This was the first Indian film to open the International Indian Film Festival at New Delhi, 2003 in 32yrs and has received tremendous critical acclaim all over the country and abroad. A film based on a novel by Amrita Pritam set in 1946-1948, a period drama. The film has won in various categories at the Screen Awards 2004, for best cinematography, best art, best story, best lyrics. It went on to win all the other mainstream technical awards. Also best debut director at the Apsara Film Producers Guild Awards, 2004.
Sanjay Suri shows a level of commitment to his role that makes you realize how underrated he is as an actor.
– Shahid Khan (www.planetbollywood.com)
Sanjay Suri is excellent – controlled, subdued and likeable. Here’s an actor who deserves to be picked up by qualitative film-makers.
– Taran Adarsh (www.indiafm.com, www.hindustanlink.com)
Sanjay Suri gives the best performance of his career.
Sanjay Suri comes across quite convincingly as the idealistic Ramchand.
– Madhavi Gokhlay (www.indya.com)
Sanjay Suri is good with his restrained performance
– Ram Kamal Mukherjee (www.stardustindia.com)
Urmila Matondkar – Puro / Hamida
Manoj Bajpayee – Rashid
Sanjay Suri – Ramchand
Sandali Sinha – Lajjo