Film Review: SIR (India/France 2018) ****

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A prosperous young Indian man falls in love with his servant, a widow with the dream of becoming a tailor.


Rohena Gera

In the  bustling city of Mumbai, India, Ratna (Tillotama Shome) works as domestic live-in maid for Ashwin (Vivek Gomber), a man from a wealthy family.   When the film opens Ashwin, whom Ratna address as SIR throughout the film, has just returned home after his wedding had been cancelled.  Ratner and the other help are all recalled back to work, all wondering what had happened to their boss.  A glance at a TV show Ashwin is watching reveals some transgender program, implying that Aswin might be gay.  But it turns out that he is straight but not ready for marriage.    Although Ashwin seems to have it all, Ratna can sense…

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