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Monday, April 14, 2008

Gunda Lovers, Be Prepared!

There are those who consider the Mithun movie Gunda a timeless classic. It is rated 8.3 on IMDB and it should have been #73 on the Top 250 list, if not for the draconian rules set up by IMDB solely to keep Gunda out. Critics have called it Shakespearean in composition, Ed-Woodian in visualization, Herculean in execution, Chuck-Norris-ian in popularity, and ummm.....let's just say Victorian in morality. Well, not critics, but me and Satyen have called it that.

But it is fair to say that Gunda is considered by a few thousand as the epitome of pop culture.

Well, prepare to have your world turned upside down. The bad news? Something even more potent has come along. The good news? It is but a spawn of the original Gunda. No, I am not talking about a sequel. I am talking about the Gunda wiki, which in itself is a piece of art. (Update: Some spoilsports "cleaned up" the wiki. If you want to read what I was talking about, go here) Critics of wikipedia will be stunned into silence. It is the biggest triumph of the creative commons.

I was thinking of including some select highlights from the wiki-page, but that would be like deciding which part of god is godlier than other parts of god. God!

Do read it.

The Gunda is dead. Long live the new Gunda.