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206 Ratings


Directed by Shyam Benegal
India, 1994
  • Hindi
  • English


An account of a certain period in the life of Riyaz, a teenager who lives with his grandmother Fayyazi. One day, they get a visit from his grandma’s sister Mehmooda Begum Anwar Ali, commonly known as ‘Mammo’.

Our take

Questioning the idea of home, roots, and identity, a poignant reflection on the emotional cost of India-Pakistan partition. The struggle unravels through the mundane day-to-day life of a poor family in Mumbai as their once Indian and now Pakistani relative visits them.

Mammo Directed by Shyam Benegal

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