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Sunday, August 15, 2021

Partition On Film Screen: These 5 films tell the story of partition and independence


The partition of India in 1947 was such an event that shook the whole country. After the country got independence from the British rule, India was divided into two parts. On one hand the celebration of independence and on the other hand the pain of violence after partition. The tension of this partition is still in the hearts of the people. This partition not only gave a separate Pakistan from India, but also brought Islam and Hinduism face to face. A mass exodus ensued, with Indian Muslims moving west towards newly created Pakistan and Indian Hindus moving in the opposite direction.

The people of both the communities lost their ancestral land, their roots and property in this partition, but the biggest tragedy was the bloodshed, whose pain is still in the hearts of the people. Many films have been produced in Indian cinema regarding the partition of the country, which from time to time gives a feeling of the pain of that partition. Although today everyone is celebrating independence and everyone should be happy, but apart from that, the pain of partition should also be considered. Today we are going to tell you about 5 films made in Indian cinema, which told human stories during the partition.

1. Garam Hawa

MS Sathyu's debut film Garam Hawa, made in less than two lakh budget, remains a historical film of Hindi cinema. The film talks about home, belonging, business, humanity and political values. Based on an unpublished Urdu short story by Ismat Chughtai, the film is set on the partition of India-Pakistan. The film stars Salim Mirzai, a North Indian Muslim businessman who has to make the difficult decision of not going to Pakistan after Partition. He believes that Gandhiji's thoughts will pay off and one day the atmosphere will calm down.

2. Tamas

The film is based on Bhishma Sahni's novel of the same name. It is said that it tells the true story of the Rawalpindi riots of 1947. Produced by Govind Nihalani, the film tells the stories of the riots during the partition. How two communities were clashed because of some so called people. It featured veteran actors like Bhishma Sahni, Om Puri, Surekha Sikri and AK Hangal, whose performances were highly appreciated. However, there was a lot of controversy about this series at that time.

3. Arth

This film by Deepa Mehta is based on the love story of a Muslim youth and a Hindu Aaya. At the time of Indian independence, the situation in Lahore before and during the partition of India in 1947 was shown on the film screen. The story of the film draws attention to the circumstances created during Partition. People liked the story of this film very much. Actors like Shabana Azmi, Aamir Khan, Nandita Das and Rahul Khanna played important roles in this film.

4. Train to Pakistan

A documentary film was made based on Kushwant Singh's classic novel 'Train to Pakistan'. It is centered on Mano Majra, a small Punjabi town on a major railway line near India's new border with Pakistan. There is a small number of Muslim people here and the majority number is of Sikhs. Before partition, people of both the communities live together, but after partition the situation here also changes like other parts of the country. When a train carrying the bodies of Sikhs fleeing Pakistan arrives at Mano Majra, some local Sikhs plan to storm a train full of Muslim families heading to Pakistan in the hope of using the chaos for their own purposes. Huh. It also has a parallel love story, which is based on the relationship between a Muslim girl and her dacoit lover.

5. Partition

Gurinder Chadha's film is based on the story of independence and partition. It is said that true events have been mentioned in it. The film is set in the era of 1945, when the British government decided to liberate India. In the name of independence, enthusiasm between some Hindu-Muslims and some disappointment among some was shown through this film. Also, there was a love story in the film, which was deeply affected by Partition.

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