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Mr. and Mrs. Iyer (2002)

During a bus journey, a devout Hindu Brahmin woman protects a Muslim man when communal rioting breaks out.

Director:

Aparna Sen

Writers:

Aparna Sen (story), Dulal Dey (story) | 1 more credit »

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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Rahul Bose ... Raja Chowdhury / Jehangir Chowdhury
Konkona Sen Sharma ... Meenakshi Iyer (as Konkona Sensharma)
Bhisham Sahni Bhisham Sahni ... Iqbal Ahmed Khan (as Bhisham Sahani)
Surekha Sikri ... Najma Khan
Sunil Mukherjee Sunil Mukherjee
Anjan Dutt
Esha Chauhan Esha Chauhan
Kalyan Ray Kalyan Ray ... Voice overs
P.P. Bajaj P.P. Bajaj ... Voice overs
Rahul Mulani Rahul Mulani ... Voice overs
Shernaz Patel ... Voice overs
Theron D'Souza Theron D'Souza ... Voice overs
Mona Shetty Mona Shetty ... Voice overs (as Mona Ghosh Shetty)
Vijaya Subramanium Vijaya Subramanium ... Meenakshi's Mother
A.V. Iyenger A.V. Iyenger ... Meenakshi's Father
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Storyline

Meenakshi Iyer comes from a devout Hindu Brahmin family, purely vegetarian, who not only abstain from meat, but also food from restaurants, is the only child, married to Subramaniam Iyer from Tamil Nadu, has just given birth to a young son, Santhanam, and is visiting her mom. It is then they receive news that her mother-in-law is ill and wants Meenakshi back home in Calcutta. The parents arrange to drop her and her son off at the bus-stand, where they are introduced to a young photographer named Raja Chowdhury. Meenakshi's parents ask Raja to look after her, to which he agrees. The bus starts off, taking it's passengers through scenic hillside. The bus driver comes across a sign that the regular road is closed and he decides to take another route. After a few hours the bus comes to a stop as there is a line-up of vehicles ahead. The passengers are told that there has been a terrorist attack on a train resulting in the death of about 200 people. The region, predominately Hindu, believe... Written by rAjOo (gunwanti@hotmail.com)

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Country:

India

Language:

English | Tamil | Bengali | Hindi | Punjabi | Urdu

Release Date:

19 July 2002 (India) See more »

Also Known As:

Mr. és Mrs. Iyer See more »

Filming Locations:

Himalayas, West Bengal, India See more »

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Trivia

Uday Bhawalkar provided the vocals for the theme track of this movie. The theme is based on an ancient form of Indian classical music called "Dhrupad", rarely heard in movies. See more »

Connections

References Gunaah (1993) See more »

Soundtracks

Don't Look Away
Written by Zakir Hussain
Sung by Samantha and Chorus
Featuring on Alaap - Ustad Sultan Khan
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An amazing film... the screenplay and filming left me breathless.
13 January 2004 | by chandreyee_mitraSee all my reviews

Aparna Sen has done a wonderful job writing and directing this film. The characters are delightfully underplayed (a nice change from the common melodrama of Hindi films), and Konkona Sen-Sharma and Rahul Bose were wonderfully believable.

But best of all was the photography... a tragedy depicted by a nuance... I was touched, and cried my eyes out.

The religion and caste issues are depicted beautiful. Even the educated are often senselessly prejudiced, and likewise grace often appears in unexpected forms. A beautiful movie which I would recommend to all.


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