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Khamosh Pani: Silent Waters (2003)

Not Rated | | Drama | 25 February 2004 (France)
1979. A village in Pakistan. A widow sees her 17 years old son being attracted to Islamist militants. It brings her past back...

Director:

Sabiha Sumar

Writers:

Sabiha Sumar (screenplay), Paromita Vohra

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Cast

Credited cast:
Kiron Kher ... Ayesha Khan (as Kirron Kher)
Aamir Ali Malik Aamir Ali Malik ... Saleem Khan
Arshad Mahmood Arshad Mahmood ... Mehboob - Nai (as Arsad Mahmud)
Salman Shahid Salman Shahid ... Amin
Shilpa Shukla ... Zubeida
Sarfaraz Ansari Sarfaraz Ansari ... Rashid
Rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Tanveer Ahmad Tanveer Ahmad ... Sikh Pilgrim 4
Zaheer Ahmed Zaheer Ahmed ... Tea Boy
Quratul Ain Quratul Ain ... Shanno
Abid Ali Abid Ali ... Choudhary
Safdar Ali Safdar Ali ... Sikh Pilgrim 5
Shazim Ashraf Shazim Ashraf ... Zubair
Ejaz Baig Ejaz Baig ... Bhatti
Tasleem Bibi Tasleem Bibi ... Allabi
Madan Gopal Singh Madan Gopal Singh ... Sikh Pilgrim 1
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Storyline

Set in 1979 Pakistan, General Zia-ul-Haq has imposed martial law and, within a few months, the country is decreed a Muslim state. Aicha, a well-adjusted woman in her forties, devotes her life to the education of her eighteen-year-old son Salim, in the little village of Charkhi, in the Pakistani Penjab. Salim is a quiet dreamer, but the fast moving political situation fills Aicha with anxiety, since her son is changing out of all recognition. Written by Sujit R. Varma

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Drama

Certificate:

Not Rated | See all certifications »
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Country:

Pakistan | France | Germany

Language:

Punjabi | Urdu

Release Date:

25 February 2004 (France) See more »

Also Known As:

Acque silenziose See more »

Filming Locations:

Pakistan

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Box Office

Opening Weekend USA:

$334, 10 December 2004, Limited Release

Gross USA:

$7,384, 14 August 2005
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Production Co:

Vidhi Films,Unlimited,Arte See more »
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Runtime:

Sound Mix:

Dolby SR

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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Alif Allah
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Performed by Madan Gopal Singh (voc), Ajay Prasanna (fl)
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South Asian filmmakers are maturing
18 September 2004 | by mishu_mausamSee all my reviews

Every now and then you are suddenly hit by a movie that leaves an impression on you. This movie has the potential for the same.

If I ever to describe the movie in one word - that would be "moving". It indeed moved me. After the movie my only response was silence. I just didn't know how to react. It was an experience - though a very real one. It was as if you are witness to the events and you feel so frustrated that there is nothing you can do about it.

I could write about the story of the movie, however a part of the fun in the movie is the way the story unfolds itself. So I better keep mum on that. I would just mention that the story is set in Rawalpindi area of Pakistan and its the story about a mother and a son living there. Though its not a social statement, it touches upon the issues of religion, partition, coexistence, terrorism besides being an emotional and philosophical drama.

On the movie making, I think its a brilliantly written script. A dialogue that I still remember from the film is when the mother says - "If the son is not mine then who in the world is." It is a painful acceptance of the solitude and the loneliness of each and everyone of us.

The acting is almost perfect. In fact it seems that there are no actors in the movie. Its as if real people are living those lives. I wonder how the director found such actors. Kiron Kher, in her central role as the mother, has outperformed herself. Her silence is so expressive, that she doesn't need any dialogues.

On the whole I think the movie deserves great credit. I am terribly disappointed at the (current) 6.8 rating at IMDb. I realize that its a non-populist movie but I would have felt that anybody who ended up seeing the movie would be affected by it. As for me, I give it a perfect 10.


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