There's no time like Bollywood awards weekend to see one of the industry's products.
Revolver Rani, with subtitles, opens Friday at AMC Veterans 24 in Tampa.
In this action-packed satire releasing amid India's election season, Alka Singh is queen (rani) in the hostile — like shoot first, questions later — territory of Chambal until elections oust her political party from power. The new party really wants to hit her where it hurts by stealing away Rohan, the rising Bollywood star she's in love with.
Bad, bad idea, of course. Revolver rani comes to her beau's rescue, guns blazing.
Ne'er-do-wells are common characters (good and bad) in Bollywood; a female one leading the way isn't.
But star Kangana Ranaut is having a royal year: She starred in March sleeper hit Queen, and she's nominated for best supporting female actor at IIFA for Krrish 3. Playing the boy toy is comedian Vir Das, a performer Friday at IIFA's Magic of the Movies & Technical Awards.
Caitlin E. O'Conner, Times staff writer