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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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The song "Rang Hai" was inspired from the traditional Sufi qawwali "Aaj Rang Hai" by Hazrat Amir Khusrao. See more »

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Sung by Reena Bhardwaj
Composed by A.R. Rahman
Lyrics by Rahat Indori
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Mind blowing cinema
8 June 2009 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

Meenaxi is one of those rare movies. It blurs the boundaries of real and imaginary so beautifully that you are left awestruck at the end. It makes you wonder what is real and what is fictitious? Is it a dream or is it real? It weaves between the two so magnificently you are left wondering if any two people will ever come to the same interpretation of the movie. In a bollywood world where the audience is beaten to death by watching the same boy-meets-girl story recycled countless times, coupled with cheesy dialogues, artificially good/bad characters, leaving absolutely no room for imagination or interpretation, Meenaxi comes as a breath of fresh air. I was shocked to see the rating to be as low as 6. There is nothing that is below par about the movie. The visuals are stunning, with the colors playing a riot at times, and being understated & mysterious on other occasions. The story is mesmerizing. The songs are brilliant. The acting of both Tabu and Raghubir Yadav is excellent as usual. Kunal Kapoor did leave a bit to be desired though, at least for me. Probably it is too abstract for a section of the audience. But anybody who is pessimistic about the quality of Hindi cinema should see Meenaxi. Even though I am not a great fan of M.F.Hussain, but the quality of his artwork in the movie is undeniable. To think it was only his second movie makes you wonder at the overall talent levels of these artists. Go watch the movie with an open mind, and you will see something new too.


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