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USA: Eros Entertainment
UK: Eros International
Cast: Saif Ali Khan, Boman Irani, Dimple Kapadia, Manoj Pahwa, Naseeruddin Shah, Simone Singh, Carol Gracias
Director: Homi Adajania
Language: Hindi (English subtitles)
USA & UK: 90 mins
UK Certificate: 12A contains strong language and moderate violence and sex references
USA Release Date: 24 March 2006 (Limited Release)
UK Release Date: 24 March 2006
Have you checked in a stranger lately in your house? If so, then think again because that could well be a life changing decision of yours!
BEING CYRUS is a story of six people and is set in a 'Parsi' household of Sethnas. The Sethna family is headed by Fardoonjee Sethna (Honey Chhaya), an aging man, his two sons Dinshaw (Naseeruddin Shah) and Farokh (Boman Irani) and their wives Katy (Dimple Kapadia) and Tina (Simone Singh). The entire family all used to live together but over time internal conflicts have driven them to live in separate households.
Dinshaw and Katy live in Panchgani (a small hill station near Mumbai) while Farokh and Tina stay with Fardoonjee at an old building in Mumbai that was completely in ruins. A sculptor by profession, Dinshaw meets Cyrus (Saif Ali Khan) and though a complete stranger he allows him to stay at his house as a paying guest cum sculpting apprentice.
Cyrus becomes close to the Sethna family but when an extra marital affair starts in the household tension grows, skeletons start coming out of the closets and something bizarre happens as layers start unfolding one after another.
A deep-rooted secret starts to unravel and mystery around the character of Cyrus starts engulfing everyone. Who is he? Where has he come from? What's his agenda? But that's not all as Farokh, Katy and Fardoonjee all become embroiled in the strange incidents that start happening around them.
And then there is a murder!
Is it a drama or a family movie? Is it a comedy, a thriller or a deep-rooted psychological drama?
Made in noir filmmaking genre, BEING CYRUS is a film about mind games. It is a coming of age film that marks the debut of Homi Adajania as a director while Salim Sulaiman provides the background score for the movie.