The tumultuous events surrounding the sub-continent's partition in 1947 into India and Pakistan are re-imagined in Ken McMullen's complex and visually striking film. A lunatic asylum in the city of Lahore becomes a mirror image of events in the outside political world, with the same actors playing both inmates and rulers. Adapted by Tariq Ali and McMullen from famous Urdu writer Saadat Hasan Manto s short story Toba Tek Singh , Partition speaks for the countless millions that the usual British Raj films sweep out of sight. Released to mark the 60th anniversary of the partition of the Indian sub-continent, this is the film s first-ever release on DVD. Special features: Audio commentary by director Ken McMullen and writer Tariq Ali. - A Rebellious Soul a documentary on Saadat Hasan Manto and the story behind Partition. - Newly filmed interview with writer Tariq Ali. - Newly filmed conversations with actors Saeed Jaffrey and Roshan Seth. - Production designer Paul Cheetham discusses the visual architecture of the film.
Release Date: 21 January 2008
Certificate: 12 - Suitable for Persons Aged 12 or Over
Sound: Dolby Digital
Production Year: 2007
Main Language: English