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Based on 18 Reviews
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  • 75
    Peter Stack San Francisco Chronicle

    A deftly layered drama. show more

  • 75
    Desmond Ryan Philadelphia Inquirer

    Gunnarsson crams his movie with subplots from the novel and then abandons them for lack of room but Seth calibrates the stages of Gustad's journey with infallible judgement and conviction. show more

  • 75
    Jack Mathews New York Daily News

    Seth, who played Nehru in the Oscar-winning "Gandhi," gives a subtly layered performance as a complex, tormented and very decent man in crisis. show more

  • 88
    Roger Ebert Chicago Sun-Times

    So rich in atmosphere it makes Western films look pale and underpopulated. show more

  • 75
    John Petrakis Chicago Tribune

    A cinematic treat, thanks to the well-defined supporting characters, the flawless attention to detail and a performance by the great Roshan Seth - one of the most underrated actors of his generation - which is just about perfect. show more

  • 75
    David Sterritt Christian Science Monitor

    The dialogue and acting are stagy at times, especially in the early scenes, but the characters are compelling and the Indian atmosphere is vividly sketched. show more

  • 75
    Jonathan Foreman New York Post

    An unusually well-written and satisfying multilayered drama that conveys the feel of urban India with more vivid accuracy than anything made in the subcontinent in recent years. show more

  • 75
    Jay Carr Boston Globe

    While no individual plot strand is vividly compelling, their interplay makes for a hearty and humanistic mix, carried by the performances. show more

  • 75
    Chris Kaltenbach Baltimore Sun

    A film that immerses its audience in the Indian culture while telling a universally appealing story of grace under pressure. show more

  • 60
    Maitland McDonagh TV Guide

    Director Sturla Gunnarsson crams each sequence with subtle, telling detail while avoiding "exotic India" clichés. show more

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