After a failed attempt on Sunday, I managed to catch the show of Being Cyrus yesterday. Thankfully office was closed due to the occasion of Gudi Padva, so it was good mid-week break. I love these holidays.
Anyways talking about the movie, well itâ€™s different. After a little thinking you realize itâ€™s a simple spooky story which could have been made into a masala flick with all itâ€™s necessary ingredients. But I guess Adajania decided to treat it differently and that is why you have Being Cyrus â€“ a dark film which does not match everyoneâ€™s taste. Actually I was not sure if it really clicked with the multiplex audience either. And yes, itâ€™s not a Parsi movie, that it is set in a Parsi family is quite incidental you will know by the end of the movie.
I was reading the movie review shared by Anita, where I learnt a little about the director Adajania.
This is Adajaniaâ€™s first film and he has earlier been a freelance travel writer and photographer as well as a scuba diving instructor. Thatâ€™s just some inspiration in case youâ€™re planning to chuck your day job and get into movie-making.
Just re-affirms my thought of directing a film and realizing my childhood dream. Someday.
The star cast is impressive. And so is the performance. Boman Irani does a best once again. The scene where he fights with the fat lady at the window is well done. Simone Singh looks ravishing throughout the movie, wonder why her husband didnâ€™t take much interest in her. She has been given a very strong character which is not revealed till the end of the movie.
Oops, I should stop before I give out too much. Go watch this move, if you are looking for something different from the Bollywood stable.