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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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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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Garm Hawa
4 May 2006 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

This film showcases great acting performances. Balraj Sahani, Geetha, and Shaukat Azmi play extremely complicated characters with great skill and poise. Of course a film like this would never be nominated for Oscars or any other major prize because it would be considered an off beat film. Nevertheless, the film portrays the political and cultural changes that affected innumerable common people right after the partition of India and Pakistan. I would definitely recommend this film to everyone. If you are looking for spontaneous acting that moves you and makes you want to revisit that historical era, this is the movie to go for!


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