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Garm Hava (1974)

In post-partition India, a Muslim businessman and his family struggle for their rights in a country which was once their own.

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M.S. Sathyu

Writers:

Kaifi Azmi (story and screenplay), Shama Zaidi (story and screenplay) | 2 more credits »
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Balraj Sahni ... Salim Mirza
A.K. Hangal
Gita Siddharth Gita Siddharth ... Amina (as Gita)
Jamal Hashmi Jamal Hashmi ... Kazim
Yunus Parvez ... Fakruddin
Jalal Agha Jalal Agha ... Shamshad
Shaukat Azmi Shaukat Azmi ... (as Shaukat Kaifi)
Vikas Anand
Farooq Shaikh ... Sikandar (as Farooque Shaikh)
Rajendra Raghuvanshi Rajendra Raghuvanshi
Abu Siwani Abu Siwani
C.M. Nagar C.M. Nagar
Shanta Agarwal Shanta Agarwal
Ramma Bans Ramma Bans
Rajan Verma Rajan Verma ... (as Raj Verma)
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Storyline

In post-partition India, a Muslim businessman and his family struggle for their rights in a country which was once their own.

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Every pain of mine, I hid even from myself

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Country:

India

Language:

Urdu | Hindi

Release Date:

November 1975 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Vents chauds See more »

Filming Locations:

Agra, Uttar Pradesh, India

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Mono

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Color
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Good movie about real issues.
6 October 2005 | by agrawalmannuSee all my reviews

The partition not only affected those who were displaced but also those who decided to stay back. And the minorities who decided to stay back amongst the majorities found themselves in a strange situation; suddenly they were outsiders in their own country and people viewed them with suspicion. 'Garam Hawa' deals with such issues with great sensitivity and perhaps is one of the best movies ever made on post partition.

Salim Mirza, brilliantly played by Balraj Sahney, is one such Muslim who stays back in India. India is a new democracy and has its problems of poverty and unemployment and Salim Mirza and his family has to fight to find its identity and respect in the country they chose not to leave. Sikandar, played by Farooq Shaikh, is Salim Mirza's unemployed son who is often told on his face that he might have a better chance in Pakistan but like his father he is determined. The family suffers a great deal for its decision but doesn't give up. I am sure everyone who was present during those days can identify with something in this story.

The grandmother wanting to die in her ancestral home and her whole life flashing before her eyes before she dies is an unforgettable scene.


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