Release date1992 Based onMiss Beattys Children
by Pamela Rooks WriterJames Killough, Pamela Rooks AwardsNational Film Award for Best Cinematography, Indira Gandhi Award for Best First Film of a Director CastProtima Bedi, Jenny Seagrove, Faith Brook Similar moviesNishant (1975), Gouravam (2013), Lessons in Forgetting (2012), Alms for a Blind Horse (2011), Pamela Rooks directed Miss Beattys Children and Train to Pakistan
Miss beatty s children
Miss Beatty's Children is a 1992 English-language Indian drama film directed by Pamela Rooks in a directorial debut, with Jenny Seagrove, Faith Brook and Protima Bedi in lead roles. The film set in 1936 in South India, was based on Pamela Rooks own novel by the same name.
At the 40th National Film Awards, the film won the award for Best First Film of a Director and the Best Cinematography.
In 1936 in South India, Jane, an English schoolteacher comes to Trippuvur to work with Mabel Forster, a Christian missionary, who runs a mission school, and works towards young girls from being sold into temple prostitution. She has Kamla Devi, a senior temple woman as her opponent. Once when Mabel has gone away Jane finds herself trapped in a local controversy. She rescues an ANglo-Indian girl and takes her to Ooty, but back in the town she is accused of kidnapping. However she manages to find help with an American doctor, Alan Chandler. Eventually she adopts Amber, and rescues several more children.