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      The Hungry

      2017 1 hr. 40 min. Drama List
      75% 8 Reviews Tomatometer 40% Fewer than 50 Ratings Audience Score An exploration of the role of the patriarch and corruption in Indian politics and big business. Read More Read Less

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      Audience Member I watched this movie as another version of Titus Andronicus to compare with Julie Taymor's Titus. I enjoyed the movie overall, though I could see where the plot could be a little confusing and lose the audience at times. I'm glad I watched it through Amazon so I could pause and go back to various scenes; had I watched it at a theater, I think I would have been a little lost. Rated 3.5 out of 5 stars 01/15/23 Full Review Audience Member There's a scene in The Hungry where a herd of black goats devour a feast decorated on a lavish table meant for the dignitaries of an event that is going to bind two families into one and which would mean the binding of their joint businesses into a single entity. That's the crux of the film but we are not interested in that. We are interested in the power dynamics and the greed for power and money. Hence, The Hungry. It's so profound, and along with the sudden jarring scenes throughout the film since its 30th minute, I was gobsmacked. Since it's based on a Shakespeare play you get the idea how the characters are going to be connected and it's haunting to say the least. Every single event in the film is worth your complete attention and if you serve it with that you will be rewarded, again thanks to the arresting, hum-based music that rips your ears as the invisible weapons rips through flesh of some of these characters that have been written with so much relevance I don't think I have seen a dark film as The Hungry that is set in modern day Delhi in a long time, especially with Hindi cinema. It reminds me of Vishal Bhardwaj's films and his adaptations of the Bard. Neeraj Kabi and Tisca Chopra pit against each other to grab the best actor award but it's difficult to judge because all the remaining actors including Naseeruddin Shah and Sayani Gupta also join the competition. The conclusion, therefore, is not about who wins but is in the form of a question: how many times are you going to let your jaw drop? TN. Rated 4 out of 5 stars 02/02/23 Full Review Read all reviews Post a rating

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      Deborah Young Hollywood Reporter Pass the steak sauce, please. Sep 25, 2017 Full Review Scott Tobias Variety The conceit is narrow and banal, losing not only the poetry of Shakespeare's work but its populist charge, too, which is weakened by yawning gaps in the storytelling. Sep 8, 2017 Full Review Film Companion Staff Film Companion Deliciously despicable and delectably sinister, Bornila Chatterjee's The Hungry is a gloriously well-made revenge drama... Oct 27, 2020 Full Review Emilie Black Cinema Crazed The Hunger is a lush film with some truly beautiful scenes and great performances that adapts Titus Andronicus well to the modern New Delhi reality. Rated: 4/5 Apr 12, 2020 Full Review Bedatri D. Choudhury Vague Visages Though the screenplay loses its tautness from time to time, The Hungry still makes for an engrossing watch and serves as an extremely promising feature debut from Chatterjee. Jan 10, 2019 Full Review Alexa Dalby Dog and Wolf Although it is sumptuous to look at - albeit also extremely gory at times...the narrative can sometimes be confusing and the melodrama can seem exotically over the top. Rated: 2/5 Oct 18, 2018 Full Review Read all reviews

      Movie Info

      Synopsis An exploration of the role of the patriarch and corruption in Indian politics and big business.
      Director
      Bornila Chatterjee
      Executive Producer
      Ben Bond, Andy Brunskill, Rohit Khattar, Orion Lee, Declan Reddington, Maria Walker, Sunny Vohra
      Screenwriter
      Bornila Chatterjee, Tanaji Dasgupta, Kurban Kassam
      Production Co
      Film London
      Genre
      Drama
      Original Language
      Hindi
      Release Date (Streaming)
      Apr 10, 2019
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