Says Noemi Weis, President of Filmblanc: "Deepa Mehta is a master of the exposé. As a documentary director, she has elevated the issue of domestic violence in such a way that we can no ... See full summary »
It's 1947 and the borderlines between India and Pakistan are being drawn. A young girl bears witnesses to tragedy as her ayah is caught between the love of two men and the rising tide of political and religious violence.
23-year-old Nikhil comes to Canada from India to find his fortune and is convinced by his uncle to work as a companion and care-giver to Sam, an elderly Jewish man. An unlikely friendship ensues, which gives both men new insight into life.
Ashok runs a family business that sells takeout food that also has a video rental store at the side. Ashok's extended family includes his wife Radha, his brother Jatin, their ailing mother ... See full summary »
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 »
The train leaving for Mumbai from Agra in 1942 has modern compartments. See more »
Bindiya Chamke Gi
Written by Laxmikant Pyarelal
Performed by Sri Lanka Police Band and Police Park Colombo 5 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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