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The Memsahib (2006)

 |  Drama  |  July 2006 (USA)
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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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Grace Roberts / Asha Randall
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Jayant Rathod / Vijay
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Mirabai (as Aarti Majmudar)
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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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great theme, characters potential 7/10 used
26 September 2006 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

very interesting story, would have liked to get to know a bit more about daily life of rich and poor. Where is spirituality/ religion for the protagonists? Architecture clearly plays major role, could it have been more part of the story? It's magic is marvelously set up! Laxmi could have told us more about the meaning of dance(s). The romance had slight touch towards newer Indian productions although not too kitschy(Jayant/Vijay). The dream of romance between east and west seems to blossom only in Greek tragedy. todays multicultural superficial melting is not happier. Why was Asha overly afraid of 'taking role' of Grace, since she was already accustomed to India, is the western culture never really comprehending? I had a great movie night!


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