Director: Mehreen Jabbar
Producer: Javed Jabbar
Presenter: Project One
Music Director: Debajyoti Mishra
Lyricist: Anwar Maqsood
Star Cast: Nandita Das, Noman Ijaz, Navaid Jabbar, Syed Fazal Hussain, Adarsh Ayaz, Zhaley Sarhadi, Rao Salim, Karim Bux Baloch, Hasan Niyazi, Karim Raza, Anis Chachar, Rashid Farooqui, Maria Wasti, Shahood Alvi, Adnan Shah, Atif Badar, Saleem Mairaj, Saif-e-Hasan, Mohammad Rafiq, Sajid Shah, Iqbal Motilani
Release Date: 2nd October 2008
Unusual stories and unique concepts seem to be the new mantra of directors these days. Mehreen Jabbar - Director/Producer of hard-hitting films for Pakistani Television, is one of those who realized the fact long ago. Her latest film - 'Ramchand Pakistani' is based on the true life of story a Hindu who accidentally crossed from Pakistan to India. Produced by Javed Jabbar, it is due for release in India on 2nd October 2008. It is the first Pakistani movie to have main characters from the country’s minority Hindu community.
Anwar Maqsood is the lyricist of 'Ramchand Pakistani', while the music has been provided by Debajyoti Mishra. The star cast of the movie has Noman Ijaz, Navaid Jabbar, Syed Fazal Hussain, Adarsh Ayaz, Zhaley Sarhadi, Rao Salim, Karim Bux Baloch, Hasan Niyazi, Karim Raza, Anis Chachar, Rashid Farooqui, Maria Wasti, Shahood Alvi, Adnan Shah, Atif Badar, Saleem Mairaj, Saif-e-Hasan, Mohammad Rafiq, Sajid Shah and Iqbal Motilani. Along with that, you will also see ace-actress Nandita Das acting in it.
'Ramchand Pakistani' revolves around a Hindu family that lives in Pakistan, comprising of a husband and wife and their 7 years old son. The boy and his father accidentally cross the border from their village in Pakistan and end up within Indian Territory. With the war like tensions between the two countries at their very extreme, the duo ends up spending 5 years in an Indian prison, as trespassers. On the other side of the border, the boy's mother is left wondering what happened to her husband and son.
'Ramchand Pakistani' brings across the affect an unintended action has, upon the lives of a woman, a man, and their son. It shows how a small boy accepts the forced separation from his mother and learns to live the trauma. Being a part of the 'untouchable' dalits, the family faces discrimination everywhere. The insensitive social system only manages to add to their tragedy. The movie is all about how innocent people are being made hostage to spiteful political relationship between two neighbor-states that are on the brink of war.