Larki Punjaban

Larki Punjaban

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Larki Punjaban (Urdu: لڑکی پنجابن, lit Punjabi Girl) is a 2003 Pakistani film directed by Syed Noor and starring Saima, Shamyl Khan and Babar Ali.

The film's music was scored by the well-regarded composer Zain, who had given a hit soundtrack earlier for Khoey Ho Tum Kahan. The film stirred some controversy in Britain over its portrayal of the Sikh faith, but the furor died down soon after Larki Punjaban was released. The film managed a decent run at most theaters in Pakistan and abroad.

Plot

A simple, love story between a Sikh girl (Saima) and a Muslim boy.

In August 1947 in what was the final cynical act of a collapsing empire, the British left India divided. Arbitrary lines were drawn on the map of India, dividing not only the country but also provinces, in particular Punjab. The results of partition were catastrophic. All in the name of religion and nationalism people who had lived together in harmony for centuries committed mindless acts of violence against each other. All the blood spilt could not extinguish the fire of hate burning in their hearts of the people, resulting in over one million, Sikhs, Muslims and Hindus being butchered to death. An estimated 75,000 women were raped and over twelve million people were uprooted, Hindus and Sikhs to India and Muslims to Pakistan.

During these troubled times, there were select few who did not give in to the acts of barbarism.One such person was a young Muslim man who refused to participate in the fires of hate and...
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