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Leela

Leela (2002)

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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, with a promise that she would write to him everyday. There she comes in contact with her student Kris, an 18year old Indo-American, caught in his identity crisis. Leela becomes friends with Chaitali, Kris' mother, who is also a professor in that university and soon

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Drama, Romance

Somnath Sen

Apr 8, 2003

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Priggish, lethargically paced parable of renewal.

November 12, 2002 Full Review Source: Village Voice
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[Sen's] soap opera-ish approach undermines his good intentions.

November 8, 2002 Full Review Source: New York Post
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An unusual combination of Bollywood and Hollywood sensibilities.

November 7, 2002 Full Review Source: New York Times
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Represents a worthy departure from the culture clash comedies that have marked an emerging Indian American cinema.

November 7, 2002 Full Review Source: Los Angeles Times
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Mostly works because of the universal themes, earnest performances ... and excellent use of music by India's popular Gulzar and Jagjit Singh.

November 7, 2002 Full Review Source: San Jose Mercury News
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The film's overall approach is deft, and Sen resists the urge to paint any of the major characters in broad strokes.

November 7, 2002 Full Review Source: TV Guide's Movie Guide
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