The Terrorist
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When writing on a film from a country with a strong cinema culture, it is tempting to compare it with past masters or predict it will hearken a renaissance. However, The Terrorist is unique; respectful of India's cinematic icons, it then breaks both from sensationalism and sentimentalism. With the poeticism that marks Indian cinema, symbols which define the protagonists emotions - the sound of water, a tear, a touch, a flowering tree - acquire remarkable resonance as our hero is identified as a suicide bomber marching toward the end of her young life. Director Samosh Sivan, deeply affected… More
Rotten Tomatoes Score: 84%

Critic Reviews from Rotten Tomatoes

"Ayesha Dharkar commands the center. She has expressive, liquid eyes to die for, as well as an out-of-whack sense of inner gravity. And water beads up on her spectacularly."
‑ Burl Burlingame, Honolulu Star-Advertiser
"The journey up to the assassination is the reward in this unusual, fascinating and brilliant picture by Santosh Sivan."
‑ Steve Rhodes, Internet Reviews
"A feast for the eyes, and a jagged, dreamy puzzle for the mind."
‑ Peter Henne, Film Journal International
"As visually poetic and slow-paced as Terrence Malick"
‑ John A. Nesbit, Old School Reviews
"A riveting film with a stirring performance by Ayesha Dharkar."
‑ Frederic and Mary Ann Brussat, Spirituality and Practice
"It's not often a movie comes along that affects you like this."
‑ Jeffrey M. Anderson, Combustible Celluloid
"A serious and morally complex drama that raises provocative questions about how difficult it can be to sustain a sense of personal responsibility in a society destabilized by political upheaval."
‑ David Sterritt, Christian Science Monitor
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