BEFORE THE RAIN
Now that I have NETFLIX on my 70" big screen ...I'm pretty much like a kid in the candy store...I've so many good movies to watch everyday!!
I watched BEFORE THE RAIN
starring: Linus Roache, Rahul Bose...very very good/sad movie..nope, I didn't cry..but the danger of passion really get into my brain !!
Racial and sexual tensions run high in this tragic story of illicit love between a British planter and a village woman in 1937 India. Linus Roache is the planter who hopes to build a road before the Monsoon comes. Kandita Das is Sejani, the lovely servant woman in his house. She is married to a brutal man much older than she. He is married too - with a wife and a young son who are visiting from England. The lovers drive into the jungle to make love. It's only a matter of time before Sejani is seen there with a man and her husband finds out.
Events start to tumble out of control as the villagers spike up their protests against British rule, which brings work on the new road to a stop. The native manservant, aware of the affair between the two lovers, becomes torn between two worlds - his own heritage and concern for Sejani - and the promise of greater prosperity in partnership with the British.
The photography is stunning in its scope and beauty of the wild, untamed jungles of Southern India and its intermittant sculpted tea plantations. An absolutely gripping tale, beautifully told!
Great movie !!