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Ramchand Pakistani

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2008 Films

2008

October 2, 2008 Urdu Flop
  Karachi  

 

 

 

Ramchand Pakistani is derived from a true story concerning the accidental crossing of the Pakistan-Indian border during a period (June 2002) of extreme, war-like tension between the two countries by two members of a Pakistani Hindu family belonging to the ‘untouchable’ (Dalit) caste, and the extraordinary consequences of this unintended action upon the lives of a woman, a man, and their son.

The singular theme of the film is how a child from Pakistan aged eight years learns to cope with the trauma of forced separation from his mother while being held prisoner, along with his father in the jail of a country i.e. India, which is hostile to his own, while on the other side of the border, the wife-mother, devastated by their sudden disappearance builds a new chapter of her life, by her solitary struggle for sheer survival.

The film portrays the lives of a family that is at the bottom of a discriminatory religious ladder and an insensitive social system, which is nevertheless tolerant, inclusive and pluralist. The irony is compounded by the fact that such a family becomes hostage to the acrimonious political relationship between two neighbor-states poised on the brink of war. (Courtesy:Official page)

 

 

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Genre: Drama l Fiction Color: Run Time: 103 minutes
   

 

Cast

Credited cast:

image not aval Nandita Das as Champa
image not aval Syed Fazal Hussain as Younger Ramchand
image not aval Navaid Jabbar as Older Ramchand
image not aval Rashid Farooqui as Shankar
image not aval Maria Wasti as Kamla
image not aval Nouman Ijaz as Abdullah
image not aval Adnan Shah as Sharma
image not aval Adarsh Ayaz as Moti
image not aval Farooq Pario as Suresh
image not aval Shahood Alvi as Asif Hussain
image not aval Zhalay Sarhadi as Lakshmi
image not aval Atif Badar as Lalu
image not aval Saleem Mairaj as Vishesh
image not aval Saif-e-Hasan as Murad
image not aval Rao Saleem as Interrogator 
image not aval Karim Bux Baloch as Baloch
image not aval Master Yaqub as Baba Gul
image not aval Hassan Niazi as Deepak
image not aval Kazim Raza as Professor
image not aval Muhammad Rafiq as Bengali
image not aval Sajid Shah as Inspector
image not aval Anis Chachar as Captain Saleem
image not aval Iqbal Motilani as Maulvi

Complete credited cast: NC

 

Film Details with Crew

Released Date:

October 2, 2008

Production:

Percept Picture Company

Geo Films
Museum of Modern Art

Producer:

Javed Jabbar

Director:

Mehreen Jabbar

Writer / Story:

Javed Jabbar

Screenplay / Dialogues:

Muhammad Ahmed

Lyrics:

NC

Editor:

Aseem Sinha

Cinematography:

Sofian Khan

Music:

Debojyoti Mishra
Surya Mitra
Sarthak Sarkar
Shiraj Hussain

Singers:

Shubha Mudgal
Shafqat Amanat Ali
Mai Bhagee
Allan Fakir

Songs:

Teri Meri Preet – Shubha Mudgal
Allah Megh De – Shubha Mudgal & Shafqat Amanat Ali
Phir Wahi Raste – Shafqat Amanat Ali
Khari Neem Key Neechay – mai bhagee
Tarrin Paunda – Allan Fakir
Meri Maat – Instrumental

 

 

 

Technical Specifications

Language:

Urdu

Genre:

Drama l Fiction

Run Time:

103 Minutes

Length:

NC

Sound Format:

Stereophonic 

Color:

Aspect Ratio:

Cinemascope

 

 

Storyline

The story of Ramchan Pakistani revolves around a Hindu women Champa (Nandita Das) who is left desolate when her young son and husband disappear one day from their village at the Pakistan-India border near Nagarparkar, in Tharparkar. The film depicts the crossing of the Pakistan-India border, during a period (June 2002) of war-like tension between the two countries, by two members of a Pakistani Hindu family belonging to the ‘untouchable’ Dalit caste, and the extraordinary consequences of this unintended action upon the lives of a woman, a man, and their son. The singular theme of the film is how a child from Pakistan aged eight years learns to cope with the trauma of forced separation from his mother while being held prisoner, along with his father in the jail of a country (India), which is hostile to his own (Pakistan). Meanwhile, the wife-mother, devastated by their sudden disappearance builds a new chapter of her life, by her solitary struggle for sheer survival.

 

Honors and Awards

The film won the following awards:

  1. FIPRESCI Prize from the International Federation of Film Critics at the Osian Film Festival, July, 2008
  2. Honourable Mention by the 13th Annual Satyajit Ray Award at the 2008 London Film Festival.
  3. Best Actor for Rashid Farooqi at the KaraFilm Festival, Pakistan, 2009
  4. Audience Award at the Fribourg International Film Festival, Switzerland, March 2009.
  5. Honourable Mention by the Eucumenical Jury at the Fribourg International Film Festival, March 2009.
  6. Honourable Mention by the E Changer Award at the Fribourg Int’l Film Festival, March 2009
  7. Ramchand Pakistani received a silver medal in the feature film category at the 2012 SAARC Film Awards.
  8. Rashid Farooqui received the award for best actor in the feature film at the 2012 SAARC Film Awards.
  9. Ramchand Pakistani won Best Film Award on Pakistan Media Award in 2010.

 

 

Extra Links

http://www.ramchandpakistani.com 

 

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