Posts Tagged “Urdu”

2008

March 5, 2009
Cinequest 19
India
English / Hindi / Urdu / Gujarati
101 Minutes
Drama
Nandita Das

Notes:
Slickly produced story of Hindus and Muslims in India who can’t get along. We hear stories of Indians brandishing swords and burning people and raping thousands. But every Indian blames those “Jihadist” Muslims for the trouble. They are brought up to hate. We see a vast cross-section of people from rich business owners to a small Muslim child who witnessed his whole family being killed by fire and sword. The rich people, like many in America, believe their money and breeding put them above any racial or religious differences. The one mixed marriage is a couple of rich people. Also two young women are friends though one must pretend to outsiders that she’s Hindu.

7.4 IMDB

FIRAAQ

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2008

March 5, 2009
Cinequest 19
Pakistan
Urdu / Hindi
103 Minutes
Drama
Mehreen Jabbar

Notes:
Bratty Pakistani Hindu boy explores a bit too close to the Pakistan/India border and is detained by Indian soldiers as is his father who follows to bring him back. After strip searching to determine their religion, they are transferred to a jail where “everyone wandered close to the border.” Mom/wife tries to get them back but they aren’t registered and therefore can’t be traced. A year passes quickly. The father and son learn the prison culture, Ramchand goes to prison school and gets a crush on his teacher, who is less than thrilled to be teaching a member of the Untouchables class.

8.0 IMDB (191 Votes)

RAMCHAND PAKISTANI

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2005

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June 12, 2008
Netflix DVD
USA
English / Urdu
87 Minutes
Drama
Ramin Bahrani

7.1 Metacritic
6.9 IMDB

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