Author: Aamir Khan
Director/Composer/Narrator: Deepa Mehta
Publisher: Eros Multimedia
ISBN/UPC (if available): DVD-E 1495
1947 Earth is shown from the perspective and memories of an eight year old Parsee girl Lenny. In the film it is said by one of the main characters: “Hindu, Mussalman or Sikh, we’re all bastards. All beasts.
Like that caged lion which scares Lenny baby lying in wait for the cage to open.”
A cage, whose opening frees the evils of murder, loot and kidnappings. In the film the opening of the cage is depicted with the Britishers leaving India and therewith causing tensions between Muslims, Hindus and Sikhs. Between these religious groups stands a Parsi family, who has to see how their friends are either fleeing or being killed.
In all this hatred the tragedy of the Hindu servant Shanta is embedded, who is equally loved by Dilnawaz and Hasan. These three characters provide a reflection of a maddening society, where friends become enemies and are even prepared to kill each other.
Duration: 105 Minutes
Format : NTSC - All region
Sound: 5.I Surround Sound
Aspect Ratio: 4:3 Cinemascope