Heat And Dust (1983)
Country: United Kingdom
Category: Feature Film
Genre: Drama, Mature
The passion, violence, mystery and beauty of India are rapturously evoked in Merchant Ivory Productions' acclaimed Heat And Dust, based on the novel by Ruth Prawer Jhabvala, the Oscar winning screenwriter and novelist.
Blending east with west, and moving effortlessly between the vibrant world of modern-day India and the magnificent splendours of the Raj, 'Heat And Dust' intertwines the contemporary story of Anne, a young woman drawn to India by her desire to unravel the scandal surrounding her great-aunt Olivia's seduction in the 1920s by a glamorous Indian Prince. For Anne, it proves as much a journey of self-discovery as the opportunity to solve an enigma as she, too, becomes seduced by the romantic and luxurious enchantments of India.
Cast: Julie Christie, Shashi Kapoor, Greta Scacchi, Christopher Cazenove, Madhur Jaffrey, Ustad Zakir Hussain, Charles McCaughan, Nickolas Grace, Julian Glover, Susan Fleetwood, Patrick Godfrey, Jennifer Kapoor, Barry Foster, Ratna Pathak, Tarla Mehta, Sajid Khan, Amanda Walker, Praveen Paul, Jayant Kripalani, Sudha Chopra