- Actors: Lisa Ray, Seema Biswas, Rishma Malik, Waheeda Rehman, Kulbhushan Kharbanda
- Directors: Deepa Mehta
- Format: NTSC
- Subtitles: English
- Region: Region 1 (U.S. and Canada only. Read more about DVD formats.)
- Average Customer Review: 251 customer reviews
- ASIN: B000VXAVVY
- Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #759,751 in Movies & TV (See Top 100 in Movies & TV)
Water (A Deepa Mehta Film)
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Set in 1938 Colonial India, against Mahatma Gandhi's rise to power, the story begins when eight-year-old Chuyia is widowed and sent to a home where Hindu widows must live in penitence. Chuyia’s feisty presence affects the lives of the other residents, including a young widow, who falls for a Gandhian idealist. "Deepa Mehta's Water is a magnificent film. The ensemble acting of the women in the widows' hostel is exceptional: intimate, painful, wounded, jaundiced, corrupted, tender, tough. The fluid lyricism of the camera provides an unsettling contrast to the arid difficulties of the characters' lives. The film has serious, challenging things to say about the crushing of women by atrophied religious and social dogmas, but, to its great credit, it tells its story from inside its characters, rounding out the human drama of their lives, and unforgettably touching the heart."