Movies - 1947 Earth (1998) | Cast,Crew,Awards

1947 – Earth | Hindi
Last Updated : 07-01-2010
Category : Movies > Hindi
Year : 1998

1947 – Earth – Details
Earth (Hindi: अर्थ; released in India as 1947: Earth) is a 1998 film directed by Deepa Mehta. It is based upon Bapsi Sidhwa's novel, Cracking India, (1991, U.S.; 1992, India; originally published as Ice Candy Man, 1988, England). Earth is the second part of Mehta's Elements trilogy. It was preceded by Fire (1996) and followed by Water (2005).
1947 – Earth - Cast and Crew
1947 – Earth  - Reviews
Roger Ebert gave the film three out of four stars and states that Earth, "is effective because it doesn't require much history from its viewers, explains what needs to be known, and has a universal message."The New York Times described it as "a powerful and disturbing reminder of how a civilization can suddenly crack under certain pressures." 

The New Yorker argues that, "Deepa Mehta handles her material convincingly, and the cast is so likable that they wear the larger themes like beautiful garments." notes that, "Aamir Khan has probably given the best performance of his life. 

It is hard to imagine another actor bringing alive the nuances of the ice-candy man the way he does." Planet Bollywood gave the filma 9.5 out of 10 and stated that, "Earth is strongly recommended to those who want to see a different type of Hindi film and who are tired of the usual boy meets girl stories and revenge dramas."
1947 – Earth - Awards
  • Filmfare Best Male Debut Award - Rahul Khanna
  • Earth was India's official entry for the 2000 72nd Academy Award for Best Foreign film, but was not included among the final five nominees selected by the AMPAS.