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Rooks,Pamela

Train to Pakistan Urdu language title on container Ṭarain ṭū Pākistān Hindi language title on container Ṭ̄rena ṭū Pākistāna N.F.D.C./Pan Pictures, Rooks A.V. present ; in association with Channel Four and Mohan Chopra Productions ; produced by Ravi Gupta, R.V. Pandit & Pamela Rooks ; written and directed by Pamela Rooks. , India ; Great Britain - Mumbai Shemaroo c2006 - 1 videodisc of 1 (DVD) (ca. 107 min.) sd., col. 4 3/4 in

"Based on the novel by Kushwant Singh"--Videodisc cover. "Best film of the year 1999 (nomination)"--Videodisc cover. Originally released as a motion picture in 1998. Viewing copy viewed for credits. Sources used: videodisc container; cataloging record from OvOp field office; Internet movie database WWW site, viewed August 2, 2012.

"Tensions run high near the border of British India, which is about to be partitioned with a new country called Pakistan. Sikhs living in this border town have heard numerous stories of Muslims killing, raping, and looting other Sikhs, Hindus, and Christians, and many of whom are their friends and relatives. Enraged at the loss of law and order, they plan their own attack on a trainful of Muslims leaving British India. The train is overcrowded with tens and thousands of migrating passengers, who are even perched on the windows and seated on the roof of this train. The plot is to tear the bridge down when the train is on it, and no one will dare stop these men to carry out this horrific task"--Internet movie database WWW site, viewed August 2, 2012.

Editing, A.V. Narayanan, Subhashish De ; lyrics, Isani Kabir, Amrita Pritam, and Bulley Shah ; music, Kuldip Singh, Taufiq Qureshi. Editing, A.V. Narayanan, Subhashish De ; lyrics, Isani Kabir, Amrita Pritam, and Bulley Shah ; music, Kuldip Singh, Taufiq Qureshi.

Nirmal Pandey, Rajit Kapur, Divya Dutta, Mohan Agashe, Smriti Mishra, Mangal Dhillon.


In Hindi with subtitles in English.

Nominated for best film in 1999 (Cinequest film festival-USA)


Political violence--India--Drama.
Political violence--Pakistan--Drama.


India--History--Partition, 1947--Drama.
Pakistan--History--20th century--Drama.


Historical films.
Feature films.
Fiction films.

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