“Earth,” her fourth feature, has an assured technical polish in all departments, effectively capturing the turbulent era through the adroit use of organic sounds and images.
-Leonard Klady, Variety


A young girl with polio, Lenny (Maia Sethna), narrates the story through the voice of her adult self (Shabana Azmi). She is from a wealthy Parsi family who hopes to remain neutral to the rising tensions between Hindus, Sikhs, and Muslims in the area. She is adored and protected by her parents, Bunty (Kitu Gidwani) and Rustom (Arif Zakaria) and is cared for by her Ayah, the beautiful Hindu woman, Shanta (Nandita Das). Both Dil, the Ice-Candy Man (Aamir Khan) and Hassan, the Masseur (Rahul Khanna) are Muslim and in love with Shanta.

Original Languages: Hindi, English, Gujarati, Panjabi, Urdu
Genre: Drama, Romance, War
Running Time: 110 mins.
Year: 1998


Aamir Khan
Babby Singh
Kitu Gidwani
Nandita Das
Raghuvir Yadav
Rahul Khanna
Deepa Mehta