Before the Rains

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Overview

An Englishman intent on opening a spice plantation in Kerala attempts to gain the trust of the local villagers and destroys numerous lives in the process in this period drama from director/cinematographer Santosh Sivan. The year is 1937, and the power that the English wield over the citizens of India can be devastating even in the mildest of cases. Henry Moores Linus Roache is an entrepreneur and businessman who has singled out Kerala as the site where he plans to break ground on a potentially lucrative spice ...
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Overview

An Englishman intent on opening a spice plantation in Kerala attempts to gain the trust of the local villagers and destroys numerous lives in the process in this period drama from director/cinematographer Santosh Sivan. The year is 1937, and the power that the English wield over the citizens of India can be devastating even in the mildest of cases. Henry Moores Linus Roache is an entrepreneur and businessman who has singled out Kerala as the site where he plans to break ground on a potentially lucrative spice plantation. When Henry discovers that he will have to build a new road in order to make his plans feasible, he enlists the aid of trusted right-hand man T.K. Rahul Bose is warming the locals to the idea. The project is going to take plenty of manpower, and Henry is going to need all the help he can get. But while Henry relies on T.K. to help him realize his professional goals, his personal needs fall on the shoulders of his pretty housekeeper, Sajani Nandita Das. One day, when their trip into the forest to collect honey takes a decidedly sensual turn, two local village boys witness the erotically charged tryst and word eventually gets back to Sanani's husband in the village.
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Special Features

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Product Details

  • Release Date: 9/16/2008
  • UPC: 031398101345
  • Original Release: 2007
  • Rating:

  • Source: Lions Gate
  • Region Code: 1
  • Presentation: Wide Screen / Subtitled
  • Sound: Dolby AC-3 Surround Sound
  • Time: 1:38:00
  • Format: DVD
  • Sales rank: 2,715

Cast & Crew

Performance Credits
Linus Roache Henry Moores
Rahul Bose T.K.
Nandita Das Sajani
Jennifer Ehle Laura
John Standing Humphries
Lal Paull Rajat
Dr. Amikathmajan Headmaster
Indrajith Sukumaran Manas
Ejji K. Umamahesh Inspector
Thilakan T.K.'s Father
Lakshmi Krishnamoorthy T.K.'s Mother
Aadil Aswar Boy 1
Ganapathi S. Poduval Boy 2
Satheesh Poduval The Kammadan
Krishnan Potti Village Chieftain
Gopalakrishnan Moores' Houseman
Asharaf Moidu Humphries' Driver
Akhila Village Girl
Mani Kumaranalloor Peacock, Dancer
Leopold Benedict
Technical Credits
Santosh Sivan Director, Cinematographer
Sunil Babu Production Designer
Mark Burton Producer
Steven Cohen Associate Producer, Editor
Tom Hardart Producer
Paul Hardart Producer
Dan Hubbard Casting
Mark Kilian Score Composer
M. Manoj Kumar Art Director
Doug Mankoff Producer
Kamal Mohammed Art Director
Guatam Mohan Art Director
Pauline Piechota Co-producer
A. Sreekar Prasad Editor
Cathy Rabin Screenwriter
Ashok Rao Executive Producer
Mubina Rattonsey Co-producer
Alphonse Roy Cinematographer
S.B. Satheesan Costumes/Costume Designer
Paul Schwartz Sound/Sound Designer
Andrew Spaulding Producer
Jessica Stamen Co-producer
Amotz Zakai Co-producer
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Scene Index

Disc #1 -- Before the Rains
1. Opening [5:45]
2. Getting Honey [6:39]
3. Driving Home [7:21]
4. Independence Is Our Birthright [7:01]
5. What Is It? [5:26]
6. He Found Out [6:32]
7. Has He Not Yet Come? [5:42]
8. Sajani Is Missing [7:08]
9. You Gave Me A Fright [6:48]
10. An Inspector Is Coming [5:29]
11. Look! Look! [6:00]
12. Funeral [6:32]
13. Go Back To Bed [4:35]
14. Fire Test [5:55]
15. What Can I Do For You? [6:41]
16. End Credits [4:04]
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Menu

Disc #1 -- Before the Rains
   Play Feature
   Scene Selection
   Set Up
      Audio
         5.1 Dolby Digital
         2.0 Dolby Digital
      Subtitles
         English
         Spanish
         Subtitles: Off
   Special Features
      Commentary With Directors Santosh Sivan and Actor Linus Roache (Moores): On/Off
      Before the Rains Theatrical Trailer
      Also From Lionsgate
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