Sardar – A Must See Film

I saw this film a while back but I decided to check it out again and was surprised by how close it came to admitting the truth about partition.  Here is a sample.


Filed under Cinema, History, Jinnah, Partition

5 responses to “Sardar – A Must See Film

  1. enkhan

    Later-on, in the movie, it says that Jinnah encouraged Muslims to do Jehad against British Government. I believe his Direct Action plan was about civil disobedience, not Jehad.. right?

  2. yasserlatifhamdani

    Yes that was the one glaring inconsistency in the film…the word jihad was introduced for good measure by the film makers.

    However the rest of it seems to follow history closely provided one ignores the spin in favor of Sardar Patel which if you watch closely does not follow from the film.

    To an honest viewer Jinnah in this film comes out as the most logical person, just as Nehru appears to be most logical in the film Jinnah.

  3. enkhan

    Yeah I’ve noticed..

    and it also highlights how the so-called the secular representative party was of all Indian minorities and majorities was dysfunctional enough to take an unbiased decision.. I liked this part as well when Gandhi was called by Viceroy:

    Beside the movie, Gandhi and Jinnah had the same background, and on certain moments they seemed to agree to each other. I guess there were other factors that were the reasons of contention between the both..

  4. Rashid

    Hormasji Maneckji Seervai
    His controversial Partition of India: Legend and Reality (1989) challenged the existing view that blamed the partition of India on M A Jinnah and the Muslim League. He argued that it was the latent bias on the part of Indian National Congress leadership which resulted in partition. It is a painstakingly accurate exercise of sifting through the Transfer of Power Papers, apart from dozens of other books on the subject of Partition, after which like a true jurist, Mr. Seervai has given his verdict and it is an interesting verdict but also a journey towards discovering the truth for Mr. Seervai. The journey, Mr. Seervai says, started for Rajmohan Gandhiwith his fascinating inquiry into the life of Mr. Mahomed Ali Jinnah in which the author did not shy away from criticizing his famous grandfather Mohandas Gandhi for introducing religion into politics and refusing to accommodate the Muslims to share power. Rajmohan Gandhi’s thesis was considerably developed by Seervai, who after his indepth research and study on the subject, came to the conclusion that the INC, rather than the Muslim League, and Gandhi, Nehru & Patel, rather than Jinnah were primarily responsible for Partition.

  5. Rashid

    Above quote is from Wikipedia