First screened in May 2006
Director: Deepa Mehta. Cast: Sarala, Lisa Ray, Seema Biswas, John Abraham, Manorma, Raghubir Yadav, Vidula Javalgekar, Vinay Pathak. Screenplay: Deepa Mehta.

Twitter Capsule: Mehta again inspires ambivalence. Strong start marred by odd romanticism of middle. Then Seema Biswas personally rescues it.

VOR:   Visual beautification too often seems bet-hedging; makes film harder to trust. But it's an eye-opener, however debatable, on little-explored topic.

Photo © 2005 Téléfilm Canada/Noble Nomad Pictures/Echo Lake Entertainment,
© 2006 Fox Searchlight Pictures

Not yet reviewed in full. Grade: B–

Academy Award Nominations:
Best Foreign Language Film

Other Awards:
National Board of Review: Freedom of Expression Award
Genie Awards (Canadian Oscars): Best Actress (Biswas); Best Cinematography (Giles Nuttgens); Best Original Score (Mychael Danna)

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