Parsis: The Zoroastrians of India Pakistan and The World

Being Cyrus is a unique attempt

A feature film by a photographer has a few advantages. It is crisp, taut and precise, and rarely suffers from avoidable fluff. Being Cyrus falls into this category. A debut venture by director Homi Adajania, it is sure to take you by surprise.

You cannot help gasping at the way it weaves a gripping tale set among a small but intriguing Parsi community. In sharp contrast to Bollywood masala films, Being Cyrus, in its 90 minutes, makes sure you remain glued to the screen and think of nothing but Cyrus (Saif Ali Khan) and how he vibes with five other colourful characters in a bizarre yet interesting gamut of repartee.

The film is an intense psychological drama that shakes you to the core and leaves you thinking long after it is over. The director’s expertise lies in the fact that the film’s intensity never lies heavy on you. He deftly brings in some much-needed comic relief every now and then.

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