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The News Minute | February 13, 2015 | 11:45 am IST Dera Sacha Sauda sect leader Gurmeet Ram Rahim must be all smiles as his controversial movie "MSG - The Messenger of God" hit the theaters on Friday. As scores of people from across the country flock to watch the movie which has gained a lot of popularity, movie critics seem to enjoy jotting down their experience of the film for the country to see. "MSG The Messenger is the BDSM experience you were denied in Fifty Shades" writes Scroll, as the writer goes on to describe how the sight of the godman sailing through the air, single-handedly punching sword-yielding opponents, defusing a bomb, and repeatedly thwarting a Vin Diesel-look alike are actually not as preposterous as they appear and argues that if Ajay Devgn and Salman Khan can, so can Gurmeet Singh. The review also talks about how no man would have deigned to wear a tiara of roses and spangled nighties, but then 'Guruji' is no mere man. It also voices out concern for a plausible trend in the future of Indian cinema where god men may replace actors. Huffington Post in a review titled "MSG: Messenger Of God Is An Entertaining National Embarrassment" talks about how the movie, from its first scene, featuring the Guruji in a P-Diddy-style rap number is 'an orgy of bad taste.' The review which also says that the film is Tom & Jerry, if Jerry were a bearded god-man from Rajasthan with enough body hair to give Anil Kapoor a complex does a brilliant job at understanding the scene structure of the plot. According to the review, every scene follows the exact same pattern: Some conflict occurs → Guruji enters dramatically in blingy costume complete with tacky headgear → Guruji solves conflict through words/violence/magic → People causing conflict start chanting 'Dhan dhan satguru tera hi aasra' (an actual DSS chant) → Guruji smiles beatifically, unwittingly looking like a man who has just smoked some of the best weed of his life. Firstpost talks about how the film is a crash course on "so-bad-it’s-good" filmmaking while comparing the protagonist to a 'Nithyananda crossed with Aerosmith,' in an article titled "It's the Pitaji of 'so bad it's good', with crackpot writing, direction and acting" The review also talks about his fan base where people lovingly call him “Pitaji” and chant “Dhan dhan satguru tera hi asra” which works like "Captain Planet" and Pitaji gains the strength to do the impossible. (Literally!) The review also talks about the potential for MSG to be a stoner’s paradise with lions with flapping wings, doing pushups between two buses that are draped in the national flag colors, or head rocking in a car named ‘We luv Sat Guru’ and definitely the best - shooting electric laser beams from his forehead.  To sum up, as one who has yet to see the movie, the film seems like a must watch, not to laugh with but to laugh at. Tweet Follow @thenewsminute
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