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    Reader comments on Silent Waters

    Subject: fantastic
    Date: Nov 25, 2004
    Sender: arshadPrevious | Next

    Khamosh Pani will go down in Pakistani history as the most important work of art and politic since the country's inception. The story documents the era (1979) of the CIA-assisted killing of the democratically elected prime minister Bhutto and the installation of fundamentalist dictator General Zia ul-Haq.
    The film chronicles the death of love and the birth of hate as part of a continuing cycle of violence that has besieged that part of the world. Religious intolerance, bigotry and ignorance are the fierce villains of the movie. The film has managed to humanize the tragedy of the Pakistani people's struggle with fanaticism and imported agendas. What I particularly love about this film, besides the fact that it is technically remarkable, is the fact that it does not glorify death or killing. This is not a Bollywood or Lollywood melodrama. Beautiful punjabi language script adds to the authenticity of this true-to-life cinema representation of the people of the land. This film is brave to acknowledge the atrocities of displacement; of the violence against Sikhs and aginst women that was part of the partition of India and Pakistan. Well acted, well written and extremely well directed. Bravo!

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    Comment index:

  • [no subject]   from Sheraz, Jun 8, 2004
  • untitled   from Adeel Manjj, Nov 24, 2004
  • » fantastic «   from arshad, Nov 25, 2004
  • Khamosh Paani   from shakamirpuri, Nov 25, 2004
  • [no subject]   from Roonbi, Jan 1, 2005
  • silent waters speak volumes   from uma, Apr 6, 2005
  • Khamoosh Pani   from Annie, Oct 12, 2005
  • Re: silent waters speak volumes   from Haque, Jan 30, 2006
  • Re: silent waters speak volumes   from Rohit Sharma, Mar 16, 2006
  • Brilliant   from Yeshi Seli, Aug 9, 2005
  • brilliant performance!!   from anjali, Nov 5, 2005
  • burden   from aina qazi, May 2, 2007
  • [no subject]   from Sheraz, Jun 8, 2004
  • untitled   from Adeel Manjj, Nov 24, 2004
  • » fantastic «   from arshad, Nov 25, 2004
  • Khamosh Paani   from shakamirpuri, Nov 25, 2004
  • [no subject]   from Roonbi, Jan 1, 2005
  • silent waters speak volumes   from uma, Apr 6, 2005
  • Khamoosh Pani   from Annie, Oct 12, 2005
  • Re: silent waters speak volumes   from Haque, Jan 30, 2006
  • Re: silent waters speak volumes   from Rohit Sharma, Mar 16, 2006
  • Brilliant   from Yeshi Seli, Aug 9, 2005
  • brilliant performance!!   from anjali, Nov 5, 2005
  • burden   from aina qazi, May 2, 2007