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Being Cyrus (2005)

"Being Cyrus" is a dark, comedic venture by the debutante director Homi Adajania that spins around the Sethnas - a Parsi family.

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Homi Adajania

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Homi Adajania (original screenplay), Kersi Khambatta (original screenplay)
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Naseeruddin Shah ... Dinshaw Sethna
Dimple Kapadia ... Katy Sethna
Saif Ali Khan ... Cyrus Mistry
Boman Irani ... Farokh Sethna
Simone Singh ... Tina Sethna
Honey Chhaya Honey Chhaya ... Fardounjee Sethna
Manoj Pahwa ... Inspector Maninder Lovely
Delna Patel Delna Patel ... Miss Vinci
Ravi Khote Ravi Khote ... Bonesetter
Carol Gracias Carol Gracias ... Girl in Dream / Beggar Girl
Zareen Bhasin Zareen Bhasin ... Farokh's Secretary
Keku Writer Keku Writer ... Eedu
Yasmin Khambatta Yasmin Khambatta ... Bonesetter's wife
Rayaan Gandhy Rayaan Gandhy ... Young Cyrus
Sephra Sephra ... Young Tina
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The Sethna family resides in the hills of Panchgani. A retired sculptor Dinshaw heads the family of Dinshaw's wife Katy , brother Farokh, sister-in-law Tina and father Fardoonjee. When the bizarre Cyrus comes into their lives, it is soon revealed that things aren't quite right with the Sethna family. The original Indian title is "Akoori." Written by gavin (gunmasterM@hotmail.com)

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Who you let in can change your life

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Country:

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Language:

English

Release Date:

24 March 2006 (India) See more »

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1.85 : 1
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Cyrus Mistry: [narrating when being let in by the Sethnas in Panchgani] It was really as simple as that. This would be my home for the following year. At first I thought it may have been Dinshaw's need for a pottery assistant, which he had advertised for. But somehow Katy's eagerness to allow me in, told me that I'd be doing a lot more than just getting my hands dirty with clay.
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Mild Simple Thriller
29 March 2006 | by tanmaytoraskarSee all my reviews

Being Cyrus, the movie which just released this weekend in India is already being hailed by critics and filmmakers everywhere. I viewed the movie just recently in the theaters and i should say that it is a simple sweet satisfying thriller that fills your appetite for the evening course.

The Story is very simple, that Saif Ali Khan or Cyrus is a drifter who looks for work anywhere. He meets up Nasserudin Shah and comes in working for him. Shah lives with his old and seductive wife Dimple Kapadia. The plot goes on when Cyrus discovers that Shah's brother is a lazy worker who fiddles around with Nasseruddin's wife. Dimple then sets Cyrus to do some dirty work by killing her father-in-law. The Story takes time to build up and does go exploring more on the character's background. The Screenplay is superb with witty dialogs and a clear state narration from Saif Ali Khan. He does a terrific job on being the character of a Cyrus, a dark and mysterious man who lurks in the crowds of mumbai. But only Nasseruddin Shah was not given enough screen time, he was almost wasted through out the movie. The other actors like Boman Irani and Dimple Kappadia are full of grace and valour giving their acting best. The whole turn of events helps in making you feel for the characters.

The other details are also well used especially the Photography, it gives the dark feeling environment around us. The Edit is very fast too, making the movie run for about 100 min and giving it the feel of a Hitchcock episode. The sounds and music are also well used and tune in well for the movie. All in all the movie is worth the visit and keeps on going well till the final twist, which is a must see for any type of movie.

The Movie looks like it was made from inspirations such as Alfred Hitchcock and the Twilight Zone series. The Screenplay is very original and also well directed. Purely Good Performances and everything goes in a simple manner. 3 out of 5 for Cyrus


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