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Firaaq  (2009 - Hindi)

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Firaaq critics rating: 3.1 out of 5 3.1/5 (9 critics)

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From its very opening scene of a truck dumping dozens of corpses at a graveyard site for mass burial, Nandita Das makes it clear that her directorial debut, Firaaq is not going to be an easy watchmore

Film-makers across the globe have often told stories of calamities/riots/disasters -- natural and unnatural -- and the aftermath. FIRAAQ, which marks the directorial debut of actress Nandita Das, also looksmore

In the last scene of Shyam Benegal’s Ankur, a child hurled a stone at the landlord’s house and the new wave of Indian parallel cinema came crashing in. Around 35 years later, the child in Nandita Das’s Firaaqmore

When times get bestial, do humans get beastly too? That's the probing question that debutant director Nandita Das poses in this pithy little film that says so much through its power-packed contentmore

Recent films like Slumdog Millionaire, Delhi 6 and Firaaq share one characteristic: they hold up a mirror to society. Set over a 24-hour period a month after the Godhra incident in Gujarat in 2002, Firaaq opensmore

Nandita Das chooses to make a brave debut as director with Firaaq. As an actor, she has always been known to push the envelope but goes a step further in her first effort behind the camera and chooses a subjectmore

Oblivious to its brutal job description, an impassive truck monotonously carries a pile of dead bodies and dumps it into a ploughed ground. Unlike an iron-made carrier though, the hands that bury those corpsesmore

Naseer the actor is also a brilliant orator; a talent that comes naturally to him from stage. It’s a genius that filmmakers repeatedly exploit to conveniently drive home points in their movies. He made a stirring speechmore

As is wont in the aftermath of every holocaust slash mass murder slash genocide, there is a cacophony of voices waiting to be heard of denials, of rabid fear, of remorseless rancour, of endless pain.more