Pinjar (2003) - Drama

Hohum Score

14

Watchable

In the days leading up to Partition, a Hindu woman is abducted by a Muslim man. Soon, she finds herself not only forced into marriage, but living in a new country as the borders between India and Pakistan are drawn.

IMDB: 8
Director: Chandra Prakash Dwivedi
Stars: Urmila Matondkar, Manoj Bajpayee
Length: 188 Minutes
PG Rating: N/A
Reviews: 0 out of 27 found boring (0%)

One-line Reviews (5)

I could use many words to describe Pinjar: "poignant", "disturbing", "compelling", "heart-wrenching" come to mind immediately.

Set against the gritty backdrop of the India-Pakistan partition in 1947-48 is a compelling human drama of a young woman imprisoned by circumstances and thrust into troubles she had no hand in creating.

I tend to find most Indian movies based on the 1946-1947 riots that took place in Punjab during the partition to be extremely melodramatic, one-sided, preachy, pretentious and sometimes even mocking.

Breathtaking and deeply emotional saga...

The sets and costumes look authentic and the landscapes are stunning.