Fire

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  • PG-13
  • Genre(s): Drama Romance
  • Release year: 1997
  • Running time: 108 min
Fire (Hindi: Phāyar फायर) is a 1996 Indian-Canadian romantic drama film written and directed by Deepa Mehta, and starring Shabana Azmi and Nandita Das. It is the first installment of Mehta's Elements trilogy; it is succeeded by Earth (1998) and Water... read more

Fire (Hindi: Phāyar फायर) is a 1996 Indian-Canadian romantic drama film written and directed by Deepa Mehta, and starring Shabana Azmi and Nandita Das. It is the first installment of Mehta's Elements trilogy; it is succeeded by Earth (1998) and Water (2005). The film is loosely based on Ismat Chughtai's 1942 story, Lihaaf (The Quilt). It was one of the first mainstream Bollywood films to explicitly show homosexual relations. After its 1998 release in India, certain groups staged several protests, setting off a flurry of public dialogue around issues such as homosexuality and freedom of speech.

Original Release

08/14/1997

US Release

08/22/1997

Cast

Nandita Das Sita
Shabana Azmi Radha
Jaaved Jaaferi Jatin
Kulbhushan Kharbanda Ashok
Kushal Rekhi Biji
Ranjit Chowdhry Mundu
Vinay Pathak Guide at Taj Mahal
Laurence Cote French tourist at the Taj Mahal
Devyani Saltzman Girl in video shop
Dilip Mehta Young Radha's father
(see additional cast & crew)

Directors

Deepa Mehta

Writers

Deepa Mehta

Cast

Nandita Das Sita
Shabana Azmi Radha
Jaaved Jaaferi Jatin
Kulbhushan Kharbanda Ashok
Kushal Rekhi Biji
Ranjit Chowdhry Mundu
Vinay Pathak Guide at Taj Mahal
Laurence Cote French tourist at the Taj Mahal
Devyani Saltzman Girl in video shop
Dilip Mehta Young Radha's father
Ram Gopal Bajaj Swamiji
Karishma Jhalani Young Radha
Alice Poon Julie
Ramanjeet Kaur Young Radha's mother
Avijit Dutt Julie's father
Shasea Bahadur Julie's brother
Ravinder Happy Oily man in video shop
Sunil Chhabra Milkman on bicycle
Meher Chand Goddess Sita
Bahadur Chand God Ram

Producers

Suresh Bhalla Executive Producer
David Hamilton Executive Producer
Deepa Mehta Producer
Bobby Bedi Producer
Varsha Bedi Producer
Karen Lee Hall Producer
Anne Masson Producer

Editors

Barry Farrell

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