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Montblanc and Tribeca Film Institute host 'Power of Words'

Caroline Rupert, Kewku Mandela, Nabil Elderkin, Frisly Soberanis, Tyler Stachan, Mira Nair and Jasmine Velez - Montblanc and Tribeca Film Institute host 'Power of Words' NYC film premiere in tribute to Nelson Mandela in New York City - New York City, New York, United States - Friday 5th December 2014

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Video - Bruce Willis And Emma Heming Are Star Guests At The 2014 Glamour Women of the Year Awards - Part 3


A host of TV and movie stars were spotted arriving at Carnegie Hall in New York for the 2014 Glamour Women of the Year Awards. Among them were 'Red 2' star Bruce Willis with his wife Emma Heming and Mindy Kaling from 'The Mindy Project', who dazzled in a short blue number.

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Glamour Women of The Year Awards 2014

Freida Pinto and Mira Nair - Shots of a variety of stars as they arrived outside the Glamour Women of The Year Awards 2014 which were held at Carnegie Hall New York, United States - Monday 10th November 2014

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71st Venice International Film Festival

Mira Nair - 71st Venice International Film Festival - 'Manglehorn' - Photocall - Venice, Italy - Saturday 30th August 2014

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Video - Kate Hudson, Matthew Bellamy And Riz Ahmed Arrive At 'The Reluctant Fundamentalist' Premiere At Tribeca


Stars of 'The Reluctant Fundamentalist' including Kate Hudson with her Muse frontman boyfriend Matthew Bellamy, Riz Ahmed and Kiefer Sutherland arrive at the film's premiere at New York's 2013 Tribeca Film Festival. Director Mira Nair and producer Lydia Dean Pilcher are also snapped on the red carpet as well as Mohammed Al Turki who is the executive producer of 'Adult World' which was also screened at the festival.

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2013 Tribeca Film Festival

Mira Nair - 2013 Tribeca Film Festival - 'The Reluctant Fundamentalist' - Arrivals - New York, United States - Monday 22nd April 2013

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the Reluctant Fundamentalist Premiere

Director and Mira Nair - TFF Presents NY Premiere of The Reluctant Fundamentalist at BMCC NYC - NY, NY, United States - Tuesday 23rd April 2013

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Amelia Trailer


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The Namesake Review


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Mira Nair's latest film, a translation of Jhumpa Lahiri's emphatically praised book The Namesake, caps off a theme that has been heavy in her work thus far: assimilation and cultural duty. Though she's been making films since the mid-'80s, Nair didn't attain commercial attention until 2002 with Monsoon Wedding, an exuberant comedy about a New Delhi wedding between a woman who just ended an affair with a married producer and a native of India prospering in Texas. The modest hit gave her enough clout to secure her a director's chair on the last adaptation of William Makepeace Thackeray's Vanity Fair, an England-based novel given an Indian flair on the big screen.

Monsoon Wedding turned the slow grinding of cross-culture gears into a comfy piece of visual pop. It confronted the situation but seemed complacent enough to leave the confrontation in simple, digestible terms; a stylized My Big Fat Greek Wedding. In contrast, Vanity Fair, originally a satire of England's manners and traditions, was taken deep into the mystic, hitting its most absurd note when Reese Witherspoon seductively belly danced with a tribe of women from India. Though it was easy to see where these moments were pointing, The Namesake gives Nair a broad canvas and a more concise frame to study the American identity and its effects on other cultures without any affectation or pretense.

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Salaam Bombay! Review


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Somewhere between the bitter hopelessness of Pixote and the sarcastic sensibility of Kids likes Salaam Bombay!, Mina Nair's look into kids living on the streets of Bombay, India.

The story's awfully familiar. The boys scrape by, in this case selling tea, while the girls are pimped out as virgins for hire. Eventually our hero (Shafiq Syed) finds his money stolen, so he has to turn to a life of crime. Really, one wonders why he didn't become a criminal in the first place.

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