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Ratings & Reviews

  1. Ruia's rating of the film Scorching Winds

    I was rewatching Shyam Benegal's Mammo (which also deals with the extended effects of migration + displacement, post-Partition) and I almost forgot about the scene where Mammo, Fayyazi, and Riyaz go to the cinema to watch Garam Hava. Mammo's announcement midst tears that it feels as though they've filmed her life whilst the camera shifts to the screen where the grandmother finally dies in her home is hopefully

  2. blue sky's rating of the film Scorching Winds

    One film which treads the line of sentimentality very carefully. In films about revolution, Holocaust and wars, it's very difficult to maintain balance between true emotional impact on characters and the changing environment around them. @Laali That's strange!

  3. saptarshi's rating of the film Scorching Winds

  4. Sudipto Basu's rating of the film Scorching Winds

    Inspite of some melodramatic touches, this is a very fine example of realism-naturalism in cinema. All the more precious because it is a document of a culture that is almost always shown cooped up in durbars and palaces. And the humourous touches centering around populist leaders are delightful. :D

  5. Laali's rating of the film Scorching Winds

    Oh! I see that Urdu writer Ismat Chughtai is not credited here on The Auteurs: she actually wrote the short story on which the film is based. :(