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Deepa Mehta directed this Indian-Canadian romantic drama, the second part of a trilogy. Based on Bapsi Sidhwa's autobiography, Cracking India, the story is set in 1947 in Lahore, where Hindu, Sikh, Parsee, and Muslim share a peaceful co-existence. Events are seen from the point of view of eight-year-old Lenny Maia Sethna, a girl from an affluent Parsee family. Lenny's nanny, Shantya Nandita Das, is involved with the Muslim Masseur Rahul Khanna. When a train of Muslims arrives at the local depot and all the ...
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Deepa Mehta directed this Indian-Canadian romantic drama, the second part of a trilogy. Based on Bapsi Sidhwa's autobiography, Cracking India, the story is set in 1947 in Lahore, where Hindu, Sikh, Parsee, and Muslim share a peaceful co-existence. Events are seen from the point of view of eight-year-old Lenny Maia Sethna, a girl from an affluent Parsee family. Lenny's nanny, Shantya Nandita Das, is involved with the Muslim Masseur Rahul Khanna. When a train of Muslims arrives at the local depot and all the passengers are found murdered, the various sects turn against each other, and the city is soon aflame. Shown at the 1998 Toronto Film Festival.
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All Movie Guide - Tom Wiener
An ambitious film, Earth wants to dramatize a forbidden love affair set in turbulent political times and see the events through the eyes of a young girl. It succeeds well enough, though the plot occasionally becomes mechanistic, allowing all of the major religious and ethnic groups involved with the partition of India (creating the separate country of Pakistan as India was becoming independent) to express their own views. Lenny, the crippled little girl, watches Shantya, her nanny, fall in love with Hasan the masseur, a man she likes well enough, but her preference for the Ice Candy Man, proves to be the couple's undoing. Nandita Das is supple as the nanny, and Rahul Khanna is stalwart as the masseur, but it's Aamir Khan (best known to Western audiences as the lead in Lagaan) who's the real fulcrum of the film. His frustrations in love poison his soul, allowing him to join the mobs of rampaging Muslims who sought out Hindus for persecution and worse. Lenny follows her naïvely neutral father's lead ("We must all think Swiss"), but her ignorance is at least excusable. Writer/director Deepa Mehta must be applauded for trying to capture a complex time in her country's history, and Westerners with little concept of how violent a birth modern India and Pakistan endured should see Earth.
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Product Details

  • Release Date: 4/8/2003
  • UPC: 717119781347
  • Original Release: 1998
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  • Source: New Yorker Video
  • Presentation: Subtitled
  • Format: DVD

Cast & Crew

Performance Credits
Aamir Khan Dil Nawaz, Ice Candy Man
Nandita Das Ayah Shanta
Rahul Khanna Hasan
Maia Sethna Lenny
Kitu Gidwani Bunty Sethna
Kulbhushan Kharbanda Imam Din
Arif Zakaria Rustom Sethna
Gulshan Grover Mr. Singh
Eric Peterson Mr. Rogers
Pavan Malhotra Butcher
Sunil Mehra Toto Ramji
Navtej Johar Sher Singh
Raghubir Yadav Hari
Bobby Singh Yousaf
Kabir Chowdhry Cousin Adi
Lauren Walker Mrs. Rogers
Cinia Jain Mrs. Singh
Roshan Banu Papoo
Radhika Singh Muchoo
Varun Mehta Boy at Bioscope
Mahosh Gahalot Muslim Father
Gitanjili Chopra Muslim Mother
Sahiba Chopra Daughter
Sia Chopra Daughter
Annabelle Daughter
Sandeep Singh Little Sick Boy
Rahul Ram Young Sikh Man
Ravinder Kumar Young Muslim Man
Veer Prakash Nayar Papoo's Groom
Nuril Islam Bablu Chotay
Kumar Rajendra Refugee Police
Ashok Jain Refugee Police
Pradeep Kapoor Station Master
Jaaved Jaaferi Radio Announcer
Antonio Minnecola Hussain Muslim Man Quartered
Malani Ramani Cousin Adi's Mother
Alwin Arifen Refugee Boy
Mohini Mathur Sher Singh's Mother
Mayura Baweja Sher Singh's Sister
Madhavendra Mob Leader
Mohammed Irahad Mob Member
Sagar Zakhmi Mob Member
Avinash Nimeshswami Mob Member
Nagesh Salwan Mob Member
Adil Sheikh Mob Member
Anil Prakash Mob Member
Vinod Nahardi Mob Member
Bapsi Sidhwa Older Lenny
Shabana Azmi Older Lenny (Voice)
Technical Credits
Deepa Mehta Director, Producer, Screenwriter
Javed Akhtar Songwriter
Monsoon Bissell Asst. Director
Uma Da Cunha Casting
Nicole Demers Makeup
Barry Farrell Editor
Anthony Fernandez Special Effects
D. Dylan Gray Asst. Director
David Hamilton Executive Producer
Anne Masson Producer
Babu Meckwan Special Effects
Delip Mehta Producer
Giles Nuttgens Cinematographer
Peter Palatsik Asst. Director
A.R. Rahman Score Composer
Kumar Rajendra Asst. Director
Graham Ross Sound Mixer
Aradhana Seth Production Designer
Harveer Singh Asst. Director
Jhamu Sughand Executive Producer
Dolly Ahluwalia Tewari Costumes/Costume Designer
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  • Anonymous

    Posted January 25, 2002

    Dramatically Entertaining!

    The second movie in Deepa Mehta's trilogy (the others being FIRE and the unreleased WATER), 1947 EARTH is a gripping film set in the time of Partition. What's so incredible about this movie is that it takes such a huge, tragic point in history like Partition and personalizes it to make it all the more heart-wrenching and real. The story follows a young Parsi girl named Lenny who lives in a seemingly secure little world in Lahore. Along with her beautiful nanny, Shantha (played wonderfully by Nandita Das), Lenny goes to the park to visit with a tight, diverse group of friends that all share a common infatuation with Shantha. Two in particular, the Masseuse (Rahul Khanna) and the Ice-Candy Man, Dil Nawaz (the amazing Aamir Khan), are trying to attain Shantha's affection in return. And as this little love triangle develops, the world around crashes into violence and hatred, ripping friendships, breaking hearts, and leading to an ultimately stunning climax. The music is beautifully provided by A.R. Rahman, and the performances are excellent -- especially Aamir Khan, who once again gets into his character like no other. This movie will surely touch you.

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