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Earth

Earth (1998)

tomatometer

100

Average Rating: 7.7/10
Critic Reviews: 9
Fresh: 9 | Rotten: 0

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Deepa Mehta directed this Indian-Canadian romantic drama, the second part of a trilogy. Based on Bapsi Sidhwa's autobiography, Cracking India, the story is set in 1947 in Lahore, where Hindu, Sikh, Parsee, and Muslim share a peaceful co-existence. Events are seen from the point of view of eight-year-old Lenny (Maia Sethna), a girl from an affluent Parsee family. Lenny's nanny, Shantya (Nandita Das), is involved with the Muslim Masseur (Rahul Khanna). When a train of Muslims arrives at the local

Apr 15, 2003

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All Critics (57) | Top Critics (18) | Fresh (30) | Rotten (6) | DVD (6)

penetrating portrait that cannot be ignored or ever forgotten

May 9, 2006 Full Review Source: Old School Reviews

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

April 29, 2003 Full Review Source: Offoffoff
Offoffoff

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

August 21, 2002 Full Review Source: Spirituality and Practice
Spirituality and Practice

There was a certain power that could not be denied.

January 1, 2000 Full Review Source: Ozus' World Movie Reviews
Ozus' World Movie Reviews

Cracking India.

January 1, 2000 Full Review Source: Hollywood Report Card
Hollywood Report Card

Has moments of entrancing beauty, as well as nightmarish horror.

January 1, 2000 Full Review Source: Film Journal International
Film Journal International

When bad things happen, they seem distant and unreal so that the events pack little emotional wallop.

January 1, 2000 Full Review Source: Internet Reviews
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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.
December 11, 2009
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Wahida K

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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.
January 22, 2009
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Bruce Bruce

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An interesting account of the period around the independence of India, portraying, in a personal way, the devastating effect of the country's separation on the various communities, Sikh, Hindu, Muslim and Parsi, in Lahore at the time.
August 27, 2008
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