A Pakistani director’s film in India
Very rarely do you come across a film that reflects the moods of the years gone by. KHAMOSH PANI ['Silent Waters'], directed by Sabiha Sumar, is one such film. The thought-provoking film transports you to Pakistan during 1979, with frequent flashes of 1947 injected in the narrative.
KHAMOSH PANI is an intelligent film, slightly similar to Amrita Pritam’s award winning novel ‘Pinjar’ [the cinematic adaptation was directed by Dr. Chandraprakash Dwivedi]. At the same time, it would be unfair to compare it with ‘Pinjar’.
While the cinematic adaptation of ‘Pinjar’ depicted riots, mayhem, human sufferings and hope during the partition, KHAMOSH PANI goes a step further. It looks at the advent of fundamentalism in Pakistan, besides looking at relationships post-1947…