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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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Priya
Amardeep Jha ...
Roop
Amruta Subhash ...
Deepti
Shameem Shaikh ...
Mala
Veerendra Saxena ...
Pramod Panda
Amitabh Srivastava ...
Mr. Lal
Santhana Bharathi ...
Priest
R.S. Shivaji ...
Peon
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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, 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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$1,250,000 (estimated)

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

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$9,988 (USA) (4 January 2008)
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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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White Rainbow
17 December 2005 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

White Rainbow gives a voice to many women. While focusing on the issues of widows in India, the pain suffered by the women in this film is universal. One does not need to be of this particular culture to feel and relate to the pain brought on by a society that devalues women. The government of India, at times so callus, reminded me of my own government(U.S.A.).

While the real names of the women have been changed it is clear the stories are from real women, you can feel it. So beautiful are the scenes of the four women gathering near the water. So beautiful their laughter, their smiles. These widows are like White Rainbows: colorless, nameless, empty and blending in with the regular clouds.

Through their strength, courage, faith, trust, love, hope, pain, and experience these women transcend. They inspire.

White Rainbow is a reminder that you can create your own fate. You are in control. All these women needed was the opportunity and once empowered they far exceeded all expectations.


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