“springtime for hitler”, but in bollywood
Until now, I’d been left with nothing but this review to ponder as I tried to imagine just how bad the film might be. Luckily for me, the Internet Gods are kind, and I found a promo reel created for that Marche du Film screening, and I will now share it with you. It is fucking awful. The entire Third Reich is played by Indian actors speaking either Hindi or ridiculously stilted English. Raghuvir Yadav, playing Hitler, can’t be more than 4 ft 10 inches high, and the beautiful Neha Dhupia in a ridiculous red wig as Eva Braun (Brown) must be seen to be believed.
Basically, it’s a movie about India’s links with the Third Reich and the Axis, of which there are many. And there is no shortage of fascist sympathizers among otherwise respectable middle-class Indians who should probably be educated about WWII. But man, this is awful.