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An Englishman intent on opening a spice plantation in Kerala attempts to gain the trust of the local villagers and destroys numerous lives in the process in this period drama from director/cinematographer [[Performer~P234559~Santosh Sivan~santoshsivan]]. The year is 1937, and the power that the English wield over the citizens of India can be devastating even in the mildest of cases. Henry Moores ([[Performer~P150862~Linus Roache~linusroache]]) is an entrepreneur and businessman who has singled out Kerala as the site where he plans to break ground on a potentially lucrative spice plantation. When Henry discovers that he will have to build a new road in order to make his plans feasible, he enlists the aid of trusted right-hand man T.K. ([[Performer~P195276~Rahul Bose~rahulbose]]) is warming the locals to the idea. The project is going to take plenty of manpower, and Henry is going to need all the help he can get. But while Henry relies on T.K. to help him realize his professional goals, his personal needs fall on the shoulders of his pretty housekeeper, Sajani ([[Performer~P223058~Nandita Das~nanditadas]]). One day, when their trip into the forest to collect honey takes a decidedly sensual turn, two local village boys witness the erotically charged tryst and word eventually gets back to Sanani's husband in the village. ~ Jason Buchanan, Rovi

  • Release date:May 9, 2008

Cast

Linus Roache
as Henry Moores
Rahul Bose
as T.K.
Nandita Das
as Sajani
Jennifer Ehle
as Laura
John Standing
as Humphries
Indrajith Sukumaran
as Manas
Lakshmi Krishnamoorthy
as T.K.'s Mother
Aadil Aswar
as Boy 1
Satheesh Poduval
as The Kammadan
Krishnan Potti
as Village Chieftain
Gopalakrishnan
as Moores' Houseman
Asharaf Moidu
as Humphries' Driver
Akhila
as Village Girl
Mani Kumaranalloor
as Peacock, Dancer
Leopold Benedict

Crew

Santosh Sivan
Director
Andrew Spaulding
Producer
Tom Hardart
Producer
Paul Hardart
Producer
Mark Burton
Producer
Cathy Rabin
Screenwriter
Alphonse Roy
Cinematographer
Santosh Sivan
Cinematographer
Mark Kilian
Composer (Music Score)
A. Sreekar Prasad
Editor
Steven Cohen
Editor
Sunil Babu
Production Designer
Guatam Mohan
Art Director
Kamal Mohammed
Art Director
M. Manoj Kumar
Art Director
Amotz Zakai
Co-producer
Pauline Piechota
Co-producer
Mubina Rattonsey
Co-producer
Jessica Stamen
Co-producer
Steven Cohen
Associate Producer
Ashok Rao
Executive Producer
S.B. Satheesan
Costume Designer
Dan Hubbard
Casting
Milind Verekar
Line Producer
Howard Frumes
Co-Executive Producer
Jane Villiers
Co-Executive Producer
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