"Superbly crafted" - The Guardian Enter a world where cultures clash so violently that an entire country could split at any moment. Nominated for eleven Academy Awards®* and winner of two, A Passage to India is a wonderfully provocative tale, full of vivid characters, all played to near perfection. With a fabulous cast that includes Peggy Ashcroft, Judy Davis, James Fox, Sir Alec Guinness, and Nigel Havers, this hauntingly beautiful film is a daring triumph. When liberal-minded English ladies Mrs. Moore (Ashcroft) and Adela Quested (Davis) arrive in India, they're shocked by the extreme racial prejudice that exists there. Fortunately, kind Dr. Aziz (Victor Banerjee) rises above the intolerance and guides the women on a splendid tour of the mysterious Marabar caves. But the outing turns tragic when Adela suddenly comes running from one of the caves - scratched, bleeding and terribly frightened. News of the incident quickly spreads across the whole of India...igniting a powder keg of tension just waiting to explode. A rich tapestry woven of the clash between two cultures, A Passage to India is supreme entertainment, and a visual wonder that is truly spellbinding! *Including Best Picture; Director; Actress (Judy Davis); Supporting Actress (Peggy Ashcroft - won); Adapted Screenplay; Cinematography; Art Direction - Set Decoration; Sound; Music"Original Score (won); Editing; Costume Design

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A Passage to India (1984)

PG

Adventure/Drama · 2h 43m · 12/14/1984

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David Lean, the Director of "Doctor Zhivago", "Lawrence of Arabia" and "The Bridge on the River Kwai", invites you on . . .[A Passage to India]

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"Superbly crafted" - The Guardian Enter a world where cultures clash so violently that an entire country could split at any moment. Nominated for eleven Academy Awards®* and winner of two, A Passage to India is a wonderfully provocative tale, full of vivid characters, all played to near perfection. With a fabulous cast that includes Peggy Ashcroft, Judy Davis, James Fox, Sir Alec Guinness, and Nigel Havers, this hauntingly beautiful film is a daring triumph. When liberal-minded English ladies Mrs. Moore (Ashcroft) and Adela Quested (Davis) arrive in India, they're shocked by the extreme racial prejudice that exists there. Fortunately, kind Dr. Aziz (Victor Banerjee) rises above the intolerance and guides the women on a splendid tour of the mysterious Marabar caves. But the outing turns tragic when Adela suddenly comes running from one of the caves - scratched, bleeding and terribly frightened. News of the incident quickly spreads across the whole of India...igniting a powder keg of tension just waiting to explode. A rich tapestry woven of the clash between two cultures, A Passage to India is supreme entertainment, and a visual wonder that is truly spellbinding! *Including Best Picture; Director; Actress (Judy Davis); Supporting Actress (Peggy Ashcroft - won); Adapted Screenplay; Cinematography; Art Direction - Set Decoration; Sound; Music"Original Score (won); Editing; Costume Design

Where to Watch

Status

Released

Languages

English, Hindi

Countries

United Kingdom, United States

Production Companies

EMI Films, Home Box Office (HBO)

Budget

$16,000,000

Revenue

$27,201,487
Part Of
Cast
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Judy Davis

Adela Quested
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Victor Banerjee

Dr. Aziz
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Peggy Ashcroft

Mrs. Moore
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James Fox

Richard Fielding
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Alec Guinness

Professor Godbole
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Nigel Havers

Ronny Heaslop
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Richard Wilson

Turton
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Antonia Pemberton

Mrs. Turton
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Michael Culver

Major McBryde
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Art Malik

Ali
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Saeed Jaffrey

Hamidullah
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Clive Swift

Major Callendar
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Ann Firbank

Mrs. Callendar
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Roshan Seth

Amritrao
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Sandra Hotz

Stella
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Rashid Karapiet

Das
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H.S. Krishnamurthy

Hassan
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Ishaq Bux

Selim
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Moti Makan

Guide
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Mohammed Ashiq

Haq
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Phyllis Bose

Mrs. Leslie
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Sally Kinghorn

Ingenue (as Sally Kinghorne)
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Paul Anil

Clerk of the Court
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Z.H. Khan

Dr. Panna Lal
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Ashok Mandanna

Anthony
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Dina Pathak

Begum Hamidullah
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Adam Blackwood

Mr. Hadley
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Mellan Mitchell

Indian Businessman
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Peter Hughes

P & O Manager
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Yash Agnihotri

Court Gallery Member (uncredited)
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Harold Coyne

Courtroom Spectator (uncredited)
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Jim Delaney

Club Member (uncredited)
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Lew Hooper

Club Member (uncredited)
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John Michie

Bit Part (uncredited)
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Duncan Preston

Club Member (uncredited)
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Richard Winter-Stanbridge

Train Passenger (uncredited)
Crew
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David Lean

Director
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E.M. Forster

Writer
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Santha Rama Rau

Writer
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David Lean

Writer
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Disc Releases
Disc Title Front Cover

A Passage to India

(Blu-ray, Keep Case (HD Slim, Low))

4/15/2008

Disc Title Front Cover

A Passage to India

(DVD)

3/20/2001

Disc Title Front Cover

A Passage to India

(DVD, Keep Case (Std.))

4/15/2008

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