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Director:

  Deepa Mehta
  

Year Released:

  1996

Jan's Rating:

Rich's Rating:

4 out of 5

4 out of 5

Key Performances:

  Shabana Azmi
  Ranjit Chowdhry
  Nandita Das
  Javed Jaffrey
  Kulbhushan Kharbanda
Movie Haiku:New bride (Das) enters household already containing husbandís aged mother, elder brother & wife (Kharbanda+Azmi), & longtime servant (Chowdhry). Both arranged marriages are fragile, & the sisters-in-law turn to each other for ever-deepening, eventually-sexual companionship. Closely-observed exploration of "ordinary" middle-class Indian women confronting tension between traditional expectations & contemporary options.

ADDITIONAL FF2 INFO ABOUT THIS FILM:

Women filmmakers?

  No

Jewish content?

  No

Haiku Posted:

  2006