In the wake of a devastating riot in Gujarat, India — a tragedy that killed 3,000 Muslims — a handful of ordinary people grapple with the repercussions and attempt to rebuild their lives. Elsewhere, a young boy sets his sights on escaping the confines of the refugee camp he calls home in this engrossing drama helmed by Indian actress Nandita Das (in her feature-film debut). Naseeruddin Shah and Deepti Naval star.
Nandita Das (born 7 November 1969) is an award-winning Indian film actress and director. As an actress, she is known for her performances in Fire (1996), Earth (1998), Bawandar (2000), Kannathil Muthamittal (2002), Azhagi and Aamaar Bhuvan (2002). As a director, she is known for her directorial debut Firaaq (2008), which has won a number of national and international awards. She has been awarded the Chevalier of the Ordre des Arts et des Lettres by the Government of France for her work. Nandita Das was the first Indian to be inducted into their International Women’s Forum’s hall of fame. —Wikipedia