- Rated: PG-13
- Closed captioning available
- Run Time: 1 hours, 38 minutes
- Video: Color
- Encoding: Region 1 (USA & Canada)
- Released: September 16, 2008
- Originally Released: 2008
- Label: Lions Gate
- Packaging: Keep Case
- Aspect Ratio: Full Frame - 1.33
- Aspect Ratio: Widescreen - 1.85
- Dolby Digital 2.0 - English
- Dolby Digital 5.1 - English
- Subtitles - English, Spanish
- Additional Release Material:
- Trailers: Original Theatrical Trailer
- Audio Commentary: Santosh Sivan - Director, Linus Roache - Star
Performers, Cast and Crew:
New York Times - 05/09/2009
"[A] lavish, beautifully photographed film....[Moores is] played by Mr. Roache with a cunning charm that masks an authoritarian severity..."
Sight and Sound - 08/01/2008
"[Sivan] clearly adores the landscape of his native Kerala, and his camera seems to caress the waterfalls, luminous blue lakes, far misty mountains and warm furry green hills with rhapsodic affection."
Forbidden romance, empire, and culture clash all lie at the heart of this drama. In 1930s India, Britain's reign is beginning to lose its hold on the region. In the midst of this turmoil, a British man (Linus Roache) embarks on an affair with an Indian woman (Nandita Das), while one of the men in the village (Rahul Bose) tries to quell his inner struggle. Santosh Sivan (ASOKA) directs this film that is presented by Merchant Ivory, the renowned force behind HOWARD'S END and THE REMAINS OF THE DAY.