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 vehicles leaded down with bombs, Maria discovers that Tiger Menon, a powerful businessman from the Muslim area of Mahim, has been shifting funds in the Mumbai underworld in order to finance the bombings. Now, as the bombers shuttle quickly from one location to another with police hot on their trail, it's only a matter of time before the authorities learn the whole story. … More
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Critic Reviews for Black Friday
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.
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.
Black Friday is a moving and exhausting work of angry humanism.
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.
A fact-based procedural whose drama gets lost amid its analytical detail.
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.
Audience Reviews for Black Friday
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 emotion about the event, or the people involved. It is just an endless dialogue (3 hours) from the people who were supposedly involved. In this case, we need more "drama" than "docu".More
"An eye for an eye makes the whole world blind." -Mahatma Gandhi
Anurag Kashyap's gripping exposť on India's very real Hindu/Muslim conflict and the flawed philosophy of murder in the name of God. Gruesome and painstakingly detailed.
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