Ismail Merchant

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Review: 'The Tree'

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Though Bengali actor Soumitra Chatterjee is meant to be the subject of "The Tree," he ends up dwarfed by the mighty offscreen presence of Satyajit Ray in this off-center documentary. For a career…

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Review: 'Hifazaat'

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Producer Ismail Merchant makes a smooth and confident move to the director's chair with "In Custody," an elaborate shaggy-dog tale about a teacher's bruising relationship with an admired Urdu poet…

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