What is meant by healthy masculinity? The underrated Kumbalangi Nights (2019) attempts to answer the question by putting its characters (and the audience) through a series of absurd situations. The end result is a madcap film. It’s funny, absurd, gentle, and moving at the same time.
So why do we need such a test? Why this formulation? And what is meant by 'healthy masculinity' anyway? Also, why should such a test be based on a Malayalam film? And finally, who am I to propose such a test?
For answers to all these questions, find the long form read here.