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Mammo
Shyam Benegal, 1994, India; 124m
 

From India’s foremost living director comes this drama of a larger-than-life heroine. Cast out from her husband’s home in Pakistan, the childless Mammo (a spirited Farida Jalal) visits her sister, her only relative, in Bombay and reveals her tragic situation. Narrated in flashback through the recollections of her sister’s son, the story of Mammo’s implacable opposition to legal and political strictures questions the logic that binds individuals to the identities stamped on their passports. Is the Muslim refugee condemned to permanent exile? Benegal’s film joins a line of revisionist New Wave Muslim Socials that powerfully confront the problems of ordinary families.

 
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