According to the grapevine, the movie was supposed to be named What The F**k but was considered too offensive for the public at large. Nevertheless, Whiskey Tango Foxtrot is a laugh riot and a must watch because it is a true story of Kim Baker enacted by the competent Tina Fey in war-torn Afghanistan in 2003 and what it entails from a woman’s perspective when you have the local population in the backdrop in Hijabs and typical Islamic sensibilities.
|Whiskey Tango Foxtrot|
The war in Afghanistan has many narratives but this is unique considering the mela (Indian Carnival) of a life that the journalists led and are leading till now in the backdrop of bombs and guns going off fearing for their lives and how in the midst one can have a hookah, wedding, meal, off the record scandals, kidnapping, affairs pretty much similar to the developed world aka New York. Tina Fey probably made Ms Baker proud with her acting prowess while I was blown away, not so much by the acting prowess, by Margot Robbie who is a star in the making just like Kirsten Stewart or Jennifer Lawrence.
The movie has everything that would expect and not so much from a war theatre but what wins hands down is the sense of humour and poise on display. Certainly, some of the things are least expected in such a scenario but you can forget about slapstick or stand up while watching this. Sorry, Kevin Hart.