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The Square Circle (1996)

Daayraa (original title)
Set on the north eastern coast of India this unusual Indian film mixes the genres of Bollywood (the song) with a toght hard hitting look at Indian society looking at areas of women's place ... See full summary »

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The Transvestite
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The Girl
Faiyyaz ...
Madam
Rekha Sahay ...
Bar Owner
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Widow
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Garage Owner
Nandu Madhav ...
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Abductor (as Nagesh Bhosie)
Rekha Sabnis ...
Girl's Parent
Sanjay Sharma ...
Girl's Parent
Kalyani Karandikar ...
Sushila's Husband
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Jeep Driver
Shezaad ...
Rapist
Brijesh Singh ...
Rapist
Rajiv Mohanty ...
Rapist
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Set on the north eastern coast of India this unusual Indian film mixes the genres of Bollywood (the song) with a toght hard hitting look at Indian society looking at areas of women's place in Indian village society, cross dressing, rape and the history of Indian folk song. These provocitive issues are woven into a story using folk songs to tell the story and in one memorable scene poking fun at the Bollywood style musical number. Written by <alanj@pcug.co.uk>

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Drama | Music | Romance

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13 June 1997 (UK)  »

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a brilliant summary of sexuality
25 June 2005 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

the movie is based on the sexuality of transvestite who happens to come in contact with a rape victim. The movie revolves around the relationship between these two people. The story is good except reintroduction of the villains out of nowhere in the end of the movie makes it little repetitive.While leaving minor details, the movie seems to have powerful reach into the human sexuality, and it seems to portray the power of women in a positive plight. Furthermore, the movie also explores the rights of the people who are not part of the mainstream society namely the gays and lesbians.The movie goes deeper into their emotions and how they also face discrimination from society for no fault of theirs.


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