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4.5 out of 10 Water
Lyn from Cork, 20 Jan 2008
This is a stunningly shot film with a story to really make you sit up and think. As a widow myself, living in Europe, it made me realise how behind the times India is and the cruelty to which the recently bereaved are subjected there. Luckily a happy ending is reached. The cinematography is wonderful, the sights and smells of India are beautifully captured in this brilliant film.
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4 out of 10 Beautiful cinematography
laura from Dublin, 22 Sep 2008
Watched this as recommended by another reviewer in the Hindi version with English subtitles - I imagine the dubbed version would have been very annoying! Absolutely beautiful film with the young star a great little actress. Interestingly set in the 30s in India at the time that Ghandi's influence was starting to instigate real change and inspiring people.
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0.5 out of 10 Badly Dubbed.
Donal from Kildare, 13 Feb 2008
I honestly tried to watch this film to the end, but I turned it off after about 30-40 minutes. I was not captivated by the story or the acting, and the fact that it was dubbed into English (not very well), did not help. It would have perhaps benefitted with subtitling rather than dubbing?? Move on and look at amother film!
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4 out of 10 Water
Tim from Cork, 14 Mar 2008
Interesting story set in a more conservative India at a time of British rule and confusion over national identity. Also, beautifully shot with really endearing characters. I see complaints about dubbing...watch the Hindi version with subtitles, not the English version.
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3.5 out of 10 Nice film
Maggie from Mayo, 18 Oct 2008
Lovely filming, good acting, sad story depicting the problems of Indian widows. Bit of a cheesy ending but otherwise quite an absorbing film. As others have said, choose the Urdu version of the film with subtitles, it's better then the dubbing.
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Set in the 1930s during the rise of the independence struggles against British colonial rule, the film examines the plight of a group of widows forced into poverty at a temple in the holy city of Varanasi. It focuses on a relationship between one of the widows, who wants to escape the social restrictions imposed on widows, and a man who is from a lower caste and a follower of Mahatma Gandhi.








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