Reviews Film

Phir Milenge (We'll Meet Again)

BMJ 2004; 329 doi: (Published 09 September 2004) Cite this as: BMJ 2004;329:629
  1. Sanjay A Pai, consultant pathologist (
  1. Manipal Hospital, Bangalore, India

    Directed by Revathy

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    Although India is home to the largest film industry in the world, its “reel life” bears little resemblance to real life. The explanation given is that movies need only entertain, as the masses come to the cinema to forget their worries and dreary lives. Thus, plots are often hackneyed: the good poor guy defeats the rich bad guy, winning the damsel in distress in the process. Lately, however, we have begun to see movies that have dared to be different and original.

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    Phir Milenge, directed by Revathy, an actress of repute now turned director, is one such film. It takes on the world of HIV and AIDS, a topic that directors have shied away from so far. Tamanna (played by Shilpa Shetty) is an advertising hotshot who discovers …

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