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1947 Earth

1947 Earth

Release Date : 10 Sep 1998
Director : Deepa Mehta
Critics Rating
2.5/5
Audience Review
1947 Earth story is set in Lahore in the time period directly before and during the partition of India in 1947.

A young girl with polio, Lenny (Maia Sethna), narrates the story through the voice of her adult self (Shabana Azmi). She is from a wealthy Parsi family who hopes to remain neutral to the rising tensions between Hindus, Sikhs, and Muslims in the area.

She is adored and protected by her parents, Bunty (Kitu Gidwani) and Rustom (Arif Zakaria) and is cared for by her Ayah, the beautiful Hindu woman, Shanta (Nandita Das). Both Dil, the Ice-Candy Man (Aamir Khan) and Hassan, the Masseur (Rahul Khanna) are Muslim and in love with Shanta. Shanta, Dil, and Hassan are part of a larger multi-ethnic group of Hindu, Muslim, and Sikh friends (some of whom work for...
  • Deepa Mehta
    Director/Producer
  • Anne Masson
    Producer
  • A R Rahman
    Music Director
  • Javed Akhtar
    Lyricst
  • Sadhana Sargam
    Singer
 
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