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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

Writers:

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 ... 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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Storyline

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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Drama | Thriller

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Country:

India

Language:

English

Release Date:

24 March 2006 (India) See more »

Also Known As:

Akoori See more »

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Dolby Digital

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1.85 : 1
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The movie was originally titled Akoori, a traditional Parsi scrambled-eggs-like side dish, to reflect the 'scrambled' Sethna family. The name was changed as majority of audience won't get the meaning. The director, however, has included a scene of Akoori being prepared where a thousand eggs are broken in a large vessel. See more »

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Cyrus Mistry: [narrating] Leo Tolstoy once said, 'All happy families resemble one another; each unhappy family is unhappy in its own way'. This is about the Sethna family. The two brothers, their old father Fardoonjee, and a few variants thrown in for good measure. This is my side of their story.
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Being Honest
28 March 2006 | by SelvarajanKSee all my reviews

Homi Adajania misses the century by few runs, but no worries even Dravid missed one on his debut. Yes, its a brilliant start for him as a story teller. I remember seeing sixth sense, it wasn't too great a movie(every one will agree me on that) till I saw the climax, that's where the brilliance lies. Its the package of the film that's makes directors GREAT. Well, Homi can pat himself for his honest original attempt and not trying to remake any of classic English thrillers in Hindi.

I thought the first half was little too long in describing things which weren't related to the title. I felt a lot of attention should have been given to Cyrus which i think lacked except the dream scene. Unfortunately you actually cant really draw the outline for Cyrus, which you do with other character. The cinematographer and editor make you eyes busy with colors and cuts. I thought Salim-Sulaiman still has a hangover of Booth, cause the music in the first half was little loud for the way the movie opens and proceeds till interval, but they did make up in the second half with the sound. All characters where apt in their roles, but i still think the director ran out of wine when feeding Saif and Shah.

If not the best movie i ever saw, its a brilliant and a honest movie from AN India for which i can be proud of. For me the hero is Homi Adajania, HATS OFF.


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