Khuda Ke Liye Reviews
Its a story of two Muslim brothers enthusiastic for music, however one of them who is very religious and get influenced by an Islamic activist. And the elder brother (Mansoor) who is broad minded and flies to United States for his music studies.
Between this the younger (Sarmad) brother is being married to a Britain born girl, who is not willing to marry him but due to her family pressures she has to and becomes a slave, like most of the womans. Now she has to find his way her out and substantially Mansoor is being mis-identifies is U.S.A as an being a culprit of 9/11.
The narration of this hear-breaking movie has full mind and heart in it. Music is brilliantly crafted good, and technically movie looks very good.
In fact, on the technical note KHUDA KAY LIYE is THE BEST movie from Pakistan, however, its not about technique but its about story telling and acting.
Watch it to believe it.
Its VERY BEST...
Khuda ke Liye means "in the name of god" deals with the problems muslim youth facing today and the most important of them is culture clash between generations.beside being a very important movie,to see to understand many situations under which peoples life get affected wrongly,it is a very daring and couragious efort from makers of the movie.the main problem with cinema of india and pakistan, they don't deal with problem of their own country but this movie does.
the story of the movie revolves around a pakistani muslim family,two brothers,one living in pakistan have two sons who want to become famous singers and another one have daughter living in america, i will not tell rest of story as i want you peoples from differant countries to see this movie so that you can undertand and this movie can give you lots of answers about terrorism and the situations and conflicts that affect the life of innocent peoples,how they are forced to do what they don't want to do,how a innocent man can accused of crimes he did not commit in a country like america.
beside being based on such a nice story,the movie is filmed very beautifully and perfectly.i am still wondering how they achieved such level production quality.great acting and direction.
a must watch,very important movie to understand what is going on "in the name of god"
pakistani made it
The story is about two families - one in UK and other in Pakistan. In UK family, the father forcibly takes the daughter Mariyam (Iman Ali) to Pakistan to get married to a Pakistani Muslim boy. In the Pakistan family, from two singer brothers ? the younger brother Sarmad (Fawad Khan) is attracted to a Maulana Tahiri (Rasheed Naz) and joins the fundamentalist movement and marries the UK girl in a village near Afghanistan. The elder brother Mansoor (Shan) goes to US and is arrested by US cops as suspected terrorist; he is tortured and deported back to Pakistan. It requires a court case and a correct interpretation of Quran by Maulana Wali (Naseeruddin Shah) to deport the girl back to UK. In the end, the girl opens a school in the village and the brothers unite with their family.
No doubt, this is a good thing to happen to Pakistani cinema. As rightly advertised by movie?s promos ? it is ?Revival of Cinema in Pakistan?. The technical production values of the movie are excellent ? especially the cinematography is brilliant. The acting is also up to the mark. The transitions between UK, USA, and Pakistan are also dealt with ease. The music by Rohail Hyatt is quite soothing to hear. The story when read on paper also sounds good. The debutant director Shoaib Mansur does a sincere job in putting enough of relevant contemporary issues facing Pakistan on the plate.
I hear the movie has created lots of controversy in Pakistan ? good that is successful. Yes, it is also much better than lots of Bollywood movies too. Its narration is much different from usual stories coming out of Asian cinema.
However, except the last 10-minute speech by Naseeruddin Shah in the court, the movie is a disappointment. I found not a single scene touching my heart let alone bring tears to my eyes. The other actor who leaves a high mark is Rasheed Naz who portrays the character of Maulana Tahiri with such haunting voice and conviction that it is hard to forget. I found the issues tackled too superficially and treatment of it a bit immature. The result was clichéd caricature of modernism v/s traditional culture. I laughed at some dialogues and scenes too. Especially the scenes when Shan writes on the prison walls ? I love USA ? made me roll to the floors. The message one gets out of the movie is ? if you are imitating to be western society, then things are fine otherwise not.
The movie could have been much better. But I hope this is a good beginning of new era of cinema for Pakistan.
(Stars 4.5 out of 10)