Before the Rains is a tragic tale worthy of a Shakespearean stage. There's so much symbolism that it might take two or three viewings to fully appreciate it: fireflies, roads, boats, and of course the rain. It's also a sociologist's dream senario. The British stranglehold on India is in the midground but the whole thing is kept on a short leash. Ringside seats. This could just as easily been an opera, or a play, or a poem (if it isn't already). "T.K." has a very interesting perspective and it was wise to stay mostly on his POV. He's the link between the two opposing cultures that are about to explode. You know it's coming. Eventually, we know everything "T.K." knows and unfortunately he knows a bit too much. You're with him when he does what he does. ...you know...the heart wants what it wants but that's seldom the whole story. Two thumbs up!
"What happened to all your high words of love?" - Sajani to Henry