Reflections on Jinnah – Part 1

Reflections on Jinnah – Part 1

Thought i’d find an excuse to restart this near desolate blog. This is part of a video series on the 1997 British-Pakistani film ‘Jinnah’, directed by Jamil Dehlavi and written by Akbar S. Ahmed. I shall be recording my thoughts on the videos as well, which would be based on solid historical evidence and will be grounded in academic research on the founder of Pakistan, Muhammad Ali Jinnah.

I’d also like to point out that this film is one of my all time favorites, not only because of the fact that it portrays accurately the great leader of my country and the historical events surrounding him, but also because of the brilliant performances by the actors in this film. The late Sir Christopher Lee considered this film to be his best performance, and lamented the fact that the western media would suppress his reviews because of it being a depiction of a Muslim leader. Richard Lintern’s depiction of a young Jinnah accurately showcased his brilliant acting skills.

Rishi Kapoor, who is currently on the payroll of the BJP and the RSS apparently, portrayed an Angel (presumably) designated to determine where to send Jinnah after his passing, brilliant nonetheless in his contribution. Indira Verma played the late wife of Jinnah, Ruttie and accurately captured her beauty and glamour. And lastly, Shireen Shah played the role of Jinnah’s sister, Fatima, who I believe was most convincing in the manner of her appearance and demeanor.

Would recommend everyone to watch this movie, which is by no means a fictional account of the Indian Independence Movement.

(Note: The above link is for the video clip i’ve mentioned in the post. The link somehow isnt getting embedded properly, but the video works just fine. Do click on the link and watch.)

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