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Dotage dramas

Movies like Mukti Bhawan and Pa Paandi are essential lessons in filial responsibilities

J Jagannath 

J Jagannath Most of the Indian movies centring on people above 60 are invariably treacly. Baghban is one such example. In the West, this kind of cinema tends to be far more interesting and have more dimensions to the characters. Amour, 45 Years, Le Weekend are some of the recent examples that crop up in my mind. However, this year within the space of a week, two movies have released that are lovely exceptions to this rule.   Dhanush's Pa Paandi is a heartstring plucker about the eponymous character who is leading a fairly serene life after calling it quits as a stunt master at the Tamil movie ...

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Dotage dramas

Movies like Mukti Bhawan and Pa Paandi are essential lessons in filial responsibilities

Movies like Mukti Bhawan and Pa Paandi are essential lessons in filial responsibilities Most of the Indian movies centring on people above 60 are invariably treacly. Baghban is one such example. In the West, this kind of cinema tends to be far more interesting and have more dimensions to the characters. Amour, 45 Years, Le Weekend are some of the recent examples that crop up in my mind. However, this year within the space of a week, two movies have released that are lovely exceptions to this rule.   Dhanush's Pa Paandi is a heartstring plucker about the eponymous character who is leading a fairly serene life after calling it quits as a stunt master at the Tamil movie ... image
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Dotage dramas

Movies like Mukti Bhawan and Pa Paandi are essential lessons in filial responsibilities

Most of the Indian movies centring on people above 60 are invariably treacly. Baghban is one such example. In the West, this kind of cinema tends to be far more interesting and have more dimensions to the characters. Amour, 45 Years, Le Weekend are some of the recent examples that crop up in my mind. However, this year within the space of a week, two movies have released that are lovely exceptions to this rule.   Dhanush's Pa Paandi is a heartstring plucker about the eponymous character who is leading a fairly serene life after calling it quits as a stunt master at the Tamil movie ...

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