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3.2
6 Ratings

Junoon

Directed by Shyam Benegal
India, 1978
Drama

Synopsis

The movie chronicles the period of 1857 to 1858 when the soldiers of the East India Company mutinied and many smaller kingdoms joined the soldiers in the hope of regaining their territories from the English. The movie is shown from the perspective of one of the leaders of the fight.

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Junoon Directed by Shyam Benegal

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  • Jyoti's rating of the film Junoon

    Offensive. In addition to the principal plot being narrated by a (white) British character, the Indian rebels were largely presented as irrational and lacking legitimate goals. Further, the parallels the film draws between Javed's crazy obsession with Ruth and the rebels' similar obsession with getting rid of the British were abhorrent. Really disappointed that Benegal would adapt such a work.