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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 
Sanjoy Dasgupta (co-art director)
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
Sally Cook .... property master
Dattu .... carpenter: India
Kevin Gillan .... construction foreman
Yashwant S. Kamble .... head painter: India
Christopher A.R. Lowe .... set dresser
Doug MacIntyre .... carpenter
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 mixer (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
Adrian Netto .... grip
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
Marie Tate .... extras casting
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
Location Management
Elizabeth Amies .... locations key
Darshan Aulakh .... location manager: India
Vincent Dela Luna .... assistant location manager
Gainda .... assistant location manager: India
Darryl Griffiths .... assistant location manager
Ritch Renaud .... location manager
Gurvinder Singh .... assistant location manager: India
Pramod Singh .... location manager: India
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
Imtiaz Amir .... production accountant
Javed Ansari .... key set production assistant
Paresh Behera .... assistant accountant
Chris Boettcher .... smoke artist
Mary-Ellen Dale .... first assistant accountant
Winica Dewangga .... body double
Jeannine Dupuy .... script supervisor
Gurpreet Singh Giani .... animal wrangler: India
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
Anureeta Saigal .... film coordinator: India
Arun Sharma .... assistant: Anureeta Saigal, 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:
2.35 : 1 See more »
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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18 out of 25 people found the following review useful.
Interesting and odd mish-mash!, 18 June 2007
Author: ajji-2 from Lahore, Pakistan

Here's an oddball mix: A Canadian film dealing with a Sikh-Muslim love story set against the partition of India in 1947, with Kristin Kreuk playing the lead Muslim girl (Naseem), Neve Campbell playing a British Indian, and everyone – from the villagers to the city folk, despite being mostly uneducated - speaking English of various accent!!! The director (himself of Kashmiri descent) has SOME gall, I must say.

The camera loves Kreuk, as it should, and surprisingly enough, she gets the physical nuances right. Campbell also gives one of her more subtle performances, but the standout here is Jimi Mistry as the Sikh ex-soldier. The central love story is nothing new (the film seems like a different handling of the loud, crude, jingoistic, and ultimately inferior Indian film Gadar), and no aspect of it covers any new ground. There are some moments of poignancy and warmth, but the director moves the story along with broad strokes, instead of letting it flow and fleshing out the surrounding events. As it stands, it is all quite predictable, and some of the dialogue is atrocious. Many characters (notably Naseem's family) come across as shallow and are simply used as stereotypes, so there goes any complexity that might have been developed.

There are some beautiful shots throughout, and thankfully there are no musical interludes (which would have been likely if the film had been made in Bollywood). The child actor was also good, and I wish we could have seen more of Irrfan Khan than the bit part he plays. The scene where Naseem dances in the rain with only a shirt on, is pure fantasy on the director's part, and nobody kissed that openly back in the 40s and 50s, even married couples. A reality check was in order, Mr. Sarin.

Still, despite the hodge-podge of ideas and unrealistic scenes, the film is watchable, and even moving at times. But it could easily have been much better, and the backdrop of cultural conflict deserves a more in-depth, intelligent handling.

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Kristin Kreuk playingn a Muslim girl? LOL daringdestiny
Some of the props, costumes, and actors feel anachronistic roximunro
Why is the movie dedicated to a skier? roximunro
Unoriginal???? Storyline taken from a bolly wood movie Singhie
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