Tuesday, 10 May 2011



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

Sensational stuff by the talented M.S.Sathyu and evergreen Balraj Sahni. 

The DVD cover of this film says "Most memorable movie of Balraj Sahni"...well guess what, not just the most memorable movie of Balraj Sahni...but probably one of the greatest of the great movies ever seen in in Indian film industry and a landmark performance in the history of Indian cinema.

The best movie on the India-Pak partition. The movie based in Agra deals with the social issues amongst other issues related to the partition and the repercussions of the partition on the society in general and looking at the problems within one family, both internal and external!

The features and expressions of Balraj Sahni and his portrayal of Salim Mirza is too good to be true! Words cant describe his performance! It is said that Dilip Kumar was first offered this role. Good support from Farooq S, AK Hangal, Gita Siddharth and many others!

Great Script by Kaifi Azmi and sensational stuff by the director M.S.Sathyu. Exceptionally realistic, hard hitting and a bonafide classic! 10 out of 10! 
Directed by
M.S. Sathyu 
Writing credits
Kaifi Azmi (story and screenplay) and
Shama Zaidi (story and screenplay)
Ismat Chughtai (based on a short story by)
Kaifi Azmi (dialogue)


Cast overview, first billed only:
Balraj Sahni Balraj Sahni ...
Salim Mirza
A.K. Hangal A.K. Hangal
Gita Siddharth Gita Siddharth ...
Amina (as Gita)
Jamal Hashmi Jamal Hashmi ...
Yunus Parvez Yunus Parvez
Jalal Agha Jalal Agha ...
Shaukat Azmi Shaukat Azmi
Vikas Anand Vikas Anand
Farooq Shaikh Farooq Shaikh ...
Sikandar (as Farooque Shaikh)
Rajendra Raghuvanshi Rajendra Raghuvanshi
Abu Siwani Abu Siwani
C.M. Nagar C.M. Nagar
Shanta Agarwal Shanta Agarwal
Ramma Bans Ramma Bans
Rajan Verma Rajan Verma

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