A fisheries expert is approached by a consultant to help realize a sheik's vision of bringing the sport of fly-fishing to the desert and embarks on an upstream journey of faith and fish to prove the impossible possible.
An aspiring author during the civil rights movement of the 1960s decides to write a book detailing the African-American maids' point of view on the white families for which they work, and the hardships they go through on a daily basis.
Bryce Dallas Howard
According to the "Sri Lanka Mirror," filming shut down for four days in March as the Iranian Embassy in Colombo objected to author Salman Rushdie's participation. Filming resumed after director Deepa Mehta met with Sri Lanka President, Mahinda Rajapaksa. He, in turn, then spoke with the Iranian Embassy. See more »
Darsheel Zafary's made-up nose design changes throughout his screen-time in the movie. See more »
After reading the novel more than once I thought that this (much anticipated) film was pure perfection. The characters were brilliantly cast - no one was 'glamourised' unnecessarily as in a lot of films. The scenery and cinematography were spectacular and the soundtrack was also beautiful. The film explores the human condition and the ideology that it is not what you are born but how you are then made that is most important. It is a really magical film and I particularly liked how the theme/idea of magical realism was approached - the idiosyncrasies of belief in different people/cultures. I would recommend this film although I would say that reading the novel is also a must. It (obviously) covers events in a lot more detail and adds a perfect backdrop of knowledge (of characters and characteristics) to the film. I cannot wait for the next Salman Rushdie movie...I'm hoping for Shalimar the Clown or The Ground Beneath her Feet (if you're reading Salman!)
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