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Before the Rains
Before the Rains is a 2007 Indian-British period drama film directed by Santosh Sivan. The film adapted of a story from the 2001 anthology Israeli film Asphalt Zahov.
It was filmed on location in Kerala, India and was released in cinemas in India, the US and the UK.
Before the Rains is set in 1930s Malabar District of the Madras Presidency of British India, against the backdrop of a growing nationalist movement. An idealistic young Indian man, T.K. (Rahul Bose) finds himself torn between his ambitions for the future and his loyalty to tradition when people in his village learn of an affair between his British boss and close friend Henry Moores (Linus Roache) and a married village woman Sajani (Nandita Das). In this play Henry and T.K. are working on building a road in rural Kerala. The start of the film focuses on the affair between Henry and his house maid Sajani. They make love near a waterfall, but two kids see them and on hearing a noise, they flee. Both Henry and his maid are married to different partners and both know of each other’s marriages. Henry’s wife and son return from their vacation in England.
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