I also saw Fire a year ago. I think it could have been a better movie than it was. I would like to see more developing on the character of Jatin, and I support the fact that the names of Radha and Sita in the main characters should have been changed (I don't think that if in my Catholic country there was a movie with the protagonist Jesús and Pablo -Jesus and Paul, respectively- they would have accepted the movie with open arms either). But overall I found it to be a fairly good movie, partly because the theme seems more or less universal.
I am looking forwart to watch the next film Water (Yep, it is back in production!). I know it caused some controversy in India.
I want to get the truth from the mouth of the horse: what do you think about Deepa Mehta's work? Do you think it denigrates the culture of India or it just merely reveals hidden truths?
(Crossposted to tears)