• Publication date: March 9, 2013

Before the Rains

In 1937, in the Malabar district of Madras, set against a backdrop of nationalism, one idealistic Indian man- T.K., must tear himself between friendship and career advancement on one side while on the other side is his loyalty to tradition and the feelings of the traditional community…

Program data

Duration: 90

Production Year: 2007

MBC Max:

March 15, 2013 06:00 (KSA) ~ March 15, 2013 05:00 (CLT)

In 1937, in the Malabar district of Madras, set against a backdrop of nationalism, one idealistic Indian man- T.K., must tear himself between friendship and career advancement on one side while on the other side is his loyalty to tradition and the feelings of the traditional community…

Henry Moores (Linus Roache) is an English businessman whose building a new road in Kerala to serve his plantation. T.K. (Rahul Bose) is his right-hand man, and begins warming the other locals to the project which will necessitate a lot of local manpower. Yet the married Henry places everything as dust in the wind when he chooses to seduce his married housekeeper, Sanjani (Nandita Das) in the forest, where they are seen by two kids, who don’t hesitate to tell Sanjani’s husband and she is beaten harshly and barely manages to escape…

Starring:

  • Linus Roache
  • Rahul Bose
  • Nandita Das
  • Jennifer Ehle
  • John Standing
  • Lal Paull
  • Leopold Benedict

Directed by:  Santosh Sivan

Rating:  PG-13 for violent content and a scene of sexuality.