Black Friday (2005)
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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
Apr 22, 2005 Wide
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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.
Black Friday is a moving and exhausting work of angry humanism.
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.
A potent reminder that Indian filmmaking isn't limited to Bollywood super-productions.
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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