Water videorecordinga film by Deepa Mehta
Contributor(s): Mehta, Deepa | Nuttgens, Giles | Monie, Colin | Hamilton, David | Ray, Lisa | Abraham, John | Biswas, Seema.Material type: Visual materialPublisher: Mumbai Eagle Entertainment c2007Edition: 1 disc special ed.Description: 1 DVD (117 min.) sd., col 4 3/4 in.Subject(s): Ashrams | Hindus | Love | Widows (Hindu law) | Repentance | Widowhood | IndiaDDC classification: 791.4372 Online resources: Click here to access online
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Originally released as a motion picture in 2005
Includes making of documentary; 'Scanning the movies' two part TV special; deleted scenes; theatrical trailer; short film about the work of the Loomba Trust
Aspect ratio 16:9; dual layer format
It is 1938, the twilight of colonial India, as Gandhi's protests begin to change Indian society. But for some women, things may never change. As widows, they are condemned by Hindu law to spend the rest of their lives in an ashram, to live out their lives in poverty, chastity, and humble obscurity. Then Chuyia, a bewildered 8-year-old who doesn't even remember being married, arrives and upsets everything. Madhumati, the head of the house; Shakuntala, an assistant to a local holy man; and quiet, gorgeous Kalyani are all moved--in very different ways--by her arrival. For these women, the question remains: how far--and for how long--can this cruel injustice be continued in the name of tradition
Written and directed by, Deepa Mehta; director of photography, Giles Nuttgens; music, A.R. Rahman, Sukhwinder Singh, Mychael Danna; editor, Colin Monie; producer, David Hamilton.
Cast: Lisa Ray, John Abraham, Seema Biswas.
BBFC rating: 12. Film censor's office: 12.
In Hindi or English (Dolby digital 2.0, 5.1)
Winner, 2006 Genie Awards for Best performance by an actress in a leading role: Seema Biswas; Best achievement in cinematography: Giles Nuttgens; Best achievement in music - original score: Mychael Danna.