|Name of Movie||Partition 1947|
|Critics Rating||★ ★★ ★|
|Star cast||Huma Qureshi|
|Duration||1 hours 47 Minutes|
|Date Released||18 Aug 2017|
Plot: The story of the movie out n out gives Lord Mountbatten, the last Viceroy of India a clean chit and is regarded as not the root cause behind the partition of the country. The fictional story of the movie tells that he was just given the duty to oversee the transition of a British owned India to an independent nation. But he faced conflict as people of India were fighting amongst themselves at that crucial time.
REVIEW: India and Pakistan partition stories have been a very tricky task and is bound to invoke opposing sentiments. Director Gurinder Chadha is well aware of all this and hence chooses to weave the historical moment of history around the uniting factor of love, and its various forms.
The story gives us a picture of what exactly happened at the time of Partition by telling us a love story between Aalia Huma Qureshi) and Jeet (Manish Dayal), and on the other – the patriotic love Indians and the Pakistanis have for their own. Amidst this, the director also showcases the compassion and concern that Lord Mountbatten role played by Hugh Bonneville and his wife Lady Edwina Gillian Anderson had for people of our nation.
The movie very intelligently highlights the political tensions that surrounded around the three nations. And how the religious differences were fueled which led to partition.
Actress Gillian Anderson captures the power and willpower of Lady Mountbatten in an effective way.
We also get to see late actor Om Puri in the movie as Aalia’s blind father, who was imprisoned as he was a freedom fighter. The ’Partition: 1947’ movie gives a detailed counter of the rocky start of two neighbouring countries who still haven’t recovered from the aftermath 70 years later. A.R Rahman's outstanding background score helps the movie to aptly capture the gamut of emotions.
Why To Watch: The movie takes you back in the time effortlessly and shows how the things were actually and how different from what we read in our history books. It is a good watch for all the Indians.
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