Black Friday
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Filmmaker Anurag Kashyap explores the events following the March 2, 1993, bombings that ripped through Mumbai, India while simultaneously offering a cinematic study on just how such a tragedy can change a city in this adaptation of the book by author S. Hussain Zaidi. Mumbai has been decimated by a series of powerful bombs, and now top cop Rakesh Maria (Kay Kay Menon) is determined to apprehend the culprits responsible for plunging the city into chaos. Soon after discovering several more vehicles leaded down with bombs, Maria discovers that Tiger Menon, a powerful businessman from the Muslim… More

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Rotten Tomatoes Score: 86%

Critic Reviews from Rotten Tomatoes

"The underused Indian actor Kay Kay Menon is perfectly cast as a crisply correct detective keeping a tight lid on his seething anger in Black Friday, a rigorously naturalistic docudrama about a complex police investigation."
‑ David Chute, L.A. Weekly
"A superb and devastating piece of cinema that with justification can be compared favorably to Gillo Pontocorvo's classic The Battle of Algiers in its dispassionate yet sweeping journalistic inquiry into cataclysmic social and political events."
‑ Kirk Honeycutt, Hollywood Reporter
"There's a lot of material covered in the film and its structure ... requires an audience to pay careful and close attention. But [director Anurag] Kashyap keeps the action moving and the overall movie turns out to be engrossing."
‑ Ted Murphy, Murphy's Movie Reviews
"Black Friday is a moving and exhausting work of angry humanism."
‑ Matt Zoller Seitz, New York Times
"A potent reminder that Indian filmmaking isn't limited to Bollywood super-productions."
‑ Ethan Alter, Film Journal International
"A fact-based procedural whose drama gets lost amid its analytical detail."
‑ Derek Elley, Variety
"In the aftermath of 9/11, its assertion that religious terrorism is about more than simply faith is food for thought."
‑ Maitland McDonagh, TV Guide's Movie Guide
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