20 June 2008, terribly early in the morning

Shima and I watched Fire Wednesday night. It’s the first film in Deepa Mehta’s elements trilogy. Compared to Water, which I really enjoyed, I found Fire a bit weak. I think the film is a bit too heavy handed and in your face with all the Ramayana allegory. The fact they keep mentioning the story, and keep explaining the parts of the story Metha is criticizing, struck me as very lame. I suppose she was worried Western audiences may not be aware of this Indian religious literature. That aside, it was still a good film. The actors were great, and the story is well told. I think it’s worth watching.

Reviews of Fire on MetaCritic.



  1. I love that trilogy.

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