|Year of Release:1998
Director: Deepa Mehta
Writers: Deepa Mehta (writer),
Bapsi Sidhwa (novel)
Runtime: 110 min
Adapted from the novel Cracking India (also titled Ice-Candy-Man) by Bapsi Sidhwa
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. Read more
Earth won the Grand Prize at the Deauville Panasian Film Festival in France.
The London magazine TIMEOUT hails Earth as one of the top ten films of 1999.