2008. Pakistan. Mehreen Jabbar. 103 min.
Thursday, April 22, 2010, 4:00 p.m.
Theater 2 (The Roy and Niuta Titus Theater 2), T2
2008. Pakistan. Directed by Mehreen Jabbar. With Nandita Das, Rashid Farooqi, Syed Fazal Hussain. When an eight-year-old Pakistani boy accidentally crosses the border into India, both he and his father are apprehended and thrown into an Indian jail. As they languish in prison for five years, the boy’s mother, unaware of their whereabouts, struggles to build a new life by herself. Based on actual events, Ramchand Pakistani portrays the absurd price exacted on an ordinary family who are haplessly caught in the political crossfire between India and Pakistan, while also exposing the religious and social discrimination faced by lower-caste families in Pakistan. In Urdu, Hindi; English subtitles. 103 min.