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Sixth Happiness (1997)

The unusual story of a boy who will never grow. Born with a disease that makes his bones brittle, Brit, as he is appropriately named by his mom, will be four feet tall for life. But he ... See full summary »

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Firdaus Kanga ...
Brit Kotwal
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Sera Kotwal
Khodus Wadia ...
Sam Kotwal
Nina Wadia ...
Dolly Kotwal
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Cyrus (as Ahsen Bhatti)
Mahabanoo Mody-Kotwal ...
Jeroo
Nisha Nayar ...
Tina (as Nisha K. Nayar)
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Amy
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Father Ferre
Sabira Merchant ...
Madame Maneckshaw
Noshirwan Jehangir ...
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Dara Madon ...
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Viju Khote ...
Wagh Baba
Dina Chinoy ...
Musical Daughter
Vijay Damania ...
Bank Clerk (as Vijaysen Damania)
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The unusual story of a boy who will never grow. Born with a disease that makes his bones brittle, Brit, as he is appropriately named by his mom, will be four feet tall for life. But he doesn't think small. He has his own spirited way of dealing with the world, and the cast of characters that surrounds him helps ensure that life is never dull: an eccentric mom, a dad with movie star looks, a doting sister, and numerous other mentors, lovers (both male and female), and charlatans who come in and out of the picture. Written by Anonymous

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$1,540 (USA) (5 November 1999)

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$1,540 (USA) (5 November 1999)
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Very touching portrayal of two controversial issues
6 November 1998 | by (London, England) – See all my reviews

Like "My Left Foot", this film is a moving story about a disabled child growing up. However, the setting in this instance is India, with its culture showing through. The family portrayed are Zoroastrian, with a love of all things British. Brit's parents had wildly differing attitudes towards his disability. Brit also had a reasonable share of lovers of both genders. I would recommend this film to anyone seeking a greater understanding of disability issues. The title, by the way, comes from a mention in the film of the 1958 film "The Inn Of The Sixth Happiness".


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