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All in all, Super Deluxe's visual explosiveness might make you want to go outside for fresh air, but not at the risk of missing a second of this blisteringly beautiful movie

Thiagarajan Kumararaja’s Super Deluxe
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Thiagarajan Kumararaja’s Super Deluxe

J Jagannath
During the burgeoning UK punk rock scene in the 1980s, a term called “neck mohawk” started gaining currency to describe the sensation of the hair standing up on the back of one’s neck owing to the brilliant music. I got myself a neck mohawk during the three-hour duration of Thiagarajan Kumararaja’s fabulously deranged Super Deluxe.

How does one go about describing the plot of something so disgustingly clever that Indian cinema might not witness it again in the foreseeable future? The movie opens with a man dying midway through a sexual act and what follows are four irresistible stories running parallel. 

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First Published: Apr 27 2019 | 1:15 AM IST

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