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1947 Earth ( 1999 ) , Hindi

Synopsis: Lenny (Maia Sethna) is an eight-year-old Parsee girl who is growing up rich in pre-partition Lahore in 1947. Lenny travels daily to the nearby Queens Gardens with her beautiful Ayah (Nanny- Nandita Das), a young Hindu woman with the kind of curves and smile that ensures a constant supply of eager male suitors. It is an entirely pleasing world peopled by her beloved Ayah, Imam Din, the genial cook (Kulbhushan Kharbhanda), by Dil Navaz (Aamir Khan) the Ice Candy Man, a rogue who is Lenny�s hero, Hasan the Masseur (Rahul Khanna) who invents oils made from pearl dust and fish eggs and also by her precocious cousin Adi. Outside this secure world, the searing process of splitting British India into independent India and Pakistan is about to begin and Ayaah will find herself caught in the tumultous love of two men and in the waves of nationali politics.

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