Oscar Nominee

Genre:  Drama, Musical, Romance
Running Time:  117 min.
Release Date: November 4, 2005 (limited)
DVD: March 7, 2006

Current rating: Rating: 4.50
based on 777 votes and 70 reviews
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Cast: Lisa Ray, John Abraham, Sarala , Seema Biswas, Vidula Javalgekvar, Kulbhushan Kharbanda, Manorama


Set in the 1930s, 'Water' is the story of a young girl, Chuyia, who is widowed and sent to live in penitence in a widow's ashram. Her feisty presence begins to affect the lives of the other residents, including a young widow, who falls for a Gandhian idealist, forcing the widows to question their future and faith.

Director: Deepa Mehta
Studio: Mongrel Media
Producer(s): David Hamilton
Screenplay: Deepa Mehta
Official Site: water.mahiram.com/

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  • 4 stars "wow - a very disturbing, yet moving film. A movie that tells the sad life some females lead in make-centered societies. A movie that is both compelling and scary."