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2 February 2007 (Canada) See more »
Two Faiths. Two Worlds. One Love. See more »
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. Full summary » | Full synopsis »
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  (in credits order)

Jimi Mistry ... Gian Singh / Mohammad Hassan

Kristin Kreuk ... Naseem Khan

Neve Campbell ... Margaret Stilwell

John Light ... Walter Hankins

Irrfan Khan ... Avtar Singh

Madhur Jaffrey ... Shanti Singh
Arya Babbar ... Akbar Khan
Lushin Dubey ... Mumtaz Khan

Chenier Hundal ... Zakir Khan

Jesse Moss ... Andrew Stilwell

Jaden Rain ... Vijay G. Singh
rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Dolly Ahluwalia ... Rani

Tony Ali ... Mullah
Darshan Aulakh ... Man #1
Baljinder Bhangu ... Policeman #1
Bhavna ... Woman #2
Maniki Deep ... Person in Crowd #1
Rupi Dhillon ... Singing Mother

Dhirendra ... Sharma

Jonathan Holmes ... News Reader
Sukhwinder Kaur ... Woman #1
Rajesh Khera ... Arjuna - Sarsa Villager

Thomas Kretschmann
Mina E. Mina ... Salim
Shraddha Nigam ... Manjula

Vinay Pathak ... Ram
Abdul H. Quadri ... Iman
Rupinder ... Man #2

Jasmine Sky Sarin ... Yasmine (as Jasmine Sarin)
Maya Sarin ... Maya Singh
Parvesh Sethi ... Policeman #2

Manoj Sood ... The Wood Gatherer

Parm Soor ... Pakistani Customs Officer
Sukrita ... Person in Crowd #2
Amar Talwar ... Khan
Dhruv Tripathi ... Vimal

Thomas Potter ... Officer (uncredited)

Directed by
Vic Sarin 
Writing credits
(in alphabetical order)
Patricia Finn 
Vic Sarin 

Produced by
Tina Pehme .... producer
Kim Roberts .... producer
Chris Rudolph .... line producer
Christopher Zimmer .... executive producer
Original Music by
Brian Tyler 
Cinematography by
Vic Sarin 
Film Editing by
Reginald Harkema 
Casting by
Shaheen Baig 
Lynne Carrow 
Joginder Singh 
Meera Singh 
Production Design by
Amardeep Behl 
Tony Devenyi 
Art Direction by
Andy Amoroso 
Abid T.P. 
Set Decoration by
Sonal Choudhary 
Dina Holmes 
Costume Design by
Dolly Ahluwalia 
Jana MacDonald 
Makeup Department
Emma Clarke .... swing: makeup hair
Joel Echallier .... special makeup effects designer
Lori Gatto .... key hair stylist
Debi Lelievre .... key makeup artist
Production Management
Harish Amin .... production manager: India
Linda Sophie Chiu .... executive in charge: Myriad Pictures
Chris Rudolph .... production manager
Second Unit Director or Assistant Director
Indivar Bhatia .... third assistant director: India
Alexia S. Droz .... second assistant director
Puneet Khanna .... trainee assistant director: India
Siddhartha Luther .... second assistant director: India
Carl Mason .... first assistant director
Sameer Sadhwani .... second assistant director: India
Tanya Tagman .... third assistant director
Art Department
Matthew Astifan .... props
Babu .... assistant set decorator: India
Sonal Choudhary .... set decorator: India
Dattu .... carpenter: India
Kevin Gillan .... construction foreman
Yashwant S. Kamble .... head painter: India
Christopher A.R. Lowe .... set dresser
Jeff MacIntyre .... construction coordinator
Julianne Manchur .... set dresser
Vakila Mann .... local: India
Nathalie Morin .... assistant set decorator (as Natalie Morin)
Chetan Vijay Pendakar .... painter: India
Vijay Karojo Pendakar .... painter: India
Cristina Peori .... lead hand painter
Pindi .... local: India
Ismail Sheikh .... prop buyer: India
Dena Skalin .... paint coordinator
Kevin Stephens .... construction coordinator
Dhruv Tripathi .... props master: India
Anil Vishwakarma .... carpenter: India
Kharbin Vishwakarma .... carpenter: India
Lawzari Vishwakarma .... head carpenter: India
Sunil Vishwakarma .... carpenter: India
Sound Department
Ken Biehl .... background sound effects editor
Craig George .... assistant sound
Tony Gort .... sound effects editor
Ken Lee .... boom operator (as Kenny Lee)
Ian Mackie .... foley artist
Roger Morris .... adr mixer
Roger Morris .... dialogue editor
Frank Morrone .... sound re-recording mixer
Roger Stafeckis .... sound mixer
Greg Stewart .... sound re-recording mixer
Vinod Subramanian .... sound mixer: second unit
Christopher Cleator .... adr recordist (uncredited)
Special Effects by
Tom Blacklock .... special effects coordinator
Visual Effects by
Dermot Shane .... visual effects supervisor
Madeleine Shane .... digital effects artist
Seán Travers .... digital compositor
Lauro Chartrand .... stunt coordinator
Lauro Chartrand .... stunts
Crystal Dalman .... stunt double
Babbu Khanna .... stunt coordinator
Jon Kralt .... stunt double
Chad Sayn .... assistant stunt coordinator
Chad Sayn .... stunts
Mahendra Verma .... stunt coordinator: India
Camera and Electrical Department
Robert Albanese .... still photographer
Jeff Cassidy .... additional second assistant camera
Jason Chapman .... second assistant camera
Dan Chiasson .... grip
Jean Chiasson .... head grip
Himmat Deol .... grip
John Helme .... gaffer
Hamish Hollingsworth .... best boy
Fazal Khan .... best boy grip
Trin McQuair .... camera trainee
G. Monic Kumar .... focus puller: "b" camera
Sean Montgomery .... key grip
Shaki Nabi .... swing gang: India
Laird Pierce .... second assistant camera: "a" camera: India unit
Sanjay Sami .... key grip: India
Tobias Sarin .... focus puller: "a" camera
Jared Smith .... lighting technician
Katie Weekley .... second assistant camera
Brian Whittred .... camera operator: "a" camera
Casting Department
Melissa Perry .... casting associate
Dilip Shankar .... casting associate: India
Costume and Wardrobe Department
Kajal Dhillon .... third assistant costumes: India
Veera Kapur .... costume chief assistant: India
Heera Lal .... first assistant costumes: India
Nalini .... second assistant costumes: India
Roopa .... costume assistant: India
Abhilasha Sharma .... office assistant costumes: India
Arun Singh .... office runner costumes: India
Editorial Department
Bonni Devlin .... post-production coordinator
Mathieu Reid .... color timer
Frank Robinson .... hd colorist
Music Department
Robert Elhai .... orchestrator
Gary Krause .... music editor
Stephen Krause .... scoring mixer
Joe Lisanti .... music editor
Keith Power .... technical score consultant
Peter Rotter .... orchestra contractor
Brian Tyler .... conductor
Other crew
S.M. Ferozeuddin Alameer .... production services: India
Elizabeth Amies .... locations key
Imtiaz Amir .... production accountant
Javed Ansari .... key set production assistant
Darshan Aulakh .... location manager: India
Paresh Behera .... assistant accountant
Chris Boettcher .... smoke artist
Mary-Ellen Dale .... first assistant accountant
Vincent Dela Luna .... assistant location manager
Winica Dewangga .... body double
Jeannine Dupuy .... script supervisor
Gainda .... assistant location manager: India
Gurpreet Singh Giani .... animal wrangler: India
Darryl Griffiths .... assistant location manager
Anshul Gupta .... office production assistant: India
Neha Gupta .... production assistant: India
Stacey Harris .... assistant production coordinator
Saarrah Imtiaz .... payroll accountant: India
Aakash Kaushik .... production trainee: India
Marten Kayle .... assistant: Vic Sarin
Sandy McKechnie .... second assistant production coordinator
Guneet Monga .... production coordinator: India
Rahul Chandra Pal .... assistant coordinator: India
Virginia Prasad .... bookkeeper
Ritch Renaud .... location manager
Anureeta Saigal .... film coordinator: India
Arun Sharma .... assistant: Anureeta Saigal, India
Gurvinder Singh .... assistant location manager: India
Pramod Singh .... location manager: India
Karen Tony .... production accountant
Shelby Tony .... assistant accountant
Susan Trovao .... assistant to producer
Rohan Vachher .... office production assistant: India
Robyn Wiener .... production coordinator
Darcy Woodley .... animal trainer
Steve Woodley .... animal trainer coordinator
Carmen Bonnici .... special thanks
Brad Horvath .... thanks
Firdaus Kharas .... thanks

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Rated R for some violent and disturbing images
Germany:116 min (European Film Market)
Aspect Ratio:
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Canada:PG (British Columbia) | Canada:14A (Ontario) | Portugal:M/12 | Singapore:NC-16 | USA:R

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The movie is dedicated in the memory of the Canadian skier Trinity McQuair who died in an unfortunate accident at the US resort of Mount Baker.See more »


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Gorgeous film dealing with a marvelous love story under historical background, 17 December 2010
Author: ma-cortes

Gian Singh (Jimi Mistry) and Avtar Singh (Irrfan Khan)are Indian officers with the British Army serving under the command of Andrew Stilwell (Moss), who lives with his sister, Margaret,(Neve Campbell) in New Delhi . During 1941 the trio find in Burma where Stilwell is murdered . Both of them go back to their small village in Punjab, where Gian meets his widowed mother (Jaffrey) . During 1947, after 350 years of occupying India, the British decide to leave and concede independence . Millions of Muslims crossed from Pakistan to India and vice versa , similar number of Hindus, and Sikhs crossed over from the other side. A group of Muslims who were crossing over to Pakistan are attacked by a bunch of sword wielding horse-riding Sikhs, and Hindus, including Avtar (Khan), many are massacred, but some do manage to getaway. Muslims, in turn, murder all Christians, Hindus, and Sikhs passengers on a train en-route to India. Meantime , Gian, who refuses to collaborate in any slaughter , is picking up wood , he comes across a young Muslim girl names Naseem (Kristin Kreuk), in sheltering , and decides to hide her . He brings her home with him, and shelter her . But the villagers do find out, while some want to outrightly murder her, others want her to leave . Gian asks the villagers to give him some time to find her family from Pakistan and then send her on her trace , to which they agree . Later on , Gian seeks the help of Walter Hankings (John Light) and Margaret, who does her best to liaise with the Ministry of Unification of Families . In the meantime, Naseem (Kreuk) befriends people , adapts herself to the village life, and soon Gian and Naseem fall in love with each other.

It's an enjoyable romance/drama story where duo protagonist is awesome . In an epic and moving tale , as the starring fight the forces that haunt their innocent love, taking on the risks to survive in a world surrounded by hatred . The script relies heavily on the relationship between the two starring but it doesn't originate boring . It's a brilliant romantic story and though is slow-moving isn't tired . Kristin Kreuk is gorgeous with her sweet and attractive countenance. Jimi Mistry is magnificent as ex-officer looking for help and inspiration on the beautiful girl. Lush cinematography woven into a rich and exotic tapestry by the same director Sarin . Sensitive, sensible score, including a musical leitmotif with Hindu motives by Brian Tyler . The picture is finely directed by Vic Sarin , he is an usual director for TV and occasionally for cinema , ¨Partition¨ is the best of them.

The motion picture is correctly based on historic events , these are the following : The actual division between the two new dominions was done according to what has come to be known as the 3 June Plan or Mountbatten Plan.The border between India and Pakistan was determined by a British Government-commissioned report usually referred to as the Radcliffe Line after the London lawyer, Sir Cyril Radcliffe, who wrote it. 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 .Pakistan came into being with two non-contiguous enclaves, East Pakistan (today Bangladesh) and West Pakistan, separated geographically by India. India was formed out of the majority Hindu regions of the colony, and Pakistan from the majority Muslim areas. Countries of Modern Indian sub-continent . On 18 July 1947, the British Parliament passed the Indian Independence Act that finalized the partition arrangement. A crowd of Muslims at the Old Fort (Purana Qila) in Delhi, which had been converted into a vast camp for Muslim refugees waiting to be transported to Pakistan. Manchester Guardian, 27 September 1947.The newly formed governments were completely unequipped to deal with migrations of such staggering magnitude, and massive violence and slaughter occurred on both sides of the border. Estimates of the number of deaths range around roughly 500,000, with low estimates at 200,000 and high estimates 1.000.000.

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