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Being Cyrus

  • Drama
  • Thriller
  • 2005
  • Homi Adajania
  • 81 mins
  • 12A

Summary

"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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Review

A star rating of 3 out of 5.

An apparently innocuous family saga erupts into a hotbed of murder, betrayal and revenge in this engaging yet convoluted drama. Mixing Indian and western sensibilities to unusual effect, it stars Bollywood heart-throb Saif Ali Khan as young drifter Cyrus who sets off a dark chain of events when he takes employment with a reclusive sculptor (Naseeruddin Shah) and his scheming wife (Dimple Kapadia). Although the early scenes are rich with colour, as Cyrus recounts the Sethna clan's amusing idiosyncrasies using profuse narration and flashbacks, it's in the unexpectedly twisting second half that the film really flourishes. Despite some overacting from minor characters, the cast copes perfectly with the English-language script, while debut co-writer/director Homi Adajania demonstrates confidence and visual flair.

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Credits

Cast

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Cyrus MistrySaif Ali Khan
Dinshaw SethnaNaseeruddin Shah
Katy SethnaDimple Kapadia
Farokh SethnaBoman Irani
Tina SethnaSimone Singh
Fardounjee SethnaHoney Chhaya
Inspector LovelyManjoi Pahwa

Crew

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DirectorHomi Adajania

Details

Theatrical distributor
Eros
Released on
2006-03-24
Languages
English
Available on
DVD
Formats
Colour
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