Who got Faye Dunaway to agree to be in this...
When a film has to start off with a disclaimer clarifying that they don't, in fact, condone sati, you know it's gonna be bad.
I also find it hilarious that Modi's fascist cronies threw a fit over Padmavati's release when it's pretty much the Hindutva propaganda film of their dreams. This is literally just a far-right mystification of history, complete with savage Muslim villains and noble Rajput heroes (who won't shut up about how noble they are).
Yes, Bhansali makes…
Autumn Sonata asks the question: what would happen if you gave the two greatest actresses in Sweden's history one of the most psychologically penetrating, deeply evocative scripts ever written? Add to that Bergman's expressionist direction (not to mention eye for color!), and the result is one of the finest films ever made.