Miss Lovely

Synopsis: A Hindi feature film set in the lower depths of Bombay's "C" grade film industry. Miss Lovely follows the devastating story of two brothers who produce sleazy horror films in the mid-1980s.
Genre: Crime, Drama, Romance
Director(s): Ashim Ahluwalia
Production: Dada Films
  3 wins & 6 nominations.
Rotten Tomatoes:
113 min


Where were you?

Move it.

Your reels.

The crowd is dying to see this.

Let's roll.

Good condition, these girls.

Hear that?

They're wanking away in there.


Eight, nine, ten, eleven...

How's Heel-a?

He's good.

I've never seen you before.

Selling reels for the first time?

I wondered again

how the hell it all started.

Maybe when

I paddled those reels in Ajmer.

I shouldn't have done that.


We should have stuck to making films.

It was stupid

to try and sell them ourselves.

You stripped in front of a goddamn crowd

in Madras, now what?

That's why I said

no husbands on set.

Hey! You don't get it?

Need me to spell it out?

Now look who's here.

Sonu, this is Nadia.

Our new heroine.

How about making me a drink?

- What about me?


We need ice.

I've got to talk to you.

Ten minutes.

I shouldn't have gone to Ajmer.

You gave Heel-a your word.

What word?

From now on, we work for ourselves.

Your share.

Take it.

Go on.

And Poonam's share?

Poonam's share?

She owes me money!

Poonam's share!

Yeah, spit it out.


I told you, I knew it.

Heel-a phoned Poonam.

I told you he'd find out.

- You cunt.

What the f*ck did you do in Ajmer?

I told you to be discreet...

- I was.

And not attract attention.

Did you carry a sign with my name on it?

You can't do one tiny little job?

Goddamn moron!

Fucking idiot!

What the hell should I do now?

- Go ahead, kill each other.

I keep slaving away like an asshole.

- Enough, Vicky.

We're living like dogs.

I'm sick of slogging for nothing.

We're going nowhere.

I'm fed up of you both.

Always at each other's throats.

Hey, Sonu.


You okay?

I'm finished.

I can't do this anymore.

You're always such a baby.

All brothers fight.

So what?

It's never going to be easy

for people like us.

I don't care.

About what?

- About anything, I'm leaving.

I don't need him.

Where will you go?

- Can't I do anything else?

Feeling ambitious, eh?

Cutting us off?

Who pimped those reels in Ajmer?

Forgot about us, eh?

Thought we wouldn't find out?

Learn your place, thief.

Got it, Duggal?

You produce.

I distribute. That's the rule.

I'm a thief.

- Get that into your stupid head.

We've worked together for ten years, idiot.

"Birth of a Baby" was your debut, right?

Mr. Heem, sir, here's all your money.

So you're a big shot now.

Go to that ladies hostel.

- Where the nurses stay.

What do you say, boss?

We need some cash.

If you want some chicks...

I'm sick.

Jolly, what kind of director are you?

- C'mon, where do I get a bird from?

What do you want me to do?

Use your fucking brains.

Grab a whore. Anyone.

Sonu, he's your brother...

- So what?

It's his job.

- I won't do it.

You're the fucking director. It's your job.

- Don't piss me off!

F*ck you.

- Watch yourself, big man.

It's your job, asshole.

Who do you think you are?

I'm no pimp, understand?

- Shut up!

F*ck off!


Don't get up my ass.

- That's enough!

What the f*ck is going on here?

Tell that dog to shut up. He's...

- Shut your face, Sonu!

Want a whack?

- He insulted me first.

Who's Sonu? Sum] sent me.

I got a 500 rupee advance.

I come to work and this is what I get...

- Wait, Sonu. What are you doing?

Why don't you understand?

Wait, listen to me.

Vicky has been like this

ever since we were kids.

He was always trying.

Sex-starved girls

forced into a world of sin.

"Beauty Parlour", Duggal Brothers.

Two hours, two thousand thrills.

The joys of the bedroom,

right there in the cinema.

He wanted friends

he couldn't match up to.

Damn liar.

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Ashim Ahluwalia

Ashim Ahluwalia (born 1972 in Mumbai, India) is a film director and screenwriter. He made his directorial debut with the feature-length documentary John & Jane (2005), which had a world premiere at the Toronto International Film Festival and a European premiere at the Berlin International Film Festival, and won him the 2005 National Film Award for Best First Non-Feature Film of a Director. This was followed by his first narrative feature film Miss Lovely, premiered at the 2012 Cannes Film Festival. which won him India's National Film Award – Special Jury Award (Feature film), and Best Production Design at the 61st National Film Awards.Working outside the mainstream Bollywood film system, Ashim Ahluwalia is one of a new generation of Indian directors which prefers to eschew working with Hindi film stars. His unconventional films blur the lines between documentary and fiction. His short films have shown at the Tate Modern, the Centre Pompidou and at the Venice Architecture Biennale. more…

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