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This TV miniseries ("Darkness" in English) became famous in India in the mid/late 80s for its realistic depiction of the partition of the Indian subcontinent. In 1947, the sub continent became India, East (now Bangladesh) and West Pakistan (today's Pakistan). The series pretended to keep memories and truths about the partition alive, at a time when many Indians and Pakistanis seemed to be forgetting this historical tragedy. The miniseries became a landmark 297 minute, 35mm film, now shown mostly at Indian Film Festivals. The film is based on the book by Brisham Sahni, himself a refugee to India from West Punjab, now in Pakistan. Thus fittingly, this epic looks at Partition from an Indian Punjabi perspective, as the fate of Sikh and Hindu families in West Punjab is emphasized. The first part also underscores the Muslim viewpoint: the provocations they suffered from Sikhs and especially Hindus, and their ultimate supremacy in the West Punjab, which became the heart of Pakistan. The "... Written by ElianaM

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Tamas is based on lagendary Hindi writer's bhishm sahni's great novel of the same title. See more »

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A heart wrenching account of partition!!
17 March 2009 | by virendra-singhSee all my reviews

The book by Bhisham Sahni is just excellent and the TV series by Govind Nihlani does complete justice to the book. The Indo-Pak partition is one of the cruelest episodes in human history but given the enmity between two countries (rather the two religion involved) there has been very few good stories (either movie, book or else) and even fewer honest one. Tamas is story of a Sikh couple (Om Puri and his pregnant wife Deepa Sahi) running away to avoid riots and seeking refuge some place. The parallel stories of how man can turn into the most vicious animal has been presented very nicely. I think this is perhaps the only Indian story which is not one dimensional, it takes into point of view of both Sikh/Hindu and Muslim sufferers.


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