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Meenaxi: Tale of 3 Cities (2004)

Delving into the limitless world of creative endeavors, and vicissitudes in the way of such endeavors, this tale of an artist and his muse, like a painting, leaves itself open to interpretations and readings by every viewer...

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Meenaxi
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Nawab
Nadira Babbar ...
Khala / Masi
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Kameshwar Mathur
Sadiya Turabi ...
Naghma
Zafar Ansari ...
Publisher
Zainab Ravdjee ...
Naghma's friend
Pawan Sughand ...
Qawwali main singer
Madhu Gopinath ...
Kalaripallu performer
Vakkom Sajeev ...
Kalaripallu performer
Bunty Sharma ...
Boy with kite
Chettan Motiwalla ...
Man on motorcycle (as Chetan Motiwalla)
Raisa Husain ...
'Rang' exotic dancer
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'Rang' exotic dancer
Ghanteshwar T. Guru ...
Man at Jaisalmer station / Photographer
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A well-known Nawab, who is an author as well as a poet in Hyderabad, India, is approached by a beautiful young woman, with a heavy Hyderabadi accent named Meenaxi, to write a story on her, which the Nawab agrees to do so. When the Nawab's antique car breaks down, he takes it to a motor mechanic, and thus a story is formed in the Nawab's mind. The story takes place in Jaisalmer, Rajasthan, where his lead actress is the maternal niece of the local Raja Bijendra Singh, and the motor mechanic is Kameshwar Mathur, the only son of a multi-millionaire. Kameshwar and Meenaxi meet and are instantly attracted to each other. The second scenario the Nawab creates takes place in Prague, the Czech republic, where Meenaxi is portrayed as a young woman living in a Nunnery by the name of Maria Gulcova, who has been assigned to do some research on India and it's culture. In order to do this, she meets with a young man from India, Kameshwar, and both are attracted to each other. The Nawab takes both ... Written by rAjOo (gunwanti@hotmail.com)

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Drama | Musical | Romance

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2 April 2004 (India)  »

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INR 5,403,000 (India) (9 April 2004)
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The film was titled " Do Kadam Aur Sahi " at one point during production. See more »

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Potter's Village
Composed by A.R. Rahman
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Self indulgent waste of time
4 April 2005 | by (Australia) – See all my reviews

I thought Meenaxi was a self indulgent waste of time. The movie was poorly edited and artistic for the sake of being artistic rather being incorporated into the plot. Apart from the main protagonist, the quality of acting was mediocre and dialog was pithy. One of the two bright sparks was the choreography of the musical pieces, which were acrobatic and classical. Most importantly, they were a refreshing change from the usual bollywood crass belly gyrations. The other, positive (which is no reflection on the film makers) are the locations. It is hard to miss the beauty of cities like Jaisalmer and Prague. Overall, for some visual appeal and a cloudy plot-line, Meenaxi is watchable. But I would recommend getting on with household chores instead!


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