Independence Day for two big countries, India and
Pakistan, is coming up one after the other. However, this year,
BollyCurry has decided to celebrate both on the same day and bring to
you movies that have showcased a friendship between the two.
First is the super successful Main Hoon Naa
This film focuses on "Project Milaap" where both countries, India and
Pakistan, are going to release several innocent prisoners who have been
kept in jail for years even though they committed no crime. There are
several twists and turns in the story as the plot thickens but in the
end it is shown that "Project Milaap" is a success with people
re-uniting with their families on both sides.
The film shows a step that we wish the countries will take in real as it would reduce much of the differences between both.
another Shah Rukh Khan
starrer, which was directed by Aditya Yash
Chopra. The film focuses on Zaara Hayaat Khan (Preity Zinta
) who has
lived in Pakistan her entire life and heads to Punjab, India, for the
first time to fulfill her dying old governess's last wish of scattering
her ashes in the Sutlej River. There she bumps into Veer Pratap Singh
(Shah Rukh Khan
) and joins him on a trip to his village where she meets
Veer's uncle (Amitabh Bachchan
) and Aunt (Hema Malini
) who raised him.
The two spend time together seeing the beauty of India and talking about
the beauty of Pakistan.
This movie really represented a new era where the young in both countries are not thinking about enmity, but friendship.
movie centers around a sport that is very popular in both the countries
and needs no introduction: Cricket. The movie focuses on a girl's dream
to become a cricket player and join the Indian team. However, in order
for her to do that, she has to dress like a man because women aren't
allowed to be a part of the team. The underlying story though, brings us
to a friendship between Vikram Singh (Anupam Kher
) and Liyaqat Ali Khan
), who hold a competition, the Aman Cup, each year on
Independence day where the cricket teams from both the countries play
against each other. Their friendship is behind the Aman Cup as it is an
attempt to bring both countries together on one day to enjoy a sport
that is loved by all in both the countries.
film really represents a sweet friendship where both celebrate each
other's festivals and love to pull each other's legs. That's what we
wish will happen one day between Indians and Pakistanis.
Last but not the least is this lesser known movie which was shown mainly at several different film festivals. Filmistaan
the fact that even though the nations are divided, they are but one
when it comes to cinema. This film revolves around Sunny (Sharib Hashmi
who aspires to make it big in Bollywood. However, he was shown the door
at auditions. Due to circumstances he lands up in a Pakistani village
at the house of Aftab, who makes his living by selling pirated DVDs of
Hindi movies. Gradually Sunny becomes familiar with the villagers and
gains a deep friendship with Aftab and the villagers.
film highlights a coming-of-friendship where two people are thrown into
a situation which they didn't want, but soon end up accepting it and
grow to realize that just because they live in separate countries they
are not separate people.
there have been many films based on India-Pakistan relationship these
are those which depicted mutual unity and friendship among the people.
BollyCurry conveys Independence Day wishes to people from both the
Writer: Vaishnavi V.
Editor(s): Shreya S. & Hershi J.
Graphics: Virina R.
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