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Navroze Mubarak: 10 Bollywood Films Based on the Parsi Community

Movies | News18.com | August 17, 2016, 1:21 pm
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Basu Chatterjee's Khatta Meetha (1978) revolved around a Parsi widower who seeks emotional support. The film is still remembered for its melodious music.

Basu Chatterjee's Khatta Meetha (1978) revolved around a Parsi widower who seeks emotional support. The film is still remembered for its melodious music.

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Written and directed by Sooni Taraporevala, Little Zizou (2009) featured two Parsi families that learn to adjust to each other's quirks.

Written and directed by Sooni Taraporevala, Little Zizou (2009) featured two Parsi families that learn to adjust to each other's quirks.

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Rahul Dholakia's 'Parzania' (2007) was based on the real life story of a boy named Azhar Mody who got lost during the Gujarat riots.

Rahul Dholakia's 'Parzania' (2007) was based on the real life story of a boy named Azhar Mody who got lost during the Gujarat riots.

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Vijay Mehta's Pestonjee (1988) was about two friends who fall in love with the same girl. It depicts the complications of love and friendship.

Vijay Mehta's Pestonjee (1988) was about two friends who fall in love with the same girl. It depicts the complications of love and friendship.

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Deepa Mehta's 1947: Earth (1998) had a Parsi family at the helm of affairs. Lenny (Maia Sethna, Shabana Azmi), a Polio-afflicted girl, narrates the story.

Deepa Mehta's 1947: Earth (1998) had a Parsi family at the helm of affairs. Lenny (Maia Sethna, Shabana Azmi), a Polio-afflicted girl, narrates the story.

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Homi Adajania's 'Being Cyrus' (2005) changed the way Bollywood looked at Parsis. This psychological drama unveiled the dark sides of a dysfunctional Parsi family.

Homi Adajania's 'Being Cyrus' (2005) changed the way Bollywood looked at Parsis. This psychological drama unveiled the dark sides of a dysfunctional Parsi family.

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Rajesh Mapuskar's 'Ferrari Ki Sawaari' (2012) showcased the absurdities of a normal life.

Rajesh Mapuskar's 'Ferrari Ki Sawaari' (2012) showcased the absurdities of a normal life.

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Roshan Seth played a character Gustad Noble, who is trapped in his past, in Sturla Gunnarsson's 'Such A Long Journey' (1998).

Roshan Seth played a character Gustad Noble, who is trapped in his past, in Sturla Gunnarsson's 'Such A Long Journey' (1998).

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Directed by Bela Sehgal, Shirin Farhad Ki Toh Nikal Padi (2012) is the latest film on the Parsis. It has Boman Irani and Farah Khan in the lead roles.

Directed by Bela Sehgal, Shirin Farhad Ki Toh Nikal Padi (2012) is the latest film on the Parsis. It has Boman Irani and Farah Khan in the lead roles.

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Akshay Kumar's latest Rustom, though doesn't throw much light on the community but its central characters are Parsis. The film is based on the infamous Nanavati Scandal that rocked the nation in the 1950s.

Akshay Kumar's latest Rustom, though doesn't throw much light on the community but its central characters are Parsis. The film is based on the infamous Nanavati Scandal that rocked the nation in the 1950s.