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Partition (2007)

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
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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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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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Two Faiths. Two Worlds. One Love. See more »

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Drama | Romance

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

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2 February 2007 (Canada)  »

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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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wonderfully filmed
16 January 2007 | by (Canada) – See all my reviews

Cinematographer, Vic sarin's camera work takes this wonderful love story to a higher plain. His sweeping vistas, a heartwarming story and a comment on religious intolerance..all add up to make one of the best movies I have seen in a long time. Jimi Mistri and Kristin Keruk give outstanding performance with Neve Campbell playing the sympathetic British subject during the time of the raj. Set in India during the partition of Indian and Pakistand in 1947, this movie is timely in its focus on the trouble that surround our world today. I found that the story, written by Sarin, does not point a finger of blame on either side, simply comments on the the death and suffering that 'religion' has brought to the world since the beginning of mankind.


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