Cine lovers have a good reason to cheer. 'Garm Hava', a Partition-themed movie considered a milestone in Indian cinema, is now fully restored and will be screened at the upcoming International Film Festival of India (IFFI) in Goa.
The 1973 Hindi-Urdu classic, directed by M S Sathyu, is based on an Urdu story by Ismat Chughtai and was adapted by Kaifi Azmi. The film, starring Balraj Sahni, Geeta Siddharth, Farooq Shaikh, A K Hangal and Jalal Agha, will be screened as part of commemoration of 100 years of Indian cinema.
It portrays the plight of an Indian Muslim family post-Partition as the protagonist (Sahni) faces the dilemma of whether to move to Pakistan or stay back. One of the most poignant movie ever on the Partition, it was India's official entry to the 1974 Oscars.