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Fire: Not quite hot
Sep 13, 2012 12:28 PMRead
“Fire” is a 1996 movie, made by a Canadian Indian director Deepa Mehta. The movie stars stalwarts like Shabana Aazmi and Nandita Das in lead roles.The primary theme of the movie is a lesbian relationship between two protagonists, who are shown as sister-in-laws in the movie. The movie’s back...Read More

::: Of Love and Lesbianism :::
Oct 23, 2005 08:15 PMRead
Sita: Isn't it amazing? We're so bound by customs and rituals. Somebody just has to press my button, this button marked Tradition, and I start responding like a trained monkey. Do I shock you?Radha: Yes.Sita: You're lovely.-------------------------------------------------------------...Read More

Lukewarm at best...
Jun 28, 2003 02:31 AMRead
I saw Fire about a year or so back - primarily motivated by the hype surrounding it and also to view Deepa Mehta's treatment of a taboo topic.I have categorized my review into the elemnts of the movie that struck me as worth commenting on.Treatment of the story-----------------------...Read More


Burning Desires!
Jun 28, 2003 12:50 AMRead
I first had the pleasure of seeing this film in 1997 at a film festival in America with some of my Indian friends. We had heard about all the controversy in India, particularly Maharashta. We wanted to see what all the fuss was about. I recently watched this film again with a renewed understandi...Read More

We didn't start the fire..It was always burning
Jan 14, 2003 04:50 AMRead
According to me the FIRE has died down for a long time now. In fact I was under the impression that not just the smoke would have dried up, even the embers would not be glowing anymore. Surfing through the top thirty reviews for the day, I found not one, not two but three sparks. These sparks ig...Read More

We must face the truth
Jan 13, 2003 09:34 AMRead
I saw this movie a year ago & I was very impressed with it. Deepa Mehta took a very sensitive subject matter & turned it into masterpiece of Indian movie making. Indeed it is a story that will shock most for it deals with making choices that make one a happier person rather than living a lie. Na...Read More

Technically Good, Thematically Poor
Jan 13, 2003 07:00 AMRead
Fire, produced by Deepa Mehta, with the principal actresses Shabana Azmi and Nandita Das had made a sensation in the film world and had raised a lot of controversies. I had seen this film in Calcutta with my wife and her cousin and sister- in-law. The main attraction for me was to see upcoming N...Read More

''Fire'', It burns a hole in your soul.
Jan 13, 2003 05:38 AMRead
A friend rented this movie in 2002, long after the emotions over this film had disappeared, and asked me if I wanted to view the film and I said why not. At this time I was introduced to an Actor of great substance who turned out to be Shabana Azmi. After having watched this movie I realized tha...Read More

De-mystifying India
Apr 16, 2001 06:16 PMRead
''I am going to shoot you, madam''Deepa Mehta received this and other threats after the first screening of FIRE at the International Film Festival of India in Trivandrum, There were angry males and jubilant females ready to have a fistfight, but the explosive situation was controlled by the ...Read More

Jan 03, 2001 01:32 PMRead
I went to see this movie just bcuz of the hype which it got just before its realease, which was unwanted.But the film was totally waste of time there was no story just a relation ship between two people.Shabana Azmi was excellent but the find of the movie was Nandita Das, she has got som...Read More



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