Ken McMullen - Partition
The tumultuous events surrounding the sub-continent’s partition in 1947
into India and Pakistan are re-imagined in Ken McMullen’s complex and
visually striking film.
A lunatic asylum in the city of Lahore becomes a mirror image of
events in the outside political world, with the same actors playing
both inmates and rulers. Adapted by Tariq Ali and McMullen from famous
Urdu writer Saadat Hasan Manto’s short story ‘Toba Tek Singh’, Partition
speaks for the countless millions that the usual British Raj films
sweep out of sight.
Released to mark the 60th anniversary of the partition of the Indian
sub-continent, this is the film’s first-ever release on DVD.