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Borat Review: It Is Back As Cheeky As Before

Borat Subsequent Moviefilm(Amazon Prime)

·       Starring  Sacha Baron Cohen,Maria Bakalova

·       Directed by  Jason Woliner

·       Rating: **

To go  back to  the  earlier film in  the  Borat series—Yaadon Ki Borat, we may call it—in  2006, actor-performer-comedian Sacha Baron Cohen had  first  played the  Kazakh journalist who travels through  the American heartland to try and  understand how the American Dream works.It was  a sassy  audacious attempt at  juicing America’s  sexism and  racism for all it was  worth  in  mirth.

The second part of the  Borat series  , like Mirzapur 2 is more of  the same.More of Cohen’s hilarious  Kazakh accent(I’ve never met a Kazakh, so I wouldn’t know if  Cohen is  doing  a  Peter Sellers  or a  Meryl Streep),more of his Crocodile Dundee antics, and  more crudity, a lot more.Some  of  it has to  do with the female  private party and  it is  not funny to anyone  who has any sense of decency.

What  was  Sacha Baron  Cohen thinking? Borat 2 is a father-daughter story and the  vaginal  jokes  have a deliberately incestuous feel to them. I wonder  why such witless adult humour was allowed in. It ruins the film’s  otherwise-amusing attempts to take spiky jibes at  the Trump administration particularly  his  Vice President Mike Pence to whom  Sacha’s Baron wants to  ‘gift’  his 15-year old daughter.

How  much more politically incorrect can it get?  A   lot  more,trust me on that!   The actual humour of Borat 2comes from the same  source as  the  first film. Sacha Cohen  in character as  Borat,  places hidden cameras  to record the reaction  of  god-fearing well-meaning Americans  to Borat’s  cultural dubiety.So we get  decent  Americans being assailed  by  Borat’s indecent queries. Now,  this  is   funny!  

In one  sequence Borat takes his daughter  to get  a plastic babydoll removed from her belly which she swallowed with  cake. A pastor at the abortion clinic is  on to another trip altogether when  Borat tells  him he wants to remove “baby that I  pooot in my zaughter’s biely”(excuse by  Kazakh accent).  Later  at  a fund-raising seminar  the daughter  freaks out the  old American wholesome ladies by  talking about  the various  uses of  the  female private part.Not all  reproductive.

The reactions of the women is  priceless  as  they do not know they are being filmed , and that the  15-year  of  Kazakh  girl championing vaginal liberty is  an actress. Sacha Baron Cohen feels Maria Bakalova who plays his daughter  deserves  an  Oscar.  Don’t mind him. We all know he’s prone to  humongous excesses.

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