Being Cyrus (2006)

 ●  English ● 1 hr 30 mins

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The Sethna family resides in the hills of Panchgani. A retired sculptor Dinshaw heads the family of Dinshaw's wife Katy , brother Farokh, sister-in-law Tina and father Fardoonjee. When the bizarre Cyrus comes into their lives, it is soon revealed that things aren't quite right with the Sethna family. The original Indian title is "Akoori."
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Cast: Dimple Kapadia, Saif Ali Khan

Crew: Homi Adajania (Director), Jehangir Choudhary (Director of Photography), Salim Merchant (Music Director), Sulaiman Merchant (Music Director)

Rating: A (India)

Genres: Comedy, Drama, Thriller

Release Dates: 24 Mar 2006 (India)

Tagline: Who you let in can change your life.

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Did you know? The movie was shot entirely in Homi’s bungalow in Panchgani which is spread over two acres of land. Read More
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as Katy Sethna
as Cyrus Mistry/Xerxes
as Farrokh Sethna
Supporting Actress
Supporting Actor
as Fardounjee Sethna
Supporting Actor
as Inspector Lovely
as Dinshaw Sethna
Supporting Actor
as Tina Sethna




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Camera and Electrical

Director of Photography
Still Photographer



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Boom Operator


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Visual Effects Supervisor
Film Type:
Feature Film
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Sound Mix:
Dolby Digital
Frame Rate:
24 fps
Aspect Ratio:
1.85 : 1 (Flat), 2.35 : 1
Who you let in can change your life.
The film is the directorial debut of Homi Adajania.

The movie was shot entirely in Homi’s bungalow in Panchgani which is spread over two acres of land.

The script went through 52 drafts.

The movie was originally titled Akoori, a traditional Parsi scrambled-eggs-like side dish, to reflect the 'scrambled' Sethna family. The name was changed as majority of audience won't get the meaning. The director, however, has included a scene of Akoori being prepared where a thousand eggs are broken in a large vessel.

This is Saif Ali Khan's first English feature film. Jon Harris who edited Guy Richie's cult classic Snatch has re-edited the movie in a record time frame of 21 days.