Deepa Mehta born 1 January 1950, in Canada since 1973, is an Indo-Canadian film director and screenwriter. It was one of the main why I became interested in Bollywood, she helped me to take the bridge to the transition from the Western cinema and it was not because of his film (Bollywood / Hollywood, 2002), was certainly with the breathtaking (Water, 2005).
A film that recreates the marriage in which the wife, who is only a child of eight years, falls into the “misfortune” of being widowed assuming all the consequences of their culture remaining confined in an “ashram”, a place for widows , having to beg or even prostitution to survive. The filmmaker mingles past and present in tradition. From different interviews with the director can extract her thoughts and vision of his native country situation , attacks against what she calls: