Curious are the ways of the Indian entertainment industry. Yusuf Khan becomes DilipKumar.Rajkumar Yadav becomes Rajkummar Rao. Kareena Kapoor becomes Kareena Kapoor Khan.
And a long-delayed film Tina & Lolo with Sunny Leone and Karishma Tanna in the titular roles becomes , errrr, Bullets?!!!! Not only has the film been re-christened, the feature film is no longer a feature film. It is now web series on MX Player. Whatever.
The trailer which started streaming on October 20 shows the two “hot chicks” on the run from various , shall we say, interested parties in bikinis and other brief costumes looking lost in a maze of crime and sex.
The sheer bogusness of the presentation is infectiously palpable.Almost every voice beginning with Sunny Leone’s seems dubbed. The actors “act” in that stilted way which performers adopt when they know they’ve nothing to lose in a loser of a film.
The question we all need to ask is, how did this piece of cheesy titillating trash find its way out of the dustbin into the streaming platform? And how has a two-hour feature film being converted into a webseries? Also, this could be an opportune occasion to ask why a film objectifying the women protagonists is seen to be “entertainment” when in fact chick flicks on the OTT platform have moved on to a much high-her plane than the male gaze can follow ,in serials like Four More Shots Please?
I am thinking of one good reason to look forward to Bullets(nee Tina & Lolo). I can’t think of any.