A year ago, a Hollywood black comedy called American
Beauty swept away the Oscars, with family dysfunction being its theme. Till
then, people never realized that such an offbeat tale, a script that makes us
laugh by inflicting torture on its protagonists, would go down so well with the
classes and the masses alike.
Cut to our very own Tollywood, a region where freshness spells taboo, where clichés
still rule the roost and where comedy always carries an adjective called 'risqué'
attached to it. In such a scenario comes perhaps the first black comedy of its