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Thursday, 29 October 2015

Julie (2004)

I feel bad scoring the film as I do, because it redeems itself amazingly well at the end, but the journey there is plagued with problems and I have to take those into account. The titular character’s move from a small town in Goa to the vice-ridden Mumbai is accompanied by a putting aside of modest ideals.
Julie (Neha Dhupia) is a call girl/prostitute, a profession that isn't looked upon favourably in India, so even the song and dance scenes are more down to earth than usual, reflective of the seriousness of the story. Most of her poor decisions are tied to instances where she was used by people she felt romantically attached to, a situation that’s surely universally relatable.

2½ bottom line commas out of 5

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