"Being Cyrus" is a dark, comedic venture by the debutante director Homi Adajania that spins around the Sethnas - a Parsi family.

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Dinshaw Sethna
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Farokh Sethna
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Tina Sethna
Honey Chhaya ...
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Miss Vinci
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Bonesetter
Carol Gracias ...
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Farokh's Secretary
Keku Writer ...
Eedu
Yasmin Khambatta ...
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Sephra ...
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The Sethna family resides in the hills of Panchgani. A retired sculptor Dinshaw heads the family of Dinshaw's wife Katy , brother Farokh, sister-in-law Tina and father Fardoonjee. When the bizarre Cyrus comes into their lives, it is soon revealed that things aren't quite right with the Sethna family. The original Indian title is "Akoori." Written by gavin (gunmasterM@hotmail.com)

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Cyrus Mistry: You know how to play Chess, Mr. Sethna?
Fardounjee Sethna: Used to. I wasn't a Grandmaster or anything. But saala my father told me one thing about life from this game. He used to say, "Always remember, son. Once the game is over, the King and the Pawn go back into the same box."
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Just the kind of role that Saif needed
2 July 2006 | by (Champaign, IL) – See all my reviews

I have always seen Saif Ali Khan as one of the most talented stars of Indian cinema. He is one of the actors who underwent enormous transformation in his career, and is today one of the rare entities in Bollywood who have style with even more substance.

Being Cyrus is not his best performance till date. And yet, it will probably always be remembered as one of his memorable roles because of the dark shades to his character.

The movie boasts of an incredible line of greats from Indian cinema, and a pretty good storyline. I will refrain from making any reference to the storyline since it is bound to give away something about the movie.

Overall, an enjoyable movie and something that you will probably want to watch more than once!


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