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Mumbai in the bad old days

Miss Lovely, a fictional film with the feel of a documentary, explores the porn industry of the eighties in Mumbai, reports Joan Dupont in New York Times. 

Niharika Singh in and as Miss Lovely / Cannes Film Festival 2012

Ashim Ahluwalia’s filmMiss Lovely” is set in in the seedy and violent back streets of Mumbai, where he grew up.

The film, in Hindi, stars Nawazuddin Siddiqui and Anil George as brothers in the pornography business. The exquisite Niharika Singh plays Pinky, a girl fresh, or perhaps not so fresh, from the provinces.

Mr. Ahluwalia, 39, is best known for “John & Jane,” a documentary from 2005 that looks like a feature and that won the National Film Award in India.

“Miss Lovely” is the opposite: a fictional film with the feel of a documentary. It was inspired by science fiction from the ’70s, movies like “Demon Seed,” Mr. Ahluwalia said, as he and Ms. Singh sat for an interview. more