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
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 »
Vic Sarin's Partition is an absolute masterpiece in cinematography, with a compelling continuing story of emotions, historical cultural divides summarized by the human need to love and be loved regardless of the events of the world around us. A masterpiece in independent film-making in epic proportions Vic is an absolute master of his art, through the medium of film he has bought alive the mainly forgotten and least acknowledge problems of the on-going situation on the India and Pakistan borders. His actors are pure actors from the heart and take us on a unforgettable journey as their story unfolds. I was left with a true value of life and everlasting love. Move over Hollywood, this is a must see film ..
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