Breaking Free Like Freddie: You Can Never Take the Baug Out of a Bawa

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Breaking Free Like Freddie: You Can Never Take the Baug Out of a Bawa

Illustration: Akshita Monga

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he Freddie Mercury biopic Bohemian Rhapsody, releases today. The question of whether the film does justice to the legacy of the rock legend is up for debate, and it definitely does not live up to the teaser trailer which released earlier this year. The trailer shoved a hot, heavy, heaping dose of ’70s’ nostalgia down our throats, backed by a mashup of some of the best of Queen, and featured a charmingly buck-toothed Rami Malek as Freddie Mercury: The man whose music has served as a backing track for everything from drunken nights out to long drives.

And then there was the promise of peeking into the crazy life of legendary excess led by the former Farrokh Bulsara.

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