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“Fire” is a 1996 Indo-Canadian film directed by . Here are the details, synopsis, and awards of the movie:


  • Director:
  • Writer:
  • Starring: , , and Karishma Jhalani
  • Release date: September 6, 1996
  • Running time: 104 minutes
  • Language: Hindi
  • Country: India, Canada
  • Production company: Kaleidoscope Entertainment, Trial by Fire Films


“Fire” tells the story of two sisters-in-law, Sita and Radha, who live in a traditional household in Delhi. Sita is a dutiful wife to her husband Jatin, while Radha is unmarried and living with the family. However, as the sisters-in-law spend more time together, they develop an intimate relationship that goes beyond their expected roles in the household. The women must navigate the cultural and societal expectations that threaten to tear them apart, while also dealing with Jatin's own struggles with his sexuality.


The film was critically acclaimed and won several awards, including:

  • 1997 National Film Award for Best Feature Film in Hindi
  • 1997 National Film Award for Best Supporting Actress ()
  • 1997 National Film Award for Best Screenplay ()
  • 1997 National Film Award for Best Cinematography (Giles Nuttgens)
  • 1997 Genie Award for Best Achievement in Editing (Barbara Sears)
  • 1997 Genie Award for Best Performance by an Actress in a Leading Role ()
  • 1998 Chlotrudis Award for Best Movie
  • 1998 GLAAD Media Award for Outstanding Film (Limited Release)
Directed by
Written by
Produced by Bobby Bedi
Starring , ,
Cinematography Giles Nuttgens
Edited by Barry Farrell
Music by A. R. Rahman
Kaleidoscope Entertainment Trial by Fire Films
Distributed by Zeitgeist Films
Release dates 6 September 1996 (TIFF) 5 November 1998 (India)
Running time 108 minutes
Countries India Canada
Language English
Box office $501,533

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