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Set in the late 1970s, Silent Waters is a well-meaning but plodding look at the rise of extremism in Pakistan. Read critic reviews

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In Pakistan during the late 1970s, widowed Ayesha (Kirron Kher) lives with her beloved son, Saleem (Aamir Malik). Saleem is a content but slightly bored teenage boy, until two radical Muslims move into his village. Like the rest of the villagers, at first Saleem keeps a distance -- and a sense of humor -- between himself and the fundamentalists. But over time the radicals begin to win him over, turning the teenager into someone completely unrecognizable to his devastated mother.

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Critic Reviews for Silent Waters

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Audience Reviews for Silent Waters

  • Oct 05, 2012
    Beautiful film that deals with the remnants of the issues of partition. Family secrets are unveiled when Sikh pilgrams arrive in Pakistan and the eldest son goes fundamentalist. Saddening.
    John B Super Reviewer
  • Oct 08, 2007
    Emotionally gripping. I felt connections with both the Pakistani Muslims and the Hindi Sikhs during this Islamic movement.
    Dannielle A Super Reviewer

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