A group of gangsters drinking at a bar. They are supercool - they have women dancing around them. And this is supposed to be a 'dhaasu' film.
'Satya', 'Shooutout at Lokhandwala' and their likes surely had an impact on me, wouldn't deny. I thought the performances by some of the actors were amazing. But the question is, are we glorifying crime?
Not just in movies, but generally. Criminals become politicians. (Politicians become reality show judges and actors. Actors become singers. Singers become reality show hosts. TV hosts become actors. That's another issue altogether) There are pages of information about the Dons and the mafia in the newspapers while a small five inch writeup about Lal Bahadur Shastri ji's birthday celebration (which also falls on the same day as that of Gandhiji).
Are we glorifying crime? Not just the media. But are we, in our minds, glorifying crime - due to whatever reason, guilt, fear, awe; but somewhere we are.
And it is surely not a sign of civilization.