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Saif Khan, Naseruddin Shah, Dimple Kapadia, Boman Irani, Simone Singh, Manoj Pahwa
Homi Adajania
Ambika Hinduja, Dinesh Vijan, Raman Macker, Munnish Puri

Being Cyrus

Thursday, January 1, 1970 • Hindi Comments

Have you checked in a stranger lately in your house? If so, then think again because that could well be a life changing decision of yours!

This is what the caption for 'Being Cyrus' says - "Who you let in can change your life"

Saif Ali Khan has done various interesting films in the past with last 5 years establishing him as an actor of substance. In his endeavor to do films based on varied concepts, he features as a central protagonist, Cyrus, in his first ever English film 'Being Cyrus'. Produced by Miracle Cinefilms & Serendipity Films, 'Being Cyrus' is a coming of age film that marks the debut of Homi Adajania as a director while Salim Sulaiman provide the background score for the movie.

'Being Cyrus' is a story of six people and is set in a 'Parsi' household of Sethnas. Sethna family is headed by Fardoonjee Sethna [Honey Chhaya], an aging man, his two sons Dinshaw [Naseeruddin Shah] and Farokh [Boman Irani] and their wives Katy [Dimple Kapadia] and Tina [Simone Singh]. At one point of time the entire family stayed together but over a period of time internal conflicts drove them to live in separate households. Dinshaw and Katy lived in Panchgani (a small hill station near Mumbai) while Farokh and Tina stayed with Fardoonjee at an old building in Mumbai that was completely in ruins.

Dinshaw was a sculptor by profession and on meeting upon a complete stranger Cyrus [Saif Ali Khan], he allows him to stay at his house as a paying guest cum sculpting apprentice.

Cyrus comes close to the family and soon finds himself to be an integral part of Sethnas. Meanwhile an extra marital affair starts to begin in the household. Tension grows, skeletons start coming out of the closets, something bizarre happens and layers start unfolding one after another.

A deep rooted secret starts to unravel and mystery around the character of Cyrus starts engulfing everyone. Who is he? Where has he come from? What's his agenda?

That's not all as Farokh, Katy and Fardoonjee too get embroiled in the strange incidents that start happening around them.

And then there is a murder!

'Being Cyrus' takes various shades in its 90 minutes duration. Is it a drama? Or a family movie? Is it a comedy, a thriller or a deep rooted psychological drama?

Made in noir film making genre, 'Being Cyrus' is a film about mind games where an audience continues to guess about what's in store for him at every instance. Crimes happen but no one is sure about its motive and the execution till the end strikes on your face. One string joins another and finally the suspense is revealed.

As per the film makers, 'Being Cyrus' is an obsessive, inconclusive, disorderly, and strangely humane story about an outsider struggling to get inside himself.  It's a thought provoking film that will take the audience through a journey of emotions with alarming twists.

'Being Cyrus' releases on 24th March.