Christopher Nolan’s latest
Dimple plays an arms dealer named Priya. If that sounds like a classic case of miscasting, then it is. She looks as convincing as an arms dealer as Dev Patel does playing David Copperfield. She apparently has a voice in the goings on. But it’s very difficult to determine who she is meant to be or what she’s trying to say. Most of the dialogues are hard to follow. I seriously recommend English subtitles for the English dialogues.
It would be safe to say Dimple’s international debut is a bit of a disaster. Her character comes and goes in brief flashes and makes no sense to the audience. Does Dimple’s presence make any difference to the screenplay? No, I am afraid not. Her hazy lazy presence in Tenet brings up the debate on Asian actors rushing to do minuscule roles in American films. Remember Dimple’s favourite co-star Anil Kapoor making a fool of himself in Mission Impossible? I wouldn’t say Dimple ends up looking as ridiculous as him but it’s close. The one really positive factor in Dimple’s presence in Tenet is that she plays a brown-skinned Asian. In another new film Dev Patel cuts a sorry figure as a colour-blind David Copperfield.