Black Friday
Black Friday (2005)

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… More

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Rated: Unrated
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Release Date: April 22, 2005
DVD Release Date: February 9, 2007
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David Chute
L.A. Weekly

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.

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Kirk Honeycutt
Hollywood Reporter

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.

Ted Murphy
Murphy's Movie Reviews

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.

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Matt Zoller Seitz
New York Times

Black Friday is a moving and exhausting work of angry humanism.

Ethan Alter
Film Journal International

A potent reminder that Indian filmmaking isn't limited to Bollywood super-productions.

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Derek Elley

A fact-based procedural whose drama gets lost amid its analytical detail.

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Maitland McDonagh
TV Guide

In the aftermath of 9/11, its assertion that religious terrorism is about more than simply faith is food for thought.

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Cynthia S.
I just could not get into this movie. I know this was a horrible event for the people of India, but this "docudrama" did not let me develop any… More
Randy Tippy
"An eye for an eye makes the whole world blind." -Mahatma Gandhi Anurag Kashyap's gripping exposť on India's very real Hindu/Muslim… More