"The opening sequence of the film is one of the most beautiful I have seen in a while – both visually and aurally. The film begins in a loharon ki galli (a lane of ironsmiths). It is this street which acts as the narrator, with the people living on it playing the role of s.. moreutradhars through dance and song. And with Om Puri, who brought up Kapoor, narrating the story. The opening sequence is simply made up of sounds and visuals – of iron being soldered, water being sprinkled on flames, footsteps, horses’ hooves. It’s like an Indian version of the Broadway musical STOMP, pulling you in instantly."