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Train to Pakistan (1998)

 -  Drama | War  -  6 November 1998 (USA)
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Tensions run high near the border of British India, which is about to be partitioned with a new country called Pakistan. Sikhs living in this border town have heard numerous stories of ... See full summary »

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Mohan Agashe ...
Hukum Chand
Nirmal Pandey ...
Juggut Singh
Rajit Kapoor ...
Iqbal
Smriti Mishra
Mangal Dhillon ...
Indian police officer
Paritosh Sand
M.S. Sathyu
Kamal Tiwari
Suresh Jindal
Amardeep Jha
Sharda Desoares
Amit Kharbanda
Ajaybir Singh
Vijay Kapoor
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Tensions run high near the border of British India, which is about to be partitioned with a new country called Pakistan. Sikhs living in this border town have heard numerous stories of Muslims killing, raping, and looting other Sikhs, Hindus, and Christians, and many of whom are their friends and relatives. Enraged at the loss of law and order, they plan their own attack on a trainful of Muslims leaving British India. The train is overcrowded with tens and thousands of migrating passengers, who are even perched on the windows and seated on the roof of this train. The plot is to tear the bridge down when the train is on it, and no one will dare stop these men to carry out this horrific task. Written by rAjOo (gunwanti@hotmail.com)

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Fine adaptation of Khushwant Singh's classic novel
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I finally got around to seeing this film the other day, and it was worth the wait. It tells the story of a small town on the border of India/Pakistan just as partition is ripping the cultures apart. Singh's novel of the same title came out in 1956, and was probably the first English language novel to deal with this traumatic historical event, which saw nearly 10 million people rendered homeless, and perhaps 1 million murdered, raped, and kidnapped. Rooks takes Singh's social realist narrative and faithfully transcribes it to the screen, with the allegory of India's tragic fate still bitterly intact. Hopefully, this film will gather a wider audience later in its life than it had upon release when it was all but ignored, in India and abroad. It has an important message to us all about the reality of cross-cultural harmony being destroyed by desperate and ignorant ideologues. Unfortunately, the current political climate in India and Pakistan seems largely uninterested in such a view right now.


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