Being Cyrus

"This is the story of an outsider struggling to get inside. A story of one man in his journey through life... Being Cyrus."


Being Cyrus snakes into an intriguing psychological drama, but unravels almost like a quaint comedy. The tale revolves around the rather dysfunctional Sethna family and swings between Panchgani (Katy & Dinshaw Sethna's home) and an old dilapidated building in Mumbai (where Dinshaw's aged father, Fardoonjee Sethna, his brother, Farokh, and Farokh's wife, Tina, live in apparent conflict). Dinshaw Sethna is a dope-smoking retired sculptor, who lives in the secluded hills around a small hill station called Panchgani. Dinshaw opens his house to a stranger, Cyrus. As Cyrus befriends and enters into the family as Dinshaw's sculpting apprentice, all the cracks begin to open. What's more is that nothing about Cyrus seems quite right either. The six colorful characters play against each other in a bizarre opus of repartee.

The story is narrated by the protagonist, Cyrus, who himself sits at the brink of his dilemma of why life is the way it is. Being Cyrus is an obsessive, inconclusive, disorderly, and strangely humane story about an outsider struggling to get inside himself. It's a thought provoking film that will take the audience through a journey of emotions with alarming twists.



Directed by:     Homi Adajania

Produced by:   Ambika Hinduja
                         Dinesh Vijan
                         Raman Macker
                         Munnish Puri