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The Waiting City (2009)

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A mystic-infused love story that follows a young couple's journey to India to collect their adopted baby.

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Doctor Khan
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Didi Chatterjee
Palomi Ghosh ...
Urmi (as Paulomi Ghosh)
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Jeremy Sims ...
Carlisle
Shankar Haldar ...
Feroz
Soumitra Saha ...
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An outwardly happy Australian couple journey to Calcutta to collect their adopted baby, but on arrival find that the arrangements have yet to be finalized. Soon, the intoxicating mystic power of the Indian city pulls them in separate and unexpected directions, and the vulnerability of their marriage begins to reveal itself. Written by Anonymous

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Rated R for brief sexuality and language | See all certifications »
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[first lines]
Rashda: [on the phone] Fiona? Fiona...
Fiona Simmons: Rashda?
Rashda: Can you hear me?
Fiona Simmons: Yeah.
Rashda: Do you have a minute?
Fiona Simmons: I have the documents with me.
Rashda: I hope you know what you're doing.
Fiona Simmons: Absolutely. I'm fine taking them with me.
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Faith-Love-Culture-Sacrifice All Together.
5 August 2011 | by (India) – See all my reviews

This post is about the movie The Waiting City, I just finished watching. It is a story of a mystic- love that how an Australian couple come to an unknown land to search for a baby to adopt and finally the couple discovered how much they love each other. They surprisingly become a part of the culture, faith and the society. I am surprised to see the acting of Radha Mitchell,and Joel Edgerton, they did very well. I see Indo-English corroborated films by Mira Nair,Deepa Mehta, Daisy von Scherler Mayer, Vic Sarin, Wes Anderson and so many directors but Claire McCarthy, she really did a good work. No Indian film maker can think such movie to their point of view of Indian travelers.

The cinematography of the movie is not satisfactory in the sense of motion picture. It seems like the film is made for television short screen. But overall the film scored very well. I see Samrat Chakrabarti in his other films but in The Waiting City he did very well as a porter. The same story and the same film could be more breath taking by working on the cogitate. Wish all the best for the future projects.


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