Posted on October 02, 2011 (http://www.santabanta.com)
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Absolute power corrupts absolutely. And the power to create cinema that takes the prevalent language of narration into the domain of the dark and unpredictable is a privilege belonging to some politically savvy filmmakers. Sudhir Mishra tops the list. Tigmanshu Dhulia follows close behind.
The manner in which Dhulia brings into play the murky, sleazy politics of Uttar Pradesh is remarkable for the fusion of lies and truth with the borderline between the two extremes simply blurring.
"Sahib Biwi Aur Gangster" is an audacious tongue-in-cheek homage to Guru Dutt's timeless classic "Sahib Bibi Aur Ghulam". Don't believe the director's protestations to the contrary. Dhulia's film even opens with an unabashed tribute to Guru Dutt's film with skeletons being dug out during an excavation.
There onwards there are plenty of skeletons tumbling out of secret places in the zamindar's (Jimmy Sheirgill) bedroom and other workplaces, all leading to a series of climaxes, many of them aggressively sexual in nature.