Author: Deepa Mehta
Contributor(s)/Artis: John Abraham/Lisa Ray/A.R. Rahman
Publisher: Eagle Video
ISBN/UPC (if available): EDVDW2121
Water is set in India in the late 1930s when the practice of child marriage was still prevalent. Young girls were often wed to older men for economic reasons. When the men died, they left behind young widows who were farmed out to ashrams (institutions). Considered a financial burden by their families, this was generally the fate of most widows.
Set in 1938 Colonial India, against Mahatma Gandhi's rise to power, the story begins when eight-year-old Chuyia is widowed and sent to a home where Hindu widows must live in penitence. Chuyia’s feisty presence affects the lives of the other residents, including a young widow, who falls for a Gandhian idealist.
Audio Commentary by Director Deepa Mehta, The Story Behind the Making of Water Featurette, Behind-the–Scene Featurette
Produced By: David Hamilton
Directed By: Deepa Mehta
Staring : John Abraham, Lisa Ray, Seema Biswas
Music : A.R. Rahman