Gudia (1997)

Ostensibly the slightly fantastical story of a ventriloquist's dummy who comes to life, but in reality Bengali director Goutam Ghose's first Hindi language full-length film is a metaphor for the increasing encroachment of political… More

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Rated: Unrated
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Release Date: January 1, 1997
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Trevor Johnston
Time Out

This quietly subversive Indian drama in Bollywood garb, adapted from a novel by the Bengali writer Mahashweta Devi, does well by its central metaphor.

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David Stratton

The writer-cinematographer-composer has fashioned an interesting but prolonged and unsophisticated pic that builds slowly to a contrived ending.

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