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Not Rated | | Drama, History | 20 March 2009 (India)
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Chronicles the devastating impact on vulnerable Muslims in Gujarat after riots.

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Nandita Das

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Nandita Das (story), Shuchi Kothari (story) | 2 more credits »
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Cast overview, first billed only:
Inaamulhaq ... Munna
Nassar ... Grave digger (as Nasser)
Shahana Goswami ... Muneera
Nawazuddin Siddiqui ... Hanif (as Nowaz)
Paresh Rawal ... Sanjay
Honey Chhaya Honey Chhaya ... Bapuji
Deepti Naval ... Arati
Dilip Joshi ... Deven
Kavan Antani Kavan Antani ... Arati's son
Naseeruddin Shah ... Khan Saheb
Raghuvir Yadav ... Karim
Sanjay Suri ... Sameer Shaikh
Tisca Chopra ... Anuradha Desai
Suchita Trivedi ... Ketki (as Sucheta Trivedi)
Pranav Subramaniya Pranav Subramaniya ... Ketki's son 1
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Following riots in Gujarat, Arati experiences guilt when she did not open her door to shelter an injured Muslim woman. Her husband, Sanjay, had looted merchandise from shops, and his brother, Devan, had even sexually molested Muslim women. A young lad, Mohsin, leaves the safety of an army-guarded camp to look for his father. Meanwhile Music maestro, Jahangir Khan, faces isolation. Sameer Shaikh and his Hindu wife, Anuradha, decide to re-locate to Delhi. Muneera suspects her Hindu friend, Jyoti, of setting her house on fire, while biased police officers continue oppressing Muslims and five Muslim men find a gun and attempt to seek vengeance. Written by rAjOo (gunwanti@hotmail.com)

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A work of fiction, based on a thousand true stories.

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Drama | History

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Hindi | Gujarati | Urdu | English

Release Date:

20 March 2009 (India) See more »

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Apohorismos See more »

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A Superb Movie
25 March 2009 | by advocategsSee all my reviews

Dear friends Hats off to Nandita Dass, I just can't imagine that it is her first movie as a director. The reality of the script and the way the movie has been directed is so amazing that you think that rather than sitting in the cinema hall you are just somewhere there in the movie watching it in real. As far as the acting is concerned what a cast N.Shah the legend of the Hindi film industry, Deepti Naval , Paresh Raval other legends along with the rest of the cast who just light up the screen with the magic of there presence and acting The story is so gripping that inspite of a break to take a call the moment i came back it immediately gripped me with a quality of realism which is very rare in films of any genre language country believe me the magic of the Director Cast and Crew has to be seen to be believed. The direction is so effortless and smooth it does not hit you but just engulfs you in its depth. Hats off to N. Dass the Director not that she is a bad actor. Must watch for lovers of parallel and serious cinema.


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