English spice baron Henry Moores (Linus Roache) pinpoints Kerala, India, as the site for his new plantation but must build a road to enable the project. As it turns out, it’s only the first of many obstacles he’ll encounter — including his infidelity. With his wife (Jennifer Ehle) back in England, Henry turns his attentions to the plantation’s housekeeper (Nandita Das), which leads to the endangerment of their marriages … and their lives.
Santosh Sivan (born in Trivandrum, Kerala, India) is an Indian cinematographer, film director, actor and producer known for his extensive work in Indian cinema. He was honored by the Government of India with 11 National Film Awards for his work in various films.
Santhosh Sivan graduated from the Film and Television Institute of India (FTII) and has to date completed 45 feature films and 41 documentaries. He is a founding member of the Indian Society of Cinematographers (ISC) and is the most awarded Director of Photography (DP) in India. Santosh Sivan became the first Cinematographer in Asia Pacific to be honored with American Society of Cinematographers (ASC) membership. He has been awarded the National Film Awards for Best Cinematography four times, for the films Perumthachan (1991), Kaalapani (1996), Iruvar (1997), and Dil Se.. (1998). —Wikipedia