Before the Rains details
|Formats:||12 DVD, LOVEFiLM Instant|
|Starring:||Leopold Benedict, Rahul Bose, Nandita Das, Jennifer Ehle, Indrajit, Lal Paul, Linus Roache, John Standing, John Standing, Thilakan, Ejji K. Umamahesh|
Before the Rains
|1hr 33 mins||12|
LOVEFiLM Instant Information
|Run time:||1 hour 33 minutes|
|Rental release:||To be confirmed|
Most helpful review
Good but nothing spectacularBy bluehousefamily (4 reviews) from Llandovery , 12 Mar 2009
[Highly rated reviewer]My title says it all really... The scenery and photography in this film were beautiful and I thought that both the idea and the plot was good and some of the acting was very good... however none of the things that happened or their effects on the characters were fully explored and the relationships between the characters weren't well defined.
Worth a watch anyway.
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A weak ending spoiled a decent filmBy a customer , 23 Sep 2012I have only given this film and average rating. This is because the whole film, which was showing great potential, ended very weakly. Indeed, I felt I had wasted my time watching it come the end.
The acting was good and the settings were quite spectacular but unfortunately the frail conclusion spoilt it for me. Another fad that seems to be a common feature of late, is having movies such as Before the Rain contain 50% subtitles. I really can't see the point.
Would I recommend this movie ... no not really.
Before the RainsBy a customer , 28 Jul 2011I enjoyed this film and the beautiful backdrop of Indian countryside. It gives an insight into the culture and the growing unrest between Indians and the British before independence.
slow but colourfull and change from actionBy ferdyjenny (233 reviews) from sunny cleethorpes , 04 Aug 2010slow and done before but worth a watch,,specialy female viewers, forbidden love,poor ending,, well acted specialy the leads,all 3 special rahul bose we will see a lot more over the years,of this guy,,out shone the others,
Stunningly good...By nicjaytee (5 reviews) from Maidenhead , 25 Jan 2010I knew nothing about 'Before the Rains' before I rented it and wasn't expecting much given the critics and members' reviews.
Have I just watched the same film? Because this is nothing short of brilliant. The photography is stunning, the acting is superb, the direction is faultless, and the story had me absolutely gripped from start to finish. This is a wholly believable tragedy which slowly and carefully builds from a languidly beautiful love story into a broodingly menacing thriller as the characters grapple with the consequences their actions. And, like all great films, the direction and acting are so good that you quickly start believing these people are real and, as a result, genuinely care about what happens to them.
One scene in particular sums up just how good it is: the wife confronts the husband and, as the impact of what's going on dawns on her, the focus in the shot subtly switches from his face to hers with no camera movement. Nothing much in that you might say but it made the hairs on my neck stand on end precisely because it captures, simply in the nuance of her expression and the way that it's drawn into focus, the horror that she would feel at that precise moment... cinema doesn't get much better.
Quite simply one of the best films I've seen.
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before the rainsBy a customer from Rhyl , 07 Sep 2009It was nice to watch a film that has no loud music or four letter words, simple love story that has a twist,that is not expected, I would have liked a better ending, but not a bad film to watch.