5 Indo-Pak partition movies to watch this Independence Day


These films will make you realise the struggles endured to become independent.
PHOTO: TRIBUNECOLLAGE

These films will make you realise the struggles endured to become independent. PHOTO: TRIBUNECOLLAGE

It is always a great idea to binge watch films that rejuvenate a sense of patriotism in us, and what better day to do so than Independence Day.

Here are five movies you must watch:

1. Train to Pakistan

Based on Khushwant Singh’s novel, Train to Pakistan hits all the right notes regarding the journey of Hindus and Muslims at the time of Partition. Directed by Pamela Rooks, the Bollywood film was released in 1998.

Train to Pakistan. POSTER

2. Partition

Directed by Vic Sarin, the 2007 film Partition revolves around a man named Gian who finds himself responsible for the life of a young Muslim girl traumatised by the conflicts around.

Partition. POSTER

3. Qissa: The Tale of a Lonely Ghost

The film Qissa begins with the bloody events of partition when a family has to shift, and the concept of female foeticide is considered as one of the key problems. Released in 2013, this film is bound to give you chills.

Qissa: The Tale of a Lonely Ghost. POSTER

4. Earth

Directed by Deep Mehta, Earth is a powerful film about Partition. Earth orbits around a young girl who is caught between the love of two men and the rising tide of political and religious violence.

Earth. POSTER

5. Garam Hawa

Written by Ismat Chughtai, Garam Hawa is a 1973 film. It circles around Sathyu and his wife Zaidi, and the struggles of their relatives during Partition.

Garam Hawa. POSTER

These films will make you realise how difficult it was to become an independent nation.

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