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Firaaq (2009) - (Movies To See Before You Die - Drama)

07 Apr, 2009 | Movies To See Before You Die / Drama

Last year we had a brilliant MUMBAI MERI JAAN focusing on the victims and witnesses of Mumbai Train Blasts in 2006 as an unexpected, thought provoking gem winning hearts all over. And this year we have FIRAAQ (meaning Separation or Judaai) telling stories of similar victims, their fears and the traumas faced by their families, post one month of the brutal riots in various regions of Gujarat (2002). 
The directorial debut of actor Nandita Das, it’s a sensitive as well as shocking realistic film based on the aftermaths of the riots that still haunt people, even after years when they get to face a similar situation or people led by the same communal hatred. As a film strongly reminding us of our ugly past, many might not be willing to watch it too due to their own reasons and questionable religious prejudices. 
But for all responsible, thinking viewers, this is a must watch film indeed, as it has the depth, emotions and power to make you reconsider, Why there is so much hatred between the sects formed by the man himself, resulting in such mass destruction, bloodshed and loss of precious life?
As a sensitive and sensible director Nandita succeeds in generating an impact that makes you understand the minute difference between the terms ‘sympathy’ and ‘empathy’. The well-written and intelligently conceived/shot sequences make you feel the pain experienced by the victims losing their property, work and above all many dear friends and family members right in front of their eyes. The upsetting interactions on screen literally give you a first-hand kind of experience that is certainly a huge achievement by the debut director directing such renowned names in the cast. And these rare merits deservingly won the film many reputed awards all over the world including 2 National Awards.
In short, FIRAAQ is one of the most moving films made on the subject of religious clashes or riots and thus deserves to be seen by every thinking mind in the country as well as abroad without any doubts or concerns.
Directed By Nandita Sen
Starring : Naseeruddin Shah, Deepti Naval, Paresh Rawal, Sanjay Suri & more

Tags : Firaaq Not To Be Missed Film - An overview by Bobby Sing at bobbytalkscinema.com, Nandita Sen Directorial Debut, Movie on Gujarat Riots, Hindi Movies on Communal Riots, Movies to See Before You Die, Must See Movies List By Bobby Sing
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