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Shakespeare WallahShakespeare Wallah (1965)
Dir. James Ivory
Feat. Shashi Kapoor, Felicity Kendall, Madhur Jaffrey
The first major film from the Merchant–Ivory collaboration, this elegaic drama follows the progress of an English theatre troupe through India…
Perfect Murder, ThePerfect Murder, The (1987)
Dir. Zafar Hai
Feat. Naseeruddin Shah, Stellan Skarsgard, Madhur Jaffrey
This throwaway Indian farce has a number of possible suspects trying to kill (and protect) a Bombay millionaire (Mr. Perfect). Adapted for the…
Cotton MaryCotton Mary (1999)
Dir. Ismail Merchant
Feat. Madhur Jaffrey, Greta Scacchi
Set in post–Independence India, Merchant–Ivory spin one of their more disturbing tales around Indian nurse Madhur Jaffrey, who insinuates…
Chutney PopcornChutney Popcorn (2002) Recommended
Dir. Nisha Ganatra
Feat. Nisha Ganatra, Jill Hennessy, Madhur Jaffrey
Writer–director Nisha Ganatra is highly engaging in her own fictional family portrait as a young Indian–American New Yorker trying to…
PerformancePerformance (A Late Quartet) (2012) Recommended
Dir. Yaron Zilberman
Feat. Catherine Keener, Christopher Walken, Philip Seymour Hoffman
A celebrated string quartet in New York struggle to stay together through a combination of illness and relationship woes in this nuanced ensemble…

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