Partition (2007)

In a time when India and Pakistan are being torn apart, true love still manages to take root despite the fear and intolerance that blights the troubled landscape. The year is 1947, and as India and Pakistan are split into two separate… More

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Rated: R
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Release Date: February 2, 2007
DVD Release Date: April 8, 2008
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Critic Score: 38% Rotten Tomatoes™ Critic Reviews

Consensus: A disappointing melodrama focussing on the partition of India and Pakistan. Strange cross-culture casting doesn't help the pedestrian script and direction.

Wally Hammond
Time Out

The period reconstructions are impressive but the script and direction are a little pedestrian.

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Susan Walker
Toronto Star

[Director] Sarin was aiming for an epic and arrived at episodic. That might have been okay if the episodes weren't so partitioned from each other, the flashbacks failing to illuminate the present action.

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Derek Malcolm
London Evening Standard

It is, however, watchable throughout as a document about the individual human tragedies that the advent of Partition threw up.

David Chute
L.A. Weekly

Partition doesn't add many new ideas to the mix, but the deep colors and complex textures supplied by Indian-born cinematographer-turned-director Vic Sarin seem to embody the intensity of his boyhood memories.

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Rich Cline
Shadows on the Wall

Set in the years surrounding independence in India, this slightly melodramatic film has a strong emotional kick that manages to bring both the romance and the religious-political situation vividly to life.

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Anthony Quinn
Independent (UK)

If feeling alone were the benchmark of great art, Vic Sarin's film would be considerable, but the screenplay is desperately poor and the direction leaden.

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Jennie Punter
Globe and Mail

Where the film stumbles is the script, overcrowded with bits of business and scenes that lean heavily on the symbolic.

Matthew Turner

In short, Partition is a watchable slice of melodrama that's worth seeing for the performances of the three leads.

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Nigel Andrews
Financial Times

The film is breathless, big-canvased and scored for big emotions: a pavilion of the heart and senses threatened only when characters open a flap to let in anachronistic dialogue or the giveaways of cross-culture casting.

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Flixster Audience Score: 73% Flixster User Reviews
Daisy Maduro
Partition is an absolute masterpiece in cinematography, with a compelling continuing story of emotions, historical cultural divide,the human need to love and be… More
Donna Dawson
An ultimate love story with a tragic ending, but so beautiful and endearing. It's very well written and the acting is superb by all the cast, and I… More
Leo L
A beautiful movie!! Great story plot about two individuals who fall in love, and marry, in India during 1947. One is Sikh and the other Muslim, this movie… More