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      Before the Rains

      PG-13 Released May 9, 2008 1h 38m Drama List
      49% Tomatometer 69 Reviews 50% Audience Score 1,000+ Ratings A spice baron's (Linus Roache) affair with his maid (Nandita Das) leads to tragedy. Read More Read Less

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      While lushly photographed and politically suggestive, this soapy melodrama lacks emotional resonance.

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      Shubhra Gupta The Indian Express Expectedly, the cinematography is superb. And Rahul Bose as the conflicted handyman stands out. The rest of it is quite linear and ordinary. Rated: 2/5 Apr 20, 2019 Full Review Ethan Gilsdorf Boston Globe Rated: 2/4 Nov 24, 2011 Full Review Hank Sartin Time Out Rated: 3/5 Nov 18, 2011 Full Review Joanne Laurier World Socialist Web Site Filmed on location, Before the Rains is beautiful to watch and skillfully employs the talents of its cast. It is a humane piece. Mar 5, 2021 Full Review Felicia Feaster Charleston City Paper Before the Rains is an immediate disappointment. Jan 28, 2020 Full Review Kelly Vance East Bay Express If only the whole thing weren't so pretty. Aug 15, 2011 Full Review Read all reviews

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      Audience Member What the hell do you want....it was great!!! Rated 5 out of 5 stars 02/04/23 Full Review Audience Member cool..but can be better Rated 4 out of 5 stars 02/18/23 Full Review Audience Member The tragic ending and the pointless story make this a hard movie to watch. It doesn't have a lot to recommend it so don't waste your time. Rated 2 out of 5 stars 01/13/23 Full Review Audience Member It's a great story I felt so bad for Laura her husband is a unfaithful person. The only thing is I really did not get the ending of this story i i won't say how it ends but overall all it's a pretty good story about love in India and it's a very pretty scenery. Rated 3 out of 5 stars 02/27/23 Full Review Audience Member This is Santhosh Sivan magic :) Rated 4 out of 5 stars 01/19/23 Full Review Audience Member Infidelity only leads to tragedy, that's all I have to say regarding this movie. Rated 3 out of 5 stars 02/14/23 Full Review Read all reviews Post a rating

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      Movie Info

      Synopsis A spice baron's (Linus Roache) affair with his maid (Nandita Das) leads to tragedy.
      Director
      Santosh Sivan
      Screenwriter
      Cathy Rabin
      Distributor
      Roadside Attractions
      Production Co
      Merchant Ivory Productions
      Rating
      PG-13 (Violent Content|A Scene of Sexuality)
      Genre
      Drama
      Original Language
      English
      Release Date (Theaters)
      May 9, 2008, Limited
      Release Date (Streaming)
      Nov 18, 2016
      Box Office (Gross USA)
      $1.0M
      Runtime
      1h 38m
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