• Drama
  • Rated: PG,PG-13,14A,B15,12,STC,14
  • Director: Deepa Mehta, Julia Perkul
  • Writer: Deepa Mehta, Anurag Kashyap
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Water is a 2005 Indo-Canadian film written and directed by Deepa Mehta, with screenplay by Anurag Kashyap. It is set in 1938 and explores the lives of widows at an ashram in Varanasi, India. The film is also the third and final instalment of Mehta's Elements trilogy. It was preceded by Fire (1996) and Earth (1998). Author Bapsi Sidhwa wrote the 2006 novel based upon the film, Water: A Novel, published by Milkweed Press. Sidhwa's earlier novel, Cracking India was the basis for Earth, the second film in the trilogy. Water is a dark introspect into the tales of rural Indian widows in the 1940s and covers controversial subjects such as misogyny and ostracism. The film premiered at the 2005 Toronto International Film Festival, where it was honoured with the Opening Night Gala, and was released across Canada in November of that year. It was first released in India on 9 March 2007. The film stars Seema Biswas, Lisa Ray, John Abraham, and Sarala Kariyawasam in pivotal roles and Kulbhushan Kharbanda, Waheeda Rehman, Raghuvir Yadav, and Vinay Pathak in supporting roles. Featured songs for the film were composed by A. R. Rahman, with lyrics by Sukhwinder Singh and Raqeeb Alam while the background score was composed by Mychael Danna. Cinematography is by Giles Nuttgens, who has worked with Deepa Mehta on several of her films. In 2008, inspired by the film, Dilip Mehta directed a documentary, The Forgotten Woman about widows in India. The film was also written by Deepa Mehta.
  • Drama
  • Rated: PG,PG-13,14A,B15,12,STC,14
  • Director: Deepa Mehta, Julia Perkul
  • Writer: Deepa Mehta, Anurag Kashyap

  • Seema Biswas
    Lisa Ray
    John Abraham
    Sarala
    Manorama
    Kulbushan Kharbanda
    Vinay Pathak
    Ronica Sajnani
    Meera Biswas
    Waheeda Rehman
    Buddhi Wickrama
    Rishma Malik
    Gerson Da Cunha
    Iranganie Serasinghe
    Zul Vilani

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  • (2005)

  • Drama
  • Rated: PG,PG-13,14A,B15,12,STC,14
  • Director: Deepa Mehta, Julia Perkul
  • Writer: Deepa Mehta, Anurag Kashyap
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Water is a 2005 Indo-Canadian film written and directed by Deepa Mehta, with screenplay by Anurag Kashyap. It is set in 1938 and explores the lives of widows at an ashram in Varanasi, India. The film is also the third and final instalment of Mehta's Elements trilogy. It was preceded by Fire (1996) and Earth (1998). Author Bapsi Sidhwa wrote the 2006 novel based upon the film, Water: A Novel, published by Milkweed Press. Sidhwa's earlier novel, Cracking India was the basis for Earth, the second film in the trilogy. Water is a dark introspect into the tales of rural Indian widows in the 1940s and covers controversial subjects such as misogyny and ostracism. The film premiered at the 2005 Toronto International Film Festival, where it was honoured with the Opening Night Gala, and was released across Canada in November of that year. It was first released in India on 9 March 2007. The film stars Seema Biswas, Lisa Ray, John Abraham, and Sarala Kariyawasam in pivotal roles and Kulbhushan Kharbanda, Waheeda Rehman, Raghuvir Yadav, and Vinay Pathak in supporting roles. Featured songs for the film were composed by A. R. Rahman, with lyrics by Sukhwinder Singh and Raqeeb Alam while the background score was composed by Mychael Danna. Cinematography is by Giles Nuttgens, who has worked with Deepa Mehta on several of her films. In 2008, inspired by the film, Dilip Mehta directed a documentary, The Forgotten Woman about widows in India. The film was also written by Deepa Mehta.

Starring
  • Seema Biswas
    Lisa Ray
    John Abraham
    Sarala
    Manorama
    Kulbushan Kharbanda
    Vinay Pathak
    Ronica Sajnani
    Meera Biswas
    Waheeda Rehman
    Buddhi Wickrama
    Rishma Malik
    Gerson Da Cunha
    Iranganie Serasinghe
    Zul Vilani