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Generally favorable reviews - based on 15 Critics

User Score

Universal acclaim- based on 8 Ratings

Summary: A group of diverse Indian friends and two men after one woman is torn apart by the 1947 partitioning of India. The woman in question (Das) is a nanny who is, with her eight-year-old charge (Sethna), insulated by her Parsi family's wealth and neutrality from the violence erupting around her.


Runtime: 110 min
Production: Cracking the Earth Films Inc.
Genres: Drama, Romance, War
Countries: India, Canada
Languages: English, Urdu, Hindi, Punjabi, Parsee
Director Credit
Deepa Mehta Director
Writer Credit
Bapsi Sidhwa Writer
Deepa Mehta Writer
Cast Credit
Arif Zakaria Rustom Sethna
Babby Singh Yousaf
Cinia Jain Mrs. Singh
Eric Peterson Mr. Rogers (IG)
Gulshan Grover Mr. Singh
Kabir Chowdhury Cousin Adi
Kitu Gidwani Bunty Sethna
Kulbhushan Kharbanda Imam Din
Lauren Walker Mrs. Rogers
Maia Sethna Lenny Sethna
Nandita Das Shanta, The Ayah
Navtej Singh Johar Sher Singh
Pavan Malhotra Butcher
Raghuvir Yadav Hariya/Himmat Ali
Rahul Khanna Hassan, The Masseur
Producer Credit
Anne Masson Producer
David Hamilton Executive Producer
Deepa Mehta Producer
Dilip Mehta Creative Producer
Jhamu Sughand Executive Producer
Sean Atkinson Post-Production Producer Movie title data, credits, and poster art provided by:

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