Grant stars as Allan, a British engineer in India who falls in love with Gayatri, the 16-year old daughter of his Indian employer. What starts as passion turns destructive as the unconventional couple must face the difficulties associated with flying in the face of conventional morality and tradition. The destructive results will leave the lovers forever changed. Shot on location in Calcutta.
Hugh Grant stars as a British engineer who becomes entangled in a forbidden romance with his Indian employer's eldest daughter. As their passion ignites, the East-meets-West clash of cultures leads to surprising and tragic consequences. Based on a true story, the film beautifully captures the magic and mystery of India. The accomplished cast includes John Hurt and Shabana Azmi, one of India's greatest film stars.