If Tarantino made a kitchen-sink Bollywood action spectacle, it’d probably look a little like this. Wildly entertaining, and also a little problematic as a piece of propaganda (maybe more so if you’re willing to delve into its nuance with the Indian Letterboxd reviewers). 

But it’s easy enough to discount the nationalism (we’re willing to do it for Top Gun!) and embrace this for what it is: a maximalist, no-holds-barred three hour thrill ride that works because of its sincerity. Like Top Gun: Maverick and Avatar: Way of Water, it’s refreshing to see a film that’s willing to wear its heart on its sleeve.

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