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LITTLE ZIZOU: Parsis Unplugged

Enkayaar, Bollywood Trade News Network
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Though the Parsis had a ubiquitous presence in the film industry, since the start of the film industry, a film that tries to turn inwards and focus on the problems that they are facing in today's world, more in view of their dwindling community and the community at the crossroads of existentialist dilemma, LITTLE ZIZOU is a timely reality check for Parsis. Made by one of the distinguished writers of Hindi film industry, and incidentally a Parsi, Soonie Taraporevala, LITTLE ZIZOU has chosen world as a canvas to understand and underline the changes that are happening in the community and has tried to contextualize it and thrown up posers for the community but in a humorous manner. Another USP of the film is that the cast ensemble is made up of Parsis in particular and from this perspective it would be the first film that has been made by a person from the community.

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Earlier attempt in this direction was made by Vijaya Mehta's film PESTONJEE, but it was done more than 20 years ago, and since then lot of water has flown over he fortunes of the community. KHATTA METHA was another movie which had tried to probe into the dilemma of being a Parsi in the modern world, and its one of the dialogues "I have one bad habit that is speaking lies", underlines the importance of humor in the day-to-day life of a Parsi. The ubiquitous Parsi that has been promoted from the times films came into existence has been portrayed in a humorous way, David being its poster boy. Whenever David got an opportunity within the limited role that he got he had tried to contextualize the issues of and for the community. But it probably needed a Soonie Taraporevala to really bring it into the mainstream.

LITTLE ZIZOU having a star cast of famous Parsis of the present times including John Abraham, Bomman Irani, etc., has tried to bring into relief the fundamental streak in a Parsi and attempts to question its efficacy in the present time, but in a rather humorous manner. Another significant feature of LITTLE ZIZOU is that it would be probably the first film where the crew was constructed of a large number of women. It indeed is an interesting enough that films which try to unravel and pose some questions for the society is brought out in a rather empathic manner by the women directors, as they are able to play with the emotions in a subtle manner. LITTLE ZIZOU is a film that has been shot in one of the most beautiful landmarks of the city of Mumbai, after all Parsis are living in those places, would indeed be another visual addition to the continuously explored canvas of a city like Mumbai, that continues to surprise with every layer that is peeled off.



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