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Mr and Mrs Iyer

  • Drama
  • 2002
  • Aparna Sen
  • 117 mins
  • 15

Summary

Romantic drama starring Rahul Bose and Konkona Sen Sharma. A Muslim photographer and a woman with a young child come to rely on each other on a bus journey through hostile territory.

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Review

A star rating of 2 out of 5.

Director Aparna Sen (36 Chowringhee Lane) discovers that good intentions don't always make good cinema with this pedestrian drama, which teeters between toleration treatise, self-conscious art house and mainstream entertainment. The scenario that pitches Muslim photographer Rahul Bose and widowed Tamil Brahmin mother Konkona Sensharma together is sound enough. Indeed, it should have become increasingly tense once the pair begin posing as a married couple, following a terrorist outrage, to save Bose from vengeful Hindu extremists. However, the dialogue is thuddingly deliberate and neither star looks comfortable with either the political or melodramatic pronouncements.

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Credits

Cast

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RajaRahul Bose
Meenakshi Iyer Konkona Sensharma
Iqbal Ahmed KhanBhisham Sahni
Iqbal Ahmed Khan's wifeSurekha Sikri
TBCAnjan Dutt
TBCEsha Chauhan
Officer of the Rapid Action ForceBharat Kaul

Crew

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DirectorAparna Sen

Details

Languages
English | Hindi | Panjabi | Bengali | Tamil | Urdu
Guidance
Contains swearing.
Available on
video and DVD
Formats
Colour
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