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  Delhi deluge of colour and movement in Mira Nair's Monsoon Wedding
Where some critics decried the film's exploitation of its female subjects and implicit voyeurism, others contended the film was “the first direct articulation in a documentary film of the contradictions inherent in the attitudes toward women in India”.
(4) Her follow up documentary, Children of Desired Sex (1987), examined an equally provocative topic—the increasing levels of female foeticide in India as a result of the inappropriate application of sex-determination tests.
When Nair eventually tired of the documentary form, she moved on to feature films where she could make things “happen in a controlled way, in a way I wanted—the light, the gesture, the story” (5).
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