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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 ...
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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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Struggle Of A Muslim Family In India Post Partition
26 March 2014 | by (India) – See all my reviews

Garam Hawa Directed By M.S.Sathyu...First Movie As A Director ..The Direction Is Flawless..Written By Kaifi Azmi & Shama Zaidi....They Have Done Extremely Well ...The Story is About Struggle Of A Muslim Family After The Partition Of India Pakistan in 1947....Deals With The Dilemma Of Whether To Move To Pakistan Or Stay Back....How The Family Face The Problems Of Being A Muslim In Their Own Country..A Tragic Love Story Also Takes Place In The Middle Of These Events...Finally How They Face Such Situations & Overcome....

Balraj Sahni As Salim Mirza is One Of The Memorable Performance By Him...Geeta Sidharth As Amina Daughter Of Salim Mirza ...Gives A Excellent Performance...Her Character Of A Lover Is One Of The Complicated Characters...Then We Have A Very Young Farooq Shaikh As Sikander Mirza....His Debut Film...He Has Done Well...The Others Badar Begum As Granny....A.K Hungal As Azmani & Jalal Agha As Shamshad Are Well Written Characters...

Music Is Not Important In This Movie...But Still Have A Single Song i.e "Maula Salim Chisti" A Qawwali By Aziz Ahmed Khan...

Overall A Great Attempt To Show Effects Of Partition On People In India...There Are Few Memorable Scenes In The Movie Which Makes It Worth Watch ...A Kind Of Art Film....A Must Watch...:)


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