Saturday, May 30, 2015

Movie Review: ‘Unfreedom,’ a Raj Amit Kumar tale of sex, religion and tradition

By Jeannette Catsoulis
HOLLYWOOD---Balanced precariously on the twin pillars of female sexuality and male sadism, Raj Amit Kumar’sUnfreedom” conjures a pandemonium of religious violence and rampant homophobia. Structured around two unrelated kidnappings, one in New Delhi and the other in New York City, the movie toggles between them in such a muddled, histrionic style that timelines and geography blur. It’s easy to see why this first feature from Mr. Kumar was banned in India, but he’s a hot-blooded talent who may yet gain control of his Bollywood excesses. And his love of titillation. [link]