A Film by Deepa Mehta
2xDVD9 | ISO+MDS | NTSC 16:9 | 01:56:42 | 6,50 Gb + 7,45 Gb
Disc 1: Hindi DTS/AC3 5.1/5.1/2.0 @ 1536/448/192 Kbps; French dub AC3 5.1 @ 448 Kbps | Subs: English
Disc 2: Alternate English version AC3 2.0 @ 192 Kbps | Subs: None (for details see below)
Genre: Drama, Romance
A thesis picture. In 1938, Gandhi's party is making inroads in women's rights. Chuyia, a child already married but living with her parents, becomes a widow. By tradition, she is unceremoniously left at a bare and impoverished widows' ashram, beside the Ganges during monsoon season. The ashram's leader pimps out Kalyani, a young and beautiful widow, for household funds. Narayan, a follower of Gandhi, falls in love with her. Can she break with tradition and religious teaching to marry him? The ashram's moral center is Shakuntala, deeply religious but conflicted about her fate. Can she protect Kalyani or Chuyia? Amid all this water, is rebirth possible or does tradition drown all?