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Deepa Mehta directed this Indian-Canadian romantic drama, the second part of a trilogy. Based on Bapsi Sidhwa's autobiography, Cracking India, the story is set in 1947 in Lahore, where Hindu, Sikh, Parsee, and Muslim share a peaceful co-existence. Events are seen from the point of view of eight-year-old Lenny (Maia Sethna), a girl from an affluent Parsee family. Lenny's nanny, Shantya (Nandita Das), is involved with the Muslim Masseur (Rahul Khanna). When a train of Muslims arrives at the local depot and all the passengers are found murdered, the various sects turn against each other,… More
Rotten Tomatoes Score: 83%

Critic Reviews from Rotten Tomatoes

"penetrating portrait that cannot be ignored or ever forgotten"
‑ John A. Nesbit, Old School Reviews
"There was a certain power that could not be denied."
‑ Dennis Schwartz, Ozus' World Movie Reviews
"When bad things happen, they seem distant and unreal so that the events pack little emotional wallop."
‑ Steve Rhodes, Internet Reviews
"Ultimately becomes a stunning exploration of the blackness of the human heart."
‑ Joshua Tanzer, Offoffoff
"Cracking India."
‑ Ross Anthony, Hollywood Report Card
"Goes straight to the heart with its mix of romantic love, friendship, passion and political turmoil."
‑ Frederic and Mary Ann Brussat, Spirituality and Practice
"Has moments of entrancing beauty, as well as nightmarish horror."
‑ David Noh, Film Journal International
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