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Parzania (2005)

A parsi family struggles to find thier son in a genocide carried out by vested interests outfits during 2002, commonly known as Gujarat riots which broke out after the Godhra Train Burning incident. During riots more than 790 Muslim and 289 Hindus died and around 300 people missing in the Indian state of Gujarat.

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Rahul Dholakia
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Cast

Credited cast:
Naseeruddin Shah ... Cyrus
Corin Nemec ... Allan
Sarika ... Shernaz
Parzaan Dastur ... (as Parzan Dastur)
Sheeba Chaddha
Pear Barsiwala Pear Barsiwala
Asif Basra
Raj Zutshi ... (as Rajendranath Zutshi)
Pushpendra Saini Pushpendra Saini
Ram Gopal Bajaj
Rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Anupam Shyam ... Police inspector
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A parsi family struggles to find thier son in a genocide carried out by vested interests outfits during 2002, commonly known as Gujarat riots which broke out after the Godhra Train Burning incident. During riots more than 790 Muslim and 289 Hindus died and around 300 people missing in the Indian state of Gujarat.

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Heaven and hell on earth

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Drama | History

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English | Hindi | Gujarati

Release Date:

26 January 2007 (India) See more »

Also Known As:

Парзания See more »

Filming Locations:

India

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Budget:

$700,000 (estimated)
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1.85 : 1
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In the scene of explaning story of parsi ship reached India , the explanation of sugar in milk bowl is also in Deepa mehtha movie "Earth 1947". See more »

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References Kabhi Khushi Kabhie Gham... (2001) See more »

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Parzania-----An emotional tide....
21 May 2007 | by rock831983See all my reviews

Although the film looks one-sided and blaming mainly Hindus for whatever happened...

But its triumph of cinema......a triumph of film making... I never thought i would have chance to watch a better flick than Black Friday from Bollywood this year....but after watching Parzania i cant tell which one is better.....

Apart from moving storyline and direction what raises Parzania to its zenith is streak of powerful performances.....even the actors who have minuscule role fires energy in his/her role....

But the two actors who stands above all are Naseeruddin Shah and Sarika... Naseer gives one of the finest performances of his career...and when one says one of the finest performance of Naseer career one can wonder how his performance can be....

Sarika----do i dare to say that she is even better than a class actor like Naseer in this flick?? Yeah...i dare to say that she had outdone Naseer's great performance in this flick.....can someone believe that this was the actress who used to come to show her bikini in tiny roles.....where was the talent hidden?

Playing the role of a wounded and sorrowful mother she is simply incredible....she is a complete revelation and no i don't mean like some critics keep using this word every now and then...Her delivery and expression in the emotionally devastating climax of the flick where she narrates the atrocious act before Human Rights Commission left me totally speechless....and when she says "my son had to come back no matter how long it takes...i will wait,i will wait"...i cried up.... This performance should be remembered as one the best performance given by any actress in history of Bollywood....

A must watch for everyone....and if you like quality cinema then you are committing a crime by not watching this flick.....


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