• Quick Gun Murugan

    2008. India. Shashank Ghosh. 97 min.

Monday, June 15, 2009, 8:00 p.m.


  • Quick Gun Murugan

    2008. India. Directed by Shashank Ghosh. Screenplay by Rajesh Devraj. With Dr. Rajendra Prasad, Rambha, Nasseer. Ghosh’s outrageously clever, genre-bending spoof—a “curry Western” filled with cartoonish violence, gaudy spectacle, and anti-corporate zeal— is one of the zaniest movies to come out of India in ages, and it quickly establishes Ghosh as one of the most promising new talents to come out of “Tollywood,” the wildly popular Tamil cinema from southern India. Based on his cult television character Quick Gun Murugan, Ghosh’s Western parody opens in rural South India, where a town of peaceful vegetarians has been overrun by the infamous Rice-Plate Reddy and his gang of meat-eating bandits. The gunslinging vegetarian Murugan, a sworn protector of cows, comes to the rescue but meets a dastardly fate, only to be reincarnated in present-day Mumbai to foil Reddy’s plans for world domination through the carnivore-loving McDosa restaurant chain. New York premiere. In Tamil, English; English subtitles. 97 min.

In the Film exhibition The New India

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