Cinema: Fearless Critic

Hollywood, which often complains that U.S. movie critics are unnecessarily harsh, was asked last week to take a look at a copy of a movie magazine called Film India, picked up by Producer Ken McEl-downey while making a film in India. One review is headlined: "Jugnu—a Dirty, Disgusting, Vulgar Picture." Sample text: "The entire affair is damn stupid and annoying. As for the players, Nur Jehan makes an utter fool of herself as ... the college girl . . . Her fat face refuses to move, and her song gestures provoke only revulsion and ridicule."


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