Deepa Metha's follow-up's to Fire (1996). Earth dramatizes the 1947 cataclysmic split of India into two nations, and Water shares the suffering of an eight year-old widow in the same era. Known as the Elements Trilogy, these three films examine social issues and taboo topics.
My quest to see the films of female directors has led me to a Deepa Mehta's drama about personal choices, culture, and social roles. Groundbreaking and controversial in India due to it's depiction of women in love and challenging the status quo. Lovely, gentle, and suitable for those inexperienced in Hindi film viewing.