PINJAR (2003)

Adapted from Amrita Pritam’s novel, this feast of drama and song is set against India’s Partition riots of 1947.

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This feast of drama, music (Uttam Singh) and song (Gulzar) is set against the momentous Hindu, Muslim and Sikh riots that erupted as a result of the Partition of India in August 1947.

Adapted from a novel by acclaimed writer Amrita Pritam, it follows the story of Puro, a Hindu woman who is abducted by a Muslim man and soon finds herself not only forced into marriage, but also living in a new country as the borders between India and Pakistan are drawn.

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