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Scorching Winds (1974)
"Garm Hava" (original title)

 |  Drama  |  November 1975 (USA)
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In post-partition India, a Muslim businessman and his family struggle for their rights in a country which was once their own.

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Cast overview, first billed only:
Balraj Sahni ...
Salim Mirza
A.K. Hangal
Gita Siddharth ...
Amina (as Gita)
Jamal Hashmi ...
Kazim
Yunus Parvez ...
Fakruddin
Jalal Agha ...
Shamshad
Shaukat Azmi ...
(as Shaukat Kaifi)
Vikas Anand
Farooq Shaikh ...
Sikandar (as Farooque Shaikh)
Rajendra Raghuvanshi
Abu Siwani
C.M. Nagar
Shanta Agarwal
Ramma Bans
Rajan Verma ...
(as Raj Verma)
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In post-partition India, a Muslim businessman and his family struggle for their rights in a country which was once their own.

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Every pain of mine, I hid even from myself

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Fabulous story, great performances (especially of Balraj Sahani) and the sensitivity of the content makes it a must watch ...
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Based on an unpublished story by famous Urdu writer Ismat Chugtai, is one of the few movies dealing with state of Muslims who stayed back in India post partition. This film captures the struggle and anguish of the Muslim people who found themselves in strange situation where they in their own country were treated as outsiders. Salim Mirza, played brilliantly by Balraj Sahney, is one such Muslim who stays back in India. He with his family has to fight to find their identity and respect in this new country with changed realities. He can only watch as his world is slowly ripped by tragic aftermath of partition. Sikandar, played by Farooq Shaikh, is Salim Mirza's unemployed son who is often on his face told that he might have a better chance in Pakistan. The fabulous story, great performances (especially of Balraj Sahani) and the sensitivity of the content makes it a must watch. Garam Hawa was initially banned but eventually it won a national award for national integration and was even screened in Pakistan.


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