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Heaven on Earth

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106 Minutes – Drama
Release date: October 24, 2008
DVD release date – March 10, 2009
Canadian distributor: Mongrel Media

Heaven on Earth is the story of a young Indian woman, Chand, who leaves her home and loving family behind in India to build a new life in Canada. She moves to Brampton, Ontario and marries Rocky, a man she has never met. Rocky is overwhelmed by the burden of his family: a controlling mother and confused father, and the sister, her husband and two children that he is obliged to support. Bright and well-educated, Chand feels trapped in a world with which she cannot connect. Estranged and mistreated by her new family, homesick and missing her family in India, Chand finds herself the brunt of Rocky’s frustrations as the pressures of life wear down his basic decency. Having no one to turn to, Chand begins to fantasize another version of her life, one based on an Indian fable.



Crew:
Producer:David Hamilton
Mehernaz Lentin
Deepa Mehta
Director:

Deepa Mehta

Screenwriter:

Deepa Mehta

Cinematographer:

Giles Nuttgens

Editor:

Colin Monie

Composer:

Mychael Danna

Cast:Roles:

Preity Zinta
Balinder Johal
Vansh Bhardwaj
Ramanjit Kaur
Gourrav Sihan
Rajinder Singh Cheema
Orville Maciel
Geetika Sharma
Yanna McIntosh
David C. Malcolm
Trason Fernandes
Vajinder Bhardwaj

Chand
Maji
Rocky
Aman
Baldev
Papaji
Kabir
Loveleen
Rosa
Man in Taxi
Factory Supervisor