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Saturday, December 19, 1998
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Shabana and Nandita in "Fire"All smoke, no fire

Deepa Mehta has, no doubt, picked up a challenging idea but has she been able to rise up to it, effectively? Hasn’t she botched up a perfectly fine, a sensitive theme through her inept, shoddy treatment of the cinematic medium? How far has she been able to raise the film above the level of mere pornography? These are some of the questions Fire leaves us with, says Rana Nayar

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