Misjudged attempt at examining the popular Indian cinema while trying to reach both its audience and a wider international one. American writer arrives in Bombay, starts affair with film star, and slights would-be-poet - with tragic consequences. With the playing not quite satire, not quite straight, the compromises leap from every frame. Gentle and pleasing in a perverse way, but entirely insubstantial.
Cast and crew
|Screenwriter:||Ruth Prawer Jhabvala, James Ivory|