The Sixth Happiness


1h 37m 1997

Brief Synopsis

Story of a Parsee boy growing up in Bombay during the early 1960's with a brittle bone disease which only allows him to grow to be four feet tall. Western medicine has done nothing to improve his condition and adulthood finds him wheelchair-bound and overprotected. Things change though when his sist

Film Details

Also Known As
Sixth Happiness
MPAA Rating
Release Date
1997
Production Company
Arts Council Of England National Lottery; Bbc Films; British Film Institute; British Film Institute; European Script Fund; National Film Development Corporation (Nfdc); Studio 51
Distribution Company
Regent Entertainment; Bbc Worldwide
Location
Bombay, India; London, England, United Kingdom

Technical Specs

Duration
1h 37m

Synopsis

Story of a Parsee boy growing up in Bombay during the early 1960's with a brittle bone disease which only allows him to grow to be four feet tall. Western medicine has done nothing to improve his condition and adulthood finds him wheelchair-bound and overprotected. Things change though when his sister leaves him on getting married and he is separated from his father. Although he is supposed to marry a deaf girl, he falls for Cyrus, with whom he discovers his true potential. His sexual awakening allows him to come to truly come to terms with the looks of his body.

Crew

Amal Allana

Costume Designer

Philip Alton

Sound Editor

Tom Ashton

Musician

Shakeel Badaiyuni

Song ("Pyar Kiya To Darna Kya (From Film 'Mughal-E-Azam')")

Clive Bell

Musician

Sian Bell

Musician

Irving Berlin

Song ("Always" 'What'Ll I Do")

Tom Bowyer

Art Director

Connie Boylan

2nd Assistant Director

Nat Burton

Song ("The White Cliffs Of Dover")

Christopher Cameron

Production Executive (Bbc)

Anna Campeau

Production Coordinator

Suzanne Caplan

Set Decorator

Michael Carr

Song ("The Siegfried Line")

James Cavanaugh

Song ("Umbrella Man")

Patrick Cesar

Choreographer

Emma Chapman

Publicity

Mona Chawla

Wardrobe Mistress/Research

Paul Cheneour

Musician

Sunil Chhabra

Location Manager

Chris Collins

Production Executive

Christopher Collins

Production Executive (Bfi)

Ralph Desouza

Musician

Raymond Dorset

Song ("Feels Like I'M In Love")

Cathy Doubleday

Script Supervisor

Julie Edwards

1st Assistant Director

Ben Gibson

Executive Producer

Shama Habibullah

Line Producer (India)

Sue Harrod

Musician

Stewart Henderson

Sound Editor

Ranjit Indori

Location Manager

Shernaz Italia

Liaison (Delhi--India)

Firdaus Kanga

Source Material (From Novel)

Firdaus Kanga

Screenwriter

Jimmy Kennedy

Song ("The Siegfried Line")

Tatiana Kennedy

Producer

Walter Kent

Song ("The White Cliffs Of Dover")

Iqbal Kidwai

Production Manager

Dominique Legendre

Music; Musician

Jacquetta Levon

Hair Designer

Jacquetta Levon

Makeup

Batul Malik

Assistant Director

Lata Mangeshkar

Song Performer ("Pyar Kiya To Darna Kya (From Film 'Mughal-E-Azam')")

John Marchbank

Sound Recordist

Kelly Marie

Song Performer

Steve Masters

Titles Design

Yusuf Mehta

Assistant Director

Eliza Mellor

Associate Producer

Sujata Melmani

Assistant Director

Laurence Mery-clark

Editor

Rudabah Nanporia

Unit Manager

Naushad

Song ("Pyar Kiya To Darna Kya (From Film 'Mughal-E-Azam')")

Lynne Page

Choreographer

Sheena Peters

Liaison (Mumbai--India)

Jocelyn Pook

Musician

Vincent Rose

Song ("Umbrella Man")

Pandit Sharda Sahai

Musician

Frances-anne Solomon

Executive Producer

Kirsten Spratt

Musician

Larry Stock

Song ("Umbrella Man")

Emma Style

Casting (United Kingdom)

Joanna Tague

Set Decorator

Peter Ilyich Tchaikovsky

Music ("Violin Concerto")

Dolly Thakore

Casting (India)

Paulette Warwick

Script Editor

James Welland

Director Of Photography

Lynne Whiteread

Production Designer

Sarah-jane Wilson

Production Coordinator

Aad Wirtz

Dubbing Editor

Paul Yeowell

Wardrobe Master

Film Details

Also Known As
Sixth Happiness
MPAA Rating
Release Date
1997
Production Company
Arts Council Of England National Lottery; Bbc Films; British Film Institute; British Film Institute; European Script Fund; National Film Development Corporation (Nfdc); Studio 51
Distribution Company
Regent Entertainment; Bbc Worldwide
Location
Bombay, India; London, England, United Kingdom

Technical Specs

Duration
1h 37m

Quotes

Trivia

Miscellaneous Notes

Released in United States November 1997

Released in United States 1998

Released in United States June 1998

Released in United States July 1998

Released in United States June 1999

Shown at Chicago International Film Festival October 9-19, 1997.

Shown at Mill Valley Film Festival October 2-12, 1997.

Shown at London Film Festival November 6-23, 1997.

Shown at Seattle International Film Festival May 21 - June 14, 1998.

Shown at New York Lesbian & Gay Film Festival June 4-14, 1998.

Shown at San Francisco International Lesbian and Gay Film Festival June 18-28, 1998.

Shown at OUTFEST '98: The Los Angeles Gay & Lesbian Film Festival July 9-20, 1998.

Shown at Atlanta Film and Video Festival June 12-20, 1999.

Began shooting October 28, 1996.

Completed shooting December 14, 1996.

Released in United States Fall October 22, 1999

Released in United States November 5, 1999 (Music Hall; Los Angeles)

Released in United States October 1997 (Shown at Chicago International Film Festival October 9-19, 1997.)

Released in United States Fall October 22, 1999

Released in United States November 5, 1999

Released in United States October 1997

Released in United States October 1997 (Shown at Mill Valley Film Festival October 2-12, 1997.)

Released in United States November 1997 (Shown at London Film Festival November 6-23, 1997.)

Released in United States 1998 (Shown at Seattle International Film Festival May 21 - June 14, 1998.)

Released in United States June 1998 (Shown at New York Lesbian & Gay Film Festival June 4-14, 1998.)

Released in United States June 1998 (Shown at San Francisco International Lesbian and Gay Film Festival June 18-28, 1998.)

Released in United States July 1998 (Shown at OUTFEST '98: The Los Angeles Gay & Lesbian Film Festival July 9-20, 1998.)

Released in United States June 1999 (Shown at Atlanta Film and Video Festival June 12-20, 1999.)