What's it about?
A middle-class girl, crazy about 90s Bollywood, and who has a heightened sense of smell, and longs to break free from the confines of the conservative Maharashtrian society.
When Aiyyaa released in 2012, most critics, while noting the singular artistic ambitions of the film, weren't too taken by the rest of it.
Why it still works
Sachin Kundalkar's movie revolves around the most underrated of human senses, reaching for the sublime and the mysterious.
The Secret Life of Meenakshi Deshpande
It's a triumph of individuality, and an unabashed celebration of female desire...It could have been called The Secret Life of Meenakshi Deshpande.