Director Onir decided to make an anthology film about four people from different levels of society. The film is basically divided into four stories with each individual confronting their inner fears and standing up to fight for what is right.
A 7 year old Pakistani boy and his father belonging to the untouchable Hindu caste accidentally cross the border and spend years in an Indian jail while the mother on the other side doesn't know what has happened to them.
A English spice baron settles in South India during the waning years of the Raj. (imdb)
An anthology film based on four stories about four women. "The Prostitute" gives up her profession for marriage, but is unable to prove her new status to the police. "The Virgin" marries a man from another village, but he takes everything from her except the one thing that was rightfully his. "The Housewife" has difficulty conceiving & her ex-flame offers himself as a surrogate stud. "The Spinster" is forced to go through life unmarried as her siblings get married & start their own families.
It's the true story of a Punjabi woman named Kiranjit Ahluwalia who leaves India to marry a London-based guy, only to be badly abused. She ends up in prison for murdering her abusive husband. (imdb)
This is a story of an unusual bond between a retired man and a 5 year old girl where he rediscovers life in his twilight years through this friendship. (footstepsfilm.com)
After getting infected by her promiscuous husband & getting diagnosed as HIV+, Aparna Verma (Nandita Das) separates from him & goes to an asylum for AIDS patients, 'Jeevan Jyothi', run by Dr. Machado (Anupam Kher), as a volunteer. There she meets another volunteer George (Rajat Kapoor), whose happy-go-lucky attitude irritates her at first. George is attracted to Aparna, but Aparna pushes him away because they were both HIV+, afraid of them seeing each other die horribly.
A bunch of yuppie friends in Bangalore play pranks on each other and fall in love. (imdb)
Four friends are embroiled in Mumbai underworld and ends up becoming killers. However they succeed in their criminal tasks but soon realizes that they have to pay a heavy price for their deeds. (imdb)
Amudha ( Keerthana ), adopted by Thiru ( Madhavan ) and Indira ( Simran )and growing up with the couples two sons, is blissfully unaware that she is adopted , till the couple decide to inform her of it on her ninth birthday. At first shocked into disbelief, Amudha then expresses her desire to meet her biological mother. The search takes the family to strife-torn Sri Lanka, where Amudha comes face-to-face with reality, and reconciles herself to it. (chennaionline.com)
A triangle love story between viz Meher (Kaushik Sen), Noor (Saswato Chaterjee) and Sakina (Nandita Das). (imdb)
Rajesh Naidu arrives at Rockford Boy's High School, fresh faced, naive and all of 13 years having left home for the first time, eager to experience his new life. Rajesh best friends Selva, a happy-go-lucky kid, and David, an arrogant sports hero with a heart of gold. With them, he experiences the joy and agony of living in an all male boarding school where one has to learn to fend for oneself without the safety net of ones parents. (movietalkies.com)
Deepa Mehta directed this stirring tale -- the second movie in a trilogy preceded by Fire and followed by Water -- about the religious and civil wars that broke out in India and Pakistan in the 1947 battle to gain independence from the British. Earth is based on the autobiographical novel Cracking India by Bapsi Sidhwa and is told through the eyes of a little girl, Lenny (Maia Sethna), who has one leg in a brace. (Netflix)
Dibyanath Chatterji, his bank-employed wife, Sujata, and only child, a son, Brati, live a middle-class existence in Calcutta, West Bengal, India, circa early 1970s. Their world is shattered during the early hours, when they are informed by the police that Brati has been killed... (imdb)
In New Delhi Sita, a beautiful and intelligent young woman embarks on an arranged, loveless marriage to a faithless husband, Jatin. The extended family, owners of a video store, live together according to custom. Family tensions escalate... (imdb)
Left in the care of an alcoholic Gangu Ganpat (Shreeram Lagoo), young Heera, who named himself after a stray dog, wrestles with life in his young age. Years later, now a young man (Amitabh Bachchan), he works for Mahendar Singh (Ranjeet) and is in love with Mohini (Zeenat Aman), who will not have anything to do with him due to his lack of ancestry. (imdb)