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White Rainbow (2005)

 -  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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A tribute to the widows of India
22 March 2006 | by (India) – See all my reviews

An extraordinary film which everyone has to see(especially Indians who don't even who our neighbors are and its happening in our own country...which includes me too).

Dharan Mandrayar's courageous attempt to do a tight rope walk with swords below and achieving his goal need mention , for this is not the kind of subject anyone would attempt to film in the age of Lord of the Rings Harry potters and Narnias....

He has narrated the story well and much care has taken not to hurt the sensitiveness of the widows.

Movies like these are a treat to watch and I am proud to say that it has come from a SON of India.

Never a miss a chance to see this film .... its worth watching...

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