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Scorching Winds (1974)

Garm Hava (original title)
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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Salim Mirza
Gita Siddharth ...
Amina (as Gita)
Jamal Hashmi ...
Kazim
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Fakruddin
Jalal Agha ...
Shamshad
Shaukat Azmi ...
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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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This is part of our (Indian) history
6 January 2011 | by (Canada) – See all my reviews

All those involved with this movie have done a service to Indian people, who are interested in history, partition, Hindu-Muslim relations etc. It does not matter whether this movie was declared hit, semi-hit or average, but it has left an incredible mark on one's psyche. It moves oneself to see those Muslim people who chose to stay behind in India, with their plight and dilemma. It definitely plays a big role to arouse sympathy and a soft corner for Muslim brethren who chose to stay in India, despite all the odds against them. All those associated with the story like Ismat Chugtai, Kaifi Azmi & Shama Zaidi have given an unbiased portrayal of that time. The story seemed to be too real. One loves to see the Muslim family in the movie sitting together and having their meals, where everybody participates in the discussion of the circumstances. Like the story, acting was natural all across the board, the only regret being, one expected some memorable songs, at least one or two, which were not there. Music is like dessert to an Asian mind, which adds to the lasting taste of the meal. With good music, this movie might have been declared a commercial hit too.


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