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Earth (1998)

Unrated | | Drama, Romance, War | 7 July 1999 (Belgium)
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It's 1947 and the borderlines between India and Pakistan are being drawn. A young girl witnesses tragedy as her ayah (nanny) is caught between the love of two men and the rising tide of political and religious violence.

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Cast overview, first billed only:
... Dil Navaz
... Shanta
... Hassan, the Masseur
Maia Sethna ... Lenny Sethna
Babby Singh ... Yousaf
... Bunty Sethna
... Hariya / Himmat Ali
Kabir Chowdhury ... Cousin Adi
... Rustom Sethna
... Mr. Rogers (IG)
... Mr. Singh
Lauren Walker ... Mrs. Rogers
Cinia Jain ... Mrs. Singh
Navtej Singh Johar ... Sher Singh
... Butcher
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The movie opens in Lahore of 1947 before India and Pakistan became independent. It is a cosmopolitan city, depicted by the coterie of working class friends who are from different religions. The rest of the movie chronicles the fate of this group and the maddening religious that sweeps even this city as the partition of the two countries is decided and Lahore is given to Pakistan. Written by Neel V Kumar <neelvk@iname.com>

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Drama | Romance | War

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$42,449, 12 September 1999, Limited Release

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$528,972, 16 April 2000
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The film was India's 72nd submission to the Academy Awards (Oscars) for Best Foreign Language Film, however the film did not get nominated. See more »

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Ruth Aa Gayi Re
Performed by Sukhwinder Singh
Composed by A.R. Rahman
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Be prepared to have your guts ripped out
31 October 1999 | by See all my reviews

This movie has attempted and succeeded at trying to get a handle on the brutal days of 1947 when British India was separated into independent India and Pakistan. I would suggest that this movie be a required viewing for anyone studying the past and present of these two countries. Lahore of 1947 is not very different from Sarajevo of the 90s. And this too is no fiction. Mayhem depicted in the movie is *very* tame compared to what actually happened. It is my ferevent hope that the people of India and Pakistan view this movie and hope "Never Again".


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