Heaven on Earth (release date: Late October – November) – No matter what she does, it makes news. And that’s because of the simple fact that world-renowned filmmaker Deepa Mehta is a master at her craft. Perhaps the most intriguing part of all her films is that she doesn’t shy away from covering things up—she tells it like it is. With Heaven on Earth, she takes her greatest risk yet, taking an issue like domestic abuse and putting a magical spin on it. Having seen the film, I can vouch for the fact that the standing ovation Mehta and her leading lady Preity Zinta received at the 2008 Toronto International Film Festival was completely justified. Not only does this mark one of Mehta’s finest works to date, but also Preity’s performance is the best by a female this year.