brothers — devil-may-care Vicky (Anil George) and resentful Sonu (Nawazuddin Siddiqui). They crank out fly-by-night productions of soft-core horror with financing from...

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