Kyunki Kylo Ren Bhi Kabhi Kool Tha

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Kyunki Kylo Ren Bhi Kabhi Kool Tha

Illustration: Sushant Ahire


he latest episode in the never-ending Star Wars universe, The Last Jedi, dropped today, with much hype and monies. The film, which is basically an on-screen adaptation of the annotated item in the shareholder’s book marked “profit projections”, stutters through an unsatisfying flight and lands weirdly. Its only accomplishment: Creating hype for the next Star Wars film, which will hype the one after that in turn, in its ultimate plan to repackage ’70s nostalgia for a generation addicted to hype.

Now as much as I enjoyed The Force Awakens, The Last Jedi seems plain silly. Its only point is to live on in the hope that its audience doesn’t squint hard enough to see its empty soul.