Sadak ★★½

If "Taxi Driver" remains a nightmare you force yourself through, "Sadak" is what you remember of it the following morning - or fifteen years later, half a world away, for the benefit of friends looking to be consoled and entertained. By their closing act, with Sanju throwing roundhouse kicks at anyone left standing between him and his gal, the Bhatts have pretty much put up their hands and acknowledged that their inspiration is all but inimitable; indeed, having their hero lashed to a makeshift cross by thugs suggests they got bored and decided to remake a then-recent Scorsese title instead. If they'd kept going, they could have packed their taxi driver off to Tibet to become the next Dalai Lama.