Lahore, 1947, and the borders between India and Pakistan are being drawn as imperial rule comes to an end.
Lenny is a young girl from a wealthy Parsi family, hoping to remain neutral to the rising tensions between Hindus, Sikhs, and Muslims in the area. She is adored by her parents, and is cared for by a nanny, the beautiful Shanta (Nandita Das), with whom both Dil (Aamir Khan) and Hassan are in love.
All three are part of a larger group of Hindu, Muslim, and Sikh friends, some of whom work for Lenny’s family. With Partition, however, this once unified group of friends becomes divided and tragedy ensues.
Running Time: 1hr 46mins
BBFC Advice: 15
Director(s): Deepa Mehta
Country of Origin: India & Canada
Year of release: 1998
Language(s): Hindi, English, Gujarati, Punjabi & Urdu with English subtitles
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