Heaven on Earth - Preity Zinta at her best

Wednesday, 12 May 2010, 11:45 | Category : Film Diary, Slices, The Canadian film industry
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Heaven on Earth (Canada, 2008)
Seen: Monday, 22nd March 2010 (cinema, BollywoodFestiwal.pl)
Runtime: 106′
Director: Deepa Mehta
Cast: Preity Zinta
Plot: (from imdb)
Chand, a young Punjabi woman, travels to Canada to marry a man she has never met. They live in a crowded suburban house and Chand has to also put up with her husband’s abusive behavior.

Rating: -1 (Disliked [...]

Fire - India’s classic lesbian film

Fire (India/Canada, 1996)
Seen: Saturday, 11th April 2009 (DVD)
Runtime: 108′
Director: Deepa Mehta
Cast: Javed Jaffrey, Nandita Das, Kushal Rekhi, Shabana Azmi, Ranjit Chowdhry, Kulbhushan Kharbanda, Alice Poon
Production House: Kaleidoscope Entertainment Pvt. Ltd., Trial by Fire Films Inc.
Plot: Sita marries into a traditional Jain Indian family. She becomes disillusioned with her new life - it is not [...]

Deepa Mehta about Hindu widows (Water reviewed)

Water (Canada/India, 2005)
Seen: Monday, 23rd March 2009 (cinema, special screening)
Runtime: 117′
Director: Deepa Mehta
Cast: Sarala, Manorama, Seema Biswas, Lisa Ray, John Abraham, Raghuvir Yadav
Production House: Deepa Mehta Films, Flagship International, David Hamilton Productions, Echo Lake Productions, Noble Nomad Pictures, Téléfilm Canada
Plot: Chuyia is 7 years old when her husband dies. She has never seen him [...]

BollywoodFestiwal.pl: March 2009 edition

So yeah - I think I’ll spend most of March sitting in dark cinema halls :]
I’m putting the schedule of the festival below - I’ve marked the films I cannot possibly miss with red. The festival takes place in all cinemas in the Multikino and SilverScreen chains.
Monday, 23rd March 2009
18:30 Water
Tuesday, 24th March 2009
18:30 Hello
Wednesday, [...]

Preity Zinta as a battered wife

Heaven On Earth (Canada, 2008)
Polish Distributor: None as of yet
Director: Deepa Mehta
Cast: Preity Zinta, Vansh Bharadwaj
Plot: (from nowrunning.com)
Set in the Toronto suburb of Brampton, “Heaven in Earth” is the story of a Ludhiana girl Chand (Preity Zinta) who moves here after marrying Rocky Grewal (Vansh Bhardwaj) only to find herself locked in a loveless [...]