Heaven on Earth
In Heaven on Earth, acclaimed director Deepa Mehta
highlights the isolation and disappointment faced by a family of Punjabi
immigrants to Canada.
When Chand (played by Bollywood superstar Preity Zinta) arrives in Brampton, Ontario to meet her new husband, she leaves behind a loving family and supportive community. Now, in a new country, she finds herself living in a modest suburban home with seven other people and two part-time tenants. Inside the home, she is at the mercy of her husband's temper, and her mother-in-law's controlling behaviour.
After a magic root fails to transform her husband into a kind and loving man, Chand takes refuge in a familiar Indian folk tale featuring a King Cobra.
2008, 104 min 55 s
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