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Partition (2007)

R  |   |  Drama, Romance  |  2 February 2007 (Canada)
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During the turmoil and violence of Partition, a Sikh ex-soldier, haunted by war, offers shelter to a young Muslim woman who has been separated from her family.

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Gian Singh / Mohammad Hassan
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Margaret Stilwell
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Walter Hankins
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Avtar Singh
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Shanti Singh
Arya Babbar ...
Akbar Khan
Lushin Dubey ...
Mumtaz Khan
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Zakir Khan
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Andrew Stilwell
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Vijay G. Singh
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Rani
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Mullah
Darshan Aulakh ...
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Baljinder Bhangu ...
Policeman #1
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Gian Singh & Avtar Singh are officers with the Indian Army serving under the command of Andrew Stilwell, who lives with his sister, Margaret, in Delhi. During 1941 the trio are dispatched to active duty in Burma where Andrew is killed. Both Gian and Avtar return to their village in Sarsa, Punjab, where Gian lives with his widowed mom, Shanti. During 1947, after 350 years of occupying India, the British decide to leave, but not before separating Islamic Pakistan and secular India. Millions of Muslims crossed from India to Pakistan, while an equal number of Hindus, Sikhs, and Christians crossed over from the other side. A group of Muslims who were crossing over to Pakistan are attacked by a mob of sword wielding horse-riding Sikhs, and Hindus, including Avtar, many are slaughtered, but some do manage to escape. Muslims, in turn, kill all Hindus, Sikhs and Christian passengers on a train en-route to India. While Gian, who refuses to participate in any killing, is picking up wood for his ... Written by rAjOo (gunwanti@hotmail.com)

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pakistan | sikh | muslim | india | love | See All (7) »

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Bound By Love. Separated By History. See more »

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Rated R for some violent and disturbing images | See all certifications »

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Destiny's Bride  »

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$10,000,000 (estimated)
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Madhur Jaffrey who plays the role of Gyan Singh's mother is a well-known actress and a renowned chef who has authored many cook books. Among the lead actors of the movie's cast, she was the only lady who lived at the time of Partition. See more »

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Excellent
11 February 2007 | by (Canada) – See all my reviews

The whole theater broke into applause at the end. Partition is spectacular, intense and well made all 'round. The actors all shine, the photography is excellent and the story is well told. It gives great insight into the creation of Pakistan and it's break from India in the late 40's.

While Canadians have made some great movies of late and a lot of talent comes out of Canada, many of their movies are small stories (with the exception of Atom Agoyan's films) but as a movie, this for us is probably the best move ever made in Canada, and one of the best we've seen from anywhere this year. I hope it gets wide distribution.


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