I saw this and thought ehhh, I'll try it, and at least I can say it was better than I thought it was going to be...
This is a 2007 drama directed by Vic Sarin, written by Patricia Finn and Vic Sarin. The film is set in 1947, based on the partition of India. It is a heart-wrenching and shocking love story. Included in this DVD is a 48-minute fascinating and amazing documentary ("The Making of Partition: A Journey of The Heart") which reveals that the film was shot 75% in Vancouver, New Westminster, Langley, Ashcroft, and Kamloops in British Columbia, Canada---standing in for India. I've never imagined that any part of the film was shot outside India. The director was told by his father about this tragic love story of a Sikh who risked everyting to save a young Muslim woman from a violent mob. The screenplay was inspired by this true story.
Kind of boring.
This film focuses more on a love story rather than the partition of India. I felt that most of the characters could have used more development. Also, when Gian is traveling to Delhi from the front in the beginning of the move, he sees the Jal Mahal (floating palace) in Jaipur and then the Taj Mahal from afar in Agra. These two cities are in completely opposite directions. Probably not a route that would have been taken to get to Delhi, which is in the north, even during the 1940's.
WAR IS HELL,,,
All in the name of Religion, race, ethnicity, politics,,,, man kind keeps INVENTING the justifications for mayhem, so the few elite could keep the crown & the loot.
This movie did well-enough until the near end. Once the husban converted to Islam, it all went downhill from there - and the ay they killed the husband off is absolutely excruciating.
My sense is that they tried to do far far too much in this film: The impact of the war, the impact of the partition on people, the impact of separation, the impact of attempting to cross the border... etc. The fact that the movie ends in England to try and tell the rest of the story of those affected by partition ruins it. The only thing that was missing was a miraculous pregnancy from the killed husband.
Many scenes seem to remind me another movie " Heat and Dust".
Director should have been more careful not to include scenes in canola fields in the Puncab region in 1947. The canola plant (old rapeseed) was only modified to be used as seed for oil after Canadian scientists tamed the wild plant into oil producing seed plant in 1950's.
Most Hindi movies made in recent years rightfully include the yellow fields since they have it now. Partition is supposed to be in 1947 then the fields should reflect 1947's plants.
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