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"The pared-down, deceptively simple feel of the narrative recalls the lyricism of one of [Deepa] Mehta's greatest influences, Bengali master Satyajit Ray. [...] However, the historical sweep and its emphasis on a culture going through seismic shifts is very much in line with Mehta's other work, most notably Earth."
-- Steve Gravestock

Gravestock, Steve. "Deepa Mehta completes her celebrated elements trilogy with Water." Take One (Toronto), September-December 2005.