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The Doll

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Ostensibly the slightly fantastical story of a ventriloquist's dummy who comes to life, but in reality Bengali director Goutam Ghose's first Hindi language full-length film is a metaphor for the increasing encroachment of political agendas in Indian films. It is also a remembrance of the recent horrific communal riots that afflicted Bombay. Hamid runs a wandering vaudeville troupe. He and his dummy Urvashi, whose name refers to the seductress and deathless child-woman, are the stars of the show until...more

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