Movies Explore India’s Love-Hate Relationship With Pakistan

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5 Movies Which Explore India’s Love-Hate Relationship With Pakistan

Ever since that fateful night in 1947, Indians and Pakistanis have shared a love-hate relationship with each other, and Bollywood films have got a lot to do with that. Be it showing what’s common in the neighbouring countries or showcasing the tension at the border, Bollywood films have played a major role in shaping the mentalities of both Indians and Pakistanis, and with the recent success of Pakistani dramas in India, there is a newfound love for Pakistani culture and art that we never knew we had.

On the eve of Pakistan’s Independence Day, and keeping up with our Independence Day special theme, here are some Bollywood movies that explored the bitter-sweet relationship between India and Pakistan, different from the usual war-based movies.

On the eve of Pakistan’s Independence Day, and keeping up with our Independence Day special theme, here are some Bollywood movies that explored the bitter-sweet relationship between India and Pakistan, different from the usual war-based movies.

Gadar: Ek Prem Katha (2001)

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Set a few years after the partition, this movie is about Tara Singh (Sunny Deol) who crosses the border to reunite with his wife Sakeena (Ameesha Patel), who has been kept under house arrest by her father Ashraf Ali (Amrish Puri) to fulfill his political motives. The movie was a blockbuster success and is remembered for its heavy duty dialogues and action.

Khamosh Pani (2004)

If anyone has any doubts about the acting prowess of Kirron Kher, they should watch this movie. The movie is about a Sikh woman, left behind in Pakistan after the partition, where she gets married and converts to Islam. The movie won several international awards and acclaims after its 2004 release, and is probably the only film directed by a Pakistani (Sabiha Sumar) and starring Indian actors (Kirron Kher, Shilpa Shukla).

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