Earth

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Movie Info

Deepa Mehta directs this tale about the 1947 Partition of India. Told through the eyes of an eight-year-old child, it's a story about the violence and hardships which the country endures as war spreads throughout the region. Overcoming citizens of all economic and social classes, the film mirrors contemporay situations such as the conflict in Kosovo.

Cast

Aamir Khan
as Dil Navaz, the Ice Candy Man
Nandita Das
as Shanta, the Ayah
Rahul Khanna
as Hassan, the Masseur
Maia Sethna
as Lenny Sethna
Kitu Gidwani
as Bunty Sethna
Gulshan Grover
as Mr. Singh
Arif Zakaria
as Rustom Sethna
Eric Peterson
as Mr. Rogers
Sunil Mehra
as Toto Ramji
Kabir Chowdhry
as Cousin Adi
Lauren Walker
as Mrs. Rogers
Cinia Jain
as Mrs. Singh
Varun Mehta
as Boy at Bioscope
Mahosh Gahalot
as Muslim Father
Gitanjili Chopra
as Muslim Mother
Sahiba Chopra
as Daughter
Sia Chopra
as Daughter
Annabelle
as Daughter
Sandeep Singh
as Little Sick Boy
Rahul Ram
as Young Sikh Man
Ravinder Kumar
as Young Muslim Man
Veer Prakash Nayar
as Papoo's Groom
Rajendra Kumar
as Refugee Police
Ashok Jain
as Refugee Police
Pradeep Kapoor
as Station Master
Jaaved Jaaferi
as Radio Announcer
Antonio Minnecola Hussain
as Muslim Man Quartered
Malani Ramani
as Cousin Adi's Mother
Alwin Arifen
as Refugee Boy
Mohini Mathur
as Sher Singh's Mother
Mayura Baweja
as Sher Singh's Sister
Madhavendra
as Mob Leader
Mohammed Irahad
as Mob Member
Sagar Zakhmi
as Mob Member
Nagesh Salwan
as Mob Member
Adil Sheikh
as Mob Member
Anil Prakash
as Mob Member
Vinod Nahardi
as Mob Member
Bapsi Sidhwa
as Older Lenny
Shabana Azmi
as Older Lenny (Voice)
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Critic Reviews for Earth

All Critics (35) | Top Critics (9)

Audience Reviews for Earth

  • Dec 11, 2009
    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 Super Reviewer
  • Mar 07, 2009
    Really, this Movie should have been never made. Oh why why why?
    NaWie M Super Reviewer
  • Jan 22, 2009
    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 B Super Reviewer
  • Nov 26, 2007
    an utter disaster. the movie is incredibly slow, not being able to describe the events in its short 110 minute running time and the acting is downright dreadful, especially lenny, who is a distraction towards the rest of the movie. even though the movie is supposed to be seen through her eyes, she does little to make the story any more interesting. mehta is a talented director, anyone who has seen her latest movie, Water, will agree. but what destroys her credibility is her inability to create believable and realistic characters and write an intriguing story. there are simply way too many characters in Earth, that you soon lose track of who is who and not even caring about what happens to them. the story is poorly written. mehta jumps from scene to scene so quickly, that you're not given much time to understand what is happening. The ending is also a travesty. i wont say what happened, but once again, it lacks detail and any hint of emotional aspects, that the rest of the movie seems so pointless, as the ending makes no attempt to connect the events of the movie towards it, leaving me and many of my fellow students confused and disappointed. i have yet to watch mehta's first film Fire, but i really enjoyed Water. i felt that it had more of a character driven story and great visual artwork. but earth is an absurd, ridiculously boring film that is not even close to achieving what its predecessor and successor did.
    Caius C Super Reviewer

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