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Critic Reviews for Partition
The period reconstructions are impressive but the script and direction are a little pedestrian.
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.
Where the film stumbles is the script, overcrowded with bits of business and scenes that lean heavily on the symbolic.
[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.
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.
Audience Reviews for Partition
"Partition" aims to address a major world history event in the 1950s through the microcosm of story between two lovers: one in Indian Sikh man, the other a Pakistani Muslim woman. The event and the setting look fresh, but the acting and the chemistry all seem a bit odd. Nonetheless, it is always a delight watching the beautiful Indonesian Canadian actress Kristin Kreuk (who also plays Lana Lang on the TV series "Smallville") on the screen, and only her presence turns the movie into a somewhat decent watch.
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.
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.
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