Leela (2002)

Leela. a professor at Bombay University, takes an assignment to teach South Asian history as a visiting professor at a university in California, USA. She leaves behind her 'shair' husband Nashaad to find her own space and happiness,… More

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Rated: Unrated
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Release Date: November 8, 2002
DVD Release Date: April 8, 2003
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Nita Rao
Village Voice

Priggish, lethargically paced parable of renewal.

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Kevin Thomas
Los Angeles Times

Represents a worthy departure from the culture clash comedies that have marked an emerging Indian American cinema.

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V.A. Musetto
New York Post

[Sen's] soap opera-ish approach undermines his good intentions.

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Glenn Lovell
San Jose Mercury News

Mostly works because of the universal themes, earnest performances ... and excellent use of music by India's popular Gulzar and Jagjit Singh.

Dave Kehr
New York Times

An unusual combination of Bollywood and Hollywood sensibilities.

Maitland McDonagh
TV Guide

The film's overall approach is deft, and Sen resists the urge to paint any of the major characters in broad strokes.

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