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White Rainbow (2005)

PG-13  |   |  Drama  |  5 August 2005 (India)
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White Rainbow is the story of four remarkable women and their struggle to overcome the stigma and brutal reality of widowhood in modern Indian society. In the story, the protagonist Priya, ... See full summary »


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Cast overview:
Amardeep Jha ...
Amruta Subhash ...
Shameem Shaikh ...
Veerendra Saxena ...
Pramod Panda
Amitabh Srivastava ...
Mr. Lal
Santhana Bharathi ...
R.S. Shivaji ...


White Rainbow is the story of four remarkable women and their struggle to overcome the stigma and brutal reality of widowhood in modern Indian society. In the story, the protagonist Priya, is an educated, affluent young woman who is tragically widowed. Despondent, alone and desperate, she seeks unlikely solace in Vrindavan, the "city of widows." Priya meets the streetwise Roop who has spent 30 years making her own way in this temple town with its dirty secrets. She encounters gentle Mala tragically disfigured by her mother-in-law and young Deepti, forced into servitude and an underground sex trade run by the Panda priest. Together, this disparate group forms a deep bond and begin to see the power of their own conviction to take charge of their own fate. But, their journey is not without adversity and tragedy from a system dominated by men who prosper from the exploitation of India's most disenfranchised citizens. In the end, Priya comes to realize that, "Her destiny was to change ... Written by Hannah Kirby - Executive Producer

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Her destiny was to change their fate!



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Rated PG-13 for some thematic elements and violent content


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5 August 2005 (India)  »

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$1,250,000 (estimated)

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$4,180 (USA) (7 April 2006)


$9,988 (USA) (4 January 2008)

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[first lines]
Priya: The great poet Tagore wrote: I slept and dreamed that life was all joy. I woke and saw that life was but service. I served and understood that service was joy.
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powerful film
24 June 2007 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

The White Rainbow is an powerful film about the inhumane treatment of widows in India. This story is about several widows who must face the fact that their society has no use for them. They can give into their fate or fight back. These widows decided they would some how find a way to fight back. Watching this film, I could relate to these women. I understand how important it is to have a voice about your own destiny. This film is a must see. The White Rainbow gives you courage to know we all have the power to change our lives, we just have to do it! THe film has an important message we all need to hear. The film is beautifully shot . A big thumbs up!

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