While everyone was pondering over what will happen next in this gritty 2020 some form of solace caressed the internet with the revelation of Borat Subsequent Moviefilm starring the master of the comic delivery and timing, Sacha Baron Cohen!
Yes! You read it correctly my friend, the comedy and satire which symbolizes a mockumentary with a shovel hitting, jaw-dropping and in-your-face attitude of Borat: Cultural Learnings of America for Make Benefit Glorious Nation of Kazakhstan is set for sequel for a worldwide release on 23rd October.
Who is Borat?
If you have this question it’s okay you might be living under a rock or a Gen Z who is not familiar with Borat. If that is the case then you might find yourself in for a treat because Borat till date, is single-handedly the film defining the genre when it comes to making a mockumentary with a cinematography which was unforeseen and so subtle that it embraced the essence of Kazakhstan and USA while mocking them throughout the journey.
Borat: Cultural Learnings of America for Make Benefit Glorious Nation of Kazakhstan gave us a simple local news reporter from Kazakhstan and his journey to understand the cultural heritage of the United States. The premise is so simple but you cannot find monotony when you Sacha Baron Cohen a script.
The Shame and Fame
The trailer for Borat Subsequent Moviefilm shows us how the first iteration by Borat made the Kazakhstani local reporter a household name worldwide even in the lackluster tech available in 2005. The fame garnered by Cohen comes at a price and this is where the Borat Subsequent Moviefilm is conceptualized.
Borat made a name for himself at the expense of his natives at so many times that even he saw this coming. The sheer and crude mocking of the preconceived notions and societal norms made this venture an epitome of comic acting and even established method acting approach of Sacha Baron Cohen with a rigidity of a Texan against an atheist! Yeah I made a stereotypical comment and you just gotta deal with it because it’s my opinion! This is just a way of punching down in comedy in general and Borat embodied free speech more than anyone you might have met.
Precision of Satire
Borat Subsequent Moviefilm will require a lot of precision and quality in making sure he mocks almost everything from pseudo secularism, female rights, the Trump debacle and even the dreaded Covid 19 virus as leaves no stone unturned when it comes to making people laugh at his expense and sometimes his entourage but that’s his way!
“Only men and bears are allowed inside cars”
The female character starring Irina Nowak as Borat’s daughter is going to be the co-lead with Cohen and is set to give a convincing performance as “Sandra Jessica Parker“. Yes I know Borat Sagdiyev’s daughter should not be named that but that’s what Borat named him and we gotta deal with it!
It is an even bigger and heavier weight of responsibility this time around Borat with the increase in societal changes and everybody having an opinion on social media will require Cohen to give his best as people expect Borat to be what he was portrayed in Borat: Cultural Learnings of America for Make Benefit Glorious Nation of Kazakhstan.
The Dictator of Comedy
Cohen’s filmography is something that should be taught in acting classes because the way Cohen approached Alladeen “The Dictator” in 2012 and the endurance of switching between accents and characters is unprecedented as he immediately after the humongous success of The Dictator he was first lead as Freddie Mercury in Queen biopic, Bohemian Rhapsody which turned sour due to production and personal issues with the cast and crew.
So buckle up for a ride where you will have to pause just to recover from the laughter riot of the previous frame.
Until then, stream Borat: Cultural Learnings of America for Make Benefit Glorious Nation of Kazakhstan on Netflix, to ease the weight of the wait of Borat Subsequent Moviefilm.
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