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Pinjar (2003)

Pinjar: Beyond Boundaries... (original title)
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.

Director:

Chandra Prakash Dwivedi (as Dr. Chandra Prakash Dwivedi)

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Chandra Prakash Dwivedi (additional dialogue), Chandra Prakash Dwivedi (screenplay) | 3 more credits »
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Urmila Matondkar ... Puro / Hamida
Manoj Bajpayee ... Rashid (as Manoj Bajpai)
Sanjay Suri ... Ramchand
Sandali Sinha ... Lajjo
Priyanshu Chatterjee ... Trilok
Isha Koppikar ... Rajjo
Lillete Dubey ... Mrs. Mohanlal
Kulbhushan Kharbanda ... Mohanlal (Puro's dad)
Farida Jalal ... Mrs. Shyamlal
Alok Nath ... Shyamlal (Ramchand's dad)
Seema Biswas ... Mad woman
Sudha Shivpuri ... Rashid's mother
Dina Pathak ... Rahim's aunt
Samar Jai Singh Samar Jai Singh
Adil Rana 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. puro 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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Beyond boundries

Genres:

Drama

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Country:

India

Language:

Hindi | Urdu

Release Date:

24 October 2003 (India) See more »

Also Known As:

Pinjar See more »

Filming Locations:

Amritsar, Punjab, India See more »

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Production Co:

Lucky Star Entertainment See more »
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Sound Mix:

DTS | Dolby Digital

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

2.35 : 1
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Manoj Bajpai was angry that he was nominated in the Screen Awards Best Supporting Actor category . He stated he was the male actor in the film and it was not a supporting role. See more »

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Movie for people with brains !!!!
25 June 2004 | by anisa43See all my reviews

If you like movies with any sense and leave movies like Kal Ho Na Ho and Main Hoon Na for dodos then this is the movie for you. The movie shows the real plight suffered by the people from both side of the border during partition without being biased. There are no chest-thumping dialogues that make your blood boil. But instead it has sensible script that makes you think on whatever happened during partition was it really necessary.

All the cast has put a commendable performances. The director has done a stupendous job first by selecting a topic so volatile and then portraying it in such a beautiful way. Hats off SIR!!!!

Over all a fantastic movie!!!! Rating 9 out of 10.

PS: Here I would like to make a point to the people who make & watch movies like Kal Ho Na Ho, Main Hoon Na, Kaho Na Pyaar Hai. What are you trying to achieve by making & watching eye-candies that don't have any sense. Because of these kind of brainless and baseless movies, good movies like Pinjar goes unnoticed. I think its time for people to decide who deserves more credit Pinjar or Main Hoon Na?????


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