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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)

Writers:

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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Storyline

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

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Drama

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In a word...amazing.
25 January 2005 | by Manisha_MishraSee all my reviews

In a word...amazing.

I initially was not too keen to watch Pinjar since I thought this would be another movie lamenting over the partition and would show biases towards India and Pakistan. I was so totally wrong. Pinjar is a heart-wrenching, emotional and intelligent movie without any visible flaws. I was haunted by it after watching it. It lingered on my mind for so long; the themes, the pain, the loss, the emotion- all was so real.

This is truly a masterpiece that one rarely gets to see in Bollywood nowadays. It has no biases or prejudices and has given the partition a human story. Here, no one country is depicted as good or bad. There are evil Indians, evil Pakistanis and good Indians and Pakistanis. The cinematography is excellent and the music is melodious, meaningful (thanks to Gulzar sahib) and haunting. Everything about the movie was amazing...and the acting just took my breath away. All were perfectly cast.

If you are interested in watching an intellectual and genuinely wonderful movie...look no further. This movie gives it all. I recommend it with all my heart. AMAZING cannot describe how excellent it is.


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Country:

India

Language:

Hindi | Urdu

Release Date:

24 October 2003 (India) See more »

Also Known As:

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Filming Locations:

Amritsar, Punjab, India See more »

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Box Office

Opening Weekend USA:

$16,617, 26 October 2003

Gross USA:

$66,290

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$1,022,336
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DTS | Dolby Digital

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

2.35 : 1
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