Search results for "Mira Nair"


Kama Sutra: A Tale of Love (1996) RT 40% / Audience 72%

DVD release: May 1998

Tara and Maya are two inseparable friends in India. Their tastes, habits, and hobbies are the same. Years later, the two have matured, but have maintained their friendship. ...  (more)

GENRES: Drama • History • Romance
DIRECTION:  Mira Nair
CAST:  Indira Varma  •  Sarita Choudhury  •  Ramon Tikaram  •  Naveen Andrews

Mississippi Masala (1991) RT 80% / Audience 64%

DVD release: May 2003

An Indian family is expelled from Uganda when Idi Amin takes power. They move to Mississippi and time passes. The Indian daughter falls in love with a black man, and the ...  (more)

GENRES: Drama • Romance
DIRECTION:  Mira Nair
CAST:  Denzel Washington  •  Sarita Choudhury  •  Roshan Seth  •  Sharmila Tagore

Monsoon Wedding (2001) RT 95% / Audience 87%

DVD release: Sep 2002

As the romantic monsoon rains loom, the extended Verma family reunites from around the globe for a last-minute arranged marriage in New Delhi. This film traces five ...  (more)

GENRES: Comedy • Drama • Romance
DIRECTION:  Mira Nair
CAST:  Naseeruddin Shah  •  Lillete Dubey  •  Vijay Raaz  •  Tillotama Shome

Salaam Bombay! (1988) RT 92% / Audience 93%

DVD release: Mar 2003

Before Slumdog Millionaire came Salaam Bombay!, Mira Nair’s Oscar-nominated drama tells the moving story of life on the streets of Bombay as seen through the eyes of Chaipu, a ...  (more)

GENRES: Crime • Drama
DIRECTION:  Mira Nair
CAST:  Shafiq Syed  •  Nana Patekar  •  Hansa Vithal  •  Chanda Sharma

The Namesake (2006) RT 87% / Audience 79%

DVD release: Nov 2007

American-born Gogol, the son of Indian immigrants, wants to fit in among his fellow New Yorkers, despite his family's unwillingness to let go of their traditional ways.  (more)

GENRES: Drama
DIRECTION:  Mira Nair
CAST:  Kal Penn  •  Tabu  •  Irrfan Khan  •  Sahira Nair

Vanity Fair (2004) RT 51% / Audience 50%

DVD release: Feb 2005

Beautiful, funny, passionate, and calculating, Becky is the orphaned daughter of a starving English artist and a French chorus girl. She yearns for a more glamorous life than ...  (more)

GENRES: Drama • Romance
DIRECTION:  Mira Nair
CAST:  Reese Witherspoon  •  James Purefoy  •  Jonathan Rhys Meyers  •  Romola Garai

11'09"01 September 11 (2002)

11 directors show their view on the terrorist attacks on the world trade center in New York.  (more)

GENRES: Drama
DIRECTION:  Sean Penn  •  Alejandro González Iñárritu  •  Shôhei Imamura  •  Ken Loach  •  Amos Gitai  •  Danis Tanović  •  Mira Nair  •  Samira Makhmalbaf  •  Youssef Chahine  •  Idrissa Ouedraogo
CAST:  Ernest Borgnine  •  Maryam Karimi  •  Emmanuelle Laborit  •  Jérôme Horry

Hysterical Blindness (2002) RT 70% / Audience 62%

DVD release: Apr 2003

Set in the 1980's, Debby Miller (Uma Thurman) goes out in New Jersey looking for a man after she is diagnosed with "hysterical blindness".  (more)

GENRES: Drama • Romance
DIRECTION:  Mira Nair
CAST:  Uma Thurman  •  Gena Rowlands  •  Juliette Lewis  •  Justin Chambers

My Own Country (1998) RT Audience 100%

DVD release: Jun 2000

After obtaining his medical degree from Madras Medical College, Dr. Abraham Verghese decides to re-locate to Johnson City, Tennessee. He eventually gets married to Rajani, who ...  (more)

GENRES: Drama
DIRECTION:  Mira Nair
CAST:  Naveen Andrews  •  Glenne Headly  •  Hal Holbrook  •  Swoosie Kurtz

Migration (2008)

One of a four-film series on the AIDS epidemic in India, this film examines the virus as Indian society's great class leveler, following its transmission through interweaving ...  (more)

GENRES: Drama
DIRECTION:  Mira Nair
CAST:  Shiney Ahuja  •  Tinnu Anand  •  Raima Sen  •  Ashok Beniwal




Words with Gods (2014) RT Audience 100%

The first of four installments in the groundbreaking Heartbeat of the World anthology film series. Comprised of several short films by some of the world's most exciting ...  (more)

GENRES: Comedy • Drama
DIRECTION:  Bahman Ghobadi  •  Álex de la Iglesia  •  Emir Kusturica  •  Amos Gitai  •  Warwick Thornton  •  Hideo Nakata  •  Guillermo Arriaga  •  Mira Nair  •  Hector Babenco
CAST:  Miranda Tapsell  •  Chico Diaz  •  Tanuja  •  Masatoshi Nagase

The Reluctant Fundamentalist (2013) RT 54% / Audience 62%

DVD release: Aug 2013

In New York, a Pakistani native finds that his American Dream has collapsed in the wake of the 9/11 terrorist attacks.  (more)

GENRES: Thriller
DIRECTION:  Mira Nair
CAST:  Riz Ahmed  •  Kate Hudson  •  Kiefer Sutherland  •  Liev Schreiber

So Far From India (1983) RT Audience 100%

Via the New York Times: "...film examines the marriage of Ashok Sheth and his wife, Hansa. Ashok moved to New York only days after the wedding, to a woman he barely knew; the ...  (more)

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DIRECTION:  Mira Nair
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8 (2008)

8 shorts centered around 8 themes directed by 8 famous film directors involved and sharing their opinion on progress, on the set-backs and the challenges our planet faces today.  (more)

GENRES: Drama
DIRECTION:  Gael García Bernal  •  Jane Campion  •  Gaspar Noé  •  Gus Van Sant  •  Wim Wenders  •  Mira Nair  •  Jan Kounen  •  Abderrahmane Sissako
CAST:  Nigist Anteneh  •  Tefera Gizaw  •  Fekadu Kebede  •  Ingvar Eggert Sigurðsson

Amelia (2009) RT 20% / Audience 31%

DVD release: Feb 2010

A look at the life of legendary American pilot Amelia Earhart, who disappeared while flying over the Pacific Ocean in 1937 in an attempt to make a flight around the world.  (more)

GENRES: Adventure • Drama
DIRECTION:  Mira Nair
CAST:  Hilary Swank  •  Richard Gere  •  Aaron Abrams  •  Ewan McGregor

New York, I Love You (2008) RT 36% / Audience 36%

DVD release: Feb 2010

New York, I Love You delves into the intimate lives of New Yorkers as they grapple with, delight in and search for love. Journey from the Diamond District in the heart of ...  (more)

GENRES: Comedy • Drama • Romance
DIRECTION:  Natalie Portman  •  Brett Ratner  •  Shunji Iwai  •  Yvan Attal  •  Shekhar Kapur  •  Allen Hughes  •  Mira Nair  •  Fatih Akin  •  Wen Jiang  •  Joshua Marston  •  Randall Balsmeyer
CAST:  Natalie Portman  •  Shia LaBeouf  •  Orlando Bloom  •  Christina Ricci

The Perez Family (1995) RT 63% / Audience 58%

DVD release: Apr 2003

In the midst of the Mariel boat lift -- a hurried exodus of refugees from Cuba going to America -- an immigration clerk accidentally presumes that dissident Juan Raul Perez ...  (more)

GENRES: Comedy • Drama • Romance
DIRECTION:  Mira Nair
CAST:  Marisa Tomei  •  Alfred Molina  •  Anjelica Huston  •  Chazz Palminteri

Queen of Katwe (2016)

A young girl overcomes her disadvantaged upbringing in the slums of Uganda to become a Chess master.  (more)

GENRES: Drama
DIRECTION:  Mira Nair
CAST:  David Oyelowo  •  Lupita Nyong'o  •  Ntare Mwine  •  Martin Kabanza

Femme: Women Healing the World (2013)

A documentary featuring interviews with 100 influential women from around the world.  (more)

GENRES: Documentary
DIRECTION:  Emmanuel Itier
CAST:  Sharon Stone  •  María Conchita Alonso  •  Joanna Angel  •  Gloria Steinem