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Uniform Title Earth (Motion picture : 1998)
Title Earth [videorecording] / Cracking the Earth Films, Inc. ; David Hamilton and Jhamu Sughand present ; a Deepa Mehta film ; written and directed by Deepa Mehta ; producers, Deepa Mehta, Anne Masson.

Imprint [New York, NY] : New Yorker Video, [2003].


Location Call No. Status
 GDL Pacific Park Library DVD    Hin EAR    Available
Description 1 videodisc (101 min.) : sd., col. ; 4 3/4 in.
Series International cinema
International cinema (DVD videodiscs)
Note Originally released as a motion picture in 1998.
Based on the book Cracking India (previously published as: Ice-candy-man) by Bapsi Sidhwa.
Features: original theatrical trailer.
Credits Director of photography, Giles Nuttgens ; editor, Barry Farrell ; music, A.R. Rahman.
Cast Aamir Khan, Nandita Das, Rahul Khanna, Maia Sethna.
Summary A romantic drama set in 1947 in Lahore before India and Pakistan became independent, where Hindu, Sikh, Parsee, and Muslim share a peaceful co-existence. Events are seen from the point of view of eight-year-old Lenny, a girl from an affluent Parsee family. Lenny's nanny, Shantya, is involved with the Muslim Masseur. When a train of Muslims arrives at the local depot and all the passengers are found murdered, the various sects turn against each other, and the city is soon aflame.
Audience MPAA rating: Not rated.
System Details DVD, widescreen (16:9) presentation.
Language Hindi, Urdu, Parsee and Punjabi dialogue, optional English subtitles.
Subject India -- History -- Partition, 1947 -- Drama.
Lahore (Pakistan) -- History -- Drama.
Genre/Form Melodramas (Motion pictures)
Motion pictures, Indic.
Added Author Mehta, Deepa, 1949- Producer. Director. Screenwriter.
Masson, Anne. Producer.
Hamilton, David (David C.) Producer.
Sughand, Jhamu. Producer.
Khan, Aamir. Actor. 1965-
Das, Nandita, 1969- Actor.
Khanna, Rahul. Actor.
Sidhwa, Bapsi. Ice-candy-man.
Cracking the Earth Films (Firm)
New Yorker Video (Firm)
ISBN 1567302335
Standard No. 717119781347
Music No. DVD 78103 New Yorker Video

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