Video Sound [Sunny Deol, Amisha Patel and Amrish Puri/Stereo AC 3/All Region ]
This story is set during the tumultuous time of August 1947. A poor Hindu family is uprooted from it’s ancestral home in Pakistan and forced to go back to Hindustan. A rich Muslim family living in Hindustan faces a similar situation. The atrocities that ensue are unspeakable. It is during this flight for life, that Sakina (Amisha Patel) runs into Tara Singh (Sunny Deol) who is acquainted from a time that was more peaceful. In an effort to save Sakina’s life and virtue, Tara places “sindoor” on Sakina’s forehead (a symbol of marriage) thus making her a Hindu. This act is considered traitorous by the mob of Hindus and Sikhs pursuing Sakina. Tara provides shelter to Sakina whilst making arrangements to reunite her with her family.
During this time, Sakina slowly loses her heart to the gallant Sikh who has saved her life. The couple gets married, despite all protests from Tara’s extended family, and even has a son. It is at this juncture that Sakina finds out that her father (Amrish Puri) whom she thought was dead, is alive and well in Pakistan. She contacts her family and is set to visit them with her husband and son. Misfortune rears its ugly head and separates this wife and mother from her husband and son. But faith is not lost on either side. Tara and his little boy manage to worm their way into Pakistan in search of Sakina. They find her and are reunited despite all the odds.
This film by Anil Sharma is a definite must see. The music is by Uttam Singh, famed for his music scores in Dil to Pagal Hai. For those of you who have seen 1947 Earth, this movie manages to recapture the same emotions. A very promising effort on the part of the cast and crew.