21 January 2013

Films about India

Eternal work in progress, these are the best film about India I have seen...

Born into Brothels (2004) by Zana Briski and Ross Kauffman. Some children of prostitutes find a new life in photography.

Earth (1998) by Deepa Mehta. Harrowing story about the 1947 partition.

Fire (1996), by Deepa Mehta. Two women find freedom and love in traditional India.

Himalaya: the Forgotten Valleys by Guy Costieux. Life in the Buddhist mountains of Northern India.

Kama Sutra, a Tale of Love (1997) by Mira Nair. Love, mysticism and tradition in classical India.

Like Stars on Earth (2007) by Aamir Khan. Success of a child one considered a problem.

Mississippi Masala (1991) by Mira Nair. Romance between races and the American melting pot.

Namesake (2006) by Mira Nair. Family values and Indian immigration to the US in the 1970s.

Outsourced (2010) by John Jeffcoat. Losing your job because the company is outsourciing to India might be the best thing that ever happened to you!

Salaam Bombay (1988) by Mira Nair. Drugs and prostitution in the glittering economic capital of India.

Water (2006) by Deepa Mehta. The desperate plight of widows in traditional India.

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