Water 2005

Water, is a 2005 Academy Award nominated Canadian film directed and written by Deepa Mehta, with dialogues written by Anurag Kashyap. It is set in 1938 and explores the lives of widows at an ashram in Varanasi, India. The film is also the third part of a linked trilogy by Mehta, preceded by Fire (1996) and Earth (1998). Author Bapsi Sidhwa wrote the 2006 novel based upon the film, Water: A Novel, published by Milkweed Press. Sidhwa’s earlier novel, Cracking India was the basis for Earth, the second film in the trilogy.

Plot: 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 the highest caste and a follower of Mahatma Gandhi.
* Seema Biswas as Shakuntala
* Lisa Ray as Kalyani
* John Abraham as Narayan
* Waheeda Rehman as Bhagavati, Narayan’s Mother
* Sarala Kariyawasam as Chuyia
* Buddhi Wickrama as Baba
* Ronica Sajnani as Kunti

Watch Water 2005 Trailer