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Fire

Not Yet Rated| 1 hr. 44 min.

Plot Summary
Sita (Nandita Das) and Radha (Shabana Azmi) are two Indian women stuck in loveless marriages. While Sita is trapped in an arranged relationship with her cruel and unfaithful husband, Jatin (Jaaved Jaafei), Radha is married to his brother, Ashok (Kulbhushan Kharbanda), a religious zealot who believes in suppressing desire. As the two women recognize their similar situations, they grow closer, and their relationship becomes far more involved than either of them could have anticipated.

Cast: Shabana Azmi , Nandita Das , Kulbhushan Kharbanda , Jaaved Jaafei , Ranjit Chowdhry , Kushal Rehki , Karishma Jhalani , Ramanjeet Kaur

Directors: Don MacBain , Deepa Mehta

Genres: Drama

Fire (1996)

Release Date: August 22nd, 1997|1 hr. 44 min.

critic reviews ( 3 )
fan reviews ( )
  • The richness of characters make this movie shine. It's just that, somehow, a certain sense of fire is missing. show more

  • Mehta has created a pair of memorable characters who are easy to empathize with, and who gratifyingly are never transformed from flesh-and-blood individuals into mere symbols. show more

  • The two women are very beautiful, gentle and sad together, and the movie is all but stolen by Chowdhry, as the servant who lurks constantly in the background providing, with his very body language, a comic running commentary. show more

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