Earth (1999)




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This Indian-Canadian romantic drama is the second part of a trilogy. The story is set in 1947 in Lahore, where Hindu, Sikh, Parsee, and Muslim devotees share a peaceful co-existence. However, when a group of Muslim passengers are found murdered on a train, the various sects turn against each other.

Rating: Unrated
Genre: Art House & International, Drama
Directed By: ,
Written By: Deepa Mehta Saltzman, Deepa Mehta
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On DVD: Apr 15, 2003
Zeitgeist Films



as Dil Navaz, the Ice ...

as Shanta, the Ayah

as Hassan, the Masseur

as Lenny Sethna

as Bunty Sethna

as Mr. Singh

as Rustom Sethna

as Mr. Rogers

as Butcher

as Toto Ramji

as Cousin Adi

as Mrs. Rogers

as Mrs. Singh

as Boy at Bioscope

as Muslim Father

as Muslim Mother

as Daughter

as Daughter

as Daughter

as Little Sick Boy

as Young Sikh Man

as Young Muslim Man

as Papoo's Groom

as Refugee Police

as Refugee Police

as Station Master

as Radio Announcer

as Muslim Man Quartered

as Cousin Adi's Mother

as Refugee Boy

as Sher Singh's Mother

as Sher Singh's Sister

as Mob Leader

as Mob Member

as Mob Member

as Mob Member

as Mob Member

as Mob Member

as Mob Member

as Older Lenny

as Older Lenny (Voice)
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Critic Reviews for Earth

All Critics (57) | Top Critics (18)

Full Review… | April 24, 2009
Philadelphia Inquirer
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Full Review… | April 23, 2009
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Full Review… | January 1, 2000
Chicago Sun-Times
Top Critic

penetrating portrait that cannot be ignored or ever forgotten

Full Review… | May 9, 2006
Old School Reviews

Ultimately becomes a stunning exploration of the blackness of the human heart.

Full Review… | April 29, 2003

Goes straight to the heart with its mix of romantic love, friendship, passion and political turmoil.

Full Review… | August 21, 2002
Spirituality and Practice

Audience Reviews for Earth

It is based upon some real events, the Movie was just a Flop and I quit watching after 20 minutes. There was another Movie based up same events directed by Aamir Khan himself in mids 90`s Earth 1942 and I couldnt see any difference. Aamir Khan is a great director but mid`s 90`s he made many failure when directing.

Wahida K

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Leigh Ryan

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This is a movie about when Britain stopped ruling India, and the nation was split in two to form India and Pakistani, it taught me as to why those two nations don't get along, It taught me a lot of things I never knew or that they never taught me in high school, story is told through the eyes of a young girl. This is this Directors second movie, I have seen Water and that movie is worth seeing as is this movie. The women from India are beautiful that?s for sure, not only in this movie but in real life. Also the food is grate. Can only give it 3 1/2 star, as water was 4 stars. Also this Director buts out the movie Fire which I wish to see. I rented this one, but will not add to my collection as I believe it to be a one time watch only.

Bruce Bruce

Super Reviewer

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