7.6/10
984
24 user 31 critic

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

On Disc

at Amazon

7 wins & 2 nominations. See more awards »

Photos

Learn more

More Like This 

Garm Hava (1974)
Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.1/10 X  

In post-partition India, a Muslim businessman and his family struggle for their rights in a country which was once their own.

Director: M.S. Sathyu
Stars: Balraj Sahni, A.K. Hangal, Gita Siddharth
Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.4/10 X  

The movie deals with the difference of opinion between the westernized, educated, modern Muslims and their counterparts who follow their religion and live life in the name of 'God'.

Director: Shoaib Mansoor
Stars: Shaan Shahid, Fawad Khan, Iman Ali
Earth (1998)
Drama | Romance | War
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.8/10 X  

It's 1947 and the borderlines between India and Pakistan are being drawn. A young girl witnesses tragedy as her ayah (nanny) is caught between the love of two men and the rising tide of political and religious violence.

Director: Deepa Mehta
Stars: Aamir Khan, Nandita Das, Rahul Khanna
Maqbool (2003)
Crime | Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.2/10 X  

The intrigue of the Shakespearean tragedy 'Macbeth' is transposed to the Mumbai underworld.

Director: Vishal Bhardwaj
Stars: Irrfan Khan, Tabu, Pankaj Kapur
Omkara (2006)
Action | Crime | Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.1/10 X  

A politically-minded enforcer's misguided trust in his lieutenant leads him to suspect his wife of infidelity in this adaptation of Shakespeare's 'Othello'.

Director: Vishal Bhardwaj
Stars: Ajay Devgn, Kareena Kapoor, Saif Ali Khan
Edit

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
Edit

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

Plot Summary | Add Synopsis

Genres:

Drama

Certificate:

Not Rated | See all certifications »
Edit

Details

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

Edit

Box Office

Opening Weekend USA:

$334, 10 December 2004, Limited Release

Gross USA:

$7,384, 14 August 2005
See more on IMDbPro »

Company Credits

Production Co:

Vidhi Films,Unlimited,Arte See more »
Show more on IMDbPro »

Technical Specs

Runtime:

Sound Mix:

Dolby SR

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
See full technical specs »
Edit

Did You Know?

Soundtracks

Instrumental-Sayyo
Written by Madan Ghopal Singh
Performed by Kamal Sabri (Sarangi) and Mitlesh Jha (Tabla)
See more »

Frequently Asked Questions

This FAQ is empty. Add the first question.

User Reviews

 
Outstanding movie
13 December 2004 | by kdlambentSee all my reviews

This is an outstanding movie, illustrating life in rural Punjab in Pakistan and how the ugly scepter of religious fundamentalism raises its head and disrupts the peaceful flow of village life under General Zia. At the every end, it refers to the current version of an old story under yet another General, Musharaf.

The central story is about Ayesha, a Sikh girl abducted and left behind during the Partition, who has made a new life for herself in Pakistan, being forced to take on a new identity, marrying one of her abductors, and raising a son she dotes upon. The return of her long lost brother as a pilgrim and the taking over of the village by fanatics ends up destroying the life she had created. Kirron Kher in the lead role is very good and all the actors do a great job.

My only concern is that viewers without a close understanding of the India Pakistan Partition may miss out some of the subtleties. That however did not stop the judges at a European film festival from awarding the best actress prize to Kirron Kher.


11 of 11 people found this review helpful.  Was this review helpful to you? | Report this
Review this title | See all 24 user reviews »

Contribute to This Page



Recently Viewed