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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.

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Cast overview, first billed only:
... Puro / Hamida
... Rashid (as Manoj Bajpai)
... Ramchand
... Lajjo
... Trilok
... Rajjo
... Mrs. Mohanlal
... Mohanlal (Puro's dad)
... Mrs. Shyamlal
... Shyamlal (Ramchand's dad)
... Mad woman
... Rahim's aunt
Samar Jai Singh
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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Manoj Bajpai was furious with the producers for keeping his face off the film's CD and cassette covers. He knew this was done due to his bad run at the box office. His reasoning was that he was the leading man of the film opposite Urmila. He deserved equal publicity . See more »

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Finally, a sincere movie on the Indo-Pak issue
12 February 2004 | by See all my reviews

This movie was absolutely wonderful. The pre-partition time and culture has been recreated beautifully. Urmila has given yet another brilliant performance. What I truly admire about this movie is that it doesn't resort to Pakistan-bashing that is running rampant in movies like Gadar and LOC. With the partition as a backdrop, the movie does not divert to political issues or focus on violence or what is right and wrong. The movie always centers around the tragic story of Urmila's life. Her fragile relationship with Manoj Bajpai has been depicted excellently. The movie actually shows how the people, both Hindus and Muslims, have suffered from this partition. The theme that there is only one religion is truly prevalent in this film.


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