Heaven on Earth

Poster for Heaven on Earth

Winter 2009 Edge series

Sunday, February 1, 2009 at 4:00pm
Sunday, February 1, 2009 at 7:00pm

Acadia Cinema's Al Whittle Theatre
450 Main Street, Wolfville, NS

Directed by Deepa Mehta

Screenplay by Deepa Mehta

Starring Preity Zinta, Balinder Johal, Vishal Bhardwaj, Geetika Sharma

Rated 14A · 1h 46m
Punjabi and English

In Heaven on Earth, acclaimed director Deepa Mehta highlights the isolation and disappointment faced by a family of Punjabi immigrants to Canada.

When Chand (played by Bollywood superstar Preity Zinta) 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 behaviour.

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.