Heaven on Earth
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Drama which "highlights the isolation and disappointment faced by a family of Punjabi immigrants to Canada. When Chand 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"--NFB web site.

Item Details
Abused wives -- Canada.
East Indians -- Family relationships -- Canada.
Family violence -- Canada.
Panjabis (South Asian people) -- Ontario -- Social conditions.
Feature films.
Other Authors:
Bhardwaj, Vansh.
Cheema, Rajinder Singh.
Danna, Mychael.
Hamilton, David.
Johal, Balinder.
Kaur, Ramanjit.
Maciel, Orville.
Mehta, Deepa, 1949-
Mongrel Media.
National Film Board of Canada.
Nuttgens, Giles.
Sharma, Geetika.
Sihan, Gourrav.
Zinta, Preity.
Publisher, Date:
[Toronto, Ont.] : Distributed in Canada by Mongrel Media, [2009]
1 videodisc (106 min.) : sd., col. with b&w sequences ; 4 3/4 in.
Target Audience Note:
CHV rating: 14A.
A Hamilton Mehta production in co-production with The National Film Board of Canada.
Originally released as a motion picture in 2008.
Special features: feature commentary with director Deepa Mehta ; behind the scenes featurette ; workshop vignettes featuring Preity Zinta, Vansh Bhardwaj and the entire cast ; theatrical trailer.
Director of photography, Giles Nuttgens ; co-producers, Anita Lee, Mehernaz Lentin ; production designer, Dilip Mehta ; editor, Colin Monie ; music score by Mychael Danna.
Preity Zinta, Balinder Johal, Rajinder Singh Cheema, Gourrav Sihan, Vansh Bhardwaj, Geetika Sharma, Orville Maciel, Ramanjit Kaur.
DVD, region 1, widescreen (2.35:1) presentation; Dolby Digital 5.1 surround.
In Punjabi and English, with optional English subtitles, or optional French dub.
Publisher or Distributor Number:
Link to PAC
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