Water, A Deepa Mehta film
Year of Release: 2005
Director: Deepa Mehta
Writers: Deepa Mehta (writer), Anurag Kashyap (dialogue)
Runtime: 117 min
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. Read more
Nominated for Oscar and several other awards (see list)
Bapsi Sidhwa and Deepa Mehta share a unique artistic relationship: Mehta adapted Sidhwa’s novel Cracking India for her brilliant film Earth, and a few years later, Sidhwa adapted Mehta’s film Water to the printed page upon her request.
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The renowned author Bapsi Sidhwa and the equally renowned filmmaker Deepa Mehta share a unique artistic relationship: Mehta adapted Sidhwa’s novel Cracking India for her brilliant film Earth, and here, Sidhwa adapts Mehta’s controversial film Water to the printed page.