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"[Fire is a] truly marvellous film, and ground-breaking, too, as far as the depiction—for the first time—of a lesbian relationship in India is concerned. [...] Director Deepa Mehta's greatest achievement is to place the pair's burgeoning relationship against the context of everyday restrictions on women's lives."
-- Alison Darren

Darren, Alison. Lesbian Film Guide. New York: Cassell, 2000. (p. 74)