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Pinjar (2003)

Pinjar: Beyond Boundaries... (original title)
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In the days leading up to Partition, a Hindu woman is abducted by a Muslim man. Soon, she finds herself not only forced into marriage, but living in a new country as the borders between India and Pakistan are drawn.

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(as Dr. Chandra Prakash Dwivedi)

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Cast overview, first billed only:
Urmila Matondkar ...
Puro / Hamida
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Rashid (as Manoj Bajpai)
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Ramchand
Sandali Sinha ...
Lajjo
Priyanshu Chatterjee ...
Trilok
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Rajjo
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Mrs. Mohanlal
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Mohanlal (Puro's dad)
Farida Jalal ...
Mrs. Shyamlal
Alok Nath ...
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Mad woman
Sudha Shivpuri
Dina Pathak ...
Rahim's aunt
Samar Jai Singh
Adil Rana
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Hindustan (Urdu name for India) used to a vast territory and countries' like Pakistan, Sri Lanka, Nepal, Bangla Desh, and Bhutan were all it's provinces. All this changed when the British established their rule over India, and promoted their policy of hatred, and division - mainly between the Hindus and the Muslims. After their departure in 1947, the celebrations of a independent India were short-lived, and the divisions created by the British stayed on and flourished with extremists from both sides ready to kill anyone from the other side. While the Muslims under Jinnah wanted a separate country, which they would like to call Pakistan, the Hindus wanted the Muslims to leave this country and go to Pakistan. Clashes followed, millions fled, millions more were killed, Very little is known of mankind's heinous behavior in this circumstances, such as looting, raping, and kidnapping. Lajjo was one such woman who was recently married to Ramchand, and then abducted by a man named Rashid, who... Written by rAjOo (gunwanti@hotmail.com)

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Different Bollywood
30 December 2004 | by (New York) – See all my reviews

Many of the reviewers have made it a point to note that Pinjar is unlike the run of the mill films produced in Bollywood. While this is true, Bollywood films in general are geared to a specific audience and should be appreciated for accomplishing their aims in this regard.

However,Pinjar is an excellent film for those seeking a change from the normal equation based Bollywood film. Set during the time of Partition between India and Pakistan, Pinjar focuses on a Punjabi girl who becomes the victim of societal and cultural attitudes toward the treatment of women in her time. Paro, the protagonist, is forced to choose between a life with a man who has abducted her and the fleeting hope of a life with her family back in Indian ruled Punjab. More than an issue of Hindus and Muslims, Pinjar addresses and defines a woman's role as a daughter, as a wife, and as a mother in India and Pakistan in 1947. Unlike typical Bollywood films which are escapist in nature, Pinjar is a film that makes its audience contemplate these issues during and after the film.


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