Heaven On Earth
Filmfest 2009

When Chand arrives in Brampton, Ontario, to meet her new husband, she leaves behind a loving family and supportive community. Now, in a new country, she finds herself living in a modest suburban home with seven other people and two part-time tenants. Inside the home, she is at the mercy of her husband's temper and her mother-in-law's controlling behavior. After a magic root fails to transform her husband into a kind and loving man, Chand takes refuge in a familiar Indian folk tale featuring a King Cobra. National Film Board of Canada "HEAVEN ON EARTH is also about the importance of mythology to our culture. I didn't want it to be another film about domestic violence. You know the 'Don't hit me, don't hit me' and then, 'I'll hit you back' kind of 'liberating' experience." Deepa Mehta

tags: Feature film

Cast: Preity Zinta, Balinder Johal, Gourrav Sihan

Credits

Director: Deepa Mehta