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  • Summary: After nearly a decade, an unexpected phone call shakes Dia out of her dance rehearsal in New York.
    Makarand, her guru, is dying and she must return to Shamli, the town where she grew up, the town where she learned to live and to dance. Also the town she left on an impulse, severing ties
    with her parents and her people. It is a poignant and troubled return; not only has her guru passed away but the institution that he so lovingly nurtured is in decay and under threat of demolition. Ajanta theatre, the once vibrant hub of the community, the place where Dia’s fondest memories are embedded must now be brought down because the local political authorities feel it a waste of prime real estate. With the help of Doctor, the caretaker of Ajanta, Dia sets out on a mission to prevent the destruction and resurrect the spirit of Ajanta. In an atmosphere of mistrust, ridicule and active hostility, Dia picks up the gauntlet and agrees to achieve the near impossible task of putting together a theatrical production. She must also ensure that every member of the production is from Shamli town. She has only two months to prove her point or the bulldozers will be waiting. (Yash Raj Films)
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  1. Reviewed by: Rachel Saltz
    50
    Ms. Dixit has been gone from the screen for five years, long enough for a new crop of stars to emerge and for Aaja Nachle, her modest new film, to be a comeback vehicle.
  2. 50
    Both in subject matter and form, this 25-minute music drama within the film tips its hat to the roots of Bollywood cinema’s most distinctive conventions -- with the inestimable assistance of its most seductive modern axiom.
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