A Passage To India Film Analysis

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INTRODUCTION:
A Passage to India is a 1984 British period, drama film written and directed by David Lean. The play is based on the novel of the same name by E. M Forster. This was the final film of Lean 's career, and the first feature-film he had directed in fourteen years, since Ryan’s Daughter in 1970. A Passage to India received eleven nominations at the Academy Awards. In the film, Adela Quested, a young Englishwoman, travels to India in the late 1920s to visit her fiancé, a British magistrate posted in a small town; her traveling companion is his mother Mrs. Moore. They want to see something of the country and to meet everyday Indians, but are frustrated by the British community 's insistence that relations with the locals are best experienced from a distance. Finally, a friend introduces them to a Muslim doctor whom Mrs. Moore had seen briefly on her visit to a mosque. He takes them on an outing to the nearby caverns (a local attraction). Thereafter the organized life of Aziz is turned upside down when Adela accuses him of molesting her in a cave. Aziz is arrested and brought before the courts, where he learns that the entire British administration is against him, and would like to see him found guilty and punished severely, to teach all native Indians what it means to molest a British citizen. Aziz is all set to witness the "fairness" of the British system, whose unofficial motto is "guilty until proved innocent."

A PASSAGE TO INDIA: CHARACTER ANALYSIS

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