Gurinder at her best on “Partition: 1947”




Gurinder at her best on “Partition: 1947”- a true account of final months of British rule in India!

Director Gurinder Chadha is legend in making with this second successive film to touch peoples heart and has hollywood touch. Her debutant film Bhaji on the Beach, won numerous international awards including a BAFTA Nomination for ‘Best British Film of 1994’ and the Evening Standard British Film Award for ‘Best Newcomer to British Cinema’. Chadha first received wide recognition for the film in 1993. The NRI Legend Gurinder films explore the lives style of Indians traditions, living in England. This common theme among her work showcases the trials of Indian women living in England and how they must reconcile their converging traditional and modern cultures. She worked on simple comedies about Indian women, their social and emotional issues, families faced by immigrants caught between two worlds.

She is best known for the hit films Bhaji on the Beach (1993), Bend It Like Beckham (2002), Bride and Prejudice (2004), Angus, Thongs and Perfect Snogging (2008), and the comedy film It’s a Wonderful Afterlife (2010). Her latest feature is the partition drama namely Partition 1947.  Low budget  film around viceroy house at the time of partition of India depicting the grace, emotions of Lord and Lady Mountbatten during riot ridden two nation from one Indian source,  overshadow west well planned diplomatic  dissection  of big nation ready to grow as the best jewel among s nations of world. World War II , and Rapid rate of Industrialisation Communism and Capitalism-Socialism  in race India, the British jewel was dear to many national leaders for its unending natural  resources & talent.

Director Guriner Chadha has done justice to her films in precincts of viceroy house and is tipped for further Internationals films awards. Films is on the pattern of Hollywood. giving engrossing attention to subject nothing of  the least subject to the Bollywood masala films but keep the audience groping  to its core subject with  interest and in  extended story of the two young lovemates of two warring society meeting in the end. Intrinsically telling two community to be ONE.

Film also give Lord and Lady Mountbatten their emotional helpful nature along with Crown crafty diplomatic and statesman duty.

Partition 1947 is an upcoming 2017 film, directed by Gurinder Chadha throws light on Mountbatten’s murky involvement in India’s Partition.  The film stars Huma Qureshi and Manish Dayal in the lead roles. This film will also see late veteran actor Om Puri in the role of a blind man. Well, for the same Lady Qureshi and the director, Gurinder, were spotted at a Cafe in Delhi for the promotions of the film. This film, which has been alternatively titled Viceroy House for UK audience, focuses on the events in the final pre-Independence days when Lord Mountbatten was in office. Lead actress in extended filmy tale actress Huma comes from business family of Delhi thus has touching balance interaction with audience thus win friend s and influence people from media.

Huma, on being asked about the uniqueness of the film said, “It’s a very special film for me and it was a great opportunity to work with the much loved and critically acclaimed director Gurinder Chadha. It’s such a beautiful film which she chose to made as it has a very compelling script and shed light on so many uncovered aspects of the partition that were not known to anyone like, the secret documents. One can know about the exact conspiracy behind the partition after watching this film which is our history that we should be aware of.”

Huma then added that, “It’s not an angry film and do not play the blame game. It just tells what really happened. It’s an emotional film that tells about the misery of the people who suffered the partition and its pain.”Gurinder on being asked about why she chose Huma, said, “She auditioned like many others but I really liked her as I feel she’s a very intelligent and smart actress. The way she used the props in a very unique way was what I was looking for in an actor and I always felt that she is perfect for period movies. She plays a role of translator in the movie.”

‌   Gurinder on being asked about the cast said, “The movie has an international cast. But we paid a great attention while selecting the political leaders as they are well known so it was a great challenge for us to justify their characters with resembling actors.” On being asked about the veteran actor On Puri she said, “We feel really bad that he is not with us today. He should have been sitting next to us at this moment. But he was very happy with this film because it’s been a long time that we have witnessed such true account of the partition after Gandhi. We will also be doing two screenings in his memory with his foundation, one in Mumbai and the other in New York.

Unimpressive looks of Gandhi in this film but embolden persona action has limited role in last month’s in filmy partition. Cinematography at its best produce impress but acoustic, dialogue little embedded need greater clinical touch.

   Partition: 1947 will hit the screens on 18 August.

Gurinder films on Indian diaspora and Indian culture plus history shall find more space in India cinema lovers.



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