Partition (2007)

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Critic Consensus: A disappointing melodrama focussing on the partition of India and Pakistan. Strange cross-culture casting doesn't help the pedestrian script and direction.


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In a time when India and Pakistan are being torn apart, true love still manages to take root despite the fear and intolerance that blights the troubled landscape. The year is 1947, and as India and Pakistan are split into two separate states the rivers run red with blood. Gian (Jimi Mistry) is a Sikh and former soldier who risks his life to rescue young Muslim Naseem (Kristin Kruek) from a rampaging mob. As this unlikely pair begins to realize their true feelings for one another, the bond … More

Rating: R (for some violent and disturbing images)
Genre: Drama, Classics
Directed By:
Written By: Patricia Finn
In Theaters:
On DVD: Apr 8, 2008
Runtime:
Soda Pictures - Official Site

Cast


as Gian Singh

as Naseem Khan

as Margaret Stilwell

as Walter Hankins

as Shanti Singh

as Zakir Khan

as Andrew Stilwell

as Akbar Khan

as Zakir Khan

as Avtar Singh
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Critic Reviews for Partition

All Critics (21) | Top Critics (4)

The period reconstructions are impressive but the script and direction are a little pedestrian.

Full Review… | September 12, 2008
Time Out
Top Critic

Partition doesn't add many new ideas to the mix, but the deep colors and complex textures supplied by Indian-born cinematographer-turned-director Vic Sarin seem to embody the intensity of his boyhood memories.

Full Review… | March 27, 2008
L.A. Weekly
Top Critic

Where the film stumbles is the script, overcrowded with bits of business and scenes that lean heavily on the symbolic.

Full Review… | February 2, 2007
Globe and Mail
Top Critic

[Director] Sarin was aiming for an epic and arrived at episodic. That might have been okay if the episodes weren't so partitioned from each other, the flashbacks failing to illuminate the present action.

Full Review… | February 2, 2007
Toronto Star
Top Critic

Set in the years surrounding independence in India, this slightly melodramatic film has a strong emotional kick that manages to bring both the romance and the religious-political situation vividly to life.

Full Review… | September 12, 2008
Shadows on the Wall

In short, Partition is a watchable slice of melodrama that's worth seeing for the performances of the three leads.

Full Review… | September 12, 2008
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Audience Reviews for Partition

½

Partition is an absolute masterpiece in cinematography, with a compelling continuing story of emotions, historical cultural divide,the human need to love and be loved regardless of the events of the world around us.
A masterpiece in independent film-making, the director Vic is an absolute master of his art, through the medium of film he has bought alive the mainly forgotten and least problems of the situation on the India and Pakistan borders. His actors are pure actors from the heart and take us on a unforgettable journey as the story unfolds. A worth to watch.

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Daisy Maduro

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An ultimate love story with a tragic ending, but so beautiful and endearing. It's very well written and the acting is superb by all the cast, and I absolutely love this movie.

donnarenee2006
Donna Dawson

Super Reviewer

A beautiful movie!! Great story plot about two individuals who fall in love, and marry, in India during 1947. One is Sikh and the other Muslim, this movie follows their story together. Jimi Mistry stars in this drama, it is definitely fantastic to see him in a film once again. Kristin Kreuk and Neve Campbell co-stars in this amazing movie, and both are phenomenal! Great scenery, beautiful music.

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Leo L

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