|Starring:||John Light, Jimi Mistry, Neve Campbell, Irfan Khan, Madhur Jaffrey, Kristin Kreuk|
|Run time:||1 hour 56 minutes|
|Rental release:||27 Sep 2010|
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Two stars for settingBy a customer from Manchester , 25 Nov 2008
[Highly rated reviewer]This film is pretty poor. The acting is fair at best but unengaging. Kristin Kreuk in particular suffers from a dodgy Indian accent throughout that draws attention from the action. It should be a beautiful love story set in a beautiful setting and in better hands could have been a masterpiece. No wonder it went straight from limited release to DVD. It just never drags you in so you don't really care what happens to the characters. Two stars for the look of the film, Zero for everything else.
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No SubtitlesBy a customer , 28 Apr 2013As a profoundly deaf myself - No Subtitles on DVD. I can't watch this film due to no subtitles even tho I wanted to watch this film :(
Partition - The untold storyBy a customer , 25 Feb 2013
THIS REVIEW CONTAINS SPOILERS Show review anywayHideA very sad film. The partition of India created a lot of hatred between its indigenous people and there was much bloodshed and many families were torn apart.
grab some tissues!By shuli (1 review) , 06 Jul 2012it didnt need to be so sad. i thought i was going to cry out loud at one point.
all thru the film i was captured. glad i watched it by myself without distractions....
such sorrow and heart ache. compared it to 'notebook'.
another kleenex movie.
didnt quite understand the relationship between margaret
and walter.....why was he even in it?
very much ejoyed it overall tho.
religion causes miseryBy Fussypot (56 reviews) from Wales , 26 Jun 2012
THIS REVIEW CONTAINS SPOILERS Show review anywayHideThe very best bit of this film was when Gian's wife undid his turban and all his beautiful long hair came cascading down over his shoulders. I always thought it such a shame that their long hair should be hidden although I know the story behind it.
The film was sad and tragic and quite well portrayed in an artistic way such as the fields of mustard and the sketches of Gian on his wife's bedroom wall. I was disappointed it was in English, I only heard one Hindi word in the whole film, and as Urdu, Hindi and Punjabi would have been spoken, it was odd that everyone spoke English all the time, the English people would also have at least been able to speak Hindi. Anyway, it did show how awful partition was, and how cruel religious attitudes can be in destroying humanity. The muslim brothers were typical in that they cared nothing for their mother or sisters feelings, which was especially bad as they had no respect for the fact that she had a child who needed her.
It would have been better if the actress playing Naseem(?) had been Indian or Pakistani. Dressing her up as a boy seemed a bit pointless as the man who discovered her hiding in Gian's house still knew immediately that it was a female. It also seemed odd that she was referred to as a child, and only towards the end did I discover she was supposed to be 17, she looked much older.
The film also seemed to be rather short, but then I am used to real Indian films that go on for 3 hours or more. Nevertheless I did enjoy the film, although that might not be the right word for such a sad story.
Totaly Breathtaking.By helenmfife (15 reviews) , 27 Mar 2012A very moving story of love and hate, it must have been a very hard time for both sides, but forgivness goes along way. beautiful scenery and haunting music. Loved it. Mind your hankies... One for my dvd collection.