The Hidden Genius of MSG


The Hidden Genius of MSG

Illustration: Juergen Dsouza/ Arré


o say that my heart wasn’t in my mouth at the thought of watching Gurmeet Ram Rahim Singh Insan’s MSG the Warrior: Lion Heart would be like saying Donald Trump respects women. But like any intrepid millennial, I looked up the film’s ratings. While Rotten Tomatoes is probably still collating reviews (I wouldn’t hold my breath, RT, most publications have decided to sit this one out), IMDb had rated the movie 9.7. Lion Heart was right up there among the highest rated movies on the Internet Movie Database, so who was I to be sceptical?

Lion Heart, for those not in the know, is exquisitely shot, directed, and edited by Gurmeet Ram Rahim Singh Insan, who has also composed the music and sung its songs. He has also written the film although the plot is perhaps the least important part of the narrative here.