The story of Jinnah, the founder of Pakistan.

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Shashi Kapoor ...
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Shireen Shah ...
Fatima Jinnah
Robert Ashby ...
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Ruttie Jinnah
Sam Dastor ...
Yousuf Kamal ...
Liaquat Ali Khan (as Shakeel)
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Vaneeza Ahmad ...
Dina (Older)
Nafees Ahmed ...
Younger Dina
Roger Brierley ...
Judge
Rowena Cooper ...
Lady Willingdon
James Curran ...
Colonel Knowles
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Biography of Mohammed Ali Jinnah, the founder of modern Pakistan is told through flashbacks as his soul tries to find eternal rest. The flashbacks start in 1947 as Jinnah pleads for a separate nation from the Muslim regime, infuriating Lord Mountbatten. Mountbatten then tries to enlist Gandhi & Nehru to persuade Jinnah to stop his efforts. Gandhi sides with Jinnah, which upsets Nehru. However, Jinnah turns down the offer to become prime minister and the film takes another slide back to 1916, which reveals all of the political implications that have occurred. Written by John Sacksteder <jsackste@bellsouth.net>

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He fought for justice, and made Pakistan.

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2 September 1998 (Canada)  »

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$6,000,000 (estimated)
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In a press conference at the Brussels Fantastic Film Festival 2002, Christopher Lee referred to his performance in this film as being "by far the best thing I've ever done". See more »

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In the scene where Jinnah visits Karachi after independence radiators of split air conditioners can be seen. See more »

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Narrator: Do you know where you are?
Mohammed Ali Jinnah: I believe I have some idea.
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Referenced in Dare to Dream (1998) See more »

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Terrible Injustice to an excellent film and an excellent actor
17 June 2006 | by (Cayman Islands) – See all my reviews

I thoroughly enjoyed Jinnah and it told the truth unlike Ghandi. The film never got the distribution it deserved in the USA nor surprisingly in England. Why is it that Christopher Lee, the most underrated actor of all time, was never nominated for an award for his superb portrayal of Jinnah? Why was it that this excellent film was passed over? I found it compulsive and once I got used to the strange beginning (angel debating whether Jinnah goes to Heaven or Hell)I was hooked. I would have given it 10 but for the silly scene (location in between Heaven and Hell) with Nehru and Ghandi looking at computer screens..... The trial of Mountbatten. however, was very interesting and clever. If you haven't seen this movie you need to and it is now available on DVD in UK and USA.


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