Synopsis: The movie opens in Lahore of 1947 before India and Pakistan became independent. It is a cosmopolitan city, depicted by the coterie of working class friends who are from different religions. The rest of the movie chronicles the fate of this group and the maddening religious that sweeps even this city as the partition of the two countries is decided and Lahore is given to Pakistan.
Genre: Drama, Romance, War
Director(s): Deepa Mehta
Production: Zeitgeist Films
  1 win.
Rotten Tomatoes:
110 min

Don't be angry.

Go or I'll tell Madame.

I'm sorry. Please forgive me.

Why? You'll never change.

Why can't you be like the Masseur?

He's such a gentleman.

I'm sorry. I'm sorry.

Of no use to the world, or to me,

this unfeeling heart God's given thee.

You rascal.

What are you doing?

You're so spoiled, if I dropped you,

people would thank me.

Put me down, you bastard!

I'm going to drop you on your face!

Someone save me! Help!

Put her down right now!

On one condition:

You have to come to my house,

or I'll drop your Lenny-baby.

Okay, I'll come. Put her down.

And you!

Why are you smiling at him?

Is he your hero?

Come on, you rascal.

So when are you coming to visit?


Get lost before I beat the hell out of you!

We've come, lce Candy Man!

Welcome, welcome, happy spring!

You're beautiful.

Go on, you flatterer!

Come and fly a kite and

celebrate this spring festival.

Forget your creaking bones today.

You fly; I'll watch.

Look. Like this?

Careful, Shanta.

Don't break it.

I'll showyou howto fly it.

There are many types of kites.

See that one?

That's the king of all kites.

I didn't knowyou were such an expert.

It's just a hobby.

Even I want to fly it. Teach me.

Not so heartlessly.

Treat the kite like a lover.

Woo it.

When it acts difficult, let it go.

And when you have control,

bring it closer.



They are going to cut our kite!

No way!

Look carefully as I cut their kite.

You've cut it!


They have to, to survive.

He wouldn't let us enter lndia.

A bowl of milk with sugar inside.

Sweet but invisible.


Papoo, quiet!

Would you like a ride?



Sit in front. It's safer.

Good God!

Please sit.

Have a long life, children!

Oh, my back!

I'll help.

Just push the car. Push it!

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Deepa Mehta

Deepa Mehta, ([d̪iːpaː ˈmeːɦt̪aː] born September 15, 1950) is an Indo-Canadian film director and screenwriter, most known for her Elements Trilogy, Fire (1996), Earth (1998), and Water (2005). Earth was sent by India as its official entry for the Academy Award for Best Foreign Language Film, and Water was Canada's official entry for Academy Award for Best Foreign Language Film (making it only the third non-French-language Canadian film submitted in that category after Attila Bertalan's 1990 invented-language film A Bullet to the Head and Zacharias Kunuk's 2001 Inuktitut-language feature Atanarjuat: The Fast Runner) and the first to receive an Oscar nomination. She co-founded Hamilton-Mehta Productions, with her husband, producer David Hamilton in 1996. She was awarded a Genie Award in 2003 for the screenplay of Bollywood/Hollywood. In May 2012, Mehta received the Governor General's Performing Arts Award for Lifetime Artistic Achievement, Canada's highest honour in the performing arts. more…

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