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Zubeidaa (2001)
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The Greatest of Movies! A must see!, 18 November 2001
10/10

This is by far one of the best Indian movies I have ever seen. One really gets a sense of the life in the early 1950's in India. The plot is very rich. Full of life. Full of characters, nuances. There are so many stories in the background: partition, status of Muslims in India, Indian cenima, fate of Indian principalties. The dialogue is just awesome. But, of course, the focus and center of the movie is the story of Zubedaa. Khaled Mohammed's script -- based on the life of is mother -- is simply amazing. In general, I do not like Karishma Kapoor's movies -- but she gives a phenomenol performance here, even better than her performance in Fiza. I hope she will continue do serious roles in the future. In fact, everyone in the movie is great. There are no "mistakes" in the movie. What starts out as very simple story builds up to something very powerful. There is no naive sentimentality here. This is art! High art! And no this is not one of those aesthetic pieces that are out of touch with reality. I just cannot say enough about the movie. Perfect, perfect, perfect.

Of course, this movie is only for serious viewers. If you are looking for action or laughs, look else where.