Every now and again comes a film that shakes you. A film that deeply affects you and the core purpose of the film goes beyond the realms of cinema as being just entertainment as the purpose... See full synopsis »
[THIS PLOT SUMMARY CONTAINS SPOILERS] Shortly after 1800 hours, 11 July 2006, Mumbai was shattered by seven bomb blasts on Western Railway stations: Matunga, Mahim, Khar, Bandra, Jogeshwari... See full summary »
A woman, attended by two midwives, is giving birth in a small village in India. When the child's cry rings, the father bangs on a steel plate to attract the attention of all the villagers, ... See full summary »
Right from Peon to Principal, and from the most lowly menial staff to the office of the Prime Minister, modern secular India is embedded in corruption by officials who brag that even if ... See full summary »
Ajay Kumar the newly appointed, honest SSP of Lucknow police cracks down on the nefarious cop-mafia nexus in Uttar Pradesh, but finds a cunning and ruthless adversary in Gajraj. Can Ajay win this unjust war ?
Secret Service Agent, Karan Menon (Kay Kay) has been assigned the task of penetrating the gang and winning the confidence of underworld don, Shastri (Vallabh Vyas). Karan does so with ease,... See full summary »
Every now and again comes a film that shakes you. A film that deeply affects you and the core purpose of the film goes beyond the realms of cinema as being just entertainment as the purpose then turns into education... See full synopsis »
The character 'Parzan' is based upon a child named Azhar, a victim of the devastating Gujarati riots of 2002 who is still missing to this day. The parents of the child placed his picture in the end credits of the film in hopes that he is still alive and someone may recognize him. See more »
The road to perdition is paved with good intentions...
I need to break this movie down into two categories: Intention and Execution Intention: I have to applaud Dholakia on this one. He intended to come up with a touching, heart wrenching expose on the communal riots in Gujarat. He attacks the powers that be and reveals several facts that viewers may not have gotten from the general media coverage of the riots. All this while trying to explore the effect on one Parsi family.
Execution: This has got to be one of the worst made films I've seen in a while. The dialogue was heavy handed and sounded like it was written by an angsty 13 year old. The characters were flat and uninteresting. There are obvious and stereotypical representations of various concepts such as evil Right Wing Hindu, Helpless Old Victim and my personal favourite: sidelined Gandhian. Nemec's character is a joke, liberally swearing and drinking and doing nothing outside of sanctimonious voice-overs and observations.
All in all, this is a clichéd, heavy handed and angsty treatment of a subject that demands more respect and has so much more to offer in terms of artistic exploration.
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