'Midnight's Children' to 'Garam Hava': 10 films based on India-Pakistan partition
March 10, 2013, 3:14 pm
Marred by the separation and partition of the country, many Bollywood filmmakers dabbled with the subject on 70mm. Be it Deepa Mehta's 'Midnight's Children' or M. S. Sathyu's 'Garam Hava'.
Making a screen adaptation of Salman Rushdie's much popular book 'Midnight's Children', Deepa Mehta'd film talks about the transition from British colonialism to Independence.
Deepa Mehta's film '1947 Earth' brought forth the pain, tragedy and loss related to partition. Set in Lahore, the film tells the story through the friendship between a Hindu and two Muslim men.
Based on Ismat Chuhgtai's short story, 'Garam Hava' deals with the plight of North Indian Muslim family after the partition. 'Garam Hava' is one of the most noted films on partition.
Anil Sharma's box office hit 'Gadar: Ek Prem Katha' is a love story between a Hindu and Muslim in the times of partition.
1961 film 'Dharamputra' was the first Bollywood film to depict partition of India. Directed by Yash Chopra, the film deals with the issue of bigotry and fanaticism.
Based on Amrita Pritam's novel, the film tells the story of a Hindu girl who is abducted by a rival Muslim family just a few days before her marriage. And the partition hits the country and makes it difficult for her to return home.
1993 film 'Sardar' is a biopic on Sardar Vallabhbhai Patel. The film takes a journey through Quit India Movement and later to India's partition.
Based on Khushwant Singh's novel. 'Train To Pakistan' talks about the infamous incident that happened during the partition of the country.
'Khamosh Pani' is yet another popular film on partition. The film boasts of good performances by Kirron Kher and Shilpa Shukla.
Kamal Haasan's much controversial film 'Hey Ram' is set around India's partition and later moves to the assassination of Mahatma Gandhi.