|TROPICAL HEAT (director: Jag Mundhra; screenwriter: Michael W. Potts/story by Simon Levy & Jag Mundhra; cinematographer: V. Shaukat; editors: Ashok Amritraj/Jag Mundhra; music: Del Casher; cast: Rick Rossovich (Gravis), Maryam d'Abo (Beverly), Lee Anne Beaman (Carolyn), Asha Siewkumar (Kamla), Prakash Raj (Inspector ), (), (), (); Runtime: 86; MPAA Rating: R; producer: Ashok Amritraj; Prism; 1993)|
|"An exotic mystery story that
fails to rock."
by Dennis Schwartz
exotic mystery story that fails to rock, even if
about lesbian killers and the sex scenes are hot.
It's directed by the Indian-born filmmaker Jag
Writer Michael W. Potts adapts from a
story co-written by the director and Simon Levy. The
visuals, on location, have pleasing site and building
insurance investigator Gravis (Rick Rossovich)
is sent to India to investigate the death of a wealthy
maharajah stomped to death by an elephant. His widow
is an American woman named Beverly (Maryam d'Abo).
The investigator manages to have sex with her and two
other women during his lazy investigation (an American
played by Lee Anne Beaman & the
dark-skinned Indian played by Asha Siewkumar).
The acting is worse than bad. It's atrocious.
REVIEWED ON 5/1/2015 GRADE: C+
Dennis Schwartz: "Ozus' World Movie Reviews"
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