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Videsh - Heaven On Earth  (2009 - Hindi)

Videsh - Heaven On Earth cumulative rating: 2.3 out of 52.3/5 (29 users)

Videsh - Heaven On Earth critics rating: 1.85 out of 5 1.85/5 (7 critics)

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Rocky— Punjabi chauvinistic pig in Ke-nay-da— has problems. His possessive mother thinks nothing of gatecrashing his honeymoon, his father is a wimp, his brother is unemployed, his nephew is sullenmore

It's difficult to describe just how good Preity Zinta is in her role as a battered young bride in director Deepa Mehta's Videsh. So good in fact, you're almost willing to overlook the film's lapsesmore

The promos of Deepa Mehta's VIDESH - HEAVEN ON EARTH bring back memories of Jag Mundhra's PROVOKED, which also spoke of domestic violence. Sure, VIDESH - HEAVEN ON EARTH also looks at domestic violencemore

Slap. Slap. Kick. Kick. Kick. Punch. Slap. Punch. The mother watches. The brother and sister-in-law pretend they are watching TV in the next room. The brother’s kid daughter peeps from the next roommore

The battered sex hits back again, but only after being battered, right and proper. After Jamohan Mundra's Provoked, Deepa Mehta takes a look at the domestic abuse of hapless Indian brides who are bundled offmore

Ever known that blood-curdling sensation when you stand up for the so-called victim, unleashing a diatribe of verbal gunfire against the apparent offender, only to have the object of your blind supportmore

Chand (Zinta), the daughter of the soil (saada Punjab) is spunky for all of 10 minutes. She's the kind of girl that reminds you of the vivaciousness we associate with the state. All that goes out the windowmore