I had the opportunity to see this film for the first time on a trip to India. I must agree with the other critics to date. It is a wonderful, action pact thriller. Although it did follow Mississippi Burining in some respects, I think it distinguished itself from the American film that covered similarly difficult topics of blind hatred, prejudice, and corruption. When I first saw the film, the similarities actually helped me to understand the significance of some of the symbolism. For example, I could easily relate the flaming tridant to the flaming cross of the klan. Far from a hinderance, for me the hommage helped me to better understand the characters and the utter terror in which the villagers lived.