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By Lalitha Gopalan

In January 1993 sectarian rioting left thousand Hindus and Muslims lifeless in Bombay. purely years later Mani Ratnam's audacious Tamil filmBombay (1995) used those occasions as a backdrop to a love tale among a Hindu boy and a Muslim girl. Bombay was condemned via Muslim critics for misrepresentation and used to be embroiled in censorship controversies. those served in simple terms to intensify curiosity and the movie ran to packed homes in India and abroad.

Lalitha Gopolan indicates how Bombay struggles to discover a story that may reconcile communal modifications. She seems to be intimately on the manner reliable censors attempted to alter the movie lower than the effect of strong figures in either the Muslim and the Hindu groups. In happening to research the aesthetics ofBombay, she exhibits how subject matters of social and gender distinction are rendered via functionality, choreography, music and cinematography. this can be a attention-grabbing account of a landmark in contemporary Indian cinema. 

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