October 29, 2006

Water

The third and final movie in Indian born Canadian filmmaker Deepa Mehta's trilogy, Water, tells the story of 1938 India, where widows suffered three fates: To burn with their deceased husband. To live a life in self denial. Or to marry the husband's brother if his family permits.

We get to follow the fate of Chuiya, a 7 year old bride whose significantly older husband passes away, and she is lead to a widows home where other widows dwell till they die. It is an absolutely beautifully made movie with a simple story that captures you.

Watch clips of the movie here. Watch trailer here.

Also read about Saudi Arabia's first feature film, Keif al hal.

Her other two movies are Fire and Earth.

12 comments:

Umar said...

i'd be expecting a 4th... "AIR"?

khanana said...

hmm interesting!

you know whats the meaning of 'Chuiya' in Urdu? :P

Shaykhspeara Sha'ira said...

Yeah I thought the same Umar! lol I am yet to see Earth and Fire.

clayfuture said...

Hey! That's Lisa Ray.. I gotta watch this movie! lol :P

Shaykhspeara Sha'ira said...

Men!

lol, well that's what you get when you mix a polish woman with a bengali man; lisa ray.

clayfuture said...

she's polish/bengali... really! nice by-product of the two!! Is that the right word?! :P

Shaykhspeara Sha'ira said...

Well by-product would be a proper word lol I grew up calling myself a "half breed" or "half blood" pakistani, but I might switch to by-product now!

Cosmic girl said...

I saw the film at Last year's Dubai Film Fest... brilliant... I even met Deepa.. and I've got to say she is one smart woman...

Diligent Candy said...

I need to watch this film. Will start hunting for the DVD! Thanks!

Shaykhspeara Sha'ira said...

Hey Cosmic, welcome! What an interesting conversation that must have been with Deepa! Lucky you!
Did you see my post about teh saudi movie keif al hal? have you seen it yet?

D Candy! I am positive you will love the movie. Let me know what you think when you have seen it. The music is also fab!

kaya said...

I have seen the movie. I quite liked it. Though so far in the triology, I liked Earth the best. Fire is a bit weird really dealing with lesbianism.
One movie you MUST MUST MUST watch is Mr and Mrs Iyer. (Aparna Sen)

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