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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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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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remarkably different
3 September 2005 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

A very good adaptation of the novel by amrita pritam. Urmila and manoj bajpai have given their best.

there is a natural flair in the movie and i felt it right through. It looked like bollywood finally gave away it's glamor and had some quality artists performing on screen.

Content wise, the movie depicted very much what exactly happened during partition by showing the sufferings of a particular family and also shows that trust in one's life goes beyond religion.

The best part was they did not make it a drama with a lot of tear shedding and melodrama.

I simply loved it.


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