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1947 Earth Plot

Lenny (Maia Sethna), is an Parsee girl who is growing up rich in pre-partition Lahore in 1947, enjoying the warm, enveloping life that loving parents and a filial household staff of four brings. Lenny travels daily to the nearby Queens Gardens with her beautiful Ayah (nanny), Shanta (Nandita Das), a young Hindu woman with the kind of curves and smile that ensures a constant supply of eager male suitors. These men are a mixed bunch: Hindus, Muslims and Sikhs, and similarly the staff-members serving Lenny and her well-heeled family are a happy collection of the religious groups represented in India. It is an entirely pleasing world, peopled by her beloved Ayah, Imam Din, the genial cook (Kulbhushan Kharbanda), by Dil Navaz, (Aamir Khan), the Ice Candy Man, a rogue, who is Lenny's hero, by Hasan, the Masseur, who invents oils made from pearl dust and fish eggs, (Rahul Khanna), and also by her precocious Cousin, Adi.

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