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The Memsahib (2006)

| Drama | July 2006 (USA)
Shifting her lens between the 1850s and 2000s, expatriate Gujarati director Kruti Majmudar illustrates the complexities of love in two East-meets-West marriages.

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Grace Roberts / Asha Randall
Nawab Khan ...
Gauram
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Jayant Rathod / Vijay
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Vinita Devi Rathod
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Mirabai (as Aarti Majmudar)
Nikita Anand ...
Laxmi
Pavithra Subramanian ...
Khayal
Murli Sharma ...
Kishore Sinh Thakker
Sujata Kumar ...
Bhanudevi Thakker
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Captain Nelson Roberts
Rajesh Balwani ...
Insolent Nobleman
Bakul Thakker ...
Bookish Nobleman
Virginia Holmes ...
Haughty Lady
Sarah Beltran ...
Haughty Lady
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Prof. Neil Thakker
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Shifting her lens between the 1850s and 2000s, expatriate Gujarati director Kruti Majmudar illustrates the complexities of love in two East-meets-West marriages.

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Halhatatlan szerelem  »

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A very beautiful first film
24 August 2006 | by (New York) – See all my reviews

In her very first effort, director Kruti Majmudar has created a beautiful film that spans the centuries and gives viewers a delightful peek into Indian history and culture. This love story, with clever twists, is well-acted and nicely paced. The male and female leads (Emily Hamilton and Parvin Dabas, whom you may remember from Monsoon Wedding) play dual roles. In the first part of the film they are characters in a period piece set in the 1850s. Later on, they play a man and woman in current-day India. Cinematographer Rajen Kothari captures the incredible landscape and gives the film a very polished feel. My favorite scene is one where young Indian women are learning to dance at the site of the well that was the springboard for Majmudar's story and also the subject of her Masters thesis for her architecture degree. (Majmudar answered audience questions following the film's World Premiere at the Stony Brook Film Festival in July). The combination of authentic music and gorgeous costumes, traditional dancing and camera movement made me feel I was in on the action -- if not as a participant, at least as an on-site observer. I also enjoyed the character Grace Roberts, a British school teacher with an independent spirit and clearly an example of feminist tendencies going back more than 200 years. The thousand folks who attended the premiere gave the film a very warm reception.


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