A Lot or a Little?
What you will—and won't—find in this movie.
Positive Role Models
Characters are solely motivated by greed.
Movie is an Indian/Bollywood take on the Quentin Tarantino/Guy Ritchie-style noir action movie.
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Violence & Scariness
A female prisoner is raped by a police officer -- the act is shown in silhouette. Graphic noir action violence throughout. Decapitation by sword. Mass shootings at a pool party and in the final scenes. Characters are shot and killed at close and near range, with blood and shots hitting foreheads and chests. Characters are killed by exploding grenades. A character falls off a bridge and is run over by a train. A character carjacks a scooter, kicking and beating the two people who were on it. A character is killed by falling debris inside a building. Characters held prisoner hang upside down while being whipped with rods.
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Sex, Romance & Nudity
Two sex scenes -- no nudity. Woman on top of man in a hotel room bed. Man and woman have sex in a van.
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Strong language throughout. "Motherf--ker" used several times. "F--k" often used. Also: "a--hole," "s--t," "ass," "bastard," "bitch," "hell."
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Drinking, Drugs & Smoking
Characters appear to be smoking what is either hashish or marijuana. Cigarette smoking. Characters get drunk in a police van. Shot drinking in a bar. Drinking and drug use at a pool party. Pills taken. Martini and cocktail drinking.
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Parents Need to Know
Parents need to know that Kuttey is a 2023 Indian noir action movie in which three groups of characters fight to steal money from a bank van outside of Mumbai. Expect a lot of graphic violence, including a scene in which a female prisoner is raped by a security guard, the act shown in silhouette. A character is decapitated with a sword. Mass shooting deaths as two characters fire assault weapons and guns at those attending a drug dealer's pool party -- characters shot in the forehead and chest before falling into the pool and turning the water red. Characters are shot and killed at point-blank range in the head. Fighting with weapons, grenades, swords, punches, kicks. A character carjacks a scooter, beating up the two people who were riding on it. There's a massive shootout at the end among all the characters and communist insurgents. Strong language throughout, including "motherf--ker" and "f--k." Two sex scenes, no nudity. Characters shown either smoking hashish or marijuana (not specified). Cigarette smoking. Drinking in bars, nightclubs. Characters shown getting drunk in a police van. Partygoer shown popping a pill. Scene set in a drug lab. In Hindi, with English subtitles. To stay in the loop on more movies like this, you can sign up for weekly Family Movie Night emails.
Is It Any Good?
This is a Bollywood take on the noir thrillers defined by Quentin Tarantino and Guy Ritchie that is enjoyable enough, if derivative and chaotic. Kuttey (Dogs in Hindi) is told in chapter form as it centers on three gangs of people competing to rob a bank van of its money -- two corrupt undercover cops, the daughter of a drug kingpin and her lover, a henchman of her father's, and the superior officers of the undercover cops. Oh, and there are also communist guerillas.
It's entertaining despite all the cliches of hardboiled dialogue (the retelling of the "Frog and Scorpion" folktale is particularly excruciating), extreme gratuitous violence, and the inevitable scenes of every single character having a weapon and pointing them at each other. With all the death at the beginning and throughout the movie, it's easy enough to guess how all this is going to play out, but the strong acting and capable directing (despite the overuse of "foreboding" background music) keeps it engaging enough for mature audiences.
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