• Released
  • March 24, 2000
  • 1 hr 52 min
  • Period Film
    Political Drama
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Chicago Sun-Times

By Roger Ebert
So rich in atmosphere it makes Western films look pale and underpopulated.
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Boston Globe

By Jay Carr
While no individual plot strand is vividly compelling, their interplay makes for a hearty and humanistic mix, carried by the performances.
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San Francisco Chronicle

By Peter Stack
A deftly layered drama.
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New York Daily News

By Jack Mathews
Seth, who played Nehru in the Oscar-winning "Gandhi," gives a subtly layered performance as a complex, tormented and very decent man in...
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Philadelphia Inquirer

By Desmond Ryan
Gunnarsson crams his movie with subplots from the novel and then abandons them for lack of room but Seth calibrates the stages of Gustad's...
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Christian Science Monitor

By David Sterritt
The dialogue and acting are stagy at times, especially in the early scenes, but the characters are compelling and the Indian atmosphere is...
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Chicago Tribune

By John Petrakis
A cinematic treat, thanks to the well-defined supporting characters, the flawless attention to detail and a performance by the great Roshan...
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Baltimore Sun

By Chris Kaltenbach
A film that immerses its audience in the Indian culture while telling a universally appealing story of grace under pressure.
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New York Post

By Jonathan Foreman
An unusually well-written and satisfying multilayered drama that conveys the feel of urban India with more vivid accuracy than anything...
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TV Guide

By Maitland McDonagh
Director Sturla Gunnarsson crams each sequence with subtle, telling detail while avoiding "exotic India" clichés.
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