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FIRE [1996 INDIA/CANADA] - 108 minutes. Deepa Mehta

Winner: Audience award; Fiction film. [1997] Barcelona International women's film festival.

Audience award; Best narrative feature. [1997] L.A. Outfest

Grand Jury Award; Outstanding actress in a feature film [Azmi] [1997] L.A. Outfest

Special Prize of the jury. [1996] Mannheim-Heidelberg International Film festival

Most popular Canadian film. [1996] Vancouver International Film Festival
Best film. [1997] Verona Love Scenes Film Festival

Nominated: International Independent award. [1996] Mannheim-Heidelberg International Film festival

Shabana Azmi, Nandita Das, Javed Jaffrey, Kushal Rekhi, Ranjit Chowdry, Kulbhushan Kharbanda

Fire lesbian movie with NAndita Daz and Shabana AzmiSita and Radha in fire

Synopsis: A very brave movie by Deepa Mehta. It is said that when this movie premiered in India, posters were torn down and there was a lot of public protest. India was not ready to acknowledge homosexuality amongst its own

Sita is a beautiful young lady who has recently entered an arranged marriage to the unfaithful Jatin. The newly weds live with Ashok, Jatins elder brother. Sita tries to be the good wife but finds that Jatin has no interest in her. She soon becomes disillusioned

Ashok has been married for several years. Although a good man at heart, he neglects his wife and spends all his time with his Swami, to whom he is totally committed. On finding out that his wife cannot have children, he turned to celibacy. He runs a restaurant which has a video rental attached.

Radha, Ashok's wife is a beautiful woman who cannot have children. There is a particularly poignant scene when Radha tells Sita about her inability to conceive. 'Sorry madam, no eggs' She spends her time running the household and restaurant.

Both women, lonely, unloved and unfulfilled, soon find in each other comfort and a love that leads to disastrous consequences

A beautifully scripted and stylishly shot movie which gives some insight into the Indian culture and has as well as an engaging main story, some interesting subplots

Good Movie

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