Satyajit Ray's "Jalsaghar" impressed Mira Nair with its evocative storytelling and rich portrayal of decaying aristocracy, making it a source of inspiration for her own cinematic vision.
M.S. Sathyu's "Garm Hava" deeply resonated with Nair for its powerful exploration of post-Partition India and the human resilience amidst societal challenges.
Guru Dutt's "Pyaasa" left a lasting impact on Nair with its timeless tale of poetic struggle and societal critiques, influencing her own narrative choices.
Mira Nair's own film, "Salaam Bombay," reflects her dedication to raw and authentic storytelling, showcasing her commitment to telling stories from the heart.
Zoya Akhtar's "Gully Boy" resonates with Nair's affinity for contemporary narratives, capturing the spirit of Indian hip-hop and youth culture with its compelling storytelling and characters.
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