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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

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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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Lucky Star Entertainment See more »
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2.35 : 1
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Breathtaking and deeply emotional saga...(keep a box of tissues handy though)
24 January 2004 | by JAGDEVSSee all my reviews

Pinjar is one of the few movies that really leaves a mark and makes you think hard. Set in Partition India, this film Shows the true reality of partition India. Urmila gets full marks for her beautiful and deeply emotional portrayal of a suffering woman with no way to go. Her freedom, personal identity and family respect taken away overnight over a tragic land dispute. Manoj bajpai is simply brilliant as her remorseful abductor. There several moments in the film where one is brought to tears. The film at points is deeply traumatic. Some of the partition scenes are spine chilling, yet Urmila's endurance and survival are both remarkable. From a woman robbed of her freedom to woman who gave freedom to women in similar situations. A remarkable film that should be given credit for intelligent characters and storytelling.


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