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Oscar Movie: Earth



Earth is a 1998 film directed by Deepa Mehta. It is based upon Bapsi Sidhwa's novel, Cracking India. The movie showcases some of the best performances made by its lead actors. The leading actors of the movie are Aamir Khan, Maia Sethna, Nandita Das, Shabana Azmi and Rahul Khanna. Earth was the Indian nominee for the 2000 72nd Academy Award for Best Foreign film, but was not included among the final five nominees.
The story of Earth is set in Lahore in the time period directly before and during the partition of India in 1947. The film portrays that how a multi ethnic group of friends including Hindus, Muslims and Sikhs gets divided and tragedy ensues.
 
 
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